Earth Hour 2016

To take part in Earth Hour, ‘all you need to do is switch off your lights for one hour at 8.30pm on Saturday 19 March 2016. How you spend the hour is up to you’ so say WWF-UK. Come along to the Worcestershire LitFest & Fringe, Transition and the Green Party celebration of Earth Hour, a low impact evening of poetry, music and fun. St John’s Library from 7pm.

LitFest Earth Hour poster 2016

Lupercalia* With Math Jones And Guests

A LitFest Fringe event – an evening of dramatic poetry and story telling

One of our favourite poets and actor, Math Jones, returns to Worcester from ‘the Big Smoke’ to entertain us with his unique poetry and excellent delivery. He will be joined by guests including Mike Alma, Michelle Crosbie, Polly Stretton and Claire Walker.

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Drummonds Bar, The Swan With Two Nicks, 28 New Street, Worcester WR1 2DP – easy parking at The Cornmarket, £1 after 7pm.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start Wednesday 17 February 2016

Tickets £5 on the door.

*Lupercalia…a very ancient, possibly pre-Roman pastoral festival, observed mid-February to avert evil spirits and purify the city, releasing health and fertility. ‘Lupercalia subsumed Februa, an earlier-origin spring cleansing ritual held on the same date, which gives the month of February (Februarius) its name.’ (Wikipedia).

There won’t be any sacrifices or nudity, as in ancient times (!) but there is likely to be celebration of the Roman god Faustus, whose Greek equivalent is Pan, and possibly of Romulus and Remus who honoured Lupa, the she-wolf who raised them.

Queries to secretary@worcslitfest.co.uk

LitFest A4 Lupercalia poster

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