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Sea Fever 4 Draft Programme: Time and Tide

Friday May 1: Auditorium, Wells Maltings

Time

Event

Speaker/Chair

Event billing

Venue

10:00-11:00

1

Justin Marozzi or Sally Festing and Polly Ionides (TBC subject to Marozzi’s availability) 

Local author Justin Marozzi speaks on his latest book: Islamic Empires. OR (Festing / Ionides)

Poets, Artist and Place

Auditorium

11:30-12:30

2

Peter Willis, President Nancy Blackett Trust, sailing enthusiast and journalist (former deputy editor Classic Boat)

80 years since the publication of Arthur Ransome’s Norfolk Broads’ children’s classic: The Big Six

Auditorium

13:00-14:00

3

Robert Smith MBE

A Walk Around Wellswith Wells Harbour Master, drawing from Robert’s in depth knowledge of the sea and the town of Wells.

Wells Quay and Town

13:00-14:00

4

Poetry event tbc

 

Auditorium

14:30-15:30 

5

Mac Graham, Holkham Hall librarian 

The Treasures of Holkham Library and the extraordinary story of how they came to be acquired. 

Auditorium

16:00-17:00

6

Kevin Crossley-Holland in conversation with Sir Tim Lankester

Art and Artistry: a personal view. 

Auditorium

17:30-18:30

7

Jonty Driver, campaigner against South African Apartheid and writer

Life and Work, Jonty Driver in discussion with Jon Cook

Auditorium

 

Saturday May 2

Time

Event

Speaker/Chair

Event billing

 

10:00-11:30

8

Richard Heffer

Schools Poetry competition

Auditorium

10:00-11:30

9

TBC

Some Poetry

Kiln Room / Handa Gallery

11:30-12:30

10

Ursula Buchan, granddaughter of John Buchan, novelist, politician and diplomatic, and author of The Thirty Nine Steps

The Life of John Buchan

Auditorium

11:30-12:30

11

Francis Pryor

Francis talks about his new book, The Fens: Discovering England's Ancient Depths.

Kiln Room / Handa Gallery

13:00-14:00

12

Henry Sutton, crime novelist and Professor of Creative Writing, University of East Anglia

Crime novels TBC 

Auditorium

14:30-15:30

13

Andy Bloomfield, Holkham’s expert ornithologist

Changing – and challenging – times for nature in N Norfolk 

Auditorium

16:00-17:00

14

Tony Britten, the star composer and film director, 

Music and Poetry

Auditorium 

17:30-18:30

15

Peter York (Sloane Ranger Handbook) and Professor Patrick Barwise

The War on the BBC

Peter and Paddy will preview one of the most important books of the year. 

Auditorium 

Draft, draft, draft

but here's a taste - tbc and formalised soon!!!!