Headlining Pioneers Complete The Line-Up For Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival 2023
Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Kim Hawes – pioneers in their respective fields of exploration and music – are the final speakers to join the stellar line-up for this year’s Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival.
From Thursday 19 October to Sunday 22 October, best-selling authors and leading thinkers will descend on the Crown Hotel in Harrogate to share their stories in a diverse programme designed to entertain, inspire, educate, challenge and amuse. The annual event is curated and produced by Harrogate International Festivals and sponsored by Raworths Solicitors.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes is a British mountaineer, explorer, athlete and author. Having begun leading expeditions in the 1960s, Fiennes has travelled to the most dangerous and inaccessible places on Earth, from the top of Mount Everest to the North Pole. Taking to the stage in Harrogate, he will share tales from around the world as he looks back on a lifetime of exploration.
A very different sort of trailblazer, Kim Hawes was a female tour manager in the male-dominated music industry, keeping infamous rock stars like Motörhead, Black Sabbath, Elvis Costello and Chumbawamba on the road. Now an educator, author, coach and mentor, Kim will be sharing behind-the-scene stories from her life in the music industry.
Fiennes and Hawes complete an already impressive list of celebrated speakers for this year’s Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival, including Victoria Hislop, Sir Vince Cable, Dr Hilary Jones, Rosemary Shrager, Gaby Roslin and cricketing legend Mike Brearley.
Rachel Tunnicliffe, Senior Partner at Raworths Solicitors said: “We’re delighted to announce the addition of Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Kim Hawes to the line-up for this year’s Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival. With less than a month to go until the event, we can’t wait to bring together speakers, visitors and our community for a memorable celebration of books, leading thinkers and great writing.”
Find out more and book tickets here, or contact the Box Office on 01423 562303.