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An evening with Dame Margaret Drabble 

Wednesday 28 November, 7.30pm at Strode Theatre, Street

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Somerset Wildlife Trust presents, 'An evening with Dame Margaret Drabble', a fundraising event for the Somerset's Coast Appeal, which celebrates the incredible life and distinguished career of the award-winning author, biographer and critic. Dame Margaret's novels include A Summer Bird-Cage, The Peppered Moth, The Sea Lady, the highly acclaimed The Pure Gold Baby and, most recently, The Dark Flood Rises. Dame Margaret has also written several screenplays, plays and short stories.

In conversation with Somerset Wildlife Trust’s President Stephen Moss, Dame Margaret will share stories of her life and writing, childhood memories of holidays spent in Somerset. She will share why the stunning Exmoor coastline around Minehead, where she now spends much of her time, plays an important role in the plots of her novels.

As Dame Margaret is passionate about the coast, she will share with the audience why it is important we look after the coastline here in Somerset and protect the precious species that call it home. With this in mind all proceeds from the event will go to Somerset's Brilliant Coast Appeal


Ticket Booking Information

Priority booking opens for our supporters on Monday 13th August to Monday 27th August by quoting ‘SWT18’ when booking tickets in person at the box office in Street or by phoning 01458 442846 between 10am and 2pm. 

Tickets cost ¬£18.50

Tickets go on general sale from Tuesday 28th August and can be purchased in person from Strode theatre box office, by calling the box office on 01458 442846 or by visiting


Dame Margaret Drabble's books will be on sale, supplied by Brendon Books of Taunton, which Dame Margaret will be available to sign in the interval. 

All funds raised on the night will go towards Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Brilliant Coast Appeal. To find out more about Somerset's Brilliant Coast Appeal please click here.