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An Audience with Melanie Sykes

In conversation with Simon Savidge

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Join us for an unforgettable evening with Melanie Sykes!

Are you ready for an evening of inspiration, laughter, and genuine conversation? Chester Literature Festival presents An Audience with Melanie Sykes.

Melanie has been in the public eye since the ‘90s. She’s an accomplished broadcaster, author and speaker with an impressive twenty-six years of experience in the entertainment industry. This spring she unveiled her highly-praised memoir, “Illuminated: Autism and All the Things I’ve Left Unsaid.” Now, she’s ready to share her extraordinary journey with you in a heartwarming, honest and deeply moving discussion.

Expect an engaging and impassioned evening filled with heart-to-heart chats, audience interactions, laughter and tears and Melanie’s open, honest, and authentic personality. This is your chance to connect with a remarkable woman and gain insights to guide and shape your own life journey.


Members: £16.20

Young Members: £10

Non-members: £18 (each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking)

Discover the remarkable story of a woman who proudly celebrates her authentic self, navigating the ups and downs of life with unwavering honesty. From her vibrant career to her personal experiences, Melanie’s journey is a testament to the power of finding your voice and being unapologetically yourself.

Since stepping away from the TV spotlight, Melanie has channeled her passion into impactful campaigning work. She works passionately to raise awareness of the impact of misogyny in the media, shares her deep understanding of autism and neurodivergence, advocates for medical cannabis and sheds light on ethical and environmental issues as Editor-in-Chief of the online magazine, Frank.

Join us at the Chester Literature Festival, where Melanie will sit down with her dear friend, the talented broadcaster, presenter and Storyhouse’s Associate Literary Curator, Simon Savidge. Together, they will dive deep into the pages of “Illuminated,” exploring its most touching moments.

Don’t miss out on this special event that celebrates the power of being yourself and finding your voice. Melanie’s autobiography is more than a book; it’s a beacon of hope and authenticity.