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Henley Literary Festival

Henley Literary Festival

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Type: Festival

This year’s festival takes place at venues across Henley-on-Thames from October 2-8 , with 150 talks, Q&As and performances for adults and children. We’re excited to announce the first 10 events, with many more to be announced in the coming months.

From politics we have Everywoman author Jess Phillips and former Business Secretary Vince CableSir Chris Bonnington and Virginia McKenna will each look back on their amazing careers, while Richard Ingrams charts the justice campaigns of Ludovic Kennedy.

Novelists include bestsellers Katie Fforde and Samantha Shannon, as well as highly regarded debut crime writer Imran Mahmood. And after our most successful children’s festival yet in 2016, events for younger readers will include writer and comedian David Baddiel and Radio 1 DJs Greg James and Chris Smith.

Opening Times

Takes place (2 Oct 2017 - 8 Oct 2017)

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Contact Details

Various locations
Henley On Thames

Tel: +44(0)118 972 4700

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