THIS WEEKEND: Weymouth Leviathan Literary Festival
Published by: Curtis Williams 10/03/2016 at 1:12 pm
This year Weymouth will be hosting the UK’s only Maritime Literary Festival on the 12th – 13th March and where better to do it than the London 2012 sailing venue.
Don’t miss listening to some of the best internationally known maritime authors and speakers in the world.
Book tickets online before the event at www.weymouthleviathan.org.uk/tickets
Richard Dunn: Re-finding Longitude, 11:00 – 12:00, Sunday 13 March at Royal Dorset Yacht Club Weymouth
Drawing on his research into the Longitude story Richard Dunn will present a talk on the story of how one of the greatest challenges in seafaring history was overcome.
Talk by Richard Dunn of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Selwyn Williams: Treasure of the Golden Grape, 12:30 – 13:30, Saturday 12 March at Old Rooms Inn
Have the Chance to see REAL pieces of eight and feel like a real Pirate and also hear his stories of treasure in the depths of the sea around Weymouth and Portland!
If you love Pirates don’t miss Scallywag Saturday on the 26th March!
The Fisherman’s Daughter: The Fisherman’s Daughter will be performed 4 times over the weekend, Saturday 11:30 – 12:30, 14:30 – 15:30 and Sunday 11:30 – 12:30, 14:30 – 15:30.
The Fishermans Daughter is a tale of a young girl waiting for her father to come back from sea one stormy night, as the story plays out we see young Jess live her worst nightmares by dreaming salty tales of ship-wrecks, sea-monsters, treasure and survival. With the help of an ex-librarian, Moira, and the friendship of a one legged seagull, called Harold, Jess learns the wonders of books.
Nichola Dennis: Author – Great for Kids!
Nichola Dennis will be reading from her book Bizzy the Blenny at the children’s festival on Saturday, so bring down the kids!
Brian Lavery The Birth of Naval Aviation, Royal Dorset Yacht Club, Saturday 12 March, 09:30 – 10:30
Did you know that British Naval Aviation may have begun in Weymouth’s waters when Lieutenant Charles Samson was the first to take off a moving ship in 1912? And that it could have been a publicity stunt by Winston Churchill?
Tom Cunliffe, In the Wake of Heroes, Royal Dorset Yacht Club, Sunday 13 March, 15:30 – 16:30
In ‘In The Wake of Heroes’ talk will show what moment inspired him to start sailing and start writing about the sea. Tom is a famous sailor around the UK, one of the country’s foremost sailing instructors and a brilliant author.
This and so much more will be available this weekend at Weymouth Leviathan Maritime Festival.
Remember to Book your Tickets online before the weekend at www.weymouthleviathan.org.uk/tickets