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.


Holiday reading

Now that the holiday season is here and the glorious sunshine is begging to be soaked up in the company of a good book, the Wells Festival of Literature has some wonderful recommendations for your holiday reading. To start with, …
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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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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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We are delighted to read our Evening opening speaker Sarah Churchill’s new book ‘’Behold America: A history of America First and the American Dream” included in this article in the Daily Intelligencer written by Frank Rich. You can buy tickets for this event by following the link below. 19th October 7.00pm

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We were delighted to see the talented poet Tony Walsh on BBC1 Breakfast this morning & thrilled to have him as one of our speakers at this year on 22nd October 8.00pm.

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