WORDS by the Water Festival of Words and Ideas returns to Keswick offering a diverse and stimulating line-up of more than 100 events.

Opening tomorrow (Friday, March 9) at Keswick's Theatre by the Lake and running until Sunday, March 18, the highly acclaimed literary gathering delivers a powerful programme that includes speakers such as Terry Waite, royal expert Penny Junor, Claire Tomalin, archaeologist Francis Pryor, historian Simon Heffer and festival president and arts Melvyn Bragg.

For the full programme and further information visit wayswithwords.co.uk.

Box office 017687-74411 or book online at www.theatrebythelake.com.