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Wells Festival of Literature celebrates its 25th Anniversary in October and we are proud to be sharing that celebration, albeit on a longer timescale, with the Reformation and Martin Luther. In October it will be 500 years since Luther famously posted his 95 Theses on the door of the castle church in Wittenberg. In a […]

This year we are dedicating two Festival events to two very special Wells Festival of Literature colleagues: Thelma Fisher, who died earlier this year, and Simon Loveday who died last October. The first of these, in memory of Thelma, will take place on Saturday 14 October at 3.30 pm when former Wells Festival of Literature […]

As you will see from our special Silver Anniversary brochure which is now widely available, Wells Festival of Literature continues to support a variety of educational projects in the area. The number of children and young people who benefit from this support is growing all the time. Tony Walsh, the poet who has now become […]

The programme for the 2017 Silver Anniversary Festival is now complete and we are looking forward to a very special pre-Festival launch when we get off to a glittering start: at 7pm on Friday 29 September Simon Jenkins will be discussing the finest cathedrals in the country – in the finest of them all! We have a huge […]

With the 2016 Festival beginning next month, now is a good time to look back at the impact many of our speakers have been making over the past few months: Arkady Ostrovsky won the Orwell Prize. Tom Holland has been presenting Making History on BBC Radio 4 Alexandra Harris’s Weatherland was serialised on BBC Radio […]

Plans are well under way for a bumper Festival this autumn to celebrate our Silver Anniversary. We are delighted to show off our new website in World Book Week, a week when our invaluable education projects get a prominent airing! The Education Committee is proud to announce the events arranged for the week and funded […]

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