2016 Festival Programme

We are delighted to bring you the 2016 Ilkley Literature Festival programme, featuring over 240 events including Alan Titchmarsh, Ken Clarke, Sian Williams, Damon Hill,  Nick Clegg, Sir Tony Robinson, Shazia Mirza, Tracy Chevalier, Joanne Harris, Simon Armitage, Daljit Nagra, Jenni Murray, Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze and many more.

Our Children’s Festival is headlined by Jacqueline Wilson with fantastic events for anyone aged 3 – 12 including Ben Faulks (AKA Mr Bloom) and a magical Harry Potter Show. Plus Young People have the chance to see some of their favourite authors including Holly Smale and Juno Dawson.


239. Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy
Saturday 1 October 4.30pm Kings Hall, Ilkley £12/10. Click here for more information.

240. Louis De Bernières Masterclass
Saturday 8 October, 11am – 1pm, Rombalds Hotel, All Levels, £15/10. Click here for more information.

(Please note these events are not included in the printed programme but will be bookable in the usual ways when tickets go on sale)

Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Tuesday 30 August.
Festival Friends can book from Thursday 18 – Wednesday 24 August. You can become a Festival Friend for just £25.

Download a pdf of the programme here.

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