Holkham Hall: Illustrated presentation/lecture by Christine Hiskey, author of ‘Holkham’ and winner of prestigious EDP/Jarrold East Anglian Book (History and Tradition) Award for 2017.
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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s ballad is one of the best loved poems in the language – and one which just happens to have been published in the year of Nelson’s victory at the Nile. Festival patron Dame Gillian Beer presides over readings from – and a discussion of – this […]
Admiral Dr Chris Parry Best known as a senior commander in his own right, Nelson acquired his fighting skills and much of his contemporary reputation under the command of others. Here, Admiral Dr Chris Parry brings his own extensive naval experience and academic research to bear on the intriguing question of what it was like […]
In the Handa Gallery Ian Scott is a trustee of an important collection of Nelson memorabilia. For this event he has selected a series of prints which tell Nelson’s story in chronological order. These he will introduce in the Maltings Handa Galley, where the exhibition is being staged during and after the festival. Depictions include […]
Schools Poetry Recital Competition Memorising and reciting poetry is an art in its own right. As part of our Nelson theme, local schools here on the coast have been asked to choose poems reflecting Nelson’s characteristics (or virtues and defects) for recital by their pupils. They’ve done so with real passion. At this event a […]
Professor Andrew Lambert It was after Nelson’s great victory at Aboukir Bay in August 1798 that Nelson was raised to the peerage. He took a title that celebrated both the famous victory and his much-loved birthplace – almost within hailing distance of the Maltings itself. Although Nelson is much more firmly associated in our imagination […]
Admiral Chris Parry Nelson provided inspiration for the two great novelists of the Napoleonic Wars at sea: CS Forester (creator of Horatio Hornblower) and Patrick O’Brian, who wrote the Jack Aubrey/Stephen Maturin series. Each sequence has its supporters. The New York Times declared of O’Brian, ‘His Aubrey-Maturin series, 20 novels of the Royal Navy in […]
In the Handa Gallery Tom Pocock, who died in 2007, was a biographer, war correspondent, journalist and naval historian. A longstanding enthusiast for the North Norfolk coast, it was Tom whose books about Nelson and his times revived interested in the great admiral in the years after WW2 – a national enthusiasm that culminated in […]
A talk by Lord Robin Butler Lord Butler of Brockwell KG, GCB, CVO, PC, is the only person to have served five prime ministers as Private Secretary, and Secretary of the Cabinet. He was Head of the Home Civil Service from 1988 to 1998. In this very special event he will talk of his many […]
Selfmade Music was started in 1992 by Susie Self and Michael Christie, to create and develop new music theatre. Selfmade Music grew out of The Royal Opera House “Garden Venture”. It has received project funding five times from The Arts Council for the creation of new productions of Extraordinary Women, Heroic Women, Three by Three, […]
Thursday 24th October In the uncomfortably near future, parts of Norfolk’s coast will be buttressed, adjusted or abandoned in response to climate change and rising sea levels. Accordingly, the first programme in the new ‘Think Global, Act Local’ series at Wells Maltings will focus on the roles of coastal communities in shaping Norfolk’s Coastal Futures. Research by […]
25 & 26th Oct
The plot follows Simba, a young lion who must embrace his role as the rightful king of his native land following the murder of his father, Mufasa, at the hands of his uncle, Scar.
Bolshoi Ballet Live Via Satellite. Raymonda is betrothed to Jean de Brienne, a gallant knight who pledged to go on a crusade led by the King of Hungary. When her beloved leaves, Abderakhman, a foreign knight, makes a bid for the hand of Raymonda and threatens her fate when she rejects him… Created in the […]
Film presented by Screen-next-the-Sea as part of the ’50 years on from Woodstock’ series Through the open country and desert lands, two bikers head from L.A to New Orleans, and along the way, meet a man who bridges a counter-culture gap they are unaware of. Director: Dennis Hopper
Live on screen from the Theatre Royal York Adapted by Emma Rice based on Angela Carter’s 1991 novel.