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The SW11 Literary Festival

Sudi Piggott, one of the competition judges, announcing the winners

Sudi Piggott, one of the competition judges, announcing the winners

Last night saw the formal end of the SW11 Literary Festival with the closing event at Recipease in Clapham Junction.

The event itself was fantastic, seeing the announcement of the winners of the recipe competition (which will all be part of a cookbook) along with some great food and company. But I really wanted to congratulate all the people and sponsors involved in festival. It has become part of the local cultural calendar and attracts people to the events from far and wide. If I have any complaint it’s that some of the events weren’t well co-ordinated with my diary (Chris Patten and Mark Thomas both clashed with meetings at the Town Hall) – but that’s something I’ll have to take up with the organisers next year!

One part of the festival is still running, however, and that’s Battersea Poems. There’s still time to text in your entry if the muse strikes!

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