BookClub.LIVE is now fully booked! To register for the waiting list or to join our mailing list for future events, please use the registration form below.

BookClub.LIVE is The Also Festival's community event and is held on Thursday 28th June at Park Farm, Compton Verney, CV35 9HJ, an event to celebrate the social role the Book Club plays in people's lives.

From 6pm the gates to 50 acres of landscaped parkland will be thrown wide open for you and your gang to make your June book group an experience not to be forgotten. Settle on blankets down by the lake, take a table in our specially built Orangery, or get together under the fairy lights of our pretty marquees – the choice is yours.

To make sure this is a social celebration, we'll have the prosecco on ice, tasty wines, literary themed cocktails and plenty of beautifully crafted non alcoholic cocktails – we'll also have a couple of options for dinner afterwards, including pre-bookable picnics.

To end our celebration of the book club, Lucy Mangan will talk us through her hilarious and fun memoir of childhood reading, 'Bookworm' - an essential book for anyone who - like us - fell in love with books early.

How it Works

  • Fill in your details below to register for free tickets for you and your book group (if you're not in a group, don't worry, you can join ours).
  • Organise your June book group for Thursday 28th June in one of the venues at our beautiful lakeside location (where we'll also be holding ours).
  • Have dinner, a picnic, a cocktail, come to an author event or just enjoy the beautiful location.

More questions?

The Venue

Your Details

BookClub.LIVE is now fully booked. To register for the waiting list, please enter your details below:

Invite Your Book Group

Please enter your book group details below. You can enter up to 11 other members. Each person in your group will be e-mailed a free ticket to the event.

Food @ BookClub.LIVE

There are plenty of food options for you: Local farmed based Red Banger catering will have a full menu available as will the wonderfully fun and fashionable Warwickshire based Trailer Trash. If you just want a light bite we are offering pre-bookable cheese plates:

  • Cheese Board

    Fowlers have been making cheese since 1670 and have assembled a board of mighty cheeses for BookClub.LIVE.

    Forest Blue - An un-pressed cheese blue cheese with natural rind, soft and creamy texture and a  ‘picante’ gorgonzola flavour.

    XXX Mature - A hard pressed cheddar with some bite!

    Soft Bard - A naturally rinded brie, soft and creamy texture with a fresh citrus clean flavour.

    Served with crackers and pickle, this delicious spread will suit 1 or 2 sharing.


  • Is there car parking?

    Car parking is available on site and we will send you a detailed map with directions ahead of the event.

  • Is there disabled access?

    Book Club LIVE is in 50 acres of an entirely wild site so walking on rough grass in unavoidable. Please contact us for more details and we will do our best to accommodate. info@also-festival.com.

  • Are there toilets?

    Don't worry - we have a number of high quality toilets for the event.

  • Is food and drink available?

    There will be a number of concessions selling snacks and tasty meals (meat eaters, vegetarians, vegans, those with food intolerances and omnivores will be catered for) - we have plenty of tables and chairs available for you to literally make a meal of it. We will also have pre-bookable picnics which can be pre-ordered. We will send out details of how to do this nearer to the event. There will also be a fully stocked bar with wine, craft beer and cocktails and coffee and cake.

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