Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra will play Once Upon a Tune for Words in Walden Festival

Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra

Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra - Credit: Archant

A concert called Once Upon a Tune will mark this year’s Words in Walden Festival, where authors will speak about their work.

The talks will be at Harts Bookshop in King Street, Saffron Walden and the concert is in Saffron Hall.

As Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra plays music inspired by fairytales: Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel Overture, Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella) and Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty, illustrator James Mayhew will draw on stage, bringing to life the stories behind the music.

Words in Walden runs from Wednesday, September 28 to Thursday October 27. There will be eight authors speaking about their books: Tristan Gooley on How to Read Water, September 28 at 7.30pm.

Gill Hornby on September 29 on All Together Now, Erwin James on September 30 on Redeemable – A Memoir of Darkness and Hope, Anna Pasternak on October 4 on Lara – The Untold Love Story that inspired Doctor Zhivago, Jill Dawson and Barbara Nadel on October 5 on The Crime Writer, Alexander Masters on October 6 on A Life Discarded, Tony Mitton on October 11 on Children’s Story Hour and Richard Fortney on October 27 on The Wood for the Trees.


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Once Upon a Tune is at 3pm. Tickets, £12 and £6 for children from 0845 548 7650 or www.saffronhall.com or Tourist Information in Saffron Walden Market Square.

The authors’ talks are at 7.30pm, tickets £8, except Tony Mitton, at 4pm, tickets £3. From Harts or Tourist Information.

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