Welcome to The Living Literature Society
Visitors from overseas are welcome as temporary members and
UK guests are welcome to attend their first event at members' rate
Sunday August 10th from 6:30pm
Shakespeare and The Countess - the battle that gave birth to the Globe
Sunday September 14th
Virginia Woolf - Art, Life and Vision
All events are personally hosted and whether you are a member or a guest a warm welcome always awaits you.
Performances and presentations are preceded by an informal drinks reception with canapés and followed by dinner which is optional.
Over a glass of wine and canapés you will be meeting others who share you’re appreciation of literature, theatre and the arts.
Take a look at our events diary to see what’s coming up. The picture gallery shows a selection of past events and to see the You Tube video of our Thomas Hardy weekend click here. There’s something there to appeal to all tastes.
Every month we will be
Bringing Literature to Life
Have you ever finished a book and wanted the experience to continue - to find out more about the author and delve into the history behind its pages?
At The Living Literature Society we aim to do exactly this – to bring the literary greats to life through theatrical performances and special literary talks.
We believe that we have created a new way of looking at literature. We try to get under the skin of the authors we cover, explore what inspired them to write, their struggles and their triumphs. You will also meet many of the characters from their novels.
Professional actors research and study what made them tick, pen their own theatrical pieces and present them exclusively for The Living Literature Society.
We also offer the opportunity to meet celebrated writers of today. Some of our guest authors are themselves descendants of great British literary figures. These have included Virginia Nicholson, great niece of Virginia Woolf and author of 'Among the Bohemians’ and Lucinda Dickens Hawksley direct descendant and author of ‘Charles Dickens’ and ‘ Katey’.
But you certainly don’t need to be a literary buff - enjoying a good read and lots of enthusiasm goes a long way.