A RECORD 11,000 tickets for this year‘s Henley Literary Festival were snapped up in the first
A RECORD 11,000 tickets for this year‘s Henley Literary Festival were snapped up in the first week of general sale.
Events hosted by Henley authors Azi Ahmed, Elizabeth Hazeldine and Michael Smith were among the first to sell out.
Programming director Tom Ryan said ticket buyers had come from as far as Devon and Teesside and one was from America.
He said: “We‘re delighted to have had an unprecedented response in such a short period of time.
“It‘s a real testament to the fantastic writers and performers in this year‘s line-up and it‘s fantastic to be bringing visitors from around the country to Henley this autumn.“
Tickets are still available for more than 130 talks, performances and workshops for adults and children, including Princess Michael of Kent, Alice in Wonderland, Virginia McKenna, Louis de Bernieres and rugby World Cup winner Michael Lynagh.
The festival will take place at various venues around Henley, including the town hall, Phyllis Court Club, the Christ Church Centre and Fawley Court from September 28 to October 4.