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Monday 14 October – Monday 21 October 2019

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Festival gallery

Face in the crowd? Take a look at the official photographs from previous festivals.

The story so far

Our strong line-ups over the last few years have secured our great reputation, with Dame Carol Ann Duffy, Simon Callow, Willy Russell, Owen Jones, Gyles Brandreth, Jenny Eclair, Alastair Campbell, Ed Byrne, Simon Armitage, Ian and Andrew McMillan, Dom Joly, Joanne Harris, Helen Lederer, Mark Steel, Lucy Spraggan, Gervase Phinn, David Starkey, Bonnie Greer, Lemn Sissay, Alan Johnson, Terry Waite and Tony Walsh being just some of the high-profile names who have taken part.

Festival programmes

You can view programmes here.

2018 programme (3.1MB pdf)
2017 programme (3.5MB pdf)
2016 programme (2MB pdf)
2015 programme (4MB pdf)
2014 programme (915kb pdf)
2013 programme (4MB pdf)

Festival videos

Previous festival videos:

2017 festival video

2016 festival video

2015 festival video

2014 festival video

2013 festival video

Festival photos

Previous festival photos on Facebook:

2018 festival photographs on Facebook

2017 festival photographs on Facebook

2016 festival photographs on Facebook