This will be the first event of its kind hosted by Scarlett Enterprises, and is going to be an annual event. It’s also the first author signing I’ve taken part in (be gentle with me!), and I’m certain this event will go from strength to strength. So what I need to know is……who’s coming to stalk my table all day and/or dance with me at the evening gig?
- Where: The Red Rose Steam Society Ltd. Mining Museum, Astley Green, Astley, Manchester, M29 7JB, United Kingdom – View Map
The signing and evening music gig will take place in a large marquee measuring 21 x 15 metres, with a smaller marquee accommodating the beer tent & refreshments. In the evening there will be a BBQ and other food available. Afternoon tea of sandwiches and cakes will be available to purchase, through the day. An ice cream van is also going to be on site.
All day tickets for readers and the evening gig tickets include a burger, hot dog, and side dishes at the evening event. Additional food may be bought, and there is food and drink available during the day. More details are available on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1060996820586120/?fref=ts
Reader tickets can be bought by clicking on the official ticket page link below (evening gig tickets will be available closer to the event):
Through the day an author book signing will take place, with morning and afternoon sessions available. Morning session will run 11 am – 1.30 pm, afternoon 2.30 pm – 5 pm, or there is an option to buy an all day ticket.
Readers will be able to pre-order my paperbacks at a reduced rate (to be collected at the event) by completing the pre-order form which can be found on the link below:
There will be a break between 1.30 – 2.30 pm for dinner, to enable attendees, helpers and authors alike to have a break. All readers will be requested to leave the signing marquee and return afterwards.
ALL TICKETS WILL BE SCANNED FOR ENTRY AND YOU WILL BE GIVEN A COLOUR CODES WRIST BAND. DUPLICATES/PHOTOCOPIES OF TICKETS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AND ANYONE TRYING TO ENTER WITH A PHOTOCOPIED TICKET WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE EVENT.
The Saturday evening event is in the form of a gig, which will begin at 7 pm and run through to 11.30 pm. Alongside the music we will have spoken word artists reading to the audience.
There will also be a raffle on the day of the signing, and all winners will be announced in the evening. Raffle prizes will include signed paperbacks, and more prizes will be announced closer to the event. The monies raised from the raffle will be donated to the local Scout & Guide Troop.
Two charities will benefit from a percentage of the profits for this event. Part to the Mining Museum itself, and the other to MIND.
Is there an age limit to the event?
Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult to the day event. Strictly over 16’s to the evening event. Parents please be aware there will be male models attending that will be topless at points during the day. There is a licensed bar on the premises
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions or concerns?
Organisers available through email and the Facebook page. Please contact- firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Facebook page.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
You may “sell” your ticket on for face value but no refunds will be offered to anyone. Tickets do not need to be in your own name, as we understand PayPal accounts are under alternative names sometimes, but please be aware that ALL tickets will be scanned on sign up and any counterfeit or photocopied tickets will be destroyed and you will be asked to leave the event.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Tickets via the Eventbrite app will be accepted but we advise all attendees to bring a printed copy in case of technical difficulties.
What is the refund policy?
Is there venue Parking, if not, where can I park?
Yes, there is free parking on site. Buses access the village, and train stations are located as per information on the website
IF YOU HAVE ANY MORE CONCERNS PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO CONTACT THE MAE2016 TEAM ON THE EMAIL OR FACEBOOK PAGE.
This is the list of confirmed attending authors for the 2016 event:
An eclectic mix of genre will be at this event.
Organiser of Manchester Author Event & Gig 2016
Newly established events organiser based in Manchester in the North of England.