Locally known as 'BROADLIT'
Broadstairs will hold its first Literary Festival in March 2018
hosted by Jane Wenham-Jones, more exciting details to follow...
To whet your appetite we are holding 'a Taster Event' during the Dickens Festival week.
Come and meet Keri Davies (script writer) and two of the cast as they chat to Jane Wenham-Jones about Britain's best loved radio soap. How do you keep a story going for 65+ years?
Tickets £4 (includes tea/coffee, biscuits)
or contact The Pavilion 01843 600999
Keri Davies tumbled accidentally into the fictional village of Ambridge in 1992. He has worked on The Archers as a producer, senior producer and web producer. Since 2003, he has been an Archers scriptwriter.
Keri has directed over 700 episodes, including the notorious armed raid on the village shop. He has written over 300 Archers scripts, including in 2017 Kirsty's Miller's meltdown as she finally acknowledged her grief after a late miscarriage. He also created and wrote ten editions of the pocket guide 'Who's Who in The Archers' and was on the team that established The Archers' sister programme Ambridge Extra, writing scripts for the first three series.
Keri lives in Birmingham with his three sons and a Mazda Bongo camper van - appropriately named, as he is also a drummer and percussionist.
In 2017, he (or rather his facial hair) was voted Beard of Winter. He hasn't let it change his life.
Annabelle was born and brought up in Formby, near Liverpool. After a Spanish and Drama degree at Bristol University, Annabelle worked as a teacher and actress in Madrid before training at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
Since then, Annabelle has undertaken a wide range of work in Theatre, Film, Television and Radio. Her theatre work includes Peter Pan at the National Theatre, Perpetua at Birmingham Rep, As You Like It and The Snow Queen for Oxford's Creation Theatre, Breezeblock Park, The Flint Street Nativity and No Wise Men at Liverpool Playhouse, The Mayor of Zalamea at Liverpool Everyman and Tartuffe for English Touring Theatre.
A fluent Spanish speaker, Annabelle played Catherine of Aragon in the television series, The Six Wives of Henry VIII. Other TV credits include Lewis, Eastenders, Silent Witness and most recently, the Netflix series, Sense8.
Her film credits include Suffragette and Another Mother's Son.
Annabelle has played Kirsty in The Archers for the last 18 years and has done a lot of other Radio Drama, once being a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company. Some of her favourite work includes Wuthering Heights, Mr Lowry's Loves, My Turn to Make the Tea, Miss Marple – The Moving Finger, Our Mutual Friend, Take Me to Hope Street and most recently, Tumanbay.
Annabelle lives in southeast London with her husband and two children.
Trevor Harrison was born in Stourbridge in 1957. He trained at the Birmingham Theatre School.
It was in 1979 that he joined the Archers as Eddie Grundy a role he still very much enjoys playing. He has played Eddie Grundy on stage and has made a cd (The World Of Eddie Grundy by Trevor Harrison).
In theatre he has appeared in rep panto and theatre tours.
On radio and television he has worked in both drama and light entertainment including having his own radio show for a while on BBC Hereford and Worcester.
In 2001 he received his MBE.
He lives with his wife Annette and their two dogs in a village in Worcestershire.
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