Festivals news

A literary smorgasbord at Sherborne

WHATEVER your tastes, this year’s Sherborne Literary Festival has something to delight, fascinate and enthrall – from the Vietnam war to the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, from The Women Who Flew for Hitler to the musical life of Britain’s greatest film critic. The festival, from 10th to 14th October, offers “a diverse smorgasbord of…

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Purbeck Film Festival

THE country’s biggest rural film festival returns for its 22nd year to the Purbecks from 12th to 27th October, with a line-up of films from Ingmar Bergman to new releases, family favourites to dark dramas. The opening weekend includes The Breadwinner, an inspiring animated film about a young girl in Afghanistan in 2001, and the…

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Dazzling line-up for Bridlit 2018

FOOD writer and Great British Bake Off resident expert Prue Leith, novelist Fay Weldon, mental health campaigner, marathon runner and Telegraph columnist Bryony Gordon, yachtsman Sir Robin Knox Johnson and historians Sir Anthony Beevor and James Holland are among the top authors coming to this year’s 14th annual Bridport Literary Festival, from 4th to 11th…

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Beethoven cello sonatas for Plush finale

BEETHOVEN’s five cello sonatas, a sublime chamber work by Schonberg and a favourite Schubert string quintet are among the masterpieces which bring the 2018 Plush Festival to a close over the weekend of 14th to 16th September. On Friday 14th, the Plush ensemble, including artistic director and cellist Adrian Brendel and pianist Tim Horton, will…

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Literature in the landscape

THE little village of Shute is in the heart of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and landscape is at the heart of the boutique festival of literature and landscape, now in its third year, running from 28th to 30th September. The festival, which is run by Paddy Magrane and Samantha Knights QC, …

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