Mary Shelley

Why not come and join us in the idyllic settings of Tamworth Castle to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the classic novel Frankenstein.

Meet the author Mary Shelley (Played by actress Sarra Kasraoui) as she reads from the iconic and classic novel as well as sharing snippets from her life. This is surely an evening not to be missed 

Join us on Friday 12th October 2018. Doors open from 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start and tickets cost £3.00 per person (FREE ENTRY for the Friends of Tamworth Castle)

Refreshments will be provided on the evening

For further information please call or text 07562 653565 / 07913 686295 or visit our Facebook page

To book tickets please email or book using this link  Eventbrite

Please download our Mary Shelley PDF flyer

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Ralph Vaughan Williams

Please come and join us for an evening to celebrate the life of Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Keith Alldritt author of Vaughan Williams  – Composer, Radical and Patriot. The author examines how the composer was Influenced by historical changes such as the Boer War, the Blitz and the Cold War, in addition to his personal life.

Janet Tennant author of Mistress and Muse: the second Mrs Vaughan Williams will talk about her biography of Ursula, the second wife of composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. A difficult child and young woman, she was desperate to find a role in the literary world as a poet. 

There will be live music on the evening provided by Claret who play a diverse mix of roots/folk influenced music from the British Isles to Europe on a fascinating array of instruments.

The event is being held at St Editha’s Church in the centre of Tamworth with doors opening at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start.

Tickets cost £7.50 per person which can be purchased Here

For further enquiries and ticket sales please contact 07562 653565, 07913 686295 or you can email tamlitfest@gmail.com

Download a copy of the Flyer for this event

Vaughan Williams Flyer pdf

Please note, all events are subject to change. Check our social media for updates:

Comedy Night

Rob Barratt 9th March

Why not join us on Friday 9th March to see one of the best comedian, poet, humorists and Singers Dudley born Rob Barratt who will be appearing at Wilnecote Parish Hall as part of the Tamworth Literary Festival week

Tickets for the evening are £7.00 or £10.00 with a Fish and Chip supper included (Vegetarian Option Available)

Start Time

Door open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start

Tickets

Tel: 07562 653565 or 07913 686 295

Email: tamlitfest@gmail.com

Book online at Eventbrite for the Fish and Chip supper option

Please check our Facebook page for regular updates

Family Fun Day

Family Fun 10th March

Join us for the final day of the Tamworth Literary Festival week where we will be hosting Family Fun at Tamworth Library for free drop in storytelling sessions  sessions for ages 7 and under.

There will also be creative writing for ages 3 to 8 years old

09:00am to 4:00pm Book Character Treasure Hunt

11:00am 12:00 Noon Karen Argent from The Letterpress Project

1:00pm Lindsey Bailey will be reading from her book “The Cape of Courage.”

This event is totally FREE so please book your place at the Library Desk

Storytelling Night

Storytelling Night 6th March

Why not join us at the Market Vaults on Tuesday 6th March for our free Storytelling Night as part of the Tamworth Literary Festival Week.

There will be a vast range of storytellers from far and wide attending this event to read extracts from their work, for further information please check our Facebook page for regular updates.

Free Poetry Night

 

Poetry Night March 5th

Why not join us at Bole Hall Manor for the Tamworth Literary Festivals Free Poetry Night as part of our 2018 Literary Festival, this is an open mic event for any Poet from the complete Novice to Experienced Poets.

The event will be compared by Mal Dewhirst Staffordshire’s Original Poet Laureate

To book your free place please visit Eventbrite

Please visit our Facebook page for more details

Free Open Day Event

 

Free Open Day 3rd March

Why not join us on Saturday 3rd March 2018 for our Free Festival Open Day event as part of the Tamworth Literary Festival Week.  Come and meet the Authors and browse round Papercraft while being entertained by Rachel Mayfield singer and artist.

For further details and up to the minute news of this event why not visit our Facebook page

Crime and Thriller Author Panel

Crime Panel 2018Are you interested in Crime and Thriller books? Why not come along and join some of the leading authors in Crime and Thriller books as they give interviews about themselves and the work they have published and answer any questions you may have regarding this genre of writing.

Featuring the following Authors: A.A. Abbott, Darren Young and Rob Sinclair, with presenter/film maker Jayne Harris & chaired by ex-policeman Gary Hyde.

The Crime and Thriller Author Panel will be held at The Glebe Inn, Lower Gungate. Tamworth B79 7AT on Thursday 8th March 2018. Doors will be open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm Start. Tickets cost £6.00 per person

For details on how to book for this event please visit Eventbrite or read the following Crime and Thriller panel Leaflet for full details

The event is part of our 2018 Literary Festival (2nd-10th March). Please note, all events are subject to change. Check our social media for updates: Facebook

Romance and Womens Fiction

Romance Panel 2018

Why not come along for this fantastic event being hosted by some of the country’s finest authors of romance and women’s fiction joining us for the Tamworth Literary Festival 2018.

Featuring the following Authors: Christie Barlow, Phillipa Ashley, Erin Green, Dawn Bolton and Rachel Crowther.  The event will be chaired by Sue Miller, editor of Mama Life Magazine. Event includes a panel discussion & Q&A session. Refreshments available.

The Romance and Womens Fiction Authors Panel will be held at St George’s Chapel, St Editha’s Church, Tamworth on Wednesday 7th March 2018 with doors opening at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start. Tickets cost £6.00 per person

For details on how to book for this event please visit Eventbrite or read the following Romance and Womens Fiction Leaflet for full details.

The event is part of our 2018 Literary Festival (2nd-10th March). Please note, all events are subject to change. Check our social media for updates: Facebook

Aethelflaed & the origins of Stafford

The Origins of Stafford

Why Not Join us for the start of the Tamworth Literary Festival 2018 with a look at Aethelflaed and the origins of Stafford which will be presented by Martin Carver, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Archaeology.

This is sure to be a very memorable event and there will be refreshments available on the evening.

The presentation will be on Friday 2nd March 2018 at St Editha’s Church, Church Street, Tamworth and doors will open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start. Tickets cost £7.50 per person.

For more details of how to book for this event please visit Eventbrite or read the following Martin Carver flyer for full details details

The event is part of our 2018 Literary Festival (2nd-10th March). Please note, all events are subject to change. Check our social media for updates: Facebook