A very special feature of the Wells Festival of Literature has always been our popular Literary Lunches. 2018 will be no exception! A Literary Lunch makes a fitting appetiser for the talk to follow, and the speaker almost always joins us to enjoy a delicious light meal: this year we will be offering tasty homemade soups accompanied by wonderful artisan breads, followed by a mouth-watering dessert. The daily menus* are always shown in the brochure, and are also listed below.
* Please inform the box office (01749 834483) if you have any special dietary requirements.
Lunches with the speaker will be served in the Dining Hall which is on the same site as Cedars Hall with wonderful views of the playing fields and the Hall itself. Doors will open at 11.45am with lunch starting at 12.30pm prompt. The accompanying talk commences at 2pm, and will take place in the auditorium of Cedars Hall, just a short stroll across from the Dining Hall. If you would prefer not to attend the lunch, ‘talk only’ tickets are also available.
Talk only: £10, students £6
£17.50 / £13.50 (to include lunch)
Our Literary Lunches for 2018
Monday 22 October
Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant
Monday’s lunch will be a homemade spicy parsnip soup, served with a selection of artisan breads, followed by fresh fruit crumble and cream. Buy tickets for Monday’s talk
Tuesday 23 October
Things that make for Peace: Conflict Resolution
Tuesday’s lunch will be a homemade roasted red pepper and tomato soup, served with a selection of artisan breads, followed by lemon cheesecake. Buy tickets for Tuesday’s talk
Wednesday 24 October
Anne de Courcy
Wednesday’s lunch will be a homemade broccoli and Stilton soup, served with a selection of artisan breads, followed by treacle tart and custard. Buy tickets for Wednesday’s talk
Thursday 25 October**
Beyond that Last Blue Mountain: My Silk Road Journey
**Please note Thursday’s talk will be held in Quilter Hall, which is in the Music School off Cathedral Green. Tickets will be limited. Lunch with the speaker will still be served in the Dining Hall on the same site as Cedars Hall. Thursday’s lunch will be a homemade cream of mushroom soup, served with a selection of artisan breads, followed by trifle. Buy tickets for Thursday’s talk
Friday 26 October
We very much regret that Antonia Fraser has had to withdraw from the Festival this year. We are actively seeking a replacement for this slot, and hope to announce details soon. Please watch this website for updated news. Anyone who has already bought tickets for the event will be contacted in person.