- Cheltenham Literature Festival
"For ten days every Autumn Cheltenham is transformed into a literary lover's dream as we welcome over 600 of the world's finest writers, actors, politicians, poets and leading opinion formers to help us celebrate the joy of the written word. Alongside a programme of nearly 500 debates, interviews and workshops, we also host Book It! our festival within a festival for families and young readers. Where else could you see the Gruffalo rub shoulders with an award-winning novelist, or a Hollywood legend exchange views with political leaders?"
The 2013 event featured best-selling authors Michael Morpurgo, Helen Fielding, Joanna Trollope and Ian Rankin plus Jay Rayner's "A Greedy Man in a Hungry World" and more.