When? 3-8 May, 2016-
Where? Chipping Camden, North Cotswolds
Website? Chipping Camden Literature Festival
In A Backward Glance, the festival will celebrate the 2012 Cultural Olympiad with inaugural speaker Jonathan Bate. And, in this age of electronic mail, share the thoughts of those communicating in the past with pen on paper: Selina Hastings presents Nancy Mitford’s and Evelyn Waugh’s correspondence and Martin Stannard the letters to Ford Madox Ford from his American lover.
Favourite participants return: Haymanot Tefsa and Noah from Write to Life; Helen Dunmore, with her poems on the precious irrevocable past; Jonathan Korejko with a paper making workshop; and Alan Rusbridger and Paula Byrne with books to sign, the latter to discuss with bestselling novelist Joanna Trollope rewriting Jane Austen, who is also the subject of a talk by John Mullan. Edward Skidelsky and George Monbiot look back to find solutions for the future. Peter J Conradi and Rick Stroud have tales of heroism and ingenuity from WWII.
Gogol and Proust are presented in new formats. Typography, traditional baking, natural gardening, illustrations in Shakespeare and scatology in Chaucer are given an airing, as is, with a presentation of the new edition of A Land, archaeologist Jaquetta Hawkes’s engagement with the deep past. And, in a joint Music Festival event, actors David and Ali Troughton read imaginary dialogues spoken by composers from Palestrina to Messiaen.
The ancient town of Chipping Campden welcomes all visitors. This beautiful historic wool merchants town is delight to visit and has much to offer.From a wide variety of artisan shops, a wide selection of restaurants, pubs and tea rooms plus a wide variety of and much much more, there really is something for everyone.
This ancient town has many beautiful buildings, including the ancient Market Hall, pictured here. These beautiful buildings provide a plethora of architectural styles across the centuries Going across town from St James Church right through to Dover's Hill all nestling in tranquil and beautiful countryside. All set in a conservation area and an area of outstanding natural beauty.
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