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Monday 14 October – Monday 21 October 2019

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Festival finale set for musical spectacular

A unique musical performance is being put together as part of this month’s festival, and will be premiered during the finale on Monday 24 October in the spectacular setting of the Church of St Mary in the Baum. ‘Volumes’, featuring poet extraordinaire Ian McMillan alongside his son, the award winning poet, Andrew McMillan and two […]

Four Weddings star Simon Callow completes line-up

Actor, director and writer Simon Callow completes the line-up for this autumn’s festival. The ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral,’ ‘Room with a View’ and ‘Shakespeare in Love’ star will be with us on Friday 21 October. Awarded a CBE for services to drama, Simon is one of the UK’s finest and best-loved actors, known for […]

Alastair Campbell books in!!

Another big name has confirmed an appearance at next month’s festival. Alastair Campbell, the writer, communicator, commentator and strategist best known for his role as former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s spokesman, press secretary and director of communications will be joining us on Saturday 22 October. Still active in politics and campaigns in Britain and overseas, […]