“Friday, 21 November has a couple of evening events to get the weekend started at Taunton Literary Festival. At 6pm, Brendon Books, in Bath Place is hosting a meet the author session with Robert Kershaw and his book, which offers a fresh insight into the battle of Waterloo. If you feel like taking part in the festival, then head to the Open Mic Night at St Michael’s Church, Galmington. The poetry, prose, song and storytelling kicks off at 7:30pm and everyone’s welcome. With free entry, it would be churlish to refuse.
6.00 pm Robert Kershaw, 24 Hours at Waterloo £6.50 at Brendon Books, Bath Place, Taunton
The battle of Waterloo had all the drama and brutality of a nineteenth-century bare-knuckle prize fight. It was a vicious fight to
the finish between two evenly matched opponents. In 24 Hours at Waterloo, using a plethora of previously unpublished eyewitness accounts, letters and diaries, Robert Kershaw reveals the soldier’s view of this iconic battle: how they felt, what they saw, what they smelt and what they heard enduring this epic confrontation on Sunday 18 June 1815.Visceral and raw, this is Waterloo as you’ve never experienced it before. Robert Kershaw is a former Para, having joined the Parachute Regiment in 1973, commanded 10 Para and left as a full Colonel in 2006. His active service includes tours in Northern Ireland, the first Gulf War (during which he was awarded the US Bronze Star) and Bosnia.
7.30 Open Mic Evening at St Michael’s Church, Galmington Free Entry
“Expressions of Creativity” – “Open Mic’ @ St.Mikes” Following our exhibition two years ago, on the theme “Fruits of the Earth”, designed to encourage personal creativity; this year we plan to host an “Open Mic” at St Michael’s Church, Pitts
Close, Galmington to provide a platform for creative writing and song. We aim to provide a venue, a positive atmosphere and a microphone to share poetry, prose, musical creations and maybe short stories. We would love to hear your contributions, but should there be too many, the organisers reserve the right to select contributions. We believe that the members of a supportive audience is as important as those who share. It will be on held on Saturday 15th November at 7.30pm, finishing at 10.00pm.
Find out more and book your ticket for Taunton Literary Festival 2014 here.