30th May, Weston Museum, Weston-super-Mare. WWII themed half-term event and Nostalgia Café.
3rd June, Chippenham Lions “Cherished Vehicle and Farm Fun Day.” Maureen will talk about her memories of the farm which features in the story.
9th June, North Somerset Showground “Dig For Victory Show”.
2nd July, BBC Radio Wiltshire, The Afternoon Show, 14.00 pm. GF Morton and Maureen Armstrong to be interviewed on 3rd July at 12.30 pm Radio Bristol with Steve Yabsley.
17th July, Southsea Library, 11am-3pm. Bombweed will be featured at the Portsmouth Library Local Authors’ Fair.
15th August, North End Library, Portsmouth, 11am-3pm.
19th September, Brislington Over 50’s Club. Bombweed promotion.
27th September, Imperial War Museum, 11am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm. Gillian Fernandez Morton will be signing copies of her book.
5th October, Friends of Chippenham Museum, 2pm. A talk by Maureen about Bombweed.
13th October, Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1BT, 11am. A presentation about Bombweed by Gillian and Maureen.
18th October, Bristol Central Library, Lunchtime Lecture. A presentation about Bombweed by Gillian and Maureen.
10th November, Village Hall, All Cannings, near Devizes ,Wiltshire, SN103PA. Maureen will speak at a day to commemorate the end of World War 1. Includes a discussion on the impact of war on the countryside and farming communities.
1st December, Chippenham Lions Christmas Bazaar, Neeld Community and Arts Centre, Chippenham, Wilts, 10.30 am. Table display and signing
16th January, Max Minerva’s independent bookshop, 39 North View, Henleaze, Bristol BS6 7PY, 7pm. Maureen and Gillian will give readings from Bombweed and sign copies. Further information from Jessica Paul on 07498 538858.
23rd February, Portsmouth Library History centre, 2pm. Gillian and Maureen will talk about Bombweed, and the life of their mother, Margaret Smith, who in 1947 wrote the original story.
11th April, Waterstones, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4HT, 7 – 8pm. Maureen and Gill talk about their book.
27th April, Hawkesbury Upton Literary Festival, Hawkesbury Upton School, Gloucestershire, GL1 9AU, 10am – 5.30pm. More details nearer the date.
20th May, Southville Centre, Bristol. 1.30 pm onwards. Meet Maureen.
10th June, St Luke’s Ladies, Brislington, Bristol. 2.00 pm. Maureen will be speaking to St Luke’s Ladies Club. Full details from Linda on 01169 771203
18th July, Friends of Bishopstone Library. 8.00 pm.
During September 2019, to mark the 80th anniversary of the start of WWII, (dates to be confirmed) there will be a series of events at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre , Cocklebury Road Chippenham SN15 3QN.
3rd October, Colepit Heath.