As Richmond Literature Festival 2017 comes to a close we look back on our most successful year to date! With a litany of sell out talks and a host of world famous authors we are sad to close the curtains on our favourite month of the year.
Some of the literary world’s biggest names flocked to Richmond to hold a range of fascinating workshops, talk and events attracting larger crowds than ever before! Some of our highlights include the iconic Claire Tomlin who stunned audiences with her insightful and inspiring memoirs and The National Theaters favourite James Hayes and his witty tales of the theatre.
Not to mention the legendary David Starkey with his latest book on Henry VIII, who may have been the first Brexiteer! Melvyn Bragg on the life of William Tyndale, Ann Thwaite with her celebrated biography and Peter Stanford with his tales of Martin Luther and Catholic dissent.
Our children’s line up was as popular as ever. In particular David Baddiel’s Birthday Boy which allowed parents and children to explore Baddiel’s world through fiction and illustration, and Harriet Muncaster’s fancy dress, Halloween themed afternoon of literary fun!
With over 3000 tickets sold across forty-three events, we are proud to call Richmond Literature Festival 2017 a roaring success!
We would like to take this opportunity to thanks everyone who made Literature Festival 2017 such a spectacular event.