Wolds Words festival will be a true celebration of Lincolnshire
CELEBRATE all things Lincolnshire at Wolds Words festival.
Developed by East Lindsey District Council, this year's diverse literary festival runs from Wednesday, October 17 to Sunday, October 21, and promises to be a treasure-trove for anyone inspired by our local history.
Wolds Words is set to offer its biggest ever selection of inspiring activities and events for everyone.
Launching this year's festival is a true celebration of Lincolnshire – created for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad by Cultural Solutions UK – called Golden Fables.
This timeless multimedia poetic drama includes specially-written fables by nationally respected poets and will launch Wolds Words at 7.30pm, on Wednesday, October 17, at Louth Playgoers' Riverhead Theatre.
Local journalist and author Nick Louth will be focusing on how to build a novel that is impossible to put down, whilst a one-day Writer's Retreat, focusing on love stories, will be led by international award-winning writer Paul Sutherland.
For expert guidance on how to get your work published once your bestseller is complete, why not go along to How To Get Published with Dr Alison Baverstock, former publisher and now course leader for the MA in publishing at Kingston University.
Offering a more down-to-earth perspective on our countryside, BBC Radio Lincolnshire presenter Alan Stennett gives an illustrated talk on 100 years of Lincolnshire farming.
For those who prefer to speak with a Lincolnshire tongue, Far Welter'd (East Lincolnshire Dialect Society) present their annual evening of Hentertayunment, with a Lincolnshire buffet at the King's Head Hotel.
Event organisers couldn't let Charles Dickens' bicentenary year go unmarked and a special Dickens evening will take place at Louth Playgoers' Riverhead Theatre.
Author Lynn Shepherd will talk about her approach to writing Tom-All-Alone's, based on arguably the first English detective story, Bleak House.
This is followed after the interval by Fagin's Last Hour, a captivating one-man-show based on the novel Oliver Twist.
In the Ants & Nats annual Wallis Lecture, entitled By Fowler Of Louth, David Robinson OBE will explore the impact of prolific local Victorian architect James Fowler.
Why not follow this up with the Louth History Walk? And, if you're ready to sit-down again, Dr Tom Green will captivate you with an in-depth illustrated talk about the history of Louth, transforming the archaeological record into captivating local gossip.
Local group Lindsey Scribes celebrate the art of the written word in their calligraphy exhibition In Other Words, as well as giving demonstrations of roundhand and italic lettering.
And you can even try your hand at Japanese bookbinding or the art of creating beautiful handmade paper.
Find out more
To get full details of these and more Wolds Words events and find out how to book tickets, go to the festival website www.woldswords.org.uk