The organising team would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in our online festival this year – the authors, the chairs, those who filmed for us and Portobello Library for their online support. It was a challenge to change to a completely online festival but we are very pleased that this is something we managed to do, meaning our Festival was still able to take place. We hope that we have had our usual eclectic mix of events and that there is something for everyone to enjoy.
We are grateful too to The Portobello Bookshop who have supported us by having a dedicated page on their website featuring our authors and a display of books in the shop. There’s a link below to the PBF page on the bookshop website.
Being online has brought some advantages. Many more people have watched or listened to events than we would usually have been able to accommodate in our venues. We have had visitors from all over the world from including America, Canada, China, Russia, all over Europe, India, Thailand, New Zealand, Ecuador and Australia. Portobello Book Festival has gone international! And perhaps best of all, you are able to catch up with any events you may have missed. You’ll find details of all the events on the link below.
Lastly, thank you to everyone who has watched or listened to our events, shared on social media, commented on the website or YouTube. We hope you have enjoyed the 2020 festival and are always pleased to hear your comments about the events. We do hope to be back in the library next year but we know that we are able to provide events online and may consider a blended approach if needed. See you next year, first weekend in October, put it in your diaries now!