I spent this afternoon at Astley Hall and the coach house next door to scope out the space for The Word festival.
I took a tour of the Elizabethan hall in Chorley to finalise the details for Writing Astley Hall, the writing project at this year’s Word.
It’s going to be brilliant. We’ve got the run of the hall and grounds and the atmosphere is sure to inspire the writing gene – all we need now is to fill the place with enthusiastic writers. And the way the ticket sales are going, that’s assured.
The speaker sessions will take place in the coach house conference room, next to Astley Hall.