Fennel's Priory Events 2018

Some events are public and can be booked via Eventbrite or the organiser. Others are private or small gatherings that are invitation only. Register for 'Fennel on Friday' to receive notification of Priory events.

Dates are presented in reverse chronological order. 


Flyfishers' Club Annual Dinner

15 November, 2018 – Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London

Flyfishers' Club annual dinner 2018

Fennel is introducing the guest speaker to 200 people at the Flyfishers' Club's annual dinner. He'll be hosting up to 16 friends to celebrate the occasion.

Black tie dinner. Invitation only.


Grayling Fishing on the Welsh Dee

12-14 October, 2018 – Llangollen, North Wales

Tentipi camping and grayling fishing event, Welsh Dee

Fennel is hosting a party of six anglers on his local river. Tentipi camping – with stove – included.

Fully booked.


Fishing by Steam Train

14-16 September, 2018 – River Severn, Shropshire

Fishing by Steam Train, Fennel's Priory event

Travel by Severn Valley Steam Railway, fish for barbel and chub on the river, then to the pub for a fine dinner.

Limited places available. Contact us to express an interest in attending.


Fly Fishing for Wild Carp

17-19 August, 2018 – Llyngwyn, Rhayader, Mid-Wales

Wild carp on the Fly, Fennel's Priory event

Fennel is hosting a small party of anglers at this famous fishery. Tentipi camping included.

Limited places available. Contact us to express an interest in attending.


Summer Social

Date and venue TBC, likely to be in late July.

Fennel's Priory summer social

BBQ, picnic or pub lunch somewhere by a river or lake. Families welcome.

Contact us to express an interest in attending.


River Trent Cane 'n' Pin Day

24 June, 2018 – River Trent, Nottinghamshire

River Trent Cane 'n' pin day - Fennel Hudson

Fennel is a guest at the annual gather of traditional anglers on the River Trent. Read the blog.

Invitation only.


Find Your 'Why'

31 May, 2018 – Market Drayton, Shropshire

Fennel Hudson author talk

Fennel is giving a talk to authors about personal brand, core values, and reader connection.

Fully booked.


Independent Publishing Open Day

18 May, 2018 – Ingram UK Headquarters, Milton Keynes

Independent Publishing Open Day

Fennel is attending the independent publishers' open day & talk, tour of the print facility, and author luncheon hosted by Ingram UK.

Invitation only. Organised by Ingram.


UK Tentipi Camp

11-13 May, 2018 – Carrog Campsite, North Wales

UK Tentipi Camp

Fennel will be at the camp with his Tentipi Safir 9 CP. Bushcraft, hikes, canoeing, campfire cooking. Bliss.

Public event. Tentipis available to hire for the weekend. Tickets from £40 from ProAdventure.


The London Fly Fishing Fair

23-24 March, 2018 – The Business Design Centre, London

London Fly Fishing Fair

Fennel will be visiting the show and meeting up with friends on the Friday. Please arrange to meet up!

Public event. Tickets £15 from The London Fly Fishing Fair website.


Building your author network

14 March, 2018 – Woodland Grange, Leamington Spa

Woodland grange

Fennel will be giving a talk about building and maintaining professional relationships to help accelerate your writing career.

Private event.


British Fly Fair International

10 February, 2018 – Staffordshire County Showground, Stafford

British Fly Fair International 2018

Fennel will be at the BFFI fly fishing show on Saturday, meeting friends who are exhibiting and visiting. Please say hi should you see him.

Public event. Tickets £12 on the door, or direct from the BFFI website.


Public speaking – tips, tricks and funny stories

24 January, 2018 – Chelsea Football Club, London

Stamford Bridge - Chelsea Football Club

Fennel will be giving a talk to thirty graduates about his experiences giving public speeches around the world.

Private event.


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