Brecht, Music and Culture Hanns Eisler in Conversation with Hans Bunge, Bloomsbury, 2014 - edited & translated by Sabine Berendse & Paul Clements - Book Launch: 21 November, 7pm at The Schott Music Shop, 48 Great Marlborough Street, London - More
Literary Leicester is an annual literary festival organised by the College of Arts Humanities and Law at the University of Leicester. All of the events are free and held mostly in the evening and at the weekend, attracting big, positive, passionate audiences from across the region.
The event also holds a vibrant Fringe programme, with fascinating talks from our academics, readings by local authors, poetry and musical performance, writing commissions and much more. Offering literary and popular fiction, children’s and young adult events and workshops, biography, history, poetry, politics and performance.
When? November 12 -15, 2014 Where? Various locations, University of Leicester, Leicestershire, UK Who? 2014 : John Banville (right); Penelope Lively, Evelyn Waugh. Read more
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A Book, Literary or Literature Festival has taken place annually in Folkestone since 1980. The event is now under the guidance of Curator, Geraldine D'Amico. When? 14 – 23 November 2014 Where? Folkstone, Kent. Who? 2014 - Michael Rosen, Peter Forbes, Clive Alet, Joanna Bourke More
Annual Poetry Festival run by the Poetry Trust. Aldeburgh is the UK's pre-eminent annual celebration of national and international contemporary poetry.
In 2014 60+ events (22 free) featuring 30 poets from all over the world.
In addition to the usual carefully chosen readings, here’s a few instant highlights. How about Poetry & Disobedience? It’s the subject of this year’s main ‘Discussion’ with Finuala Dowling (South Africa), Thomas Lux (USA), Tom Pickard (UK) and Hannah Silva (UK) sharing their thoughts about breaking rules and defying boundaries. Look out also for the ‘Short Takes’ – 15 minute spin-offs in which you’ll find Brian Patten, among others, speaking their mind on poetry’s disobedience factor .When? November 7- 9, 2014 Where? Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Read more
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Cornwall is fast laying claim to the 'Literary Festival County' title. Looe joins Penzance Literary Festival, Port Eliot Festival (formerly known as the Port Eliot Lit Festival), St. Ives, North Cornwall Literary Festival (Daymer Bay and St Endellion), Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival, the Charles Causley Festival (Launceston), Fowey Festival of Words and Music (formely the Daphne DuMaurier) and I believe there is a smaller affair at Newlyn each year. Missed any?
The festival once known as Cambridge Winter Wordfest and the seasonal sister of the spring event Cambridge Literary Festival (formely Cambridge Wordfest) held in April. When? November 30th, 2014 Where? Cambridge at the historic ADC Theatre and the University's McCrum and Babbage lecture theatres Who? The winter line-up this year includes: festival patron Ali Smith , reading from How to be Both, recently long-listed for the Booker Prize. Eimear McBride (winner of the Bailey’s Women’s Prize and Goldsmith’s Prize) will talk about her spellbinding novel A Girl is a Half-formed Thing Read more
Featured - Manchester Literature Festival -The Giant has Awoken! Manchester Literature Festival, under the direction of Cathy Bolton and Co-Directors Sarah-Jane Roberts & Jon Atkin, have put together a fine programme for 2014 which puts Manchester up there amongst the best in the country. When? 6th - 23rd November 2014 Where? Various locations, Manchester Who? In 2014 - Sebastian Barry, Com Tobin, Arne Dahl, Evie Wyld (above),Cory Doctrow, Simon Armitage, Naoimi Wood, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Peter Blake, Martin Amis, Nick Laird, Meg Rosoff, Michel Faber, Sarah Waters, Hong Ying, Suzzanah Dunne, , Margaret Drabble, Daljit Nagra + More
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When? 13 to the 16 November, 2014 Where? Smoky Alley Theatre, Temple Bar Who? 2014 - Dermot Bannon, Francis Brennan, Sinead Crowley, John Kelly, Alice Taylor, Niall Williams In Conversation with Dave Kenny ++ More
The Richmond upon Thames Literature Festival is back for 2014, featuring an exciting mix of literary figures covering a variety of subjects including history, music, art, politics and war. Highlights from this year’s main programme include esteemed actor Sheila Hancock, journalist Peter Snow, Dr Irving Finkel and much loved British designer Emma Bridgewater. When? Throughout November Where? Various venues across Richmond and Twickenham Who? 2014 - Irving Finkel, Sheila Hancock, Jacqueline Wilson, Emma Bridgewater, Peter Snow, Simon Barnes, Marc Allum, Lynn Shepherd, Essie Fox, Kate Aidie. More
A regular on BBC 5Live's Fighting Talk and a much sought after comedian, compere and corporate awards host, Ian has achieved great success on the London and National circuits and is a regular headliner at London's famous Comedy Store.
He is also the author of the hugely successful book, .'A la Mod: My So-Called Tranquil Family Life in Rural France' and the soon to be released'C'est Modnifique: The Adventures of an English Grump in Rural France'.
Ian's laconic observations on life, from the problems of using the wrong vocabulary in a German Pizza Hut to an almost pathological hatred of most forms of physical exertion, have proved hugely successful with live audiences all over the world from Australia to China, and the Phillipines to the Middle East. He hasn't performed in South America, but feels no reason why they wouldn't love him there too.
Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival where he appeared with Catherine Tate, Ian was one of only seven British comics selected to appear at the pinnacle of all comedy festivals - Montreal's Just for Laughs. Alongside the likes of Jimmy Carr, Ian performed in the sellout Britcom showcase proving to be such a success he subsequently went on to headline the Worldcom show at the festival's finale. More
The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, the world’s largest free literary festival, has announced the first line up of 77 authors set to participate in the 2015 event.
Taking place from 21-25 January 2015 at the historic Diggi Palace, Jaipur, the eighth edition of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival will see Nobel Laureate Sir. V. S. Naipaul (pictured right), 2013 Man Book Prize Winner Eleanor Catton, acclaimed novelist Hanif Kureishi and celebrated American travel writerPaul Theroux take center-stage along with some of India’s leading authors, including prominent Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh, current Man Booker Prize nominee Neel Mukherjee, best-selling novelist Amish Tripathi and celebrated author and translator Arshia Sattar. More
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Over 350 writers flock to the famous university city to discuss affairs literary, political, historical, environmental and culinary - to name just a few - for the eight-day Oxford Literary Festival, hosted by the atmospheric Christ Church College with its Tudor hall and cloisters. When? March 21 - March 29. 2015 More
Hay Festival was founded around a kitchen table in 1987 and continues to attract the most exciting writers, filmmakers, comedians, politicians and musicians to inspire, delight and entertain. Still the best literary festival in the country? When? Thursday 21 May through to Sunday 31 May 2015 More
600+ authors attend of the oldest and best loved literature festivals in the world, lectures, poetry readings, children's events, interviews, storytelling, book groups, writing workshops, education projects, live literature. Over 100,000 tickets sell. When? October 3-12, 2014. More
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