Bainton celebrates
100 years with perhaps the smallest literary festival in the world

21st,22nd,23rd May


To buy tickets contact:
Elaine 740323 or Ian 740009 or Zena 740550 or Helen 740091 or David 740626

Event Description When Tickets
Viewing Display Poetry entries, 1910 newspapers, old village photos & ephemera and a commemoration piece produced by the sewing circle who meet in the Reading Room Friday 15:00 to 17:00 Free. No ticket needed.
An evening with
‘Joyce Grenfell’
by Hilary Ayling
A humorous evening of monologues and songs by Joyce Grenfell. Supper provided. Friday 19:15 for a 19:30 start
£10 (includes Ploughman’s supper and glass of wine).
Poetry Workshop with Joy Harris Great fun with words for children & adults led by Peterborough Poet Laureate. Please note: children must be accompanied by a responsible adult Saturday 10:00 to 12:00 Free if you entered a poem otherwise ‘ten shillings’ (50p).Everyone needs a ticket.
Scrabble Afternoon Come as a group of 2, 3 or 4 players or individually to join others. Try online Scrabble or even the new rules which allow proper nouns! Boards will be available to use or bring your own board if you prefer. Saturday 14:00 to 16:00 No ticket needed.
Stamford Shoestring Theatre Group present 'With Great Pleasure' An entertaining evening of readings: humorous, serious, dramatic. Presented by a renowned local theatre group Saturday 19:15 for a 19:30 start £5 (includes glass of wine).

Sunday Newspapers and Bacon Butties
Free’ press – just as it used to be in the early days of the Reading Room. The Sunday papers with the added incentive of bacon butties – what could be better? Sunday 10:00 to 12:00

No ticket needed.
Buy refreshments on the day

John Clare Museum visit & walk from Helpston to Bainton Includes open air poetry in John Clare landscape as you walk the two miles back to Bainton. (Note: You don't have to do the walk; you can just visit the museum.) Sunday 13:30 Meet in Helpston, walkers return to Bainton before 16:00 £4 (includes museum entrance and a cup of tea/coffee at Helpston).
Writing in the Reading Room : Hilary Spiers Local author Hillary Spiers will talk about writing short stories and plays and getting into print. She will read from her recently published anthology 'The Hour Glass'. Sunday 14:00 to 15:00 £4
‘Edwardian’
Afternoon Tea
Tea and cakes served as they would have been in 1910 when the Reading Room was built. Sunday 16:00 to 17:30 No ticket needed.
Tea & cake on the day £2.50

To buy tickets contact:
Elaine 740323 or Ian 740009 or Zena 740550 or Helen 740091 or David 740626

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