Ticket update: Philip Hoare, 100 Objects and John Osborne


A quick ticket update: tickets are still available for Philip Hoare (‘The Sea Inside Us All’), which kick off this year’s festival at 7.30pm this evening, from both Kett’s Books in Wymondham and The Book Hive in Norwich. Alternatively, there will be tickets available on the door tonight (Wymondham Baptist Church, door open at 7pm, tickets cost £7.50 adults, £4.00 under-21s). After the event Philip will be signing copies of ‘Leviathan’ and ‘The Sea Inside’, which will be on sale at the event. Tickets for the rest of the festival will also be on sale at Philip’s event.

Tickets for ‘A History of Norfolk in 100 Objects’ are now very limited and only available from Kett’s Books in Wymondham.  Call 01953 603663 to reserve one if you can’t make it into the shop. There are unlikely to be any tickets left on the night.

Tickets are selling well for all other events, so we’d advise purcasing in advance if possible. In particular there are now no tickets left at the Book Hive in Norwich for John Osborne’s ‘Three Shows from Radio 4’, though plenty of tickets for that event left at Kett’s Books (01603 603663). We’ll keep you updated on availability for John’s event.

Hope to see lots of you tonight for Philip Hoare!



The Sea Inside Us All – 13 Oct, 7.30pm

Philip swimming with a pod of Sperm Whales off the Azores (Photo: Andrew Sutton)

Just a few days until the exciting opening event of Wymondham Words, when we welcome Philip Hoare (winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize) for his talk titled The Sea Inside Us All. As well as offering a wonderful insight into whales and dolphins, Philip’s most-recent book ‘The Sea Inside’ offers a beautiful account of much other wildlife, and blends history, travel writing, biography and autobiography. It’s a wonderful, personal book and forms a great companion piece to his earlier ‘Leviathan, or The Whale’.

Tickets are still available for the event, which takes place on Thursday 13 October in Wymondham Baptist Church and starts at 7.30pm. You can get tickets in advance from The Book Hive in Norwich, or Kett’s Books in Wymondham. They cost £7.50 for adults or £4.00 for under-21s. As the venue is a large one, there should also be plenty of space on the night to just turn up and purchase a ticket on the door. We look forward to seeing you there and welcoming you to Wymondham Words 2016!

Free parking is available in Wymondham after 6pm in all the town car parks. The nearest, the central Market Place car park (entered through a passageway on your left after the Market Cross) is just a short walk to the venue (exit on foot out of the back of the car park and turn left – the church is a two-minute walk in front of you).

Ticket update: Limited ticket numbers for ‘A History of Norfolk in 100 Objects’


Just a quick update: advance tickets are selling well for all of the Festival’s events, but in particular anyone who is thinking of attending our talk on A History of Norfolk in 100 Objects at Wymondham’s Bridewell Museum on Tuesday 18 October (starts 7.30PM) would be well-advised not to think too long about whether or not to purchase a ticket!

The venue is limited to 50 seats and we have already sold a good number, although some tickets are still left at Kett’s Books in Wymondham and The Book Hive in Norwich (priced £7.50 adults, £4.00 under-21s). For more information call Kett’s Books on 01953 603663.

Wymondham Words 2016 Programme announced

wymwordscover_rounded1-forwebWe’re delighted to announce that the Programme for this year’s Festival, which runs from 13 October to 2 November 2016, is now available. Printed programmes can be picked up from various locations around Wymondham, Norwich, and other locations in Norfolk. And you can also download an electronic version here (Wymondham Words 2016 programme, PDF, 4.3 MB).

We hope you’ll be able to join us at some of our fantastic events. Tickets are available in advance from Kett’s Books in Wymondham or The Book Hive in Norwich, and will also be available on the door subject to availability (but to avoid disappointment in case the events sell out we’d advise purchasing in advance).


Wymondham Words 2016

We’re delighted that Wymondham Words will be returning again in the autumn – this year a couple of weeks later, with the Festival kicking off on Thursday 13 October with an event featuring Philip Hoare, the Samuel Johnson prize-winning author of Leviathan or, The Whale.

We have lots of other great writers lined up too and will post more details as soon as venues and ticket arrangements are more firmed up!

Mery Christmas!

Thanks to everyone involved in Wymondham Words 2015, which was our most successful Festival to date. There will be an update on the site about what’s happening with the Festival in early Spring 2016. Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year to all!

Festival ticket update

TIckets are selling very well for this year’s Festival… The opening event, on the evening of Thurs 8 October – Patrick Barkham – is almost sold out, with just a few tickets remaining on sale in The Book Hive, Norwich.

To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the other events please purchase advance tickets from Kett’s Books in Wymondham and The Book Hive, Norwich. (Tickets for the poetry supper are also available direct from the venue, the Green Dragon Tavern.)

Full 2015 programme now available and tickets for sale

Exciting news! The 2015 Wymondham Words programme is now available! Keep an eye out at various locations around Wymondham, Norwich and Norfolk for the printed version, or download a copy of the PDF. See the Event page for full details.

Tickets are now available to purchase from Kett’s Books in Wymondham and The Book Hive in Norwich. See our Tickets page for further details. Some events are sure to sell quickly, so please purchase in advance to avoid disappointment on the night (and to take advantage of special ticketing offers, such as the £10 combined ticket for Eastern Gothic and Not Lost in Translation).