Artists to flock to Somerset for Wells Festival of Literature

PUBLISHED: 20:00 08 October 2018

books

books

Archant

An eclectic line up of authors will celebrate literature in England’s smallest city.

Writers including Max Hastings, Ed Stourton and Alan Titchmarsh will read and talk about their novels.

Jonathan Miller’s son William will also speak about his famous father’s work with books and television.

Fiction and non-fiction texts will take centre stage in this one-week event.

One of the main aims of the festival is to encourage a love of words and creativity with the English vocabulary.

It is not just the professionals who will be taking to the stage but also local performers.

The Write Up! Speak Up! event offers poets, artists, musicians and wordsmiths the chance to take, sing and communicate in different medias.

The Wells Literature Festival will run from October 19-27 at various times.

Tickets, starting from £3.50, are available at www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk/festival

More from Weston Mercury

A Weston-super-Mare family have spoken of their ‘terrifying’ ordeal having been caught up in the Majorca floods.

Read more
10:00

A couple who took part in this year’s Strictly Fun Dancing for Weston Hospicecare are appealing for people to sign up to the next event.

Read more
Weston Hospicecare Weston-super-Mare
33 minutes ago

People who work for the armed forces, police, NHS and other public services can go on rides for free with their families at Weston’s Grand Pier next month.

Read more

Libraries in Somerset could face closures by early next year, Somerset County Council has revealed.

Read more

Sea turtles and clownfish were spotted on the streets of Weston’s Bournville estate at the weekend.

Read more
04:53

Libraries are holding sessions this week to help people to use the internet more.

Read more
North Somerset Council
Yesterday, 20:00

The theatre show Beautiful Thing is being staged in the South West this month.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:00

A hard-working volunteer has been hailed by Weston Football Club after two decades of service.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

Weeks after activities at an environment centre used by children and vulnerable people were shut down, an independent education specialist has stepped in to help.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:53

Worlebury Golf Club duo Lynne Johnson and Amanda Cook tasted success at the Somerset County Ladies Golf Association nine-hole Champion of Champions competition at Burnham & Berrow.

Read more

Most Read Entertainment

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 6°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists