Simon Boyd, author of Lady Sybil: Empire, War and Revolution (Hayloft Publishing Ltd, 2017), writes about his remarkable grandmother Lady Sybil Middleton (née Grey) In October 1915 a young English woman left her comfortable life in England to travel to Russia in the middle of the First World War. The young woman was Lady Sybil…

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Brian Ward is speaking about Frederick Douglass and his legacy in Newcastle upon Tyne on 18th October 2020 at 2 PM during our online Festival. Frederick Douglass was an American social reformer. abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement, noted for his oratory and incisive anti-slavery writings. He…

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Anna Edgar writes about two excellent Workshops to be enjoyed virtually at our festival on October 15th 2020! We are all going to enjoy a very different experience this year as the literary festival goes online, and that will include the two workshops as well.  Anne Ryland is the poetry presenter and Barbara Henderson will…

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Berwick Literary Festival goes Virtual in 2020! Jackie Kaines-Lang writes: Berwick Literary Festival’s seventh season will go live online in 2020. Festival chair, Michael Gallico says: ‘Since a ‘normal’ festival is not practical this year, it’s vital that we keep Berwick in festival-goers’ minds. We’ve been developing a virtual festival and are aiming to create…

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