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Cheltenham Literature Festival, 2022

October 7, 2022 - October 16, 2022

Cheltenham Literature Festival

Could there be a more appropriate setting for The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival than the historic Regency spa town of Cheltenham?

Originally held in the town hall, the leading UK festival of the word was the world’s first literary festival. It forms a key part of the Cheltenham Festivals season.

The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival 2022 Highlights

At this year’s festival you can see people as varied as Stanley Tucci, Mel C and Jeremy Hunt.

Cheltenham: The Perfect Setting

Since therapeutic mineral waters were discovered there in the early 18th Century, Cheltenham has been a magnet for visitors.

On the edge of the Cotswolds with its gentle, quintessentially English scenery, Cheltenham is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with The River Chelt flowing through the town on its way to the River Severn. Unsurprisingly, with this scenic location, the town is home to several festivals throughout the year, as the Cheltenham Festivals, including this world famous Literary Festival, which is held every October.

Previous people appearing at the festival

Key societal changes will be explored through novels of the past seventy years, especially for those interested in the development of societal literary norms over the past seven decades.

Cheltenham Literature Festival 2022 Line-Up

The full programme of what’s on at the Cheltenham Literary Festival, can be found here.

Joan Collins (c) Fadil Berisha Alan
Joan Collins has appeared at the festival in the past (c) Fadil Berisha Alan

Cheltenham Literature Festival 2022 Dates

This year’s festival will be held form 7 to 16 October, 2022.


Information about tickets can be found from the box office on 01242 850270 or [email protected].

More information on Cheltenham Festivals.

For more information on both the Cheltenham Literature Festival and other Cheltenham Festivals, including the Cheltenham Music Festival and the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, click here. Main image Ashley Dotty Charles, BBC Productions.


October 7, 2022
October 16, 2022
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