Still much more to do at Havant Literary Festival

From left, Jacob Kennard, Gavin Moon, Ian Doyle and Sarah Talboys-Smith with Shanon Rees and Rodney Watson at the front
 at the Southsea Village in Palmerston Road Picture: Habibur Rahman

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THERE is plenty to see at a local literature festival.

Havant Literary Festival is now half way through its 10-day programme of plays, readings, talks and music.

This evening, maritime researcher and leading genealogist Dr Simon Wills talks about his new book on the men who crewed the Victorian lifeboats.

The Lifeboatmen is seen through the eyes of Richard Stokes, the lifeboat coxswain, and tells the story of the lifeboat service and how it coped when faced with the worst weather at sea for over 150 years.

It takes place at Denvilles House, Emsworth Road, Havant from 7.30pm tonight.

Tomorrow leading black history expert, documentary maker and author Stephen Bourne will be at The Spring, in East Street, discussing his latest book, Black Poppies: Britain’s Black Community and the Great War, as part of Black History Month.

He will talk about how he came to the subject and how it has developed.

In the few days there will be quizzes, ghost walks, concerts, readings and three more lectures on 18th century literature.

For information, go to havantlitfest.org.uk.