The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England UK
Festival Contact Information

Cheltenham Town Hall
Imperial Square
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1QA
England UK
Phone: +44 0844 576 7979

Festival Description

One of the oldest and best loved Literature Festivals in the world, with its signature blend of award-winning writers and world-renowned thinkers, the Festival is a crucible for topical debate and discussion. It is a celebration of the joy of books, the thrill of debate, and the unique two-way conversation between writer and reader.

“I can’t think where or when I might have such a fine, fascinating entertaining time as I did these past two weekends” — Erica Wagner, The Times

“…one of the biggest events in the literature world” — BBC Gloucestershire

Festival Dates October 4 - 13, 2013
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Photo slideshow credits:
  • In order of appearance
    • Jonathan Ross, photo by Charlie Birchmore
    • Gardens, photo by Charlie Birchmore
    • Cheltenham tents and flower beds, photo by Jules Beresford
    • Statue with reader
    • Lecture hall, photo by Jules Beresford
  • Tickets are available
    • By phone +44 0844 880 8094
    • Online at
  • Cheltenham Town Hall and Imperial Square (GL50 1QA)
  • Montpellier Gardens (GL50 1UD)


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