Over the last week we’ve been wrangling the large number of terrifically exciting talks, workshops and entertainments we’ve booked for Leviathan into some sort of sensible order. We think we’ve now come up with a festival programme that’ll mean most people will get to see the things they’re really interested in. The result is that we’ll soon be publishing the […]Read more "Leviathan tickets to go on sale from 1 December"
Media friends, We’ve written a press release to announce the festival and have distributed it to some of the journalists we know. If we’ve missed sending it your way then, good news, here it is… Feel free to fire over any questions and we hope you can make it to Weymouth in March. WL Weymouth Leviathan, ‘Fear […]Read more "Press release introducing Weymouth Leviathan"
We are over the moon to announce that Philip Hoare will be at Weymouth Leviathan, providing festival goers with a fascinating interpretation of his latest book, The Sea Inside. An experienced broadcaster and curator, Philip wrote and presented the BBC Arena film, The Hunt for Moby-Dick, and directed three films for BBC’s Whale Night. He is […]Read more "Philip Hoare joins Weymouth Leviathan programme"
We’re delighted to announce that J D Davies will be at Leviathan and will present a talk titled, ‘Fear, Courage and Honour in an Age of Adversity: Samuel Pepys and the ‘Gentleman Captains’ of Charles II’s Navy’. J D Davies is an award winning historian and author of the acclaimed naval historical fiction series, The Journals of Matthew Quinton. […]Read more "J D Davies to speak on Samuel Pepys and Charles II’s Navy"
I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am to announce that three senior curators from the world’s largest maritime museum, the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London, will be giving talks at Weymouth Leviathan. James Davey, Curator of Naval History, will be giving a talk titled, ‘In Nelson’s Wake’ Barbara Tomlinson, Curator Emeritus, will speak about […]Read more "Curators from National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, to speak at Leviathan"
“Who will become Patrick O’Brian’s successor as First Sea Lord of Historical Fiction? A strong contender is Julian Stockwin” – The Guardian Julian Stockwin, author of historical naval action-adventure novels, The Kydd Series, which includes his recently published novel, Tyger, the 16th in the series, will be appearing at Weymouth Leviathan in March. His talk, […]Read more "Julian Stockwin, author of Kydd Series of historical naval adventures, to appear at Leviathan"
Antoine Vanner, author of the soon to be four-part Dawlish Chronicles will give a talk to Leviathan visitors. His talk is titled, “Hazard in Nautical Fiction: Facets of Courage and Fear”. The Dawlish Chronicles star Nicholas Dawlish, a British naval officer as the British Empire reaches its apogee in the late Victorian period. The Age of […]Read more "Antoine Vanner, author of Dawlish Chronicles, to appear at Leviathan"