A Town Explores A Book Festival

Tim B’vard was delighted to open 'A Town Explores A Book' Festival for 2022 at Kino-teatr in St Leonards with a themed one-off Bavard Bar focussing on Rumer Godden’s ’The Diddakoi’. Sharing their stories that night were Dan Allum, Jess Bayley and Jake Bowers,...



“Great evening, fantastic speakers, came away totally energised.”

Bean Arno, 5 June 2017



“Thank you Bavard Bar. Moments of real human connection.”

Niurka Barroso, 2 April 2017,




“Thank you Tim Crook and everyone one else for putting on a thoroughly splendid evening at the Bavard Bar. The speakers I found to be engaging, compelling, moving and entertaining. A new type of night…but one I shall be repeating. Congratulations.”

Andrew Ruffell, 31 March 2017



“A real joining of souls”

Jim Hunt, 5 October 2017




“Hi Tim, you’ve set up something really magical…and very much based around your personality too. I had a great time.”

David Bramwell, author, speaker, broadcaster and host of the Catalyst Club – 7 December 2017





“I had a fantastic time at The Bavard Bar tonight…Great to be amongst such interesting and socially aware people, with some fascinating, thought provoking and funny talks and discussions.”

Helen Burton, Editor, Eastbourne Voice, 4 January 2018





“You’ve created something really special here.”

Simone Witney, Features Editor, Hastings Independent Press, 20 January 2018





“That was a truly inspirational and such an energising event. Well done, you have created something very special there..”

Linda Jeffcoate 17 January 2018





“The Bavard Bar is a little gem for our community.”

Sophie Meyer, 2 February 2018





“The Bavard Bar really is the most amazing event.”

David Knight, St Wilfrids Hospice, Eastbourne, May 2018





“The Bavard Bar was everything I hoped it would be; informative, entertaining and inspiring within a welcoming community of like minded people.”

Stewart Cornelius





“We absolutely love the BB, we’re addicts now. You’ve made something really special, congratulations. Definitely improves the quality of life, especially in these mad times!”

Francesca Ryan, Hastings





“Your whole programme is so inspired. The Bavardiers concept is great and the varied topics interesting with the perfect time allocation. And your additional elements and your own management of the whole evening are a delight!”

Julia Price, December 2019


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