The Malpas Festival Programme 19th — 22nd May 2016
The Festival opens on Thursday evening with The Art Exhibition featuring the Festival Players production of 'A Dress in the Afternoon' written by award winning writer John Oakden in The Jubilee Hall.
Internationally renowned psychic and author Liz Dean will talk about her new book 'Switchwords — Say One Word to Get What you Want' at The Malpas Festival Literary Lunch on Friday 20th. She will also talk about our spirit guides and her work as one of The Psychic Sisters, so if you want to transform your life and perhaps have your future read, don't miss the chance to listen to Liz while you enjoy a delicious lunch!
The finalists from The Peter Wheeler Short Story Competition read their entries on Saturday morning and we are commemorating 400 years since the death of The Bard with 'Shake Up Your Shakespeare', a melange of readings and music in St Oswald's Church at 2pm and there is a rare opportunity to hear the celebrated RSC theatre director, Loveday Ingram, in conversation that afternoon.
Later, The Malpas Writers Group perform 'Spectrum'.
There is a marathon of music from 2pm till midnight in The Red Lion. and Saturday evening also sees Welsh mezzo soprano, Sioned Terry, singing for us in St Oswald's Church.
On Sunday one of the highlights will be the Celebrity Charity Cricket Match between the cast of Channel 4 TV's 'Hollyoaks' and The Malpas Festival XI. We are delighted that Henry Blofeld — Blowers, the legendary author and broadcaster will commentate on the game and add his touch of magic to what will be a very exciting contest. He will also be on hand after the match to sign his books.
Tickets available from Barlows,High St Malpas:01948 860480. Bookshrop, 12 Green End, Whitchurch: 01948 662844 and On-line www.malfest.com Festival Office: 07896 235645
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