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Impressive line-up for 2nd literary festival

Impressive line-up for 2nd literary festival


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.

Highlights include:

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.

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