Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival

19-22 Oct 2017 |  Harrogate | home of literature


This year’s uplifting line-up features Joan Bakewell, Victoria Hislop and Jenni Murray, alongside Jonathan Aitken, Martin Sixsmith, Peter Snow & Ann MacMillan, Amanda Owen, Ann Widecombe and many more. We invite you to join us for a Yorkshire Post Literary Lunch to remember with the remarkable Sir Chris Bonington as well as a sparkling evening of Gin Tasting with connoisseur Ian Buxton.

‘One of the UK’s best Literary Festivals’ – Harpers Bazaar

The Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival has become the hot ticket on the national Festival circuit thanks to its stellar line-up of literary names in beautifully intimate settings. Hosted over a long weekend, this Festival, now in its seventh year, celebrates great writing by bringing best-selling authors, influential politicians, comedians and stars of the stage to share their stories with a programme designed to entertain and inspire.

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Lisa Faulkner

Thu 19 Oct | 10am

Chris Bonington Lunch

Thu 19 Oct | 12pm

Victoria Hislop

Thu 19 Oct | 3pm

Joan Bakewell

Thu 19 Oct | 5pm

Rentzenbrink & Honeyman

Thu 19 Oct | 6.30pm

Peter Snow & Ann MacMillan

Thu 19 Oct | 8pm

Tom Fort

Fri 20 Oct | 10.30am

Joanna Cannon

Fri 20 Oct | 12pm

M Benjamin & M Sawyer

Fri 20 Oct | 2pm

Denise Welch

Fri 20 Oct | 3.30pm

Sophie Kinsella

Fri 20 Oct | 5pm

Martin Sixsmith

Fri 20 Oct | 6.30pm

Keith Stuart & Jem Lester

Sat 21 Oct | 10.30am

Julian Glover & Erica Wagner

Sat 21 Oct | 12pm

Clover & Rick Stroud

Sat 21 Oct | 2pm

Ann Widdecombe

Sat 21 Oct | 3.30pm

Jenni Murray

Sat 21 Oct | 5pm

Gin Tasting with Ian Buxton

Sat 21 Oct | 6.30pm

Douglas Murray & Mick Hume

Sun 22 Oct | 10am

Angus Roxburgh

Sun 22 Oct | 12pm

Jonathan Aitken

Sun 22 Oct | 2pm

Amanda Owen

Sun 22 Oct | 3.30pm

Take Three Actors

Sun 22 Oct | 5pm

Steve Richards

Sun 22 Oct | 6.30pm