The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival will have more than 450 events throughout its 10 day duration and celebrations award-winning writers, world-renowned thinkers and international star names.
The Festival will be welcoming a selection of Guest Directors who have each programmed a great series of events. Will Hutton will be investigating finance, Kevin McCloud architecture and design, Mary Beard will be bringing ancient Greece and Rome to life, China Miéville will share the best of future fiction and Owen Sheers focus on poetry.
The opening weekend offers the Centaur Series with some of the most reknowned names in popular culture and current affairs including Peter Mandelson, Hollywood actor Michael Caine, Armstrong & Miller, Stephen Hawking and Graham Norton.
With one of the focal points of the Literature Festival being the enjoyment of books and the pleasure and discussion created by the writers for the readers there will be some undoubted literary legends featured including Philip Pullman, Adrian Mole, A S Byatt, Jostein Gaarder, Sue Townsend and Salman Rushdie plus many others.
For those that enjoy spotting the odd celebrity there will be some familiar faces from the small screen heading to Cheltenham including Harry Hill, Chris Evan, Dawn French, Kirstie (Location, Location, Location) Allsopp, Gok Wan, Dom Joly and Nigella Lawson.
The Times Literature Festival also offers Book It! which is the festival for younger readers with interesting and fun events every day.
Tickets for the Times Literature Festival can be purchased online and are available from Tickets.com
If you are planning to stay in Cheltenham the Wyastone Hotel is only a short walk from the Everyman Theatre. For more information visit the Wyastone Hotel Cheltenham website.