2015 LitFest Headliners Announced

Dec 05

2015 LitFest Headliners Announced

Oswestry LitFest Announce 2015 Festival Programme Richard and Judy, Alastair Campbell, Sophie Hannah, Frank Cottrell Boyce and Dame Stephanie Shirley Headline  The sixth Oswestry Literary Festival takes place from Friday 13th March – Friday 27th March 2015 with a host of top authors, writers and journalists appearing at a range of events celebrating words...

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THE 2015 PROGRAMME

Nov 20

THE 2015 PROGRAMME

THE 2015 PROGRAMME Work continues apace with our 2015 Oswestry LitFest Programme. The Oswestry Litfest willbe from March 13th to March 20th – complete with some utterly intriguing fringe and encore events either side. If you’d like to get the earliest notice of news and tickets, please join our email contact list.

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REVIEW – The Wilfred Owen Lecture with Martin Bell OBE

Mar 31

REVIEW – The Wilfred Owen Lecture with Martin Bell OBE

If any one event on this year’s LitFest calendar was going to stake a claim for the headline performance then this was surely it. In front of a sell out crowd of three hundred ticket holders that included the town Mayor and Wilfred’s own nephew Peter, former broadcast war reporter and independent politician Martin Bell OBE delivered the inaugural Wilfred Owen...

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REVIEW: The Bookshop Band at Oswestry LitFest

Mar 27

REVIEW: The Bookshop Band at Oswestry LitFest

The Willow Gallery provided the setting for Monday night’s Oswestry LitFest event as The Bookshop Band returned to the town following their sell out performance at Booka bookshop last year. Surrounded by the galleries ‘Painting With Words’ exhibition, The Bookshop Band once again played out to a capacity crowd, many of whom had been enjoying the ‘pie...

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REVIEW: Murder in the Library at Oswestry LitFest

Mar 24

REVIEW: Murder in the Library at Oswestry LitFest

Following on from the previous night’s hugely successful inaugural Wilfred Owen Lecture the fifth Oswestry LitFest reached the halfway stage with a joint headlining event in the town’s library. Taking to the stage were crime writer Aline Templeton and West Mercia police force’s Senior Forensic Investigator, Paul Beeton. Aline was first to talk on the night and...

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From RomCom to Beast Quest: A LitFest weekend

Mar 20

From RomCom to Beast Quest: A LitFest weekend

Following on from the successful launch of the fifth Oswestry Literary Festival, The Dining Rooms once again provided the setting for the opening event which saw Romantic Comedy writer and Sunday Times & USA Today bestselling author Carole Matthews entertain a sell out crowd of ‘friends’ on Friday night. Having been suitably wined and dined beforehand as part...

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Final Tickets left…

Mar 10

Final Tickets left…

Just 4 days left before the start of Oswestry LitFest! We kick off with Carole Matthews at The Dining Rooms on Friday then followed day after day by a whirlwind of literary events! With half the events SOLD OUT, there are still some final tickets left for Jon Ronson, Carole Matthews, Paul Rees and The Bookshop Band. Also, for the poets amongst you, pop in to The...

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