Ilkley Literature Festival

The North’s Most Exciting Literature Festival.

Ilkley Literature Festival 2018 Friday 28 September – Sunday 14 October.

Programme announced: Monday 13 August

Tickets on general sale: 10am Tuesday 28 August

Friends booking opens: 10am Monday 20 August

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Due to unforeseen circumstances we ocasionally have to make small changes to the programme or sadly cancel events. Details of any such changes to the 2018 programme will be listed here.

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  • 240. Mary Portas In Conversation

    Tue 13th Nov at 7:30 pm - Kings Hall

    Last Few Tickets

    Mary Portas is one of the UK’s most high profile businesswomen. She transformed Harvey Nichols, runs her own consultancy, made a career in TV (Mary Queen of Shops) and advised…more

  • 241. Dan Snow: On This Day in History

    Fri 23rd Nov at 7:30 pm - Bradford Grammar School

    Britain’s favourite historian Dan Snow tells the story of an important event that happened on each day of the year. From the signing of the Armistice treaty on 11 November…more

  • 242. Sir Robin Knox-Johnson: Running Free

    Wed 5th Dec at 7:30 pm - Craiglands Hotel - Ballroom

    Sir Robin Knox-Johnston soared to fame when he became the first person to complete a single-handed, non-stop circumnavigation of the world. Now, 50 years on from that famous voyage, he…more