Last year we introduced a new, mini-festival, weekend format for Warwick Words, with events in June and October. We had an overwhelmingly positive response to this initiative and so we are delighted to stage two mini-festivals again in 2014. Our Summer Festival weekend is from 4 to 8 June and the Autumn Festival weekend is planned from 1 to 5 October.
Our programme of events for the Summer Festival reflects local celebrations and national commemorations. This year, Warwick celebrates 1,100 years since its founding in 914 and we welcome speakers who will showcase the history and architecture of our county town. As the nation marks the centenary of the start of the Great War, we bring you talks by Taylor Downing and Jon Cooksey which will illuminate our understanding of wartime-events. Plus, Lindsey Davis, creator of Roman sleuths Marcus Didius Falco, and Flavia Albia will be joining us, in a wide-ranging programme.
Our popular series of Tea Time Talks, in association with the University of Warwick, was launched with great success in 2012. We are very pleased to announce that this June we will be hosting a series of Workshops in association with the University, which are sure to prove as successful as the continuing Tea Time Talks.
We take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to our Sponsors, Corporate and Festival Friends, other loyal supporters and to our awesome Volunteers. Without you, it would not be possible to stage these Festivals.
And our thanks, of course, to you, our audience. Call the Box Office now on 01926 776438 or use this website to book your tickets for the Summer Festival. We look forward to welcoming you to Warwick Words this June!
Look out for our Autumn Festival programme, available late July.