Festival in oxford
|| The Sunday Times
Oxford Literary Festival is a feast of storytelling,
musical events, literary walking tours and dinners, which
grows in stature each year.
Held in early spring (March and April), there are around
200 authors and speakers in over 150 events at this festival,
attracting visitors from far and wide.
The festival draws top names from the world of
literature each year, with a good mix of school and community
events adding to its wide appeal. And over the course
of the festival you'll find a diverse range of topics
are addressed including language and literature, philosophy,
crime, film and poetry.
You can visit the festival and soak up the beauty of the
city’s famous colleges and riverside setting, and
enjoy the alluring, vibrant and cosmopolitan buzz of its
lively mix of restaurants,
cafes, pubs and theatres.
The Literary Festival attracts many well-known authors, writers and poets, with the likes of Nobel prize winning poet Seamus Heaney, Whitbread winner Mark Haddon and Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo all attending previous festivals.
Other past attendees include Julian Barnes, Lynne
Truss, Julian Fellowes, Frances Wheen, Helena Kennedy,
John Mortimer, Jacqueline Wilson, Melvyn Bragg and Fiona
For anyone with a love of literature this is an event
not-to-be-missed and the location could not be better.
Oxford is renowned for its literary links, stunning film
and television locations, and its superb offering of music
and drama – ranging from candlelit evensong in college
chapels to Shakespeare in the park.