The 25th Wells Festival of Literature runs from 13th – 21st October

The programme for our special Silver Anniversary Festival is now complete. Our list of speakers is diverse, challenging, innovative and inspiring. So make sure you save those dates in October and take your pick from fiction, memoir, comedy, tragedy; history, sport, science, religion; cookery, gardening, medicine, politics. Tickets are now available HERE.


It’s about to begin

The Chubb Bulleid Marquee has gone up in the beautiful gardens of the Bishop’s Palace, the chairs are neatly arranged and the technical whizzkids have completed their wizardry behind the scenes. In short, the stage is set for the 25th …
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Additional dates for your diary

Since our Silver Anniversary brochure was printed in July, this year’s Festival of Literature has taken on whole new life of its own with all sorts of exciting additions and alterations. Our brand new speaker Matt Frei will be lifting …
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Yet another anniversary

Wells Festival of Literature celebrates its 25th Anniversary in October and we are proud to be sharing that celebration, albeit on a longer timescale, with the Reformation and Martin Luther. In October it will be 500 years since Luther famously …
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Coffee with James Cary

Comedy scriptwriter of A Monk’s Tale – and much more! How do you take your coffee? I love coffee, but I’m not a purist. Those swanky coffee places are normally appalled when they see I splosh in milk and sugar. …
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