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Olympic hero Mark Foster aims to make a splash at Wolds Words Festival in Louth

By Louth Target  |  Posted: September 29, 2012

Olympic hero: Former Olympic swimmer, Mark Foster, will be headlining this year's Wolds Words Festival.

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AN Olympic hero will be coming to Louth next month to headline this year's Wolds Words Festival.

Five-times Olympian Mark Foster will headline the literary festival which is organised by East Lindsey District Council.

The 11th festival takes place from October 17–21 and promises to once again transform Louth and its surrounding area into a literature hotspot.

The sixth-time world champion swimmer, now a BBC presenter, will host an evening talk on October 20 about his sporting career, as well as giving his views on the London Olympics.

To ensure that no question is left unanswered the audience will have the opportunity to take part in a question and answer session.

Lincolnshire Champion for the London 2012 Olympics, Councillor Doreen Stephenson, said: "This year's Wolds Words festival is set to be better than ever.

"In a year that our nation hosted the greatest ever Olympic Games ever, East Lindsey is once again championing the Olympic spirit and I hope everyone will celebrate this fantastic event.

"Not only will it bring visitors to the area, helping to boost our local economy, it will be a celebration for the whole community."

Other highlights of the festival will include a two-day workshop for aspiring writers and BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Farming presenter, Alan Stennent, will give an illustrated talk on the changes seen in agriculture over the past 100 years.

In addition there is an intriguing comedy line-up, including 'The Boy With Tape On His Face' who passes the barriers of language and culture in a hysterical show which promises to keep the audience laughing.

And children will also certainly be entertained with a wide variety of creative workshops such as stop-motion animation and pop-up book-making sessions.

Tickets for Wolds Words events will be available from the Riverhead Theatre and Louth Library from today (Wednesday).

Tickets for an evening with Mark Foster are £10 for adults and £5 for juniors (Under 14s) and will be at the Riverhead Theatre in Louth at 7.30pm.

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