Celebrate the acclaimed English novelist’s birthday. The birthday address this year is called ‘The Importance of Being Henry: The influence of Jane Austen’s banker brother on her novels’.
01732 357872 (Susan Adams Business Services); 01732 452055 (Sevenoaks Bookshop) Church of St Peter and St Paul, Tonbridge
Satnav: TN9 1DA Jo Brand, Will Self and Jenni Murray head a stellar line-up at Faversham’s second literary festival, which takes place in various venues around the medieval market town. There are more than 30 events to choose from, with some of the highlights including storyteller Diane Setterfield ( Once Upon a River), Hugh Warwick on the plight of the hedgehog and former punk legend Viv Albertine’s frank and insightful memoir To Throw Away Unopened.
Tickets: various www.favershamliteraryfestival.org Various, FavershamSatnav: ME13