2013 Festival Programme

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Morning & Afternoon Evening
Monday
14th October
Paul Kerensa
So A Comedian Walks Into A Church
7.30pm, Grove Building,
£5 adv., £6 on door



The popular comedian discusses his recently published diary revealing the true and hilarious ‘Confessions of a Kneel-Down Stand-Up’.
Tuesday
15th October
Mere Historical Society
How English is English
10.15am, Grove Building, RD


Our Hybrid Language with Gerry Cook.
Tarquin Olivier
So Who’s Your Mother?
7.30pm, Grove Building,
£5 adv., £6 on door



What’s it like growing up the son of a great actor? More off-stage stories from his published memoir by the son of Laurence Olivier.
Community Lunch
with with with after coffee speaker, Tony Davies.
12 Midday, The George Inn


The community lunch is now a popular feature of festival week. Join others for this informal get-together and be entertained over coffee by Tony Davies , telling tall tales from history.
2 course Lunch £ 8.95pp. Book with venue on 01747 860427.
Wednesday
16th October
Chris McCully
Poetry Masterclass
2.30pm, Grove Building,RD


A must for all with poetry in their hearts as acclaimed poet, Chris McCully, analyses poems submitted by local writers.
Chris McCully
Come Fishing
7.30pm, Grove Building,
£5 adv., £6 on door



Also well known for his books on fishing, Chris McCully discusses these and his lifetime involvement with the popular sport and pastime.
Thursday
17th October
A Mere Meander
A Guided Literary Walk.
10am, St. Michael's Church Gate, Free


Put on your walking shoes and meet outside the Parish Church
Film Show
Cloud Atlas
7.00pm, Lecture Hall, £5


Presented by Mere Film Shows and Wilts. Moviola.

The film of David Mitchell’s best selling book with a star-studded cast.
Friday
18th October
Poetry Please
with Pennybank Writers
2.30pm, Grove Building, RD



Come and share your favourite poems or read your own work. Led by Pennybank Writers.
An Evening with Damien Lewis
7.30pm, Grove Building,
£5 adv., £6 on door




One of Britain’s ‘20 Favourite Authors’, Damien Lewis has topped best-seller lists worldwide and has 29 books listed on ‘Good Reads’. He discusses his work including his latest book, ‘Zero Six Bravo’.
How To Be An E-Book Writer
with RR Gordon
10.30am, Grove Building, RD



The best selling e-book author and co-founder of www.e-thriller.com shares his experience and gives advice on e-publishing your book.
Severn & Somme
The Life of Ivor Gurney
7.30pm, Grove Building,
£5 adv., £6 on door




A documentary by Redcliffe Films on the life of the West Country poet and composer.
Saturday
19th October
Children's Event
with award-winning author Gillian Cross.
2.15pm, Library, Free Ticket
Poetry in the Grove
2.30pm, Grove Building, Free




A reading of the poems short-listed in this year’s competition and you can choose your favourite in the audience vote.
Sunday
20th October
Award Ceremony
3pm, Lecture Hall, Free

Book fair from 2.30pm.