Cotswolds to China at the Sherborne Travel Writing Festival


Next month the Powell Theatre in Sherborne will be awash with top international travel writers, photographers, and radio and television personalities, between them covering destinations such as Sicily, Kerala, China, the Brazilian Amazon, North Korea, Roman Gaul, Nigeria, Burma’s Shan Hills … and the Cotswolds.
The Sherborne Travel Writing Festival runs from 5th to 7th April – curated by Rory MacLean, travel writer of more than a dozen books, the programme of talks have been meticulously planned to inspire, excite and motivate both armchair and intrepid travellers to broaden their horizons.
Highlights of the weekend include:
Noo Saro-Wiwa, author of the Sunday Times Travel Book of the Year, Looking for Transwonderland, talking about her new book
Explorer and filmmaker Benedict Allen, relives memories of the Arctic with his team of dogs overcoming the worst winter weather ever recorded, as well as his solo trip to revisit the Yaifo people in the Amazon.
Don McCullin, veteran photojournalist and Dorset resident, closes the weekend reminiscing on his iconic black and white work from 1950s London to the Vietnam War.
Award-winning photojournalist Nick Danziger will join Rory MacLean to discuss their humanitarian work
A Writing Britain panel sponsored by Bradt, the leading independent travel publisher, with speakers on the Cotswolds, Cornwall, and Dorset (perfect for those who prefer journeying closer to home!).
Weekend Festival Tickets, with entry to all 12 talks, including free parking and Tea with the Authors, cost £80 per member and £100 for non-members. Individual session tickets cost £10 per member and £12 for non-members, except for the Don McCullin session which are £18 for members and £22 for non-members. Membership to the Sherborne Literary Society is only £10 a year, which includes a discount on books bought from Winstone’s Bookshop, Sherborne.

  • To find out more and to buy tickets for the Sherborne Travel Writing Festival visit Tickets can also be bought from Winstone’s Bookshop, Sherborne.


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