ON SATURDAY 9TH JUNE AT BODFACH HALL, LLANFYLLIN SY22 5HS
The inaugural Montgomeryshire Literary Festival – Gwyl Llên Maldwyn 2018 or Monty Lit Fest will be held on Saturday 9th June 2018 at Bodfach Hall, Llanfyllin in the north of Montgomeryshire. This first Festival will showcase several wonderful authors who live in Montgomeryshire and has two main themes: history and love of the countryside. Full details can be seen on the Monty Lit Fest website: www.montylitfest.com
The authors speaking at the Festival are: novelist Myfanwy Alexander; naturalist and broadcaster Iolo Williams; writer and doyenne of television interviewers Mavis Nicholson; historian Matthew Dennison; leading Literary Agent and historian Andrew Lownie; poet and politician Lord Gowrie, and author Adele Nozedar of Brecon Beacons Foraging. The day will finish with complimentary live music performed by Ruth and Ken Powell from 6.30pm to 8pm. Full biographical details and photos of the authors and musicians are attached including the times of each talk.
The Festival, founded by Simon Baynes, is being organised by Myfanwy Alexander, Amanda Jenner and Simon and Maggie Baynes. It will be held in the ten acre gardens of Bodfach Hall just outside Llanfyllin. It is a familiar place to many people as the gardens are regularly opened for charity and the Llanfyllin Show is held on the parkland every August (a photograph of the gardens is attached and there are more in the attached document).
Our intention is to make the Monty Lit Fest an annual event, held at a different location in Montgomeryshire each year. We are very keen to involve as many people as possible in its organisation and are therefore setting up a Festival Committee; if you would like to join, please email Simon on firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 07880 786573.
Festival tickets are available via the website or by emailing email@example.com to receive a hardcopy order form for a postal application. The tickets can be purchased for individual talks (£7 each) or you can buy a Morning or Afternoon Pass (£15 each) or a day pass (£30) which provide a discounted rate for the talks (excluding the Botanical Gin workshop at 6.30pm which is a fundraising event for the Festival with tickets priced at £20). Car parking is free.
Food and drink for the Festival will be provided by Cwpan Pinc of nearby Llangadfan www.cwpanpinc.co.uk and there will be a special tent and activities for children organised by Llanfyllin-based professional childminders Closeknit Teulu Agos run by Shan Mayor. We are very keen to make the Monty Lit Fest a day out for all the family.
The talks will start at 10am and will last for 50 minutes each, including Q&A, and will be held in a central marquee with a PA system so everyone can hear clearly.
The authors speaking will be signing copies of their books for you to purchase from a pop-up bookstore at the Festival provided by Oswestry’s award-winning independent Booka Bookshop www.bookabookshop.co.uk
For more information or any enquiries, please contact Simon Baynes on 07880 786573 or firstname.lastname@example.org or write to: Bodfach Hall, Llanfyllin, Powys SY22 5HS.
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