Literary festival prepares to entertain book lovers

PUBLISHED: 20:00 14 June 2018

Sidmouth Literary Festival opens its doors tonight with a double highlight.

Just A Minute presenter Nicholas Parsons and war reporter Kate Adie will open the festival before a full day of events on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday’s line up includes talks with TP Fielden, Anne de Courcy, Mary Hollingsworth, Liz Fenwick and Kay Jaybee and Lord Tebbit.

Sidmouth Museum curator Nigel Hyman will lead a literary walk around the town tomorrow afternoon, at 2pm, starting from Kennaway House.

There is also chance for budding writers to learn how to get published and poets to perform at an open mic event.

On the final day of the festival, Andrew Wilson, Diana Moran, the Reverend Angela Briscoe and Richard Lappas will appear before crime-writing husband-and-wife team Nicci Gerrard and Sean French (Nicci French) close the event for another year.

To book tickets visit the Sidmouth Literary website or contact Winstones Books.

Other News Stories


Thousands of pounds have been raised to help people living with memory problems in the Sid Valley.

Read more

Mental health support group to get £70,000 over the next three years

Read more
Yesterday, 17:33

A dog in a shop window has been attracting the attention of the town while he snoozes away, waiting for his owners to transform a charity shop into a new antiques centre.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:32

“In Ottery, did CMT a life-size famous son decree,” to adapt one of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s most well-known lines.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:12

Sidmouth Voluntary Services will use a large donation to provide a ‘lovely’ Christmas dinner for its clients.

Read more
Fri, 16:33

Top musicians last performed in Sidmouth in 2015 during their first UK tour

Read more
Fri, 15:28

Proposals to knock down part of Sidmouth College and build a state-of-the-art science block have been officially submitted.

Read more
Fri, 12:25

Two Sidmouth mothers have stepped in to save a Christmas lunch for people facing the festive season on their own.

Read more
Fri, 12:25

A Sidmouth businessman is looking to bring his gardening experience to the masses as opening day approaches for his new garden centre.

Read more
Fri, 10:00

Shoppers will have the chance to spend thousands of pounds in Ottery as part of a new scheme to boost business in the town.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 3°C

Most read

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sidmouth Herald twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications