Online Festival

Literary Festival Box Set

5 July, 12:55 am

Berwick Literary Festival 2020 presents brilliant talks to enjoy at your leisure. Celebrating words: written spoken performed. Poetry, politics, history, trending…

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Written, spoken, performed

5 July, 12:55 am

That’s it folks. Four days. Twenty Events. Record attendance from 34 different countries.

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Stephen Green: rethinking what we think we know

5 July, 12:55 am

If you were concocting a fantasy dinner party guest list, you’d want a good mix of people to keep the conversation flowing. A government minister, maybe. The CEO of a global bank for a view of how the world works, and a clergyman for a rather different perspective. Throw in a linguist who’s lived in the US, Asia and Saudi Arabia, a civil servant, an author, a chap who visited 56 countries in three years boosting UK trade, and… oh hell, we’re out of cutlery.

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Saturday: Festival quotes

5 July, 12:55 am

If you heard Jessie Greengrass speak at today’s Festival, I’m guessing that you, like me, will be rushing to order her new book The High House. This deep-thinking, candid-speaking interview ranged over so many issues that worry away at us in today’s world: climate change, uncertainty, political turbulence, the pandemic, religion, the environment, parenthood and…

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Day one: poetry, biography history

5 July, 12:55 am

Still time to book for events later today. Online and free: register via the Festival website.

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Four days. Twenty events. We are go!

5 July, 12:55 am

It’s all getting very exciting here at Literary Festival HQ. We’re entering Festival Week and we can’t wait for you to meet our superb line-up of writers, thinkers and performers. Event bookings are going so well that we’ve upgraded our Zoom subscription from a limit of 100 to 500 per event. Don’t forget: although the…

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