Cheltenham Festival of Literature
The Cheltenham Festival of Literature offers events involving more than 400 writers and other speakers over ten days in October.
New theatre and visual arts displays are also on the programme, plus street performances around the Regency town. Comedy and children's events are particularly strong.
Highlights of previous festivals have included appearances from Mary Berry, Sebastian Faulks, Alison Steadman, a special celebration of the works and life of PG Wodehouse, Phillippa Gregory and the shortlisted writers from the Man Booker Prize.