SO FINALLY, NO MORE SLEEPS… THURSDAY, OCT 11, 2018
Blenheim Lit Fest kicks off
Nope, today is the day: a mere 8,760 hours since last year’s Blenheim Lit Fest took to the literary stage and as always it kicks off with a ‘soft’ opening - a literary, or more precisely, literary-gastro combo, courtesy of legendary Chinese chef, food writer and broadcaster Ken Hom.
However, its real meat and potatoes so to speak, starts tomorrow at noon, with a timely and captivating perspective on mettle, grit and pursuing our dreams with entrepreneur Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones.
Followed by the sublimely intriguing ‘Weird Plants’ with Chris Thorogood at 2.00pm and the light musical celebration, also at 2.00pm, offered by vocalist Jacqui Dankworth, poet Jeremy Robson and singer/songwriter Charlie Wood.
At 4.00pm, historian and archaeologist Professor John Blair presents a radically new view on the origins of Anglo-Saxon life, while at 6.45pm, the day is brought to a sumptuous close, courtesy of the Lucca Festival Singers performing in the Palace’s Orangery.
So if you want a taste of that real Friday feeling, head for Blenheim!
A FLAWLESS END-OF-FESTIVAL TOAST… SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 18.27PM
FROM THE RIDICULOUS TO THE SUBLIME… SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 15.23PM
THE RAT PACK FOR THE STAIRLIFT GENERATION… SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 14.23PM
JEEVES WOULD APPROVE… SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 18.31PM
QUALITY NOT QUANTITY… SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 15.28PM
WELL YOU WOULD, WOULDN’T YOU…? SATURDAY, OCT 13, 13.15PM
WELL, I DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING… FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 17.55PM