Completed events 2019

Here are some events you may have missed in 2019.

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  • Friday 18th January

    'Ringing the Changes: Bellringing in English history and literature

    In this joint event with Holland House, keen bellringers Tim and Mary Anne Keyes gave a very informative and entertaining talk on bellringing in english history and literature, with some wonderful readings by Mary Anne.  A sell out event and a great start to our 2019 Festival.
    “A great talk, a great lunch, and very good company.  A thoroughly enjoyable event.”  (Elizabeth Spencer)
  • Saturday 16th February

    'Love Letters'

    This delightful play, performed by professional local performers, Pauline Beale and John Horton, is the story of two people who meet at primary school and maintain a correspondence throughout their lives, charting a complex and intriguing relationship speckled with sadness and humour, and all recorded in the letters which pass between them.  

    “A wonderful play, beautifully performed, and with some lines that are so appropriate for a Festival of Words.” (Sue Ablett)

  • Monday 25th February

    Workshop: 'Motivation and Moving Forward, with Ellie Stevenson

    How to make your book happen – the ideal workshop for anyone with a work in progress but who needs help with motivation or practical issues. 

    “Great fun.  Great chocolate cake!  Be great to follow up with another of Ellie’s workshops on marketing and self-publishing.”

  • Friday 15th March

    Francis Brett Young - Worcestershire Poet and Novelist

    Following a two-course lunch at the beautiful venue of Holland House, Dr Michael Hall, Chairman of the Francis Brett Young Society, gave a fascinating and most enjoyable talk about this famous Worcestershire poet and novelist.  Born in Halesowen, Francis Brett Young acquired the dilapidated Craycombe House (1.5 miles north of Cropthorne’s Holland House) in 1932, which he was able to buy and renovate due to his continuing success as a writer.  Following his death in 1954, his ashes were interred in Worcester Cathedral.

    “A fabulous lunch, great company, and a very interesting talk.  Another great Festival of Words event.”

  • Monday 18th March

    Workshop: 'Writing HIstorical Fiction', with Sue Johnson and Elizabeth Beacon

    This workshop was the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the huge amount of shared knowledge and experience of local writers, Sue Johnson and Elizabeth Beacon.

    Sue Johnson is a poet, short story writer and novelist.  She is a creative writing tutor, and author of books to help writers with their writing.  Elizabeth has a passion for history and storytelling.  After a variety of jobs she finally landed her dream job, writing Regency romances for Harlequin, Mills and Boon.

    “Another really good Evesham Festival Workshop.” (Helen Yendall)