It looks set to be a busy year ahead for the Evesham Festival of Words.

This year’s schedule involves more than 35 events, from literary-themed cycle rides to talks with popular authors and TV show presenters.

The main festival weekend starts on Thursday, June 29, but first up is an online poetry workshop in March hosted by Rhianna Levi, Worcestershire Poet Laureate.

Making appearances during the festival will be Turi King from the TV show DNA Family Secrets, best- authors Sophie Hannah and Joanna Cannon, and impressionist Alistair McGowan.

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Organisers have also teamed up with Holland House in Cropthorne for four events - John Donne, Gloucestershire Observed, Richard III: From Car Park to Reburial, and SS Suevic: A Tale of Shipwreck and Survival. 

A partnership has also been reached with Raphaels with plans for a talk celebrating 80 years of Desert Island Discs at Easter and a quiz night later in the year.

There will also be a book-themed cycle ride in partnership with Cycle Evesham Vale and literary walk with Evesham Walking Festival.

Other events include a talk about the Antiques Roadshow, a tour of Slad with a focus on Lurie Lee, an evening with TV screenwriter Tony Grounds, a concert by EODS.

The final event of the year, A Christmas Carol, comes in December in partnership with The Henrican.

Details of all the festival events can be found at