Excitingly, there are just 11 days to go until we open the festival! If there’s an event you don’t want to miss and you’ve not bought your tickets yet, now would be a brilliant time to buy them and here’s the very button you need to press… If you’d rather see what event takes your […]Read more "11 days to go! Festival bookshop and ticket update"
Whatever your religious outlook, there’s no denying the power of the language that can be heard reverberating around places of worship. Christianity and perhaps especially our island’s Church of England has long had a special relationship with the sea. We invite festival goers to take a few moments to visit Weymouth’s Holy Trinity Church on the harbour bridge to […]Read more "The Word and the Sea at Holy Trinity"
We didn’t set out for Leviathan’s programme to have such a strong maritime history stream, but that’s indisputably and gloriously what we’ve got. For millennia, stories brought home from ocean voyages were their age’s science-fiction. Villains sailed beyond morality and the law, heroes pure and contradictory arose, catastrophes struck, new worlds were discovered and the unimaginable became real. From monsters of the Jurassic […]Read more "Maritime History at Weymouth Leviathan"
We’ve a lot of great stuff to announce for young readers over the next few days but first, here’s the biggie: Weymouth Leviathan maritime literary festival has commissioned the award winning AsOne Theatre Company to create a children’s theatrical production based on themes of the sea and reading. The production, ‘The Fisherman’s Daughter’, will première at […]Read more "‘The Fisherman’s Daughter’ children’s theatre production commissioned by Weymouth Leviathan"
Please feel free to print off our festival poster and pin it up somewhere where people who’d be interested will see it. The poster we like the best is the landscape version: The A4/A5 printable version can be downloaded here: Weymouth Leviathan poster landscape We’ve also created a portrait version for people whose noticeboards work best […]Read more "Festival poster to download and print"
We’ve pressed go on our online ticket sales system and we’ll have physical tickets for over-the-counter sales available at the Royal Dorset Yacht Club from the evening of 1st December. A perfect Christmas present for your loved ones. This is where the festival of our imagination is tested against the reality of your interest. Fingers crossed this […]Read more "Tickets go on sale!"
Antoine Vanner is giving a talk at Leviathan and has also very kindly agreed to run two creative writing workshops. These words from his fascinating Dawlish Chronicles blog. “I’ll be speaking at the Weymouth Leviathan Maritime Literary Festival in March next year and during it I’ll also be running a workshop on plot-development for aspiring writers. […]Read more "Interested in writing maritime fiction?"