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Literature And Film Festival - Stonyhurst College - 16/8/19 - 17/8/19

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~Fiction :-
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, commonly shortened to Hogwarts, is a fictional British school of magic for students aged eleven to eighteen, and is the primary setting for the first six books in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.

Fact :-
Stonyhurst College is a coeducational Roman Catholic independent school, adhering to the Jesuit tradition, on the Stonyhurst Estate, Lancashire, England. It occupies a Grade I listed building. The school has been fully co-educational since 1999.

Although the two vary in fantasy and reality, they do share the uniqueness for teaching young people to be better equipped to deal with life as adults be it tackling goblins or gruesome work.

It’s a place like Stonyhurst College that author J.K. Rowling  looked to for inspiration when she began writing her much loved books. The interpretation into film helped fans gain a further insight into the world Rowling had created.

This weekend you could be one of many to experience the very first Stonyhurst Literary and Film Festival.

In addition to discussions on Harry Potter they’ll also be time for literary experts to talk in depth about J.R.R. Tolkein the mastermind behind the Lord of the Rings series.

Headline speakers at the two-day festival include:

  • Actor, author and director, Simon Callow
  • Former politician and author, Ann Widdecombe
  • Award-winning comedian and best-selling author, Dr Adam Kay
  • English theatre and television writer and producer, Debbie Horsfield
  • International Emmy award-winning filmmaker, David Barnes

The programme also features an interview conducted by historian Simon Robinson, with two Lancashire ‘Secret War’ Veteran Sisters, responsible for publishing their father’s memoirs entitled 1,000 Days on the River Kwai.

The Stonyhurst Collections and Old Chapel Museum will be open throughout the festival and feature some of the great works in literary history, which the college  are proud to share.

These include the following four  :-

  1. Shakespeare’s First Folio,
  2. Charles Dicken’s Oliver Twist,
  3. Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass
  4.  Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh.

If all this sounds too good to be true then come along and see for yourselves. For your chance to obtain tickets please log on to seetickets.com

As an epic conclusion the two day festival will culminate on the Saturday evening, with an open-air cinema screening of the Oscar winning film, Bohemian Rhapsody, in the magnificent grounds of the College.

Visitors from across the country will share a programme of captivating authors, speakers and open-air cinema.

  • First Stonyhurst Literature and Film Festival takes place this weekend
  • August 16 & 17 2019.

^Alex Ashworth