Sherborne’s festivals act as bookends around our summer: the Abbey Music Festival in May sets the scene and in October, as the weather and the clocks change, Sherborne offers an enthralling month of debate, intellectual stimulation and just pure entertainment with its Literary and International Film Festivals.
The THIRD Sherborne Literary Festival is now fully up to speed with a wonderful offering of authors and activities over five days from Wednesday 15 to Sunday 19 October. Authors range from Gyles Brandreth and James Wong to Victoria Glendinning and Helen Yemm. Tickets are available from the Sherborne Tourist Information Centre and the events take place in a variety of locations. Get a copy of the Festival programme and indulge!
The SIXTH Sherborne International Film Festival brings another ten exciting World Cinema films to the town. Taking place from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 October, the festival allows you to see some remarkable new films as well as some classics. Louis Malle’s first-ever film, which brought Jeanne Moreau to fame in 1958 is being shown – “Lift to the Scaffold”. The latest film by acclaimed Iranian director, Asghar Farhadi, “The Past” is a penetrating study of the relations of a family going through divorce, set in Paris. For details of the programme see www.shiff.org.uk or get a flyer from the Tourist Office.