Sparkling line-up for fourth LitFest

A record 40 artistes will be taking part in the fourth Clifton LitFest this month.

They include poets, musicians, authors,  newspaper columnists, natural history film cameramen and speakers. 

The Litfest opens on November 10 when Professor Alice Roberts, anthropologist, author and broadcaster, who has presented various television series including Digging for Britain, Time Team and Britain’s most Historic Towns will be the keynote speaker at Christ Church.

Professor Roberts, who went to school at Westbury-on-Trym and still lives locally, will be talking about how burial archaeology can shed light on ancient societies. 

She has recently published her debut children’s novel Wolf Road, which has already been chosen as ‘the Children’s Book of the Week’ by The Times newspaper. 

Also on the programme is Peter Lord, co-founder of Bristol’s internationally known animation company Aardman. In an illustrated talk he will take his audience behind the scenes of some of the films his company have made made in an illustrated talk. 

  The LitFest is organised by the Friends of Clifton Centre and Library, (FoCCal).

 It runs from November 10-12 with events taking place at three venues in Clifton Village: Clifton Library, Christ Church and Pavey House in nearby Waterloo Street. 

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