Wymondham Words Festival Success
The 6th Wymondham Words Festival of literature, poetry, drama, conversation and music, which ran from 8 to 21 October 2015, was a great success.
Larger audiences than ever enjoyed a wonderful range of events in excellent venues. Highlights included actress Hannah Lee’s magical performance of ‘Jane Austen at Home’ in the splendid setting of Kimberley Hall’s music room, Guardian journalist and nature writer Patrick Barkham speaking at an event held jointly with Wymondham Nature Group and the Poetry Supper at the Green Dragon with dynamic performances by acclaimed poets Chris Beckett and Tom Warner.
Other notable events featured eminent writers Ann and Anthony Thwaite speaking at the Literary Lunch, Edward Parnell and Sarah Perry talking about their prize-winning debut novels, chaired by Kett’s Books’ Chris Brown, and a panel discussion with distinguished translators George Szirtes, who is Wymondham Words Festival Patron, Don Bartlett and Adriana Hunter. Award-winning author Rory Clements appeared at Kett’s Books and the playwriting quartet ‘Four by Four’ performed their plays. Special children’s events continue at Wymondham Abbey during half term.
Moniza Alvi, Co-director, Wymondham Words said: “It has been a tremendous fortnight with a terrific atmosphere. We were fortunate to have such brilliant speakers and performers and such enthusiastic audience members, some having travelled quite a distance to be at the events. It’s marvellous that so many people are giving us very positive feedback about events and talking of the great success of the Festival.”
For more information see www.wymwords.co.uk.