Actor Bill Nighy was in the audience as writers and book lovers converged on a corner of north London.

Novelists, poets and writers spoke about race, politics, the NHS and the Holocaust as part of the two-day Queen's Park Book Festival.

A free community tent featured photographer John Morrison and Notting Hill Carnival's first female DJ Linett Kamala talking about life and art in Kilburn, as well as poets, new authors and comedians.

Love Actually star Bill Nighy bought a ticket to a talk by Queen's Park-based writer Zadie Smith, who was discussing her latest novel The Fraud.

He said afterwards: "I like Zadie, she's very good. It's a very good festival."

Other writers included Birdsong and Charlotte Gray author Sebastian Faulks, chef Michel Roux, and Shazia Mirza.

Founder Tom du Plessis said: "Thank you to all the artists and authors who've been with us over the weekend without them there would be no point in having this in the last place. 

"Thank you also to my team, they work really hard to put this on. This is a passion project of ours and we're going to be here year in and year out."