SAVE THE DATE FOR THE CHIDDINGSTONE CASTLE LITERARY FESTIVAL 2017!

Our inaugural Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival in Kent in 2016 was a huge success - featuring celebrated and established authors, poets, performers and theatre groups - and welcoming over 2,500 visitors to Chiddingstone Castle over the three days.  So the date is now booked to do it again in 2017!  The day for adults will be Sunday, 30th April; families on Bank Holiday Monday, 1st May and the Schools Programme will be on Tuesday, 2nd May.

We’re already searching for exciting authors and performers for you for next year - so watch this space to find out who’s attending and to book your tickets online!

THE PROGRAMME IN 2016

The full programme of events in 2016 featured authors, poets and performers such as Anthony Beevor, Chris Riddell (Children’s Laureate), Robert Bathurst (Downton Abbey, Cold Feet), Juliet Nicolson (pictured reading from her book ‘A House Full of Daughters’), Janet Ellis, Andrew Lownie, David Lough, Francis Beckett, Sally Gardner, Caroline Lawrence, Nicky Singer, Brian Moses, Imogen Lycett Green, Erin Kelly, Adam Sisman, Sandy Gall, Richard Streatfeild, Christopher Lloyd, Peter Hanington, Tom Hodgkinson, Mihir Bose, Ed Caesar, Philip Womack, Geoffrey Streatfeild, The Pericles Theatre Company and more! .

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

The whole weekend featured events for all ages - author talks were held in the marquee on the South Lawn and here are some families enjoying the marvellous performance of ‘The Tailor of Gloucester’ by the Pericles Theatre Company in the Orangery.

CHILDREN'S SHORT STORY COMPETITION

The proud winners of the Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival Short Story Competition!  Seen here with Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell - a surprise treat for all was to have a Chris Riddell orignal personalised illustration for every winner.

The competition will run again next year - watch this space to learn more as to how to enter!

KEEP IN TOUCH!

Take a look at our Chiddingstone Castle Facebook and Twitter @Chidd_Castle AND our Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival Facebook and Twitter @chiddlitfest for loads more information and pictures.  Better still - why not become our friend?!

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