Monday, 23 April 2012

Brympton Festival.

During the past few days this stunning house in Somerset has been the venue for the first ever Brympton Festival.

The first day, Friday 20th, was Diversity day with food and dancing from all over the world, and I went along, both as a host, and as a speaker. I was on a panel of past Yeovil Prize winners talking about what our success in the Yeovil Prize has meant to us as writers.

Unfortunately, due to work and other commitments, I was unable to attend on any of the other days, but I’ve heard only good things! There was an amazing line up of speakers with stacks going on so that we were spoilt for choice.

And the setting – the house was amazing – walls of antlers and huge fireplaces, but with the front door open a particularly cold wind blasted down the corridors and I couldn’t help wondering what it must have been like to actually live there!

I believe the organisers are planning to run it again next year. But this year’s festival is still going strong – last day on Thursday – so if you’re in the area I recommend you check it out. There are some more pictures over on my Events page.


  1. Hey Kate,
    Wow, what a place and thanks for bringing awareness to this festival.
    It makes me realise just how much there is to see and do in this green and pleasant land.
    And I note you are a host and have guest spoken. Nice one because I know how nerve racking public speaking can be.
    All the best to you, Gary :)

  2. Hi Gary, nerve racking indeed but good experience.

  3. What a beautiful place! I'm in awe of people who can speak in public - if I could conduct my entire life via email, I would : P

  4. Good job! If I find myself in the Yeovil region, I'll be sure to check it out :)

  5. @Ruth - ha ha - I can relate to that!

    And Jo - who knows - maybe next time you'll be a speaker yourself!

  6. Wow, that place is beautiful! I hope you have fun.

  7. What an inspiring looking place. I'd love to do some writing there. :)


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