Welcome to Frodsham’s fifth Weaver Words Literature Festival.

We are delighted to bring you an exciting five day programme, packed full of fascinating events, talks and creative workshops.

Highlights include BBC radio legend Mark Radcliffe, award-winning Manchester poet Michael Symmons Roberts, TV forensic psychologist Kerry Daynes and comedian Mitch Benn, from BBC Radio Four’s hit satirical Now Show.

Guardian journalist and author Henry McDonald will be offering his unique perspective on Northern Ireland, Prof Michael Parkinson will talk about saving Liverpool from the 1980s militant era onwards and our own festival manager Lynn Pegler will be premiering a new play about Lewis Carroll exploring the fact behind the fiction of the real Alice.

The theme for this year’s festival is ‘Edgelands’ – those awkward, dysfunctional places, both actual and virtual. Given the recent Brexit divisions, spotlights on mental health and environmental issues like global warming, it seems to reflect the national mood perfectly at the moment!

With a pop-up poetry wall, literary lunch, two writing competitions and lots of different creative workshops and events, there’s much to enjoy in this fantastic festival.

Many thanks to our patron Tim Firth and all our wonderful sponsors, supporters, volunteers and helpers who make this festival possible.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Weaver Words
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Mitch Benn
Mitch Benn – Saturday evening
10 Songs to Change the World
Mark Radcliffe
Mark Radcliffe on Sunday afternoon
In conversation Mick Ord
TV expert forensic psychologist Kerry Daynes
TV expert forensic psychologist Kerry Daynes
Talks on Thursday evening
Stephen Booth
Literary lunch on Thursday
With crime novelist Stephen Booth

Alice's Quest for Wonderland
Alice’s Quest for Wonderland
Play on Friday night
Workshops
Workshops and Classes
Daphne Du Maurier
Illustrated talk on Daphne Du Maurier. Friday.