Record Year for Literary Festival

James-and-Bev-credit-Angus-MuirOver a month before the Henley Literary Festival gets underway on September 30th, the tickets record has been broken, with over 30 events sold out already.

With more events than ever before tickets remain available for over 60 talks, interviews and readings including Peter Snow, Irvine Welsh, Liz Jones and Roy Hattersley.

Mayor of Henley-on-Thames Stefan Gawrysiak commented: “The literary festival provides such wonderful entertainment, both to the people of Henley and all those who travel here specially, giving the town a real boost.” Visitors will travel to Henley from all over the UK, including Kilmarnock, Harrogate, the Isle of Man and Swansea, for the festival, which takes place from September 30th to October 6th.

Authors appearing at the Kenton Theatre include Barry Norman, Philippa Langley, and schools events., while the Christ Church Centre hosts the likes of Dan Snow, James Cracknell and scientist Steve Jones. The Red Lion makes its festival debut with over 20 events, including the Ukulele Handbook, Crime & Wine and Book Club Friday. Other venues this year include Bix Manor, the Quince Tree, Henley Library and the Town Hall. The River Readings again take place aboard the Hibernia and children’s events will be held at d:two and the River & Rowing Musuem. For tickets and more information visit or call 01189724700.