From The Observer 26th July 2020 Crowded out of the city by noise and stress, I embraced the wild solitude of a Hebridean island – and found a connection to nature Tamsin Calidas is speaking at our free online festival at 12 PM 16th October The sound of the waves is not so different from…

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Dyad Theatre provided a highlight of our 2019 programme and we were looking forward to their return in 2020. Now we can only hope that they will be able to entertain us as part of our 2021 Festival! Below you will find the latest news from this acclaimed company. Whilst most of our Autumn and…

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Simon Boyd, author of Lady Sybil: Empire, War and Revolution (Hayloft Publishing Ltd, 2017), writes about his remarkable grandmother Lady Sybil Middleton (née Grey) Simon is speaking at our free online festival at 6 PM on October 16th. In October 1915 a young English woman left her comfortable life in England to travel to Russia…

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Brian is speaking at our free online festival on 18th October 2020 at 2 PM. 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 advised President Lincoln on the issue and was the first African…

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Anna Edgar writes about two excellent Workshops to be enjoyed virtually at our festival on October 15th 2020! Anne Ryland’s Poetry Workshop is at 10 AM on 15th October Bea Davenport’s Creative Writing Workshop is at 1 PM on 15th October Places are limited so book early! We are all going to enjoy a very…

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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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