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The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival

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The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival

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Montpellier And Imperial Gardens
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL50 1QA

Contact

Tel: 0844 880 8094

For culture lovers, there's really only one place to be this autumn, and that's The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival. Running over ten days from Friday till Sunday, October 2 - 11 2015, in a bespoke tented village in Cheltenham town centre, the Festival presents the biggest names in literature, culture, politics, food and sports.

The spectacular programme of more than 500 events includes talks, workshops, debates as well as themed meals in its spectacular Spiegeltent and interactive and fun family events other entertaining events.

Heading an incredible programme in 2015, this year's Guest Directors bring with them a wide breadth of experience and expertise from around the world. They are Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist Jane Smiley; socially motivated spoken word artist George the Poet; multi-award winning Australian novelist (author of The Slap) Christos Tsiolkas; and German author and founder of The European magazine Alexander Görlach.

In the realms of fantastic fiction you can look forward to talks by Booker Prize-winning Salman Rushdie, who will present his much anticipated first novel in eight years: Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, Paula Hawkins, the author of the surprise bestseller and psychological thriller The Girl on the Train or the actress and playwright Meera Syal, bringing her debut novel The House of Hidden Mothers.

Festival favourites Rachel Johnson, India Knight, and Laura Thompson will be digging up some historical gossip to explore the scandalous lives of Britain’s most famous society sisters, the Mitfords.

In a very strong poetry strand, George the Poet's event is complimented by talks from Les Murray, Oxford’s new professor of poetry Simon Armitage, Paul Muldoon and Wendy Cope.

Moving on to headline makers, this year’s big Times Debate is about Europe: Nick Clegg taking the pro-stance against MEP Daniel Hannan who wants out. Minette Batters of the NFU will also be on the panel, which will be chaired by Justin Webb.

For musical souls, pianist James Rhodes will speak openly to publisher Jamie Byng about his memoir Instrumental, which details his dramatic life and will present musical examples.

Cheltenham favourite AP McCoy will also be back in Cheltenham - he’s not chasing the Gold Cup this time though, instead Tony will be talking about his book Winner: A Racing Life, and reigning domestic goddess Nigella Lawson will discuss her latest foodie adventures.

In the Festival's family programme, Children’s Laureates Chris Riddell and Michael Rosen will celebrate their first picture book together: 'A Great Big Cuddle'. Judith Kerr’s classic tale, 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea', will moreover be performed live by a captivating – and possibly striped – storyteller.

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