Saturday, September 7, 2013

Havant Literary Festival 2013

‘Ripping Yarns’ and the Tale of the Forgotten Author, an exhibition at the Havant Literary Festival 2013.  This is an open invitation to attend the official opening of the first exhibition to celebrate the life and works of Percy F. Westerman.

The exhibition will be opened at 2pm by the Mayor of Havant in the Havant Library. 

The Westerman Yarns would like to thank all our sponsors, J. Edwards Funeral Directors (Bedhampton), Portsmouth Grammar School and Mercury Graphics for their generous support with this project.

Click the link for information of other Havant Literary Festival 2013 events and activities.

The Westerman Yarns events are:-

Ripping Yarns’ and the Tale of the Forgotten Author.  The exhibition will be open during normal library opening hours from 2pm Tuesday 1st October until Friday 11th October, Havant Library.

By Bike and Boat, Percy F. Westerman. Tickets £3.00, Wednesday 2nd October, Havant Library, 2pm -3pm: Nigel Gossop will talk about the local and regional connections in Percy’s journalism and story writing.

Ripping Yarns, The Life and Works of Percy F. Westerman. Tickets £3.00, Saturday 5th October, The Meridian Centre, 10.30am – 12pm:  Nigel Gossop presents an illustrated talk on the life of this Portsmouth born author of adventure books for children.

Westerman Goes to Hollywood. FREE Admission, Monday 7th October, The Meridian Centre, 11am – 12.30pm: A screening of the silent film made in 1937 of the book Haunted Harbour. Nigel Gossop will introduce and give an account of the story behind the story with an explanation of how the Warsaw Sea Scouts made the film having been instrumental in Percy F. Westerman writing the story.