After last year’s highly successful Chudleigh Literary Festival, the members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle are working hard to make this year’s as good, if not better. And this week, the first details were announced. We are delighted that Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, otherwise known as The Black Farmer, has agreed to be one of our guest speakers in the evening.
Born in Jamaica and brought up in inner-city Birmingham, Wilfred had a childhood dream to own a small piece of British countryside. He fulfilled this dream at the age of 40, when he bought a small farm in Devon. He is the founder of The Black Farmer range of food and drinks. He was responsible for bringing some of the best-known chefs in the country on to TV for the first time. His rural scholarship scheme gave young people from inner city communities the opportunity to experience what it is really like to live and work in the rural community.
He has vision; passion; enthusiasm; determination, and the ability to inspire and motivate others. He never accepts the status quo; never takes no for an answer; never shies away from hard work. He has overcome Leukaemia and a stem cell transplant, and in 2018 launched his new book “Jeopardy – the Danger of Playing it Safe on the Path to Success”. We are delighted that Wilfred is coming to Chudleigh and know it is going to be a fascinating evening.
Chudleigh Literary Festival will take place on Wednesday 10th July as part of the town’s Summer Spectacular Chudfest and Carnival fortnight. More details will appear on here as the programme is finalised. Tickets will be on sale from April onward.