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Diary of a #Cheltlitfest Volunteer Days 1-2

Posted October 9, 2017 by Charlotte in Random Thoughts / 0 Comments
Diary of a #Cheltlitfest Volunteer Days 1-2

Welcome to my little page on the internet where I am diaries my time at the brilliant Cheltenham Literature Festival. I am going to give you a brief update each time of the ins and outs of being a festival volunteer. So without further ado, welcome to my Diary of a #Cheltlitfest Volunteer Days 1-2! Friday 6th October So I had a gentle start to the day by not starting until 3.45pm. Meaning that after all the heavy lifting I could have a bit of a lie in.  And we got to wonder around and enjoy the site. I also went  to see Andrew Marr, who was talking about painting and how his painting style has change since his stroke. And a new way to look at art. I have to be honest his art wasn’t really my cup of tea, but others may disagree   After that I was on duty welcoming people into the Forum. First up was Miranda Hart with her new  book ‘The Girl With The Lost Smile’  who was really funny and lovely.  However I have to […]

Diary of a #CheltLitFest Volunteer Days 1-2 (pre-festival)

Posted October 6, 2017 by Charlotte in Random Thoughts / 0 Comments
Diary of a #CheltLitFest Volunteer Days 1-2 (pre-festival)

Welcome to my little page on the internet where I am diaries my time at the brilliant Cheltenham Literature Festival. I am going to give you a brief update each time of the ins and outs of being a festival volunteer. So without further ado, welcome to my Diary of a #Cheltlitfest Volunteer Days 1-2 (pre-festival)! Hi Everyone! Before I get into the ins and outs of the festival I just wanted to have a bit of an introduction. Something I should have done a couple of days ago but oh well! So if you didn’t already know I’ve volunteered at the Cheltenham Literature Festival for three years now so I can be considered an old hand. Maybe… It’s a lot of fun and you get to meet a whole host of people (other volunteers, the event manager, the public, and a celeb writer or two), and talk books for THE ENTIRE WEEK!! So the aim of this ‘diary’ is to give you a little bit of an idea of what it is like to be a volunteer and maybe some […]

Random Thoughts: Volunteer at Cheltenham Literature Festival

Posted December 12, 2015 by Charlotte in Random Thoughts / 0 Comments
Random Thoughts: Volunteer at Cheltenham Literature Festival

It’s been over a month since I was a Volunteer at Cheltenham Literature Festival, and I can not believe how much time has flown. I’ve been meaning for ages and ages to post this post, but I couldn’t get into words what I wanted to say. This post started ridiculously long and could have been several posts. But in the end I’ve managed to write a single post. This is my highlights, the moments of the festival.   The Upsides: Being a Volunteer at Cheltenham Literature Festival was one of the best decisions I ever made, using up my holiday allowance (and perhaps a little more, oops!). From letting Mary Beard wonder around the festival with a glass of wine in hand, to pretending to be effective crowd control for Ronnie Wood and pretending to be a photographer for Alice Baxter and Mary Portas, and driving some of the writers around Cheltenham, pretending I knew where I was going… I loved meeting the writers and being able to listen to their talks as well as volunteering at the same time. I […]