Monday, October 09, 2006

Cheltenham Literature Festival

Well, the first weekend of The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival has ended and we are moving into the week - if you missed the last few days then you still have six more in which you can see some fantastic (even if I do say so myself) events.

There have been so many interesting, stimulating and wonderful events it is difficult to know where to begin. My number one event so far has been Stephen Poliakoff on Saturday 7th October, and our three events on Sunday 8th October with the RSC were exciting and fascinating, Shakespeare's Women with Tamsin Greig and Jane Lapotaire, Patrick Stewart and Harriet Walter talking about Anthony and Cleopatra, and Janet Suzman giving the Shakespeare Lecture.

Today has seen the first of the Festival's commissions performed (and broadcast on Radio 4) by Helen Simpson - its a wonderfully funny short story and if you didn't catch it then you can listen to it again on the BBC Radio 4 website - http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/tellingtales/pip/n320n/.

Tommorrow of course sees the Booker awarded....

1 comment:

BCBamber said...

I am an author who has been picketing this years Cheltenham Festival in protest of being left out of it again. I am writing a blog about what is happening. Glos Echo might carry something but the Festival Team have been pursausive in getting the story dropped. I am waiting to hear...

Ben Bamber's blog: http://www.vagabond-unlimited.co.uk
01242 580692