The Brinks Festival returns to Wisbech this month... here’s a handy guide
PUBLISHED: 17:29 13 May 2016 | UPDATED: 17:29 13 May 2016
If you’re looking for a variety of events with something for everyone, then The Brinks Festival in Wisbech is for you.
This year’s wide-ranging programme boasts two weeks of music, drama, dance, film, photography, literature and visual arts in venues around Wisbech.
Choose from the Marvel/DC poster art exhibition at The Boat House where you can meet some of your favourite characters, seeing concert pianist James Rhodes or for those more energetic take part in the Wisbech Colour Run in the park.
The Brinks Festival takes place from May 16 to 29.
For more information and to book visit: www.thebrinksfestival.org
Here are four events not to be missed…
1. Marvel and DC Comic Art exhibition
The Boat House
May 16 (9am) to May 27 (4pm)
Calling all Marvel and DC enthusiast’s, come along and enjoy a feast of comic book art, depicting your favourite heroes and how they have evolved through the ages. Posters capture the original design styles from the Golden Age (the late 1930’s) through to the modern age of comics and the recent films.
2. Emma Woolf: Meet the author
Angles Theatre, Wisbech
Wednesday May 25 (7pm)
Emma is a best selling author, TV presenter on Channel 4’s Supersize vs Superskinny and the great-niece of Virginia Woolf. Often to be heard debating, reviewing and opining on Radio 4, BBC London and BBC Radio Ulster, she will sign copies of her new book ‘Positively Primal: Greener, Cleaner, Leaner Living’ after the show.
3. Going to bed with a good Trollope
Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House
Friday May 27 (7.30pm)
Anthony Trollope was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Among his best-loved work is a series of novels collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, which revolves around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. He also wrote perceptive novels on political, social, and gender issues.
4. An evening with James Rhodes
ACT THEATRE Thomas Clarkson Academy
Friday May 27 (opens 7.30pm/starts 8pm)
Maverick concert pianist James Rhodes discusses his controversial memoir INSTRUMENTAL live on stage – a brutally honest, moving and compelling story that was almost banned. He will also be signing books and CDs after the show.
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