Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Archbishop of York to talk at Literary Festival

SINGER and West End actor David Essex,the Archbishop of York John Sentamu and former England cricketer Jonathan Trott are among the latest names signed up for this year’s Henley Literary Festival

SINGER and West End actor David Essex,the Archbishop of York John Sentamu and former England cricketer Jonathan Trott are among the latest names signed up for this year’s Henley Literary Festival.

Novelist Fay Weldon will makes a return visit after her 2009 sell-out and food critic Tom Parker-Bowles will be making his festival debut with the Fortnum & Mason cookbook.

Other speakers included politicians Margaret Hodge, Paddy Ashdown, Ken Livingstone and Malcolm Rifkind, former Dr Who Peter Davison and broadcaster Jeremy Paxman, who lives in Stonor. Telegraph columnist Bryony Gordon will return with her bestseller Mad Girl, as does Henley historian Elizabeth Hazeldine with a true-life tale of murder from the 1800s.

There will also be more than 40 events for children, including a creative writing workshop with Shadow Magic author Joshua Khan, a secret princess party and events with Kipper and Maisy.

The festival will take place at venues across Henley from September 26 to October 2. Tickets go on sale to Friends of the Festival on Monday, July 11 and on general sale a week later.

For more information, visit www.henleyliteraryfestival.co.uk




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