A celebration of nature and place through literature

15th – 16th July 2017

Boldshaves Gardens, Kent

 

“It is a thrill to see The Wealden Literary Festival taking root and flourishing. With its emphasis on the natural world, its commitment to children and to community, and its vision of getting people outdoors and hands-on with nature, as well as reading and talking about it, it strikes me as a hugely hopeful and valuable new event. Long may it grow!” Robert Macfarlane

 

 

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Talks

Be inspired by talks given by some of the best loved place, nature and travel writers each discussing their passion for the natural world and the outdoors.

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Nature

Get out into nature by exploring the beautiful gardens and woodland, the location of art installations and craft stalls.  Or take part in fascinating wildlife safaris, nature trails and other events for children and adults.

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Books & Local Produce

For the best of Kentish produce, try out our artisan food and craft stalls, or while away the hours in the festival café and bar.

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With special thanks to Ashford School: a co-educational day, nursery and boarding school for boys and girls ages 0-18.