Showcasing Local Talent

Simon Parkin Write Up! Speak Up! @WellsLitFest

This Celebration of Words offers local wordsmiths the chance to perform and have their own five minutes on the Wells Festival of Literature stage. It also gives the audience a taste of the huge range of local talent we enjoy in Wells and beyond.  Poets, writers, artists, thinkers… all are welcome. 

Following last year’s success we look forward to another sensational evening, compered by broadcaster and presenter Simon Parkin. Simon’s initial plans to become an actor were discarded at the tender age of seven when he discovered being a DJ was easier than playing James Bond. He joined Radio Tees in 1987, before moving into television as a presenter of the now legendary Children’s BBC Broom Cupboard. Simon was soon seen by millions as the face of CBBC, Top of the Pops and the O-Zone, and also appeared on popular shows like Children in NeedThe Word and MasterChef.  Simon then became one of the launch presenters for GMTV, and since 2005 has presented the Saturday Breakfast show on BBC Somerset.

If you would like tickets for this event, as a member of the audience, please click here.

If you would like to perform, contact the Curator, Bryony Jayne Brook – Journalist, Poet and Radio Presenter – to demonstrate how you will use your five minutes on stage   07917 572273  
Closing date: 30 September 2017
Performance entries are open to all aged 16+  Entry Fee £5 


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