Coronavirus Buddy System - Henley Literary Festival %

Sat 26 Sept - Sun 4 Oct 2020

Sat 26 Sept - Sun 4 Oct 2020

Coronavirus Buddy System

May 7, 2020

We’re setting up a Buddy System for those affected by Coronavirus

The world has turned into an uncertain and worrying place of late and we hate the thought of anyone being alone and isolated in these self-isolating times. So we’d like to set up a buddy system for anyone who feels that they need help or support, and we can try and connect them with someone who lives close by who can help with delivering groceries or collecting medication.

If you are happy to help someone in your area over the next few weeks, or if you are in need of some support, then please email and we will try to connect you.

We hope everyone is safe and well.


Let’s Read More Books

This whole situation is not ideal but at least it is a chance to catch up on your reading if you are having to self-isolate. We’ve rounded up some books from past speakers at the festival and books that have come out recently that we think you might like. You can buy or order them from the Bell Bookshop in Henley who will post them to you.

Happy reading!


Watch Video Highlights from 2019

Need something to watch to while away the hours? Then head over to our Youtube Channel and watch snippets from last year’s festival, including children’s author Dougie Poynter, former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen, award winning author Elif Shafak, comedian Paul Merton, and activists and YA authors Bryony Gordon and Laura Bates.

Please note, the Laura Bates and Bryony Gordon interviews are suitable for teenagers and upwards as they contain adult themes.