Norman Nicholson Festival

News has reached The Reader of another literary festival in October. It seems unlikely that the Danish pastries and power breakfasts will be as flamboyant as those in Cheltenham, but devotees of poet Norman Nicholson will be interested to hear about the 2007 Norman Nicholson Festival, to be held at The Guide Hall, Millom, Cumbria, on Saturday, 20 October, 10am to 3.30pm. Here’s the blurb:

2007 marks the twentieth anniversary of the death of Norman Nicholson (1914 to 1987). The Norman Nicholson Society’s programme of events climaxes, at the end of October, with a one-day Festival in the poet’s home town of Millom. The Festival will feature talks by two leading poets, a special exhibition and the prize-giving for the inaugural Norman Nicholson Poetry Competition for Schools. Tickets for the Festival are priced at £8 for the whole day (including buffet lunch) and £4 (without lunch) for non-members of the Society. Please send cheques, made payable to The Norman Nicholson Society, to:

Mrs Rosemary McFie, 4 Devonshire Road, Millom, Cumbria, LA18 4JF. Tel. 01229 775192.