The 2018 Wells Festival of Literature

Our 26th Festival will take place in Cedars Hall, a superb performance facility at the heart of our beautiful city. Our speakers are confirmed and our programme is complete. Tickets are now on sale. View our full event and booking details for another diverse, challenging and inspiring Festival.


Booking for our 2018 Festival has begun

Priority booking has begun and tickets for events at our 26th Festival of Literature are already ‘flying off the shelf’! And at 9.30am on Monday 16 July booking opens to the general public. The easiest way to book is online …
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A Festival garden event that blossomed

When Michael and Anne Heseltine were delayed on their way to speak to last October’s Festival audience about the creation of their magnificent garden at Thenford in Northamptonshire, disappointment threatened.  When William and Caroline Waldegrave took to the stage instead, …
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The Competition deadline approaches…

The deadline for our literary competitions is looming so if you are planning to enter one of our four categories this year, please don’t delay. Entries must be submitted by 30 June 2018. There are four different categories to choose …
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Poet AF Harrold Shares his Love of Words

The poet AF Harrold recently spent some time at Hemington School, inspiring the pupils with this wonderful use of words. His favourite word is ‘bumblebee’ which he describes as ‘visual onomatopoeia’. Discover some more insights into his love of words …
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