Category Archives: Festivals

Alexander Waugh to Chair Panel at Literary Leicester Festival

A panel has been announced for the Literary Leicester Festival on the subject “Remembering Alexander Chancellor (1940-2017).” He was editor and contributor to several journals, including most notably The Spectator. The panel will he chaired by Alexander Waugh, his son-in-law … Continue reading

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Interview at Castle Howard

The Sunday Times published an interview earlier this month of Victoria Howard. She is described as the new chatelaine of Castle Howard in North Yorkshire where both the TV and cinema versions of Brideshead Revisited were filmed. She refuses to … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh at the National Trust, Edinburgh Festival and Houston,TX

Evelyn Waugh is appearing all over the place in today’s media reports: In the internet newspaper iNews, there is a story about problems being rained upon the National Trust, one of Britain’s once most beloved institutions. The Trust are the stewards of … Continue reading

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Waugh Events Announced

There will be a panel on Evelyn Waugh at the Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature, Film & Music in October. This will consist of Paula Byrne, Alex Preston and Justine Picardie who will discuss the life and loves of Evelyn Waugh … Continue reading

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Waugh and the Q & A

Humorist Craig Brown writing in the Daily Mail makes a case for the elimination of the Q&A following any vocal presentation by an author. He is particularly bothered by the typical literary festival as a waste of time. In the article, … Continue reading

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Waugh Panel at Cologne Literary Festival

A discussion of Evelyn Waugh is scheduled as part of the International Literary Festival “lit.Cologne”. This will be convened on board the ship MS Rhein Energie at Frankenwerft, KD Anleger, 50667 Cologne on Saturday, 18 March 2017, at 21:00pm. Here’s an abbreviated … Continue reading

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Waugh at Thanksgiving Table

The San Diego Reader, a weekly alternative print newspaper, has an article imagining a Thanksgiving dinner at which Evelyn Waugh is one of the guests. The others are: writer and critic H.L. Mencken, Pogo Possum, Roman emperor Claudius, writer and … Continue reading

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Mixed Results for Waugh in Imaginary Booker Prize Competitions

The results are in from the competition at the Cheltenham Literary Festival to determine which book would have won the Booker prize for the year 1945 had there been one. Brideshead Revisited was on the shortlist and its case was … Continue reading

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Leicester Schedules Waugh Events for Literary Festival

The Literary Leicester Festival has announced an ambitious schedule of Waugh-related events on Friday, November 18. A panel on textual editing will meet at 3-4pm at which Prof Martin Stannard and Drs Barbara Cooke and Sharon Ouditt will discuss issues … Continue reading

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Two Waugh Events at Cheltenham Festival

The Cheltenham Literature Festival is featuring two Waugh-related events in October. The first is entitled Evelyn Waugh: Brideshead and Beyond and will involve a panel discussion. Here’s a description: Philip Eade, author of the new biography Evelyn Waugh: A Life … Continue reading

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