A very special feature of the Wells Festival of Literature is being able to host our Literary Lunches in the magnificent Undercroft in the Bishop’s Palace. This unusual setting makes a fitting appetiser for the talk to follow, and the speaker almost always joins us to enjoy a delicious lunch: a tasty, specially cooked main course followed by a mouth-watering dessert. The menu is shown in the printed brochure, and if you would like the vegetarian option, or have particular dietary requirements, please inform us when you buy your ticket(s).
Doors open at midday, with lunch starting promptly at 12.30pm. The accompanying talk will commence at 2pm in the Festival Marquee. The price for ‘lunch and talk’ combined tickets is £24. If you would prefer not to attend the lunch, ‘talk only’ tickets are available at the standard Festival price of £10.
Our Literary Lunches for 2017:
Monday 16 October. Anne Sebba tells us how the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940s
Tuesday 17 October. Tessa Hadley talks about her latest collection, Bad Dreams and Other Stories.
Wednesday 18 October. Andrew Martin’s journey with Night Trains: The Rise and Fall of the Sleeper.
Thursday 19 October. Dr Scilla Elworthy argues The Business Case for Peace. (This talk will take place in the Undercroft, not the Marquee, so there are no ‘talk only’ tickets available).
Friday 20 October. Graham Tomlin on Luther’s Gospel: Reimagining the World