We are publishing the programme for May 1st and 2nd, 2020.  Please be aware that due to the current global issues this is subject to change/postponement.  Please contact Wells Maltings for ticketing and current  situation.

www.wellsmaltings.org.uk

 

01328710885

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Draft, draft, draft

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

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 

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