banner-photo

Wordfest - Saturday 7 July

Wordfest 2018, Saturday 7 July

It’s all home grown today, as we offer an amazing selection of Gloucestershire/Cotswolds-based writers, and an opportunity to see the Cathedral’s very own Master mason Pascal Mychalysin in conversation with Dan Cruickshank.

As well as our schedule of exciting talks, there will be free live music and poetry throughout the day, between events, and Waterstones and Gloucester Brewery on site all day. So grab a book, a pint and a pizza, and make a day of it – there’s lots going on all evening too, so stay around for some music or some standup comedy.


'Desert Island Discs' with Adrian Partington and Jonathan Hope:
Saturday 7 July, 10.00am–10.45am
Open ''Desert Island Discs' with Adrian Partington and Jonathan Hope: '

Romance and the Romanovs
Gill Paul / Saturday 7 July, 11.00am–12.00pm
Open 'Romance and the Romanovs'

Reader and Writer: The Double Life of a Novelist
Diane Setterfield / Saturday 7 July, 12.30pm–1.30pm
Open 'Reader and Writer: The Double Life of a Novelist'

The Music Shop and Other Stories
Rachel Joyce and Jamila Gavin / Saturday 7 July, 2.00pm-3.00pm
Open 'The Music Shop and Other Stories'

The Rural Idyll: Past and Present
Tim Pears / Saturday 7 July, 3.30pm–4.30pm
Open 'The Rural Idyll: Past and Present'

Love Letters: Writing Romantic Fiction
Katie Fforde / Saturday 7 July, 5.00pm–6.00pm
Open 'Love Letters: Writing Romantic Fiction'

Poetry, Pie and a Pint!
Saturday 7 July, 5.00pm-6.30pm
Open 'Poetry, Pie and a Pint!'

The Hands of the Maker: Living Skills in the Age of Robots
Dan Cruickshank and Pascal Mychalysin / Saturday 7 July, 6.30pm–7.30pm
Open 'The Hands of the Maker: Living Skills in the Age of Robots'

McEwan at the Movies: An Evening of Music and Readings
Saturday 7 July, 8.00pm–9.00pm
Open 'McEwan at the Movies: An Evening of Music and Readings'

Elvis McGonagall
Elvis McGonagall / Saturday 7 July, 8.30pm-10.00pm
Open 'Elvis McGonagall'