Following the success of last year’s inaugural event at Chiddingstone Castle, there is an impressive line-up of authors for the 2017 Literary Festival, which takes place during the Bank Holiday weekend of Sunday 30th April to Tuesday 2nd May, covering a wide range of topics.
• Terry Waite, 25 years after his release from solitary imprisonment as a hostage in Beirut, talking about his life now and then.
• Educationalist and biographer Anthony Seldon will be in conversation with David Walsh.
• Nicholas Crane, host of BBC TV’s Coast will present his new book on the making of the British Landscape.
Meanwhile, for the children there are appearances from prize-winning authors Piers Torday, sponsored by Chilstone, and Lauren St John, along with local author Christopher Lloyd as well as a performance of The Ugly Duckling by award-winning theatre company Pericles plus much, much more.
Events take place over three days with a special programme for local schools on Tuesday 2nd. There will be vintage food vans, a bar and organic coffee trikes, along with the castle’s own courtyard tearoom serving cakes, sandwiches and light lunches.
• Tickets for each event on Sunday and Monday are £12 for adults and £5 for children including entry into the castle and collections.
For more information, visit www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk/literary-festival