Llangwm’s Literary Festival offers a feast for the senses with Indian Spice and Brecon Vodka.

The charming Cleddau village of Llangwm is running its annual litfest this August (11th – 13th) with local and national writers, creative writing, storytelling, workshops on editing and publishing, and curry and vodka.

On the centenary of the Russian Revolutions, Lyuba Vinogradova and Bobo Lo will evaluate what was achieved and the hopes that were betrayed. We’ll also take a visual tour around the Russian Empire with the photographs of Sergey Prokudin-Gorski before plunging into the Poetry of the Revolution with Penderyn’s premium Welsh vodka and delicious Russian ‘zakuski.’ You might like to join locals in dusting off your saris and pajamas for Pembrokeshire’s ‘Indian Summer’. Fran Evans and Jasmine Cutting will be running a painting workshop for children ‘Inside the Maharaja’s Palace’ and storyteller Peter Chand will regale you with mysterious tales of the Punjab. Ferdinand Mount will talk of the loves and losses of Thackeray in India before joining Rhosygilwen’s Glen Peters to tackle Britain and India today and some thorny post-colonial issues. The Cottage Inn will be transformed into a pop-up Maharaja’s Palace with authentic curry prepared by Jackie Palit and Matthew Evans.

BBC Wales’s Jamie Owen will be interviewing David Wilson, photographer, about his exciting new book on the landscapes of the award-winning ‘Hinterland’ series. For budding writers, Romy Wood is running classes on creative writing for adults and children. Natasha Pulley will talk about ‘The Watchmaker of Filigree Street’ and ‘The Bedlam Stacks’ and about the difficult process of editing. Brian John will talk of adventures with a young mistress on Angel Mountain, and separately, divulge the secrets of publishing!

Harry Mount will take a look at the mad bad world of contemporary British politics by reference to his latest book ‘Summer Madness’. Tristan Gooley will help you to navigate away from it all with his techniques of natural navigation using the sun, moon, cobwebs and the odd pod of killer whales.

Musically, there will be Balaika and Sitar playing, Llangwm’s legendary Village Voices, and the Skylarks. In addition, local artists will be opening their studios and exhibiting in the chapel during the festival weekend.

Festival goers will be able to enjoy delicious local food served by the Cottage Inn, the Wesleyan Chapel, the ladies of St Jerome’s and the ales of the Little Dragon Brewery.

For more information on the festival (tickets, attendance, participation and sponsorship opportunities), please contact llangwmlitfest@gmail.com or call 07970 812050, or visit our website: www.llangwmlitfest.co.uk Facebook: Llangwmlitfest Twitter: Llangwmlitfest1