Cheltenham Literary Festival 2017

If you’re planning a visit to this year’s Cheltenham Literary Festival then here’s the online guide to what’s on and when…it’s going to be an absolute corker of a fest this year…I cannot wait but am finding it hard to none down my wish list!


Dates: Friday 6 October – Sunday 15 October 2017

Venue: Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, UK


Tens of thousands of book-lovers of all ages, including over 7,000 schoolchildren, will head to Cheltenham in October for the UK’s oldest literature festival, for ten days of literary celebration, discussion and debate.



Under the umbrella theme: Who Do We Think We Are? sessions will cover key questions about British identity and celebrate Britain’s rich literary and cultural heritage. Around 1,000 speakers will take part in more than 550 events at the family-friendly Festival Village, in the heart of Regency Cheltenham.



Headliners this year include:

Salman Rushdie, Alan Hollinghurst, Sarah Waters, Miranda Hart, Matt Lucas, Robert Webb, Russell Brand, Ian Rankin, Sarah Millican, Nadiya Hussain, Simon Schama, Amit Chaudhuri, Paula Hawkins, Bill Nighy, Roddy Doyle, Michael Morpurgo, Judy Murray, Harry Enfield, Alison Steadman, Michael Parkinson, Lauren Child, Armando Iannucci, Nigella Lawson, Twiggy, Brian May, Jackie Kay, Hollie McNish, Robert McCrum, The Famous Five, Where’s Wally, Philippa Gregory, Nikesh Shukla, Peggy Seeger, Scarlett Moffatt, June Sarpong, Charles Spencer, Ali-A and Al Murray.


View the programme here – Main brochure






View the Family programme here – Family brochure


For more information about Cheltenham and the surrounding area, including details of local hotels and restaurants, visit


See you at the festival and enjoy your stay!










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