Chester Literature Festival

Welcome to Chester Literature Festival 2018
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Storyhouse’s annual festival of words and ideas returns from 10 November – 1 December, with its biggest line-up yet!

Speakers including best-selling authors, broadcasters, poets, performers and more, alongside workshops, performances lectures, storytelling and pub crawls, throughout Storyhouse this November.

Highlight speakers include poets Lemn Sissay, Luke Wright and Hollie McNish, celebrity chef Nigella Lawson and broadcasters Jenni Murray, Dolly Alderton, John Simpson and Pam Ayres, who top the bill alongside a raft of novelists, musicians and performers fresh from Edinburgh Fringe.

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On Stage Jodi Picoult
Storyhouse Theatre

A tantalising prelude to our Literature Festival!  Join us for an evening with Jodi Picoult, the day before publication of…

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On Stage Litfest Elevenses
The Kitchen

LitFest Elevenses – every day (10 November to 1 December) at 11am   LitFest Elevenses is Chester Literature Festival’s morning…

On Stage Hollie McNish
Storyhouse Theatre

Hollie McNish will be joining us to perform poems, read from and chat honestly and openly from her latest poetry collections. Expect strong language as she talks fruit and flesh, guilt, sex, politics, death, breasts, transformers and more.

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On Stage An Evening with Nigella Lawson
Storyhouse Theatre

Nigella Lawson established herself as a household name in 1998 with the publication of her groundbreaking debut cookbook, How to…

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On Stage Wolf Hall Live
Storyhouse Theatre

Accompanying Thomas Cromwell’s machinations and hushed conversations in shadowy palace corners was original music by Debbie Wiseman, performed by members of The Locrian Ensemble of London; the soundtrack CD reached no.1 in the classical charts. Debbie and the Ensemble perform selections from her acclaimed score, alongside extracts from Wolf Hall and its first sequel Bring Up The Bodies read by Anton Lesser - who played Thomas More in the BBC series. 

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On Stage Patrick Gale: Take Nothing With You
Garret Theatre

Leaving your childhood behind is easier said than done…   Take Nothing With You is a sad-funny comedy of resilience and survival.  His…

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On Stage The Wizard of Oz

Coming to Storyhouse this Christmas: based on the classic MGM musical motion picture, featuring all the favourite songs, including Somewhere Over The Rainbow and We’re Off To See The Wizard.

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