Go back in time at this year’s Literature Festival

Hear from one of the country’s most beloved historians, immerse yourself in the world of an acclaimed drama, and discover the lesser known origins of festive folklore…

What's happening in Chester Literature Festival?

On Stage Dan Snow: On This Day in History
Tue 12pm
Storyhouse Theatre

Anniversaries matter. They offer a moment to take stock and remind ourselves that what we see in the present has its genesis in the past. In On This Day in History, Dan Snow tells the story of an important event that happened on each day of the year.

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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 Uni at the Fest | Quizzical Glance: Two Centuries of Women Cartoonists in Britain
Garret Theatre

After acclaimed appearances at UK literature festivals, on television and radio, join graphic novelists and scholars Simon Grennan and Nicola Streeten as they reveal the exciting and hidden histories of the work of women cartoonists and comic artists in Britain over the last two centuries.

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On Stage Uni at the Fest | Stasi Child: An Interview with David Young
Tomorrow 6pm
Garret Theatre

David Young talks in conversation with Dr Richard Millington of the University of Chester about his novels, crime in East Germany and the fascinating research and real-life stories behind the Stasi Child series – including world exclusive photos of a daring daylight escape over the Berlin Wall.

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Festival Chester Literature Festival

Storyhouse’s annual festival of words and ideas returns this coming autumn.