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Welcome to Wells – wherever you are

The Festival gets off to a tremendous start this Friday when we welcome the arrival of Our Friends in Beijing, brought to Wells by that veteran China reporter John Simpson. Or could it be Jon Swift? Find out when the Festival opens at 6pm on Friday. If you don’t have a ticket yet, register for live-streaming before it’s too late!  All the events will be live-streamed for anyone who can’t make it to Wells in person. And of course it’s the perfect answer for when tickets sell out (as several already have).

Once that thrilling opening event is over, there will still be another 31 to enjoy, although we regret to announce that one event has been cancelled. Isy Suttie, due to appear at 7.45 on Tuesday 19 October, has pulled out. Ticket-holders should already have been informed and refunded and we are confident that there’s enough on offer between this Friday and Saturday 23 October to keep all our audiences happy…

… and amused, entertained, informed, surprised, troubled, comforted, mystified, enlightened, disturbed, delighted, revitalised.

From a Swan to a Royal couple in exile; from the Court of James I to the glaciers of the Arctic; from John Keats to Philip Larkin – from start to finish the Festival is packed with gems.  Come and enjoy them. Come and join us for the 29th Wells Festival of Literature. Or stay where you are and still take part!