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Bookworms descend upon Chester for annual festival

Chester Town Hall has opened its doors for a fortnight of page-turning fun with its Literature Festival kicking off on Sunday.

Organisers have said that this year’s line-up is the biggest the event has ever produced, with Clive James and Kate Adie booked to entertain visitors with special talks.

The programme, which runs until October 27, also includes book readings by Sir Derek Jacobi, who will not only appear with Ruthie Culver and the Utter Jazz Quartet for a magical evening of music and poetry, but will also be discussing his own book and his life as one of England’s most respected actors and thespians.

Also appearing are Michael Caines and Kate Mosse; whilst workshops with comedian Luke Wright will no doubt draw some big crowds too. Family favourite Tim Vine appears towards the end of the festival to discuss his latest book in his own inimitable style and to provide keen fans an evening of great entertainment.

For the first time in the festival’s history, it is extending its events across the city so that those holding open mic nights, exhibitions or book sales in Chester hotels and restaurants can get involved, bringing the showcase to new patrons throughout the city.

This festival fringe has already seen events sprouting up and down the city as debating societies, writing clubs and inspired community groups seize the opportunity to welcome visitors to the historic area and to share in the rich culture contained therein.

Posted by Ryan
October 17, 2013

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