Bridport Literary Festival
Bridport Literary Festival 2016
The 12th Bridport Literary Festival welcomes all those who read books and love literature.
Last year’s Festival was bigger and better than ever before and we were delighted to welcome audiences of all tastes and all ages from all over the county as well as visitors from much further afield. This year we have a stellar list of writers of both fiction and non-fiction and our programme of events will again, we hope, banish the gloomy days of November and help us all to look forward with optimism to the Christmas season and New Year.
To launch the Festival, we are delighted to announce that The Bridport Literary Festival and The Bridport Arts Centre are jointly presenting A Very Special Literary Event at the Arts Centre on the evening of Friday 4 November at 7.30pm with George Monbiot. the brilliant environmentalist and political activist, and Ewan McLennan, the Scottish folk musician and singer-songwriter, on the theme of: Breaking the Spell of Loneliness.
Last year’s Bridlit Little ‘Uns morning was a huge success and we have all kinds of entertainment planned for kids this year at The Lyric Theatre in Barrack Street in the centre of Bridport on Saturday 12 November. An essential date for the diary.
On Monday 21st November, the Friends of Bridport Literary Festival will be hosting an additional very special event at The Tithe Barn. Brigid Keenan will be in conversation with Jason Goodwin regarding her new memoir FULL MARKS FOR TRYING: An An unlikely journey from the Raj to The Rag Trade. To read further information regarding this special event please click HERE.
The Bull Hotel (www.thebullhotel.co.uk) is again the hub of our activities where talks take place in the glamorous ballroom and a specially created lunch menu can be enjoyed by Festival devotees. Events will also be hosted at the gloriously eclectic Electric Palace (www.electricpalace.org.uk) and the Bridport Arts Centre (www.bridport-arts.com), Sladers Yard Gallery and Café (www.sladersyard.co.uk) and The Riverside (www.thefishrestaurant-westbay.co.uk) at West Bay. We are also presenting a Turkish evening of exotic food and music with Jason Goodwin at The Tithe Barn Symondsbury (http://www.symondsburyestate.co.uk) where we have held several successful Friends events this year. Please see information about becoming a Friend.