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 400. 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, capacity allowing.

NEXT MEETING

Luke Harding 

Shadow State: Murder, Mayhem and Russia’s Remaking of the West

Tuesday 19 October 2021, 8pm

 

St Mary’s Barnes

We will be operating a booking system for this event. To book a place, please email [email protected] from 5 October 2021.

 

Luke Harding, award-winning foreign correspondent for The Guardian, talks about his gripping investigation into how Russia’s spies helped elect Donald Trump, backed Brexit, murdered enemies and threatened the very basis of western democracy.

To book a seat for this event please email [email protected] from 5 October 2021

 

 

 

Luke Harding

Shadow State, Murder, Mayhem and Russia’s Remaking of the West

Tuesday 19 October 2021, 8pm

St Mary’s Barnes

We are operating a booking system for this event.

To book a place, please email [email protected] from 5 October 2021

 

 

 

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 400. 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, capacity allowing.