The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival
Ten days of literature celebrations are scheduled to hit the town this year. With over 450 literary events planned, The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival is one of the biggest festivals in Cheltenham this year.
Festival ticket holders can enjoy ‘The Book Show’ featuring Mariella Frostrup and Sky Arts. This is a festival reveler’s opportunity to be part of the UK’s leading weekly show dedicated to books, as three festival authors discuss their writing. ‘The Book Show’ will broadcast weekly from Thursday 14 October at 7pm on Sky Arts 1HD.
This year’s Cheltenham Literature Festival is also generating interest by introducing ‘Tweet Poetry’. Poet A F Harrold is generating interest by posting tweets each week that will add to a finished final poem. The public are asked to contribute suggestions that will inspire the latest installment of his poem. To join the tweet generation, share your ideas and keep an eye on A F Harrold’s progress follow @chelttwitfest.
The Cheltenham Literature Festival is making its literary delights accessible to all. Following on from last year’s pilot project, and with funding from the Summerfield Charitable Trust, organisers are delighted to be working again this year with Gloucestershire Deaf Association. Literature events in Cheltenham will offer signing at some of the 2010 Festival showcases. A British Sign Language interpreter will be on stage and we have allocated the most appropriate seats for members of the audience who would like to benefit from this service.
As well as lots of inspiring authors, beautiful verse, cutting-edge debate, and creative ideas, there are many comedy events at the Cheltenham Literature Festival that will get you laughing!
Continuing the strong tradition of comedy in Cheltenham, this year the Literature Festival once again brings together some of Britain’s best for the lighter side of the Festival. October events include big names such as Simon Pegg, Armstrong and Miller, Phill Jupitus, Jo Brand, Armando Iannucci, Jenny Éclair, Dom Joly, and Dawn French all of which will be headlining the big events in Cheltenham.
On the final day of the Cheltenham Literature Festival, TV funnyman Harry Hill, will be giving Cheltenham Town Hall audiences a look at his burlesque autobiography, ‘Livin’ the Dreem’, which is described as a combination of Samuel Pepys and Katie Price.
Gloucestershire’s own Simon Pegg will be proving a sell-out finale to the Cheltenham Literature Festival at the Town Hall on the Sunday, where he will discussing his autobiography ‘Nerd Do Well’.
Cheltenham Literature Festival ticket holders can make a night of it by staying in Cheltenham with many cheap hotel deals during the event.
The Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham hotel is currently taking bookings as the preferred hotel supplier for many of the Cheltenham Literature Festival organisers and guests. The town centre location is ideal for visiting all Cheltenham events and guests can also receive up to 25% off restaurants in Cheltenham during their stay. For more information call 01242 548200 or visit www.hiexcheltenham.com.