Mulbarton Words Week returns!

After a successful first year in 2015, the south Norfolk village of Mulbarton will once again be hosting a Festival of Words: spoken, sung and written, from June 5 to 11.

With a larger and more diverse range of events planned for 2016, the organisers hope that the week will attract even bigger audiences this year.

Amongst the offerings this summer will be an evening devoted to wildlife and natural history writers, including Mike Toms, author of “Owls”, from the British Trust for Ornithology, and an afternoon vintage tea party, with Phyllida Scrivens, who will be talking about her book, Escaping Hitler, the story of a Jewish boy’s flight from Nazi Germany and how he eventually became Sherriff of Norwich.

There be an evening with four female authors, one of whom will be Elly Griffiths, author of the popular crime fiction series set in and around North Norfolk featuring forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway, and the Wymondham playwriting group Four by Four will be returning to perform a new series of radio plays.

Local historian Jill Wright, author of the Book of Mulbarton, will be leading an early evening walk around Mulbarton’s historic common, whilst Thursday will see children’s events taking place in the village’s infant and junior schools.

Saturday afternoon and evening will be filled with songs and poetry, with acts including the Broad Beat Choir, soprano Emma Nuule, the Emily Winng Band, pop poet Ben Winn and a welcome return of Kings Lynn-based Morganway.

On Sunday, there will be a morning talk, an exhibition looking at the effect the Bible has had on English literature, and The Big Quiz – complete with an extra special table round this year – will take place in the World’s End pub in the evening.

Wymondham’s community bookshop, Kett’s Books, is again supporting Mulbarton Words Week and will have a bookstall at several of the events.

For further details of the week’s programme, including ticket and booking information, please visit, search “Mulbarton Words Week” on Facebook or call the event coordinator, Chris Lansdowne, on 01508 570976.

Many of the events will be free of charge.

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