Inspiring performances delight at Marlow’s Literary Festival  

Marlow residents and visitors to the town enjoyed a day of entertainment, inspiration and creativity at WORDS, Marlow’s first Literary Festival on Saturday, 17th June.  

“It was a fabulous day of poetry, prose, drama and songs from a range of local artists,” said Jonathan Slack, Chairman of organisers The Marlow Writers’ Society. “We were delighted to see so many people attending and we’ve received many wonderful compliments about the event.” 

Actor Tom Chambers opened the day, which continued with performances from The Marlow Players, Marlow Operatic Society, JAM Theatre, poet Michael Bourton, writers Francoise Montgomery and Geoff Lambton, and many more. Mary Shelley even put in an appearance in period costume, and Heather Adams led a literary walk around the town. In the evening, audiences were entertained by singing groups Harmony Belles and Downley Descants. There was something for everyone, including activities for children, poetry workshops and readings. 

The winners of a local schools’ Flash Fiction competition, run in conjunction with the Festival, were presented with their prizes by Liz Lorente from sponsors Transition Town Marlow. Other sponsors included Marlow Town Council and Marlow Round Table.    

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