DIARY 2020

Saturday, 1st August – The Bardic Handbook book-signing & talk

Meet the author of The Bardic Handbook, Dr Kevan Manwaring, aka ‘Bardic Academic’.

The Henge Shop, Avebury, From 11am in shop; talk on ‘Being a 21st Century Bard’ at 3pm upstairs. www.hengeshop.com/


Saturday, 22nd August – Avebury Bardfest (online)

A day celebrating the vibrant modern bardic tradition with performances and talks from some of the best bards on the scene. A scintillating showcase of the finest storytelling, poetry, music, and discussion from bards from near and far. Profits will go to Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and the Trussell Trust.

Noon until 10pm via Zoom link. Contact for details: kevanmanwaring@yahoo.co.uk


Sunday 18th October – The Herepath Project – a Wiltshire songline (ONLINE)

Part of Story Town Corsham.

Author and University of Winchester lecturer Kevan Manwaring explores the Marlborough Downs and is inspired by the ancient landscape. This session will offer a preview of a work-in-progress – poems recited to a slide show of original artwork and photographs, occasionally accompanied by an ambient soundtrack, to create a soothing experience celebrating the natural and man-made wonders of this remarkable county.

Audience suitability: Adults (16+)

Once you have successfully booked FREE your place, joining instructions will be sent to you shortly before the workshop. The session will be hosted on Crowdcast.

Purchase tickets HERE

Saturday, 31st October – The Long Woman book-signing & reading

Meet the author of the supernatural novel The Long Woman, Dr Kevan Manwaring, aka ‘Bardic Academic’.  The novel is the first part of The Windsmith Elegy (Awen) – a ghost story set in the 1920s, it features Avebury, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, and other sacred sites.

The Henge Shop, Avebury, From 11am in shop; reading/Q&A 3pm upstairs. www.hengeshop.com


Sunder, 20th December – Silver Branch book-signing & reading

Meet the author of Silver Branch: bardic poems, Dr Kevan Manwaring, aka ‘Bardic Academic’.

The Henge Shop, Avebury, From 11am in shop; performance/Q&A 3pm upstairs. www.hengeshop.com  www.awenpublications.co.uk