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Miracles and monsters at Words festival
Tuesday 13th May, 2014

Miracles and monsters at Words festival
Mark Olly

Mark Olly, from the Sky History TV series Lost Treasures, is heading to the borough to share stories and stand-up comedy as part of an exciting programme of events taking place over the next two weeks.

The charismatic writer and archaeologist is hosting three events – The Bible Code, which will explore biblical subjects including miracles and the Turin Shroud; In Search of the Real King Arthur, based on the best-selling books The Keys to Avalon and Pendragon – the Search for the Real Arthur; and A Pictorial Cabinet of Marvels, when he will transform history and archaeology into stand-up comedy through a Victorian-style picture show.

Carole Odgen, festival organiser, said: “Festival fortnight is finally here so come and join us for our celebration of the written and spoken word. There are talks by some of the country’s most inspirational authors and plenty of interactive events to get your creative juices flowing. Whether you have a passion for writing, love to get stuck into a good book or just want to learn something new, the festival has something for you.”

Other highlights include successful names such as Matt Hilton, famous for the Joe Hunter series; Radio 6 Breakfast DJ Shaun Keaveny; and Richard D Lewis, author of The Billingers, who will be charting the history of his ancestors and their work in the Wigan and Mold mining communities of the 19th century.

And there is lots on offer for younger Words fans including a fabulous Monsters at t’Mill event at Trencherfield Mill including a tour, terrifying tales and a mutant mill monster! There’s also the chance to enjoy a magical reworking of a classic story of friendship and sharing with the theatre production Sonya’s Garden.

A full list of all festival events can be found at www.wlct.org/words

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