Sherborne Literary Society
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22 Nov 2019

Poetry Plus

An Autumn Anthology

A members' evening for you to bring a poem of your choice, or even one you have written yourself, for you or a member of the team to read. Please send offers to Mark Greenstock ( by the end of October. The poem can be on any topic but should be no more than 2-3 minutes long, including the introduction. The selectors' decision is final!

This will take place in the Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL, starting at 7.30 pm on 22nd November 2019 (doors open at 7 pm). Tickets (£5) are available from Winstone's Bookshop or, if still available, on the door and include a glass of wine with canapés.

£5 to include a glass of wine and canapes

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07 Dec 2019

Festival Plus Event

Andrew Lownie on The Mountbattens - Their Lives and Loves

7 pm start at the The Digby Memorial Hall in Digby Road

Andrew Lownie was a very popular speaker at the 2015 Festival when he spoke about Stalin's Englishman (Guy Burgess the spy).

This is an account of an unusual marriage which, whilst beset with infidelities, was also a loving and mutually supportive one. It also reveals much new information on many of the controversies of Mountbatten’s career from the disastrous 1942 Dieppe Raid to the rapid transfer of power in India in 1947 as well as his murder in 1979.

Tickets are available from the Tourist Information Centre on Digby Road  (01935 815341), Winstone's Bookshop in Cheap Street or through Eventbrite.

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