Last year we staged our very first History Festival and were delighted with the fantastic response – not only from our audiences, but also from the many local organisations, public and commercial, which supported us in this new endeavour.
We’re sure that our History Festival 2017 will be just as successful: guest writers include Sarah Dunant, Lucinda Hawksley, Dan Jones, Alexander McCall Smith, Peter Snow, Charles Spencer and A N Wilson. Plus, we are very pleased to welcome back Juliet Barker, Janina Ramirez and Alison Weir, who all joined us last year for our inaugural Festival. Our local history project for 2017 is In and Around Warwick, celebrating Warwick and towns in the surrounding area. And our popular series of Tea Time Talks, in association with The University of Warwick, returns this autumn. So join us for talks, walks, workshops, a Jane Austen Tea in the Ballroom and Jacobean Feast in the Lord Leycester Hospital!
Philippa Gregory comes to Warwick with her latest publication The Last Tudor in a pre-Festival event on Wednesday 16 August.
We look forward to welcoming you to Warwick in 2017: make sure you book early – last year many events quickly sold out!
Warwick Words Festival Committee
Warwick Words History Festival
2–8 October 2017