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Bewdley Book Week - September 4th to 9th 2017

A week of insight, readings and literary events

Daily Programme

05
Sep
2016
Marlaine Delargy – Translating Nordic Noir

14:30

Marlaine Delargy – Translating Nordic Noir
Nordic Noir’s popularity is due in part to the talent of its translators.

Marlaine has translated some thirty-five novels from Swedish – mainly crime, but also horror and literary fiction. ...




06
Sep
2016
Rob Barratt – Distressed

14:00

Rob Barratt – Distressed
Rob is a comic poet and singer who combines clever wordplay and song with satire, parody and audience participation.

His collection "Distressed", deals with topics such as squid, TV chefs,...




06
Sep
2016
Bewdley School Workshop

14:15

Bewdley School Workshop
Bewdley Book Week’s primary school writing workshops this year will be conducted by Michael Thomas.

Michael is a widely published poet, fiction writer, songwriter, actor, dramatist and is P...




07
Sep
2016
Joan Bomford - My Life on the Land

14:30

Joan Bomford - My Life on the Land
BBC Countryfile’s Farming Hero 2015, Joan was the first in her family to drive a tractor when she was 8 years old. Now aged 83, she's still driving tractors.

Up With The Lark is the story ...




08
Sep
2016
Fenella Flack - Illuminating Ironside...

14:30

Fenella Flack - Illuminating Ironside...
...from concept to conclusion

Edmund II, who reigned for only seven months in 1016, is often described as England’s forgotten king.

When he led the struggle to drive the Danes o...




09
Sep
2016
Dr Wilson Wall - Human Chromosomes A History

14:30

Dr Wilson Wall - Human Chromosomes A History
Dr Wall is an internationally recognised expert on human genetics who has appeared as an expert witness in trials involving DNA evidence in the UK and abroad.

He will talk about the race...




10
Sep
2016
Bewdley Schools Short Story Competion

10:30

Each year Bewdley Book Week runs the Bewdley Schools Short Story Writing Competition in conjunction with Bewdley Youth Festival.

The shortlisted writers in the competition are recognised a...




11
Sep
2016
Bewdley Book Week Literary Quiz Dinner

19:00

Bewdley Book Week’s traditional sign-off – the literary quiz dinner.

We call it a ‘literary’ quiz but it’s more fun than facts, more happy than heavy.

To book your tickets for ...




September 5 - 11 2016

05
Sep
2016
Kim Hurst – Herbs: The Secret Properties

19:30

Kim Hurst – Herbs: The Secret Properties
Event Sold Out - Kim established The Cottage Herbery in Tenbury Wells in 1976. It has since won numerous awards, including the coveted Chelsea Gold Medal.

Kim’s book - Hidden Histories: He...




06
Sep
2016
Emma Purshouse – Who Does She Think She Is?

15:30

Emma Purshouse – Who Does She Think She Is?
Emma performs her poetry and spoken word pieces at venues across the country and is a poetry slam champion.

In 2015 Emma contributed to The Nailmakers’ Daughters (Offa's Press). Her most re...




06
Sep
2016
Poetry Day - Poetry Slam

19:30

Poetry Day - Poetry Slam
A traditional staple hosted by the Bewdley Bards at The Cock and Magpie with a number of visiting poets taking advantage of the ‘open mic’.

A fun night with added limericks! Free entry.




07
Sep
2016
Dave Bartram - The Boys of Summer

19:30

Dave Bartram - The Boys of Summer
In the late 1970s SHOWADDYWADDY, with Dave as lead singer, had nine singles in the UK chart top ten.

By 2005 the heady days of teeny-bop hysteria were long gone and the gruelling pressures...




08
Sep
2016
Film of the Book - Sunset Song

19:30

Film of the Book - Sunset Song
Sunset Song is a coming of age story about a struggling Scottish farming family torn apart by tragedy in the early 1900s. The Guardian described the film as, “A lyrical triumph”

Why not rea...




09
Sep
2016
Louis De Bernières with The Bookshop Band

19:30

Louis De Bernières with The Bookshop Band
An evening of poetry, prose and music with Louis De Bernières, internationally acclaimed author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.

He will read from his poetry collection Of Love and Desire an...




10
Sep
2016
Tea and Cake with Carole Matthews and Rachel New

14:30

Tea and Cake with Carole Matthews and Rachel New
Online tickets are now SOLD OUT for this event - there are few remaining at the Tourist Information Centre

Afternoon tea and cake with Carole Matthews and Rachel New:

Repeating l...