The BLS

Barnes Literary Society was founded in 2004 by a group of Barnes friends to provide a literary focus for members in the local area and beyond. The Society offers stimulating monthly evening events in a friendly atmosphere in the centre of Barnes, when there is an opportunity to hear published authors and other speakers give talks on a wide variety of literary topics. These range from novels to historical writing, drama, crime and contemporary issues. We also enjoy visits to places of interest once or twice a year.

BLS has proved to be increasingly popular over the years and now has a membership of over 350. On this website you can find out about our current programme, our previous distinguished speakers, and tour our gallery of posters and photographs. And, should you wish to join, just click on our Membership page. Membership entitles free entry to each of the six evening talks. No tickets are required.

NEXT MEETING

Isabella Tree

Wilding – the Return of Nature to a British Farm

8pm Tuesday 14 January 2020
St Mary’s Church, Barnes

An inspiring story of optimism and hope, Wilding charts the story of the pioneering project that Isabella and her husband, Charlie Burrell, embarked upon in 2000 at their 3,500 acre Knepp Castle estate in West Sussex. Forced to accept that intensive farming on their heavy clay land was economically unsustainable, they took a spectular leap of faith in deciding to let nature take over. This inspiring story of their conservation project has brought them international recognition.

NEXT MEETING

Isabella Tree

Wilding – the Return of Nature to a British Farm

8pm Tuesday 14 January 2020
St Mary’s Church, Barnes

An inspiring story of optimism and hope, Wilding charts the story of the pioneering project that Isabella and her husband, Charlie Burrell, embarked on in 2000 at their 3,500 acre Knepp Castle estate in West Sussex. Forced to accept that intensive farming on their heavy clay land was economically unsustainable, they took a spectacular leap of faith in deciding to let nature take over. This inspiring story of their conservation project has brought them international recognition.

The BLS

Barnes Literary Society was founded in 2004 by a group of Barnes friends to provide a literary focus for members in the local area and beyond. The Society offers stimulating monthly evening events in a friendly atmosphere in the centre of Barnes, when there is an opportunity to hear published authors and other speakers give talks on a wide variety of literary topics. These range from novels to historical writing, drama, crime and contemporary issues. We also enjoy visits to places of interest once or twice a year.

BLS has proved to be increasingly popular over the years and now has a membership of over 300. On this website you can find out about our current programme, our previous distinguished speakers, and tour our gallery of posters and photographs. And, should you wish to join, just click on our Membership page. Membership entitles free entry to each of the six evening talks. No tickets are required.