Cambridge Literary Festival

From poetry to politics, fiction to finance, history to hip-hop and comedy to current affairs...

Cambridge Literary Festival brings an eclectic mix of today’s best writers, thinkers and speakers to Cambridge all year round.

Joining the line-up this for the Spring Festival this April is Michelin star celebrity chef Tom Kerridge; Never Mind the Buzzcocks comedy legend Simon Amstell; pioneering psychotherapist, Susie Orbach; former Artistic Director of the National Theatre Nicholas Hytner; our longest continuously serving female MP Harriet Harman; prize-winning novelists Alan Hollinghurst, Sarah Winman, Jim Crace, Kit de Waal and Rose Tremain; star of the BBC One Dr in the House series Dr Rangan Chatterjee; feminists Helen Pankhurst and Laura Bates; exploring race in Britain today Guardian journalist Afua Hirsch; former leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband; mindfulness guru and comedian Ruby Wax; poetry treasure Wendy Cope; plus a vibrant children’s programme starring top comedians Harry Hill and Adrian Edmondson, historian Lucy Worsley and former children’s laureate Chris Riddell

The Cambridge Literary Festival is offering 2for1 prices on all adult tickets that are booked in advance. Book your festival ticket here and quote CLF+ANGLIA when booking.

See the full programme here.

Getting there by train

From London – from 48 minutes

From Norwich direct – from 1 hour 19 minutes

From Bishops Stortford – from 31 minutes

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