The Cheltenham Literature Festival

Friday 07/10/11 00:00 - 16/10/11 00:00


Over 500 mouth-watering events, 600 speakers, a plethora of pioneering Guest Directors, bags of family fun and a smorgasbord of fantastic free activities

With its signature blend of award-winning writers, world-renowned thinkers and international star names the Festival has come a long way since its 9 events in 1949 – now attracting over 100,000 visitors to hundreds of events every year. At its heart the festival still rejoices in the joy of books, the thrill of debate and the unique interaction between writer and reader. 

Plus, this year we're unveiling Cheltenham's new literary quarter on Montpellier Gardens, just two minutes walk from our tented village on Imperial Square. You'll also find a huge Waterstone's book tent and two brand new, unique dining experiences, Spiegeltent Bistro and the Feastfest Food Hall.