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getting to the festival Ilkley Visitor Information Centre

For information call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or go to www.nationalrail.co.uk

For information on hotels, restaurants, Ilkley and the Dales. Tel: 01943 602319 or go to www.visitilkley.com

By car

Ilkley lies on the A65 from Leeds to Skipton. Leeds, Harrogate and Bradford are a 45 minute drive away.

By bus

Buses run daily from across Yorkshire. Call Metroline on 0113 245 7676 for timetables. Or go to www.wymetro.com

By air

Leeds Bradford International Airport is just 15 minutes drive away. Regular flights run to major cities throughout the UK and beyond. For information call 0113 250 9696 or go to www.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk

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welcome to Ilkley Literature Festival 2011 Full to the brim with inspiring events! Festival Strands Find your way through the Festival – follow one of the Festival Strands. Here's a selection from our key events. Words, Land and Landscape As we reveal the first carved Stanza Stones*, bearing Simon Armitage’s specially commissioned poems, across the Pennine Watershed, we’re celebrating with a series of events exploring our relationship to the landscape. Come and be inspired, even as an armchair spectator!

This year’s a bumper year, with more than 200 events and something for every member of the family – from headline events with household names like Jeremy Paxman to the latest contemporary novelists. We’re celebrating the run up to 2012 with great writing about sport and adventure: or you can join a poetry masterclass, enjoy a ‘Terry Pratchett’ musical, come to a beer tasting with the UK’s leading beer blogger or rummage in Jane Austen’s wardrobe. We’ve dozens of events for children – from as young as 3 years old – and a whole programme of unique activities for teenagers. And there’s 35 FREE events for everyone to enjoy. Ilkley in October is a wonderful place and there’s always a tremendous buzz in the town. We look forward to seeing you! Rachel Feldberg Festival Director

Climber Joe Simpson Explorer Wade Davis Writers Michael Symmons Roberts and Paul Farley on ‘the edgelands’ Janet Street-Porter on the Yorkshire Dales Landscape gardener ‘Capability’ Brown *Stanza Stones is part of imove, Yorkshire’s cultural programme for London 2012. www.imoveand.com imove is primarily funded by Legacy Trust UK, a charity set up to help create a cultural and sporting legacy from London 2012.

Resonances of the King James Version Melvyn Bragg on the fight for translation Milton Consort with John Donne and Elizabethan music Poetry from Milton to Emily Dickinson 18th century literature from Tristram Shandy to the real Robinson Crusoe The 21st Century Novel Alan Hollinghurst, AL Kennedy, Janice Galloway, Mohni Mohsin, Mark Haddon, Aamer Hussein, Justin Cartwright, Julie Myerson, Joanna Briscoe, Meg Rosoff, Roopa Farooki, Tim Binding. Leeds University’s 21st Century Novel day school. Writing About Food and Drink Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on vegetables Wine writer Victoria Moore Pen Vogler with 400 years of food writing – and tastes Writing About Music Colin Grant on the Wailers Mark Radcliffe Andy Kershaw John Spurling on Liszt Fixing Britain Evan Davis, Lord Digby Jones, Melissa Benn, Sir Roy Strong, Tim Harford and Dr Maurice Mullard.

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festival diary at a glance Key to icons Signed events with BSL interpreter Headline/Kings Hall events SEPTEMBER Sat 17th to 13th Exhibition 1. Nov Sat 8th to Sun 2. Exhibition 16th Oct 3. Fri 30th 2pm 4.

Fri 30th

Children’s and All Ages events Young People’s events Free Fringe events

Manor House Museum

Fragile Stories Exhibition

Across Ilkley

Ilkley Art Trail

Kings Hall

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Heroes

7.30pm

Kings Hall

Festival Opening: Simon Armitage

OCTOBER

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5.

Fri 30th to Sun 16th Oct

Exhibition

Kings Hall

6.

Sat 1st

11am–1pm

Manor House

Runs on the Board. Open for 60 minutes before each Kings Hall event Tessa Hadley Masterclass : Getting the World onto the Page

7.

Sat 1st

11am–1pm

St Margaret's Hall

Paul Farley & Michael Symmons Robert Masterclass

8.

Sat 1st

11am–4pm

Church House

Press Pack: Write a Review

9.

Sat 1st

1.30–3pm

Church House

10.

Sat 1st

1.30–2.45pm

Ilkley Playhouse

11.

Sat 1st

1.45pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Review Workshop (Adults) Musical Mystery Tour: Simon Mayor and Hilary James Dreamers of a New Day: Shelia Rowbotham

12.

Sat 1st

2pm

Kings Hall

Janet Street-Porter

13.

Sat 1st

2–4pm

Manor House

14.

Sat 1st

2.30pm

St Margaret's Hall

15.

Sat 1st

3.15pm

Ilkley Playhouse

16.

Sat 1st

3.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Character and Voice Workshop: Jacob Ross The French Resistance: Matthew Cobb and Barbara Mellor 'Capability' Brown, the Omnipotent Magician: Jane Brown The London Train: Tessa Hadley and Jane Rogers

17.

Sat 1st

4.30pm

St Margaret's Hall

The Taste of War: Lizzie Collingham

18.

Sat 1st

5pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Hate Crime: Open Door FRINGE

19.

Sat 1st

5.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Edgelands: Michael Symmons Roberts and Paul Farley

20.

Sat 1st

7.30pm

Kings Hall

21.

Sat 1st

7.30pm

St Margaret's Hall

22.

Sat 1st

7.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

23.

Sat 1st

7.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Andy Kershaw: No Off Switch Eureka Stories from Modern Science with Stella Duffy, Maggie Gee, Dr Robert Appleby and Professor Matthew Cobb The Captain's Tower: Dylan at 70 with David Woolley, Phil Bowen and Dave Vermond Laurence Sterne – The Voice from the Pulpit: Patrick Wildgust

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9pm

Ilkley Playhouse

The Comedy Show FRINGE

25.

Sun 2nd

11am–1pm

Harewood House

'Capability' Brown Walk

26.

Sun 2nd

Harewood House

27.

Sun 2nd

2.30–4pm 10.30am– 12.30pm

Rombalds Hotel

'Capability' Brown Short Walk Patricia Duncker Masterclass: Thinking about Fictional Narratives

28. 29. 30.

Sun 2nd

1.30 & 3.15pm

All Saints School

Beauty & The Beast Ballet Workshop

Sun 2nd

1.45–2.45pm

All Saints School

Scrum!

31.

Sun 2nd

3.45–4.45pm

All Saints School

The Football Reading Game

32.

Sun 2nd

1.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Faiz Ahmed Faiz with Kala Sangam


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Sun 2nd

2pm

Kings Hall

Lord Digby Jones: Fixing Britain

34.

Sun 2nd

2pm

Craiglands

Patricia Duncker

35.

Sun 2nd

2pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Pre-Raphaelites: Fiona MacCarthy

36.

Sun 2nd

2–4pm

Manor House

Jill McGivering Masterclass: Fact into Fiction

37.

Sun 2nd

2–2.45pm

Meet at Manor House

Roman Ilkley: Roman Fort Walk with John Cockshott

38.

Sun 2nd

3–6pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Multi-lingual Mushaira: Gathering of Poets

39.

Sun 2nd

4pm

Ilkley Playhouse

40.

Sun 2nd

4pm

Craiglands

41.

Sun 2nd

4.45pm

Kings Hall

Wade Davis: Everest Promised Land: Anthony Clavane and Jason Cowley on Football and Culture Alan Hollinghurst: In Conversation

42.

Sun 2nd

4.30pm

Manor House

Older But Not Necessarily Wiser FRINGE

43.

Sun 2nd

6pm

Craiglands

Exorcising Hitler: Sir Ian Kershaw and Frederick Taylor

44.

Sun 2nd

7.30pm

St Margaret's Hall

Walk! Poets, Protestors and National Parks: Colin Speakman

45.

Sun 2nd

8pm

Craiglands

Val McDermid: The Retribution

46.

Mon & Weds 3rd, 5th, 10th & 12th

6–7pm

Manor House

Tristram Shandy Guided Reading Group

47.

Mon 3rd

6–7pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Meet Melvin Burgess and See Both Sides

48.

Mon 3rd

7.15pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Ten Minute Pitch … Helen Burke

49.

Mon 3rd

7.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

The Dancing Spies: Georgina Boyes

50.

Mon 3rd

7.30pm

Kings Hall

Sir Roy Strong: Visions of England

51.

Mon 3rd

7.45pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Philip Ball: Unnatural?

52.

Mon 3rd

7.30–9pm

The Happiness Centre

Healing with Sound FRINGE

53.

Mon 3rd

9pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Shades of Leeds FRINGE

54.

Mon 3rd

9pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Magician Born of Nature FRINGE

55.

Tues 4th

1.30pm

Kings Hall

Anne Fine: Primary Schools' Event

56.

Tues 4th

4.30pm

Kings Hall

Anne Fine: for Teachers and Librarians

57.

Tues 4th

6–8pm

Manor House Museum

Fragile Stories Exhibition: Festival Private View

58.

Tues 4th

7.30pm

Kings Hall

John Cooper Clarke

59.

Tues 4th

7.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

A Critical Woman: Ann Oakley on Barbara Wooton

60.

Tues 4th

7.45pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Matches, Microphones and MS: Alastair Hignell

61.

Tues 4th

9pm

Ilkley Playhouse

A Riot of Our Own: Night and Day with The Clash

62.

Tues 4th

9.15pm

Ilkley Playhouse

The New Fire Tree Press Poetry Launch FRINGE

63.

Wed 5th

7pm

Wheatley

Crime and Curry Supper: Mark Billingham and Martyn Waites

64.

Wed 5th

7.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Repression and Revolt: Richard Gott

65.

Wed 5th

9pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Walk a Mile: Film Première FRINGE

66.

Thurs 6th

2–4pm

Manor House

Jean 'Binta' Breeze: Poetry Masterclass

67.

Thurs 6th

2–4.30pm

Ilkley Moor Vaults

Poetry Alive! Open Mic and Networking Event

68.

Thurs 6th

7.30–9.10pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Jean 'Binta' Breeze and Aoife Mannix

69

Thurs 6th

7.30–9pm

Ilkley Playhouse

70

Thurs 6th

7.30pm

Kings Hall

71.

Thurs 6th

7.30pm

Manor House Museum

72.

Thurs 6th

9.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Victoria Gawramma: The Lost Princess of Coorg Jeremy Paxman: What Ruling the World Did to the British Rebellion: David Horspool The Amazing Maurice & His Educated Rodents – The Musical! FRINGE

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Fri 7th

9.30am–3.30pm Ilkley Playhouse

Action for the South Pennines Conference

74.

Fri 7th

7.30pm

Kings Hall

Melvyn Bragg: The Book of Books

75.

Fri 7th

7.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

76.

Fri 7th

7.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

77.

Fri 7th

7.30pm

St Margaret's Hall

Melissa Cole: Let Me Tell You About Beer Tara Arts in association with Arcadia Books presents Uprising Writing Freedom: PEN

78.

Fri 7th

9pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Festival Literary Quiz with Marcus Berkmann

79.

Fri 7th

9pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Having a Ball FRINGE

80.

Sat 8th

9am–5.45pm

Meet in Ilkley Car Park

Vist Sheffield Literature Festival!

81.

Sat 8th

10am–4pm

Ilkley Tennis Club

The British 21st Century Novel: Day School

82.

Sat 8th

11am–1pm

St Margaret's Hall

Gwyneth Lewis Masterclass: Getting Started

83.

Sat 8th

11am–1pm

Manor House

Joanna Briscoe Masterclass: Kick Start Your Novel

84.

Sat 8th

1.30pm

Kings Hall

Evan Davis: Made in Britain

85.

Sat 8th

2pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Jubilate: Michael Arditti

86.

Sat 8th

2–4pm

Manor House

87.

Sat 8th

2.30pm

St Margaret's Hall

Nina Milton's Kitchen Table: Workshop The Meat Tree: New Stories from the Mabinogion with Gwyneth Lewis and Niall Griffiths

218.

Sat 8th

2.30pm

The Emma Barnes 'Child Literary Genius Award' FRINGE

88.

Sat 8th

3.30pm

Ilkley Operatic Society Hall Ilkley Playhouse

89.

Sat 8th

4.30pm

St Margaret's Hall

Joanna Briscoe

90.

Sat 8th

5–5.45pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Flip: Martyn Bedford and Jennifer Donnelly

91.

Sat 8th

6.15–6.45pm

Otley Courthouse

The First Stone FRINGE

92.

Sat 8th

6.15pm

Ilkley Playhouse

93.

Sat 8th

7.30pm

Otley Courthouse

94.

Sat 8th

7.30pm

St Margaret's Hall

Waste Matters FRINGE Rocking Horse Winner: A North Country Theatre collaboration with Harrogate Theatre Inside the Arab Spring: Paul Moorcraft and Noel Brehony

95.

Sat 8th

7.45pm

Ilkley Playhouse

96.

Sat 8th

8–9.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

97.

Sat 8th

9pm

Ilkley Playhouse

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S WEEKEND 200. 201. Sat 8th 10.15 &11.30am, All Saints School 202. 2.15 & 3.30pm 203. 204. Sat 8th 10am & 2pm All Saints School 205. 206. Sat 8th 10.30–11.15am All Saints School

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Tender Hooks: Moni Mohsin and Aamer Hussein John Donne 'Songs, Sonnets and Sermons': The Milton Consort My Heart is a Place Where Flowers Grow FRINGE

Eureka: Chew to the Poo! Just a Bit of Paper: Libellule

207.

Sat 8th

10.30am

All Saints School

You Can't Scare a Princess: Gillian Rogerson How (Not) to make Bad Children Good with Emma Barnes

208. 209.

Sat 8th

All Saints School

The Three Sillies: A Right Yorkshire Yarn!

210.

Sat 8th

All Saints School

Glitterwings Academy: Titania Woods

211.

Sat 8th

Ilkley Playhouse

Revolting Reference Expert: Mitchell Symons

212.

Sat 8th

11–11.45am & 2–2.45pm 11.45am– 12.30pm 12noon– 12.45pm 1.45–2.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates: Meet Liz Pichon

213.

Sat 8th

2pm

All Saints School

Create a Scary Demon Workshop: Caro King

214.

Sat 8th

2–3.30pm

All Saints School

Every Which Way Books: Making Workshop


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2pm

All Saints School

Kit's Wild Adventure: Natasha Narayan

216.

Sat 8th

3.45–4.30pm

All Saints School

Why Headless Chickens Run: Michael Cox

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Sat 8th

5pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Ugly Beauty: Lempen Puppet Theatre Company

Sun 9th

1.30 & 4pm

All Saints School

Hare and Tortoise: Tutti Frutti and York Theatre Royal

Sun 9th

1.30–2.15pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Jon Mayhew: The Demon Collector

111.

Sun 9th

3pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Green Poems for A Blue Planet: Martin Kiszko Family Poetry Event

YOUNG PEOPLE'S AFTERNOON 103.

Sun 9th

2–6pm

Otley Courthouse

Young People's Wordsfest

98.

Sun 9th

11am–1pm

Rombalds Hotel

Michael Arditti Masterclass: Handy Hints on Writing Fiction

99.

Sun 9th

11am–1pm

Craiglands

Liz Lochhead Masterclass

104.

Sun 9th

2–4pm

Manor House

Writing Poetry for Children: Debjani Chatterjee

105.

Sun 9th

2pm

Craiglands

Liz Lochhead: Reading

106.

Sun 9th

2pm

Kings Hall

Roy Hattersley: Lloyd George, Odd Man Out

107.

Sun 9th

2pm

Ilkley Playhouse

The Pleasure of Gardening: Katherine Swift and Mirabel Osler

108.

Sun 9th

2–4pm

Ilkley Moor Guided Walk with Colin Speakman

109.

Sun 9th

2pm

Meet Outside Rombalds Hotel Manor House Museum

110.

Sun 9th

3pm

St Margaret's Hall

The Queen's Agent: John Cooper on Francis Walsingham

112.

Sun 9th

3.45pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Roopa Farooki: In Conversation

113

Sun 9th

4pm

Craiglands

Joe Simpson: The Sound of Gravity

114.

Sun 9th

4.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

The Creative Case: Black British Perspectives

115.

Sun 9th

4pm

Kings Hall

Adam Hart-Davis: What's Time?

116.

Sun 9th

5pm

St Margaret's Hall

The Real Robinson Crusoe? Katherine Frank

117.

Sun 9th

5.15pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Inspiration in a Tank FRINGE

118.

Sun 9th

6pm

Craiglands

Mark Haddon

119.

Sun 9th

7.30pm

Kings Hall

Martin Bell

120.

Sun 9th

7.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

An Evening with the Vikings: Kevin Crossley-Holland

121.

Sun 9th

7.30pm

St Margaret's Hall

The History of English in One Hundred Words: David Crystal

122.

Sun 9th

8pm

Craiglands

Drowning Rose: Marika Cobbold and Isabel Ashdown

123.

Mon 10th

6–7.30pm

Ilkley Library

Ilkley Lit Fest Young Writers Group – free taster

124.

Mon 10th

7.45pm

Ilkley Playhouse

David Almond

125.

Mon 10th

7.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

126.

Mon 10th

7.30pm

Craiglands

127.

Mon 10th

7.30pm

All Saints Parish Church

128.

Mon 10th

9pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Legion: Simon Scarrow 25 Years of The Poetry Business: Ian McMillan, Paul Bentley and Jonathan Davidson Graham Parry: Lancelot Andrewes and the Bible of 1611 Amelia and the Virgin FRINGE

129.

Mon 10th

9pm

Ilkley Playhouse

The Healing Word: Lapidus FRINGE

130.

Tues 11th

1.30pm

Kings Hall

The Children's Bookshow: Mairi Hedderwick (Schools only)

131.

Tues 11th

7.30pm

Kings Hall

Nigel Lawson: Memoirs of a Tory Radical

132.

Tues 11th

7pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Ten Minute Pitch … Sue Vickerman

133.

Tues 11th

7.30pm

Panache

Poetry Banquet

Watershed Poems: Char March

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Tues 11th

7.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

AL Kennedy: The Blue Book

135.

Tues 11th

7.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Basant Lahore: The Fetch Theatre Company

136.

Tues 11th

9pm

Ilkley Playhouse

The Kindness of Women FRINGE

137.

Tues 11th

9.15pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Daddies' Girls FRINGE

138.

Wed 12th

7.30pm

Kings Hall

Mark Thomas: Extreme Rambling Experiences

139.

Wed 12th

7.30pm

Craiglands

Charles Dickens: Claire Tomalin

140.

Wed 12th

7.30pm

Bettys Café Tea Rooms

A Cook's Year: Supper with Elisabeth Luard

141.

Wed 12th

7.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

British Fantasy Society: Mark Morris, Peter Crowther and Ramsey Campbell

142.

Wed 12th

9.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Bradford: City of Fantasy FRINGE

143.

Thurs 13th

7.30pm

Kings Hall

Chris Mullin: A Walk-On Part

144.

Thurs 13th

7.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

The Origin Of Our Species: Chris Stringer

145.

Thurs 13th

7.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Víctor Rodríguez Núñez

146.

Thurs 13th

7.30pm

St Margaret's Hall

John Sutherland and Sam Leith

147.

Thurs 13th

7.30pm

Bettys Café Tea Rooms

A Cook's Year: Supper with Elisabeth Luard

148.

Thurs 13th

9pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Artists in Mind: The IaM Poets FRINGE

149.

Thurs 13th

Ilkley Playhouse

Graft Poets FRINGE

150.

Fri 14th

Harewood House

An 18th Century Library: Professor John Sutherland

151.

Fri 14th

Meet in Ilkley Car Park

Visit to Shandy Hall, home of Laurence Sterne

152.

Fri 14th

9pm 10.15am–12 noon 10.30am– 5.30pm 7.30pm

Kings Hall

Simon Jenkins: A Short History of England

153.

Fri 14th

7.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

The Battle for Britain's Education: Melissa Benn

154.

Fri 14th

7.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

The Baverstock Lecture: Are All Journalists Crooks? Dorothy Byrne

155.

Fri 14th

7.30pm

St Margaret's Hall

Other People's Money: Justin Cartwright

156.

Fri 14th

7.30–9.30pm

Otley Courthouse

Cool Voices Club Night

157.

Fri 14th

7.30pm

Manor House Museum

Piers Browne

158.

Fri 14th

9pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Only Water Between FRINGE

159.

Fri 14th

Ilkley Playhouse

Slither of Air FRINGE

160.

Sat 15th

Ilkley Tennis Club

Writing for Children Workshop with Anita Ganeri

161.

Sat 15th

9.15pm 10.30am– 4.30pm 10.30am– 4.30pm

Church House

Breaking News: Make a Newspaper in a Day

162.

Sat 15th

11am–4pm

Manor House Museum Courtyard

Fragile Stories: Dance, Storytelling and Pottery Demonstrations in the Yurt

163.

Sat 15th

11am–1pm

St Margaret's Hall

164.

Sat 15th

1.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

165.

Sat 15th

1.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

The Poetry Business Writing Workshop The Grand Trunk Road – Delhi to the Khyber Pass: Tim Smith and Irna Quereshi Francine Stock: In Glorious Technicolour

166.

Sat 15th

2–4pm

Manor House

Wringing Words Out Of Our Watershed! Workshop with Char March

167.

Sat 15th

2pm

Kings Hall

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: Veg Every Day!

168.

Sat 15th

2.30pm

St Margaret's Hall

Tim Binding: The Champion

169.

Sat 15th

3pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Julie Myerson

170.

Sat 15th

3pm

All Saints Parish Church

Poetry and the King James Version

171.

Sat 15th

3.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Fragile Stories with Nima Poovaya-Smith

172.

Sat 15th

4pm

Audley Clevedon

Jane Austen's Wardrobe with Gillian Stapleton


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4.30pm

St Margaret's Hall

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Sat 15th

4.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

175.

Sat 15th

5pm

Ilkley Playhouse

176.

Sat 15th

6pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Now All Roads Lead to France: Mathew Hollis on Edward Thomas Young People's Stanza Stones Showcase I and I: The Natural Mystics – Marley, Tosh and Wailer with Colin Grant A Day in a Dale: Walter Swan and Yvette Huddleston

177.

Sat 15th

7.30pm

Kings Hall

Mark Radcliffe: Reelin' in the Years

178.

Sat 15th

7.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Here Comes Mr Dickens! performed by Gerald Dickens

179.

Sat 15th

7.30pm

Church House

Sunjeev Sahota: Ours are the Streets

180.

Sat 15th

7.30pm

St Margaret's Hall

Great Food 1600 – 2000 with Pen Vogler

181.

Sat 15th

7.45pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Helen Simonson: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

182.

Sat 15th

9.15pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Four Yorkshire-based Poets: The Poetry Business FRINGE

183.

Sun 16th

11am–1pm

Rombalds Hotel

Janice Galloway Masterclass: Making it Real

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11am

The Wheatley Arms

How to Drink at Christmas with Victoria Moore

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Sun 16th

1.45pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Just my Type: Simon Garfield

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2pm

Meet at Manor House

Roman Ilkley: Roman Town Walk with Alex Cockshott

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2pm

Kings Hall

Peter Conradi and Mark Logue: The King's Speech

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2pm

Ilkley Playhouse

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Manor House

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St Margaret's Hall

David Nobbs: In Conversation The Politics and Economics of Recession: Seminar with Dr Maurice Mullard FRINGE Afternoon Tea with Bonnie Greer and the Brontës

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3.30pm

The Wheatley Arms

How to Drink at Christmas with Victoria Moore

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3.30–4.30pm

Kings Hall Winter Gardens Informal Festival Feedback

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3.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Janice Galloway: All Made Up

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Sun 16th

4pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Hilary Spurling: Pearl Buck

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4.45pm

Kings Hall

Tim Harford: Adapt

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5pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Sheep Ahoy! FRINGE

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7.30pm

St Margaret's Hall

Variations on the theme of Franz Liszt: John Spurling and Richard Kenwood Herriott

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7–9pm

Kings Hall

In My View: Simon Callow on Charles Dickens

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8.30pm

Ilkley Playhouse

Festival Open Mic

Events for children and young peopl­e on pages 40–45. Details of how to book on page 49.

Refreshments

• The Bar will be open before, after (and where appropriate during) evening events at Ilkley Playhouse and the Kings Hall. Soft drinks, tea and coffee available. • The Festival Café serving tea, coffee and delicious cakes, is open at Ilkley Playhouse during Festival evenings and weekends.

Event and Access Information

• All venues are accessible with accessible toilets except the first floor of the Manor House Museum. • St Margaret’s Hall is an uphill walk from the station. Allow 15–20 minutes. • Selected events are BSL interpreted. Working dogs­welcome. Detailed access information from www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk or call 01943 816714. • Events last one hour unless otherwise stated and include 15–20 minutes audience questions. • After events, authors sign books which are available from the Festival bookstall run by our partners, The Grove Bookshop, at each venue. Some authors attract lengthy queues!

No induction loop system at St Margaret’s Church Hall or Craiglands Hotel.

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Almond, David 124 Appleby, Robert 21 Arditti, Michael 85, 98 Armitage, Simon 4, 73 Ashdown, Isabel 122 Ball, Philip 51 Barnes, Emma 207, 218 Bedford, Martyn 90, 103 Bell, Martin 119 Belliappa, C P 69 Benn, Melissa 153 Bentley, Paul 126 Berkmann, Marcus 78 Billingham, Mark 63 Binding, Tim 168 Bowen, Phil 22 Bowles, Kate 214 Boyes, Georgina 49 Bragg, Melvyn 74 Breeze, Jean 'Binta' 66, 68 Brehony, Noel 94 Briscoe, Joanna 83, 89 Brown, Jane 15, 25, 26 Browne, Piers 157 Burgess, Melvin 47 Byrne, Dorothy 154 Callow, Simon 198 Campbell, Ramsey 141 Cartwright, Justin 155 Chatterjee, Debjani 104 Clarke, Cat 103 Clavane, Anthony 40 Cobb, Matthew 14, 21 Cobbold, Marika 122 Cockshott, Alex 186 Cockshott, John 37 Cole, Melissa 75 Collingham, Lizzie 17 Conradi, Peter 187 Cooper Clarke, John 58 Cooper, John 110 Cowley, Jason 40 Cox, Michael 216 Crossley-Holland, Kevin 103, 120 Crowther, Peter 141

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Crystal, David 121 Davidson, Jonathan 126 Davis, Evan 84 Davis, Wade 39 Dickens, Gerald 178 Donnelly, Jennifer 90 Duffy, Stella 21 Duncker, Patricia 34, 27 Eureka 200, 201, 202, 203 Farley, Paul 7, 19 Farooki, Roopa 112 Fearnley-Whittingstall, Hugh 167 Fiennes, Sir Ranulph 3 Fine, Anne 55, 56 Foulds, Adam 77 Frank, Katherine 116 Galloway, Janice 183, 193 Ganeri, Anita 160 Garfield, Simon 185 Gbadamosi, Raimi 114 Gee, Maggie 21 Gott, Richard 64 Grant, Collin 175 Green, Johnny 61 Greer, Bonnie 190 Griffiths, Niall 87 Haddon, Mark 118 Hadley, Tessa 6, 16 Hall, Pip 185 Hardaker, Andrea 8, 9, 161 Harford, Tim 195 Hart-Davis, Adam 115 Hattersley, Roy 106 Hedderwick, Mairi 130 Higgins, David 46 Hignell, Alastair 60 Hollinghurst, Alan 41 Hollis, Matthew 173 Horspool, David 71 Huddleston, Yvette 176 Hussein, Aamer 95 James, Hilary 10 Jenkins, Simon 152 Jones, Lord Digby 33 Kala Sangam 32

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Kennedy, AL 134 Kershaw, Andy 20 Kershaw, Ian 43 Kenwood Herriott, Richard 198 King, Caro 213 Kiszko, Martin 111 Lawson, Nigel 131 Le Gendre, Kevin 114 Leith, Sam 146 Lewis, Gwyneth 82, 87 Lochhead, Liz 99, 105 Logan, David 103 Logue, Mark 187 Luard, Elisabeth 140, 147 MacCarthy, Fiona 35 Manasamitra 4 Mannix, Aoife 68 March, Char 109, 129, 166 Mayhew, Jon 102 Mayor, Simon 10 McDermid, Val 45 McGivering, Jill 36 McLeod, John 81 McMillan, Andrew 103 McMillan, Ian 126 Mellor, Barbara 14 Milton, Nina 86 Milton Consort, The 96 Moorcraft, Paul 94 Moore, Victoria 184, 191 Morris, Mark 141 Mohsin, Moni 95 Mullin, Chris 143 Myerson, Julie 169 Narayan, Natasha 215 Nobbs, David 188 North Country Theatre 93 Núñez, Víctor Rodríguez 145 Oakley, Ann 59 Osler, Mirabel 107 Palmer, Tom 30, 31 Papita Nita 162, 171 Parry, Graham 127 Paxman, Jeremy 70

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Pichon, Liz 212 Poovaya-Smith, Nima 69, 171 Qureshi, Irna 164 Radcliffe, Mark 177 Rogers, Jane 16 Rogerson, Gillian 206 Rosoff, Meg 88 Ross, Jacob 13 Rowbotham, Shelia 11 Sahota, Sunjeev 179 Sansom Peter & Ann 163 Scarrow, Simon 125 Sesay, Kadija 114 Siddique, John 67, 77, 133,171, 199 Simonson, Helen 181 Simpson, Joe 113 Smith, Tim 164 Speakman, Colin 44, 108 Spurling, Hilary 194 Spurling, John 197 Stapleton, Gillian 172 Stock, Francine 165 Street-Porter, Janet 12 Stringer, Chris 144 Strong, Sir Roy 50 Sutherland, John 146, 150 Swan, Walter 176 Swift, Katherine 107 Symons, Mitchell 211 Symmons Roberts, Michael 7, 19 Taylor, Frederick 43 Thomas, Mark 138 Tirmazi, Mazhar 135 Tomalin, Claire 139 Vermond, Dave 22 Vogler, Pen 180 Waites, Martyn 63 Walker, Ged 103 Wheatle, Alex 76 Wildgust, Patrick 23, 151 Woods, Titania 210 Woolley, David 22


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exhibitions and opening events 2.

8th–16th October across Ilkley

Ilkley Art Trail 2011

Glazed pots by Edmund de Waal © Bradford Museums and Galleries

Ilkley's first Art Trail spreads across 25 local venues with a blaze of paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glass, fabric and silver work as local artists open up their studios, homes, and garages to visitors. Some venues will open for most of 8th–16th October, with participation swelling over both weekends. FREE Opening times and further details: http://ilkleyarttrail.blogspot.com

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Friday 30th September 7.30pm Kings Hall

17th September–13th November Manor House Museum

Festival Opening: Simon Armitage

2011 Festival Exhibition: Fragile Stories

Words, Land & Landscape Join Simon Armitage, the UK’s leading poet, for the world premiere of In Memory of Water, the eagerly awaited Stanza Stones poems commissioned by Ilkley Lit Fest in association with imove, currently being carved into stones for seven moorland sites across the Pennine Watershed. The evening includes a celebration of Armitage’s work through dance, created and performed by Manasamitra and visual imagery and readings from Seeing Stars and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Simon Armitage is Professor of Poetry at the University of Sheffield. £10/8

Fragile Stories explores the pot as a symbol of the moving human body, in an exhibition of ceramics which includes works by Lucie Rie, Edmund de Waal, Loretta Braganza, Kripal Singh and Anna Lambert, linked to literary classics such as the Sohni Mahiwal legend and the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Inspired by the exhibition, Northern School of Contemporary Dance and poet John Siddique will be creating a ‘movement alphabet’ rooted in the movements used by a potter. FREE Opening times: Tues 1–5pm, Weds–Sat 11am–5pm, Sun 1–4pm. Fragile Stories has been conceived and curated by Alchemy in association with Bradford Galleries and Museums. Fragile Stories is part of New Worlds: The Many Routes to Yorkshire, a strand of the imove programme.

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Friday 30th September 2pm Kings Hall

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Heroes Words, Land & Landscape

The man the Guinness Book of Records describes as ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’ reveals his personal heroes – from polar survivors to MI5 double agents. An extraordinary career includes first to reach both Poles, cross the Antarctic and Arctic Oceans and circumnavigate the world along its polar axis (a three-year odyssey). He’s imove is Yorkshire’s cultural programme for also the oldest Briton to reach the London 2012. www.imoveand.com summit of Mt Everest! £14/12

Sponsored by Welcome to Yorkshire

Stanza Stones is part of imove, Yorkshire’s cultural programme for London 2012. www.imoveand.com

Sponsored by Bradford Grammar School

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30th September–16th October Kings Hall

Runs on the Board When you come to a Kings Hall event during the Festival, visit Runs on the Board: an intriguing ‘sight screen’ celebration of amateur cricket in Yorkshire by poet Andrew McMillan, and photographer Anton Want, built by The Curious Guide. FREE – open to all for 60 mins before each Kings Hall event. Runs on the Board is part of imove, Yorkshire's cultural programme for London 2012 with support from Yorkshire County Cricket Club, BBC Yorkshire and Yorkshire Tea.

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Saturday 1st October 11am –1pm St Margaret’s Hall

Saturday 1st October 1.30–3pm Church House

Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts: Masterclass

Review Workshop (adults)

An exciting ‘double’ masterclass with Michael Symmons Roberts and Paul Farley focusing on the theme of 'edgelands', encouraging people to experiment with writing about the theme, or those places, in different forms. £15/10 For writers with some experience. Please bring pen and paper. (Places limited – please book in advance.)

Tips of the trade from former Glasgow Evening Times journalist Andrea Hardaker to help you hone your reviewing skills, whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned critic. We’ll give you a free Festival press ticket, then write up your review and we’ll post it online. £8/6 includes free ‘press ticket’ to a later Festival event. 10.

Saturday 1st October 1.30–2.45pm Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside

Musical Mystery Tour: Simon Mayor and Hilary James

Michael Symmons Roberts © Andrew Crowley

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Saturday 1st October 11am–4pm Church House

Press Pack: Write a Review

Family musical fun with sensational songs, zany choruses and a dazzling array of musical instruments. Meet the repeating parrot-parrot from Hong-Hong-Kong-Kong and the flock of fat flamingos or be the first to pick up the giant mandobass! James and Mayor have written and presented for BBC’s Play School, Play Days and Song Tree. ‘… you could see the little ones brimming over with enthusiasm for music.’ The Stage £5/4 Age 6–12 with parents/adult.

Come and find out how to write great reviews with journalist Andrea Saturday 1st October 11am–1pm Hardaker, then set off with your press ticket to a Festival event. Come Sponsored by Bradford Grammar Manor House back, write up a cracking review in our Junior School Getting the World onto newsroom and we’ll post it online. the Page: Tessa Hadley £5 Age 12–18. Masterclass Includes ‘press’ ticket to afternoon event. Bring packed lunch. (Places A masterclass encouraging you to work on close observation in writing. limited – please book in advance.) Tessa Hadley, author of three See also Make a Festival Newspaper highly praised novels, teaches the event 161. MA in creative writing at Bath Spa University and brings a wealth of experience and new approaches for participants to try. £15/10 For all levels. Please bring pen and paper. (Places limited – please book in advance.)

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Saturday 1st October 1.45pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

Saturday 1st October 3.15pm Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside

Dreamers of a New Day: Sheila Rowbotham

‘Capability’ Brown, the Omnipotent Magician: Jane Brown

Professor Sheila Rowbotham, one of the most important academics in women’s history and a key figure in the women’s movement of the 1970s, chronicles the remarkable social awakening from 1880–1920 which inspired women on both sides of the Atlantic to take off their corsets, form free unions, live communally and buy ethically. Author of an acclaimed biography of Edward Carpenter, Rowbotham is former Professor of Gender and Labour History at Manchester. £6/4

Janet Street-Porter

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Saturday 1st October 2pm Kings Hall

Janet Street-Porter Words, Land & Landscape One of the UK’s best known journalists and broadcasters talks candidly about her life, her work and her passion for walking and the Yorkshire Dales. Janet Street-Porter, a regular on ITV’s Loose Women, has spent her career as a noted national columnist, currently for the Daily Mail. She is the former editor of the Independent on Sunday and former President of the Ramblers Association. £12/10 Sponsored by Specsavers

Sheila Rowbotham © James Swinson

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Saturday 1st October 2–4pm Manor House

Character and Voice Workshop: Jacob Ross Finding a unique voice for each character is a great challenge, but also the secret to creating convincing dialogue in fiction. Join experienced Arvon tutor, editor and acclaimed writer, Jacob Ross, author of Pynter Bender, in this fascinating workshop, where he will provide expert advice and practical exercises. £15/10 Intermediate and advanced. Please bring pen and paper. (Places limited – please book in advance.)

Words, Land & Landscape Landscape gardener Lancelot Brown changed the face of eighteenthcentury England with his designs for country estates – moving hills, creating rivers and building follies. Widely acclaimed garden historian, Jane Brown (Vita SackvilleWest, Gertrude Jekyll) paints an unforgettable picture of the man, his work, his domestic life and his crowded world. £6/4 See Events 25 & 26 for visits to the ‘Capability’ Brown landscape at Harewood House. 16.

Saturday 1st October 3.30pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

The London Train: Tessa Hadley and Jane Rogers

Two of the UK’s most perceptive and exciting writers discuss the themes 14. which infuse their work. Jane Rogers’ Saturday 1st October 2.30pm The Testament of Jessie Lamb offers an apocalyptic vision of a world St Margaret’s Hall irreparably altered by an act of The French Resistance: biological terrorism. Rogers' previous Matthew Cobb and novels include Mr Wroe's Virgins – a Barbara Mellor major TV series. World War Two Explored Tessa Hadley’s The London Train is Professor Matthew Cobb, author an absorbing account of the impulses of The Resistance: The French Fight and accidents that can shape our Against the Nazis, and Barbara lives. Hadley’s three highly praised Mellor, translator of Agnès Humbert's novels include Accidents in the Home, memoir Résistance, discuss this longlisted for the Guardian First Book crucial and neglected period in French Award. history. They also reveal unique £5/3 extracts from the newly discovered diary of a French poet who lived This event begins with the results through the Liberation of Paris. of the 2011 Festival Short Story Her children were involved in the Competition. Details from Resistance and her diary and poems www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk offer a gripping personal account of life in Paris in August 1944. £5/3

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Saturday 1st October 4.30pm St Margaret’s Hall

Saturday 1st October 5.30pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

The Taste of War: Lizzie Collingham

Edgelands: Michael Symmons Roberts and Paul Farley

World War Two Explored Noted food historian, Lizzie Collingham (Curry: a biography), former Research Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge, investigates the Second World War’s crucial ‘battle for food’ at home and on the front line. From self sufficiency to worries about how to feed the troops, she explores how food became a driving force for all sides. £5/3

Lizzie Collingham

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Words, Land & Landscape Two award-winning poets discuss their prose exploration of the ‘edgelands’, the forgotten spaces in between city and countryside, from gravel pits and business parks to mobile masts and landfill sites. Paul Farley, winner of the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Whitbread Poetry Award, is the author of four collections. Michael Symmons Roberts has published two novels and four poetry collections, including Corpus, winner of the Whitbread Poetry Award. £5/3 This event begins with the results of the 2011 Festival Poetry Competition. Details from www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk Sponsored by Leeds Trinity University College

Saturday 1st October 5pm Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside

Open Door: Hate Crime The Open Door Group share their experiences of 'Hate Crime' and 'Mate Crime', all too common for people with learning disabilities, and suggest ways to cope. In association with the WEA FREE FRINGE EVENT See page 46 for full details.

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Saturday 1st October 7.30pm St Margaret’s Hall

Eureka Stories from Modern Science with Stella Duffy, Maggie Gee, Dr Robert Appleby and Professor Matthew Cobb Scientific revelations like Archimedes' bath and Newton's apple are seared into our collective imagination. Tonight authors Stella Duffy and Maggie Gee explore two major scientific breakthroughs via their new, semi-fictional short stories, commissioned for Comma’s Litmus anthology, in discussion with the scientists responsible: zoologist Professor Matthew Cobb and Dr Robert Appleby, a particle physicist involved with the Hadron Collider. £6/4

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Saturday 1st October 7.30pm Kings Hall

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Andy Kershaw: No Off Switch

Saturday 1st October 7.30pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

One year Andy Kershaw was Billy Bragg's roadie, the next presenting Live Aid on TV to 400 million people. The man who worked for the Rolling Stones, shared an office with John Peel, and introduced world and roots music to Radios 1 and 3 talks about his no holds-barred autobiography. Kershaw, winner of more Sony Radio Awards than any other broadcaster, is also a serious foreign journalist and TV presenter, filing reports for BBC Radio, Channel 4, the Observer and the Telegraph. £10/8

The Captain's Tower: Dylan at 70 with David Woolley, Phil Bowen and Dave Vermond Readings from poems by Allen Ginsberg, Simon Armitage, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Roger McGough, Glyn Maxwell and Paul Muldoon, celebrating Bob Dylan at 70. From 'The Times They Are a-Changin'' to 'I Feel a Change Comin’ On', Dylan’s work is glanced at, reminisced over and taken on in this new writing. With Dylan songs performed by Dave Vermond. £6/4


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Saturday 1st October 7.30pm Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside

Sunday 2nd October 2.30–4pm Harewood House, LS17 9LG

Laurence Sterne – The Voice from the Pulpit: Patrick Wildgust

‘Capability’ Brown Short Walk

Sunday 2nd October 1.30–2.30pm and 3.15–4.15pm All Saints School

Resonances of the King James Version Laurence Sterne is known as the writer of one of the most extraordinary novels in the English language: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, published in 1759. But Sterne was also a clergyman and noted orator. Patrick Wildgust, curator of Shandy Hall, explores the impact of the King James Version on Sterne’s fiction and his famous sermons. £5/3

Words, Land & Landscape Jane Brown leads a short walk as she explains the key elements of Harewood’s ‘Capability’ Brown landscape from vantage points close to the House, culminating in tea and cake on the terrace. £13.50 includes tea, cake and entrance (you are welcome to stay for the rest of the day). See also Event 15. In association with Harewood House

Saturday 1st October 9pm Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside

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Sunday 2nd October 1.45–2.45pm and 3.45–4.45pm All Saints School

Join in with Tom Palmer’s lively football and rugby reading games. £4 Age 7–11. For full details, see page 40.

The Comedy Show

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Follow Northern Ballet’s dance artist into the exciting world world of Beauty and the Beast. £5 Age 5–7 and 8–12 respectively. For full details, see page 40.

Scrum! and The Football Reading Game

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Terry Buchan and The Comedy Performers in a witty stand-up gig where the hecklers become the performers. FREE FRINGE EVENT See page 46 for full details.

Beauty and the Beast Ballet Workshop

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Sunday 2nd October 1.30pm Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside

Sunday 2nd October 10.30am– 12.30pm Rombalds Hotel

Thinking about

Faiz Ahmed Faiz with Kala Sangam

Internationally acclaimed poet, Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1911–1984), was one of Pakistan’s leading writers. In Duncker Masterclass collaboration with the Faiz Centenary What kind of book are you reading National Organizing Committee UK, or writing? We shall be considering Bradford’s Kala Sangam mounted a genre, audience, target age, gendering national tour of poetry and classical the genre (vampires, historical Indian dance events celebrating romance, swashbucklers!) and comfort the legendary poet’s 100th zone reading. What does the opening anniversary, which culminated in a of a piece of fiction set out to do? unique publication. This afternoon What is it that you want the reader to features readings from the book and absorb and remember? This workshop interpretations of Faiz’s work through addresses the crucial questions of mime and classical Indian dance. beginnings and the ways in which £5/3 writers need to take the reader into account. We’ll be discussing examples Why not stay on for the Festival’s FREE Mushaira at 3pm? and looking at the big issues. £15/10 For all levels. Please bring pen and paper. (Places limited – please book in advance.)

Sunday 2nd October 11am–1pm Contemporary Fictional Harewood House, LS17 9LG Narratives: Patricia

‘Capability’ Brown Walk Words, Land & Landscape Join biographer Jane Brown and Harewood’s acclaimed Head Gardener, Trevor Nicholson, on a unique walk through the ‘Capability’ Brown landscape surrounding Harewood House (normally closed to the public) as they reveal the secrets of his approach in practice. Followed by a light sandwich lunch below stairs in the ‘Steward’s Room’. £16 includes lunch and entrance to Harewood (you are welcome to stay for the rest of the day). See also Event 15. In association with Harewood House

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Sunday 2nd October 2pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

Sunday 2nd October 2–2.45pm meet outside Manor House Museum

Pre-Raphaelites: Fiona MacCarthy

Lord Digby Jones

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Sunday 2nd October 2pm Kings Hall

Fixing Britain: Lord Digby Jones ‘If fundamental reform does not take place then we are dead in the water.’ An explosive proposal from Lord Digby Jones ‘the face of British business’. With his renowned, nononsense, straight-talking approach, he is one of the world's most acclaimed business commentators and at a time of acute financial concern, he comes to Ilkley to offer a daring plan for the future of our economy – and our society. £10/8 Sponsored by Garbutt & Elliott

Fiona MacCarthy, prize-winning author of William Morris, explores Edward Burne-Jones, the greatest British artist of the late nineteenth century, in this richly illustrated talk. A leading figure of the 1880s aesthetic movement alongside Oscar Wilde, he straddled Victorian and modern art, influencing Klimt and Picasso. MacCarthy re-evaluates his art and life – and the devastating rift with his great friend and collaborator, William Morris. £6/4

Sunday 2nd October 2pm Craiglands

Get in the mood for Simon Scarrow’s Roman novel event on Monday 10th with a fascinating walk, led by local historian John Cockshott, around the site of Ilkley’s Roman Fort. Go back to AD74 – with some poetry surprises from Virgil and Horace. Followed by tea and coffee at The Crescent Inn. £5 including refreshments See also Events 125 and 186. Sponsored by The Crescent Inn

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Sunday 2nd October 3–6pm Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside

Multi-lingual Mushaira: Gathering of Poets

Fiona MacCarthy © Robin Farquhar-Thomson

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Roman Ilkley: Roman Fort Walk

Jill McGivering Masterclass: Fact into Fiction

Poets and listeners are warmly invited to join the Festival’s annual Mushaira, dedicated to the memory of poet and Festival Board Member, Hafeez Johar. Come and enjoy Urdu, Hindi, Bengali, English and Gujarati poetry readings – with English translation. We’ll be welcoming a special guest, the distinguished Turkish poet and translator, Mevlut Ceylan, alongside some of the most prominent South Asian poets in the North – make sure you join them. Always a very friendly atmosphere! FREE with Indian banquet kindly provided by Panache

A practical workshop looking at ways of using real-life material in fiction writing with acclaimed BBC news Award-winning novelist Patricia correspondent and novelist (The Duncker, acclaimed author of Last Kestrel, Far From My Father’s Hallucinating Foucault, talks about House) Jill McGivering, who draws her new, powerful, multi-layered on her experiences as a reporter in metaphysical mystery, The Strange her novels. The session will involve In association with Bazm-E-Tadeeb Case of the Composer and His Judge. We are drawn into a world of complex writing exercises and some sharing of International workshop material. Come prepared to family ties, seductive music and write, read and comment! ancient cosmic beliefs, journeying £15/10 from the vineyards of France to the gabled houses of Lubeck and cobbled For all levels. Please bring pen and paper. (Places limited – please book streets of an Alpine village. in advance.) £6/4

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Sunday 2nd October 4pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

Sunday 2nd October 6pm Craiglands

Wade Davis: Everest

Exorcising Hitler: Sir Ian Kershaw and Frederick Taylor

Words, Land & Landscape Wade Davis, award-winning anthropologist, bestselling American author of The Serpent and the Rainbow and the National Geographic’s explorer in residence, shares his epic account of climber George Mallory's ill-fated expeditions to Everest. Davis sets Mallory, a brilliant mountaineer and friend of the Bloomsbury set, in context – still reeling from his time at the front in WWI and desperate to restore Britain’s image after Scott’s failed race Alan Hollinghurst © Robert Taylor for the South Pole. £6/4 41. 40.

Sunday 2nd October 4pm Craiglands

Promised Land: Anthony Clavane and Jason Cowley on Football and Culture

Sunday 2nd October 4.45pm Kings Hall

Alan Hollinghurst: In Conversation

Alan Hollinghurst is the finest prose stylist of his generation. His acclaimed portrait of Thatcherite Anthony Clavane, author of the Britain, The Line of Beauty, won the multi award-winning ‘love letter to Man Booker Prize and was adapted for Leeds United and the city that made television. This afternoon he discusses it’, Promised Land (winner of BBC R2’s his eagerly awaited new novel: Sports Book Of The Year), explores The Stranger’s Child, a beautifully football and culture with Jason constructed epic spanning eight Cowley, highly-regarded editor of decades and two families, linked by the New Statesman. Cowley, former a mythical summer weekend in 1913 editor of Granta and the awardwhich resonates through their lives. winning Observer Sport Monthly, £7/5 is the author of The Last Game – a resonant study of the moment 42. English football changed forever. Sunday 2nd October 4.30pm £6/4 Manor House Museum

Older But Not Necessarily Wiser Memoir, poetry and musings from some of Bradford’s older citizens. FREE FRINGE EVENT See page 46 for full details.

Anthony Clavane

World War Two Explored Two renowned historians consider the end of Hitler’s Germany – and the country’s subsequent regeneration. Sir Ian Kershaw, one of the world's leading authorities on Hitler and formerly Professor of Modern History at the University of Sheffield, and fellow historian, Frederick Taylor, explore the final months, from the failed attempt to assassinate Hitler to the German surrender. Together they raise profound questions about the end of the Third Reich and the nature of the Second World War and debate the country’s return to economic prosperity in the 1950s. £6/4 44.

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Walk! Poets, Protestors and National Parks: Colin Speakman Words, Land & Landscape Author, walker and Ilkley resident Colin Speakman traces the history of walking, from the early days of exploring wild places, through the campaigns for access to once forbidden land and the creation of National Parks, exploring walking’s importance for writers from Jane Austen to Ted Hughes. A founding member of the Yorkshire Dales Society, Speakman is credited with creating the Dales Way walk from Ilkley to Windermere. £5/3

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Sunday 2nd October 8pm Craiglands

Monday 3rd October 6–7pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

Val McDermid: The Retribution

Meet Melvin Burgess and See Both Sides

Val McDermid is one of the most important figures in contemporary British crime fiction and the winner of countless awards, including the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger. This evening she discusses The Retribution, her 25th novel and the seventh to feature criminal profiler Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan, known to millions from the hugely successful TV adaptation, The Wire in the Blood. £7/5

Everyone says fourteen-year-old Billie is nothing but trouble. But her care worker sees someone different. Come and meet one of the UK’s leading young people’s writers, renowned for his great events with teenagers, as he talks about Kill All Sir Roy Strong © Clive Boursnell Enemies, his new book which shows 50. us another side of even the most Monday 3rd October 7.30pm difficult young people. Kings Hall £3 Age 13 upwards (adults welcome). Sir Roy Strong: 48.

Monday 3rd October 7.15pm Ilkley Playhouse

Ten Minute Pitch…

Val McDermid © Mimsy Moller

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Monday 3rd October 7.30pm Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside

Tristram Shandy: Guided Reading Group Resonances of the King James Version Laurence Sterne’s rich satirical novel – complete with illustrative jokes and tantalising digressions – is a watershed in English literature. Dr David Higgins, from the Department of English at the University of Leeds, offers an inspiring guide to this eighteenth-century masterpiece. Join him in exploring Sterne’s imaginative world. £10/8 includes all four sessions Sessions timed to ensure you don’t miss other events. Details of key chapters to study will be posted on the ILF website. See also Events 23 & 151.

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York writer Helen Burke with ten minutes to pitch her new poetry collection, The Ruby Slippers. FREE

The Dancing Spies: Georgina Boyes World War Two Explored By the 1930s, folk dance was, for many, an ‘affectation’. But a young German visitor to the Stratfordupon-Avon Folk Festival in August 1938 impressed the teachers with his intense interest in English traditions. Little did they know he was part of one of Hitler’s strangest plans for invasion… Georgina Boyes, author of award-winning history, The Imagined Village: Culture, Ideology and the English Folk Revival, reveals an extraordinary story. £5/3

Visions of England

Sir Roy Strong, curator, art historian and former director of both the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum, tackles the question of what it means to be English. From Constable to Wordsworth and Elgar, he argues that the rural tradition offers an answer to the present crisis of English identity and sets out to offer a vision of England that is inclusive and relevant for everybody. £7/5 Sponsored by Hebridean Island Cruises

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Monday 3rd October 7.45pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

Philip Ball: Unnatural? Philip Ball, a highly regarded science writer (the Guardian, the Financial Times) and former consultant editor for Nature, explores our deep-seated fear of creating life artificially. From medieval alchemy to Frankenstein and the baby hatcheries of Huxley’s Brave New World, the idea has both fascinated and terrified us, but what are the real issues, ethical considerations and hard science, of cloning, tissue culture and gene sequencing? £5/3


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Tuesday 4th October 6–8pm Manor House Museum

Tuesday 4th October 7.30pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

Sacred Sound Healing

Fragile Stories Exhibition: Festival Private View

A Critical Woman: Ann Oakley on Barbara Wootton

New dimensions of healing: with Tibetan bowls, gongs and poetry. FREE FRINGE EVENT See page 46 for full details. 53.

Monday 3rd October 9pm Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside

Shades of Leeds Stories and poems celebrating Leeds with Leeds Writers Circle. FREE FRINGE EVENT See page 46 for full details.

A special evening for Festival goers. Relax with a glass of wine as you enjoy this inspiring exhibition of ceramics by Lucie Rie, Edmund de Waal, Loretta Braganza and Kripal Singh, plus specially commissioned poetry from John Siddique and a dance piece from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. FREE Conceived and curated by Alchemy in association with Bradford Museums and Galleries For full credits see Event 1.

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Monday 3rd October 9pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

Magician Born of Nature

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Richard Shillitoe investigates surrealist artist, Ithell Colquhoun. FREE FRINGE EVENT See page 46 for full details.

Tuesday 4th October 7.45pm Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside

Matches, Microphones and MS: Alastair Hignell

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Tuesday 4th October 1.30pm Kings Hall

Anne Fine: Primary Schools’ Event

John Cooper Clarke

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Tuesday 4th October 4.30pm Kings Hall (upstairs area – lift available)

Anne Fine: for teachers and librarians Teachers and librarians are warmly invited to come and hear Anne Fine discuss her work, children and reading, in this special event. FREE with tea and biscuits but please book places in advance Book in advance on 01943 601210.

The leading sociologist and writer, best known for her ground-breaking work on gender, housework and feminist social science, discusses her new biography of Barbara Wootton, one of the most extraordinary public figures of the twentieth century. An outstanding social scientist and architect of the welfare state, Wootton was a lifelong rebel – and one of the first women to become a Life Peer. Ann Oakley is Professor of Sociology at the University of London and a Fellow of Somerville College Oxford. £5/3

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Alastair Hignell had three highly successful careers in sport: as an England rugby player, a county cricketer and a sports broadcaster. A much-loved figure in the sporting world, he retired after being diagnosed with MS. He talks about his autobiography, Higgy, which tells his warm and inspirational story – from his early days, to playing alongside some of the all-time sporting greats and his work as a leading campaigner for all those living with MS. £6/4

Punk poet John Cooper Clarke, ‘The Bard of Salford’, is an unmistakable hell-raiser, known for his biting, satirical, political, very funny verse, delivered in rapid-fire performance Sponsored by Audley Clevedon style. In the late 1970s he supported all the major punk bands – from the Sex Pistols, Joy Division and Elvis Costello to Siouxsie and the Banshees. Currently a presenter for BBC 6 Music, his poetry is now on the GCSE syllabus. £10/8 See also Event 61.

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Thursday 6th October National Poetry Day

Tuesday 4th October 9pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

A Riot of Our Own: Night and Day with The Clash The Clash’s former road manager, Johnny Green, lifts the lid on life on tour with the band in the run-up to their famous album, London Calling. Sex, drugs and general punk rock hijinks... £3 62.

Tuesday 4th October 9.15pm Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside

The New Fire Tree Press Poetry Launch David Greaves and Claire Bunyan, with performance poetry and music. FREE FRINGE EVENT See page 46 for full details. 63.

Wednesday 5th October 7pm The Wheatley Arms

Crime and Curry Supper: Mark Billingham and Martyn Waites Join bestselling crime writer, actor TV writer and stand-up comedian, Mark Billingham, and bestselling crime author Martyn Waites, for a delightfully devious dining experience. Mark Billingham is one of the UK’s most acclaimed and popular crime writers. His Londonbased novels, featuring DI Tom Thorne, were recently adapted for TV, starring David Morrissey. Martyn Waites, award-winning author of the Joe Donovan crime series set in Newcastle, was recently revealed as one half of the pseudonym Tania Carver. Written with his wife Linda, The Surrogate and The Creeper were international bestsellers. £17 includes two-course supper and coffee 7pm for 7.30pm In conjunction with The Wheatley Arms

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Thursday 6th October 2–4pm Manor House

Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze: Poetry Masterclass In this poetry session by awardwinning writer and pioneering dub poet Jean 'Binta' Breeze, you will be encouraged to play with words and experiment with fresh, original language. Through writing exercises, readings-performances and exploring Richard Gott form and rhythm you will start to develop a writing style, an ear for 64. Wednesday 5th October 7.30pm poetry and an awareness of how it can be used in everyday life. Ilkley Playhouse Wildman £15/10 Repression and Revolt: For beginners and intermediate Richard Gott writers. Please bring pen and paper. Richard Gott, former Latin America (Places limited – please book in correspondent and features editor for advance.) the Guardian, sets out to puncture the widely-held belief that the British Empire was an imaginative, civilizing enterprise. He explores to what extent British rule, imposed as a military operation, was maintained as a military dictatorship and charts the vociferous opposition it provoked. £5/3 65.

Wednesday 5th October 9pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

Walk a Mile: film premiere Premiere of a new, low budget, mockumentary shot in Ilkley, written by young, local stand-up comedian, Ash Caton. FREE FRINGE EVENT This event lasts 75 minutes.

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Thursday 6th October 2–4.30pm Ilkley Moor Vaults

Poetry Alive! Open Mic and Networking Event Celebrate National Poetry Day at our annual open mic and networking event for poets from across the Yorkshire region. Catch up with other writers, share your pamphlets and chapbooks. Hosted by John Siddique. Poets wanting to read should arrive by 1.45pm to put their names down. Everyone, including non-performing listeners, welcome. FREE with refreshments


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Thursday 6th October 7.30pm Manor House Museum

Victoria Gowramma: The Lost Princess of Coorg

Rebellion: David Horspool

With specially commissioned musical interventions by saxophonist David Wilson and tabla player Inder “Goldfinger” Matharu. Writer CP Belliappa reconstructs the astonishing story of Victoria Gowramma, daughter of the deposed Raja of Coorg. Schooled to become a Christian and brought to England as a child, she was accorded unusual attention from Queen Victoria, who became her godmother... £5/3 with Coorg delicacies from 7pm This event lasts 90 minutes.

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Thursday 6th October 7.30pm Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside

Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze and Aoife Mannix Iconic Jamaican dub poet and storyteller, Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze is live in Ilkley for National Poetry Day, with Irish writer and poet Aoife Mannix. ‘Binta’ Breeze’s new poetry collection, Third World Girl, brings together new writing and celebrated poems from her four previous collections. Mannix, the author of four collections, is poet in residence on BBC R4’s Saturday Live and at the Royal Jeremy Paxman Shakespeare Company. £6/4 70. This is a full evening with an interval Thursday 6th October 7.30pm and finishes at 9.10pm. Kings Hall Event part of an England tour produced by renaissance one www.renaissanceone.co.uk

The event begins with the launch of a new literary award for Black and Asian women writers by Soroptimist International of Leeds, ILF and Peepal Tree Press.

Jeremy Paxman Award-winning journalist, Jeremy Paxman, presenter of Newsnight and University Challenge, goes to the heart of the British Empire with his usual penetrating, witty analysis.

England’s rebels, whether progressive or reactionary, are as much part of the fabric of our history as the monarchs, law makers and political leaders they defied and the roots of resistance go deep. David Horspool, historian and sport editor of the Times Literary Supplement, explores 1000 years of rebellious history. £5 In collaboration with the Friends of the Manor House Museum

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Thursday 6th October 9.30pm Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside

The Amazing Maurice & His Educated Rodents – the musical! Extracts from a new, dark, very funny twist on the Pied Piper, performed by pupils of Ilkley Grammar School. FREE FRINGE EVENT See page 46 for full details. 73.

Friday 7th October 9.30am–3.30pm Ilkley Playhouse

Action for the South Pennines Conference An exciting conference exploring ways in which people are moved to action by landscapes and local places. Includes: Simon Armitage on the South Pennine landscape as a source of inspiration. Innovative projects, including writing work with young people. Workshops to help delegates take their own ‘civil society’ projects forward.FREE with lunch included. Please book in advance: ann.atkins@pennineprospects.co.uk

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Friday 7th October 7.30pm St Margaret’s Hall

Melvyn Bragg: The Book of Books

Writing Freedom: PEN

Resonances of the King James Version Renowned broadcaster and author Melvyn Bragg explores the radical impact of the King James Bible over the last 400 years. From the fight for translation into English, to its importance as a source of propaganda in the English Civil War, its role as an inspiration for debates about Alex Wheatle in Uprising democracy and justice and its profound effect on the English language. 76. £10/8 Friday 7th October 7.30pm

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A spoken word celebration of one of our most fundamental freedoms Around the world writers struggle to speak out against the threats of censorship and oppression. For 90 years, the writers' organisation PEN has been fighting for the freedom to write and read at home and abroad. Novelist and poet Adam Foulds, poet John Siddique and others draw on the words of H.G. Wells, Monica Ali and all those who have led PEN's fight over the last century, to retell its story. £5/3

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Friday 7th October 7.30pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

Let Me Tell You About Beer Melissa Cole is one of the country's most prolific and respected writers and broadcasters on beer, invited to judge at all the leading international beer competitions. This evening she joins up with the award-winning Ilkley Brewery, and Stephanie Moon, renowned Consultant Chef at Rudding Park, to show you what yummy partners beer and food can be, in her trademark entertaining style. £8/6 includes beer and delicious nibbles

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Performed & written by Alex Wheatle MBE Directed by Jatinder Verma Award-winning author Alex Wheatle takes audiences on a journey through 1980s Britain, inspired by his bestselling novel, Brixton Rock, to mark the 30th anniversary of the Brixton riots. From the brutality of children’s homes to life on the ‘Frontline’ in riot-torn Brixton, punctuated by the muscular singing of lyrics that made Alex the famous ‘Yardman Irie’ of the Brixton club scene. £7/5 This performance contains some strong language.

Friday 7th October 9pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

The Festival quiz is back. This year we’re running it like a pub quiz, so get a team of 3 or 4 together or turn up on the night and we’ll introduce you to some fellow contestants. Marcus Berkmann, quiz master extraordinaire, will supply the brain-twisting questions and we’ll be inviting Festival authors to join in. Pens, paper – and prizes – supplied! £3 per person. 79.

Friday 7th October 9pm Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside

Having a Ball One young man’s journey through the big ‘C’ and beyond… FREE FRINGE EVENT See page 46 for full details.

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Saturday 8th October 11am–1pm St Margaret’s Hall

Getting Started: Gwyneth Lewis Masterclass Sometimes it’s hard to get going

Saturday 8th October 9am– with a poem. This workshop is return by 5.45pm. Meet in Ilkley designed to put a rocket under you. Car Park near Olicana Stationers An inspiring session with Gwyneth Lewis, Wales’ first National Poet. Lewis has published six acclaimed books of poetry in Welsh and English. Join us on a visit to our sister Festival Both her first English collection and – Off the Shelf – in Sheffield. Travel Chaotic Angels were shortlisted for by coach to Sheffield for a talk by the Forward. local historian David Templeman £15/10 about Mary, Queen of Scots – the ‘Captive Queen’, one of history’s most Intermediate writers only. Please romantic figures who was imprisoned bring pen and paper. (Places limited – please book in advance.) in Sheffield’s Manor Lodge. After lunch (bring your own/choose a 83. café in central Sheffield) visit the Saturday 8th October historic Manor Lodge estate, once 11am–1pm Manor House the Great Sheffield Deer Park, and enjoy a guided tour, led by costumed Kick Start Your Novel: interpreters, of the restored Turret Joanna Briscoe Masterclass House where Mary was held captive, Whether you are a complete beginner before returning to Ilkley. or already working on your novel, £20 author Joanna Briscoe introduces practical exercises to help you write 81. an opening scene, draft up your plot Saturday 8th October outline and tackle editing. There will 10am–4pm Ilkley Tennis Club be time to ask questions and you’ll come away with a beginning and a The British 21st Century potential novel outline, whatever Novel: Day School stage you’re at. Come with an idea of Explore the novels and literary trends what you want to write about. of the last ten years under the expert £15/10 guidance of Professor John McLeod For all levels – but you must bring and colleagues at this event held in an idea! Please bring pen and paper. collaboration with the University (Places limited – please book in of Leeds. Informal, lively interactive advance.) sessions – from discussions on key themes to ‘for and against’ debates on particular topics, inspired by novelists appearing at this year’s Festival. No prior knowledge needed – and lots to discover! £12/8 Sandwiches or hot lunch available at the Tennis Club, paid for as taken.

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Saturday 8th October 1.30pm Kings Hall

Evan Davis: Made in Britain Evan Davis, highly respected presenter of Radio 4’s Today programme, and BBC2’s Dragons' Den, with an event for anyone interested in Britain’s economy. Unflinchingly realistic and refreshingly positive, he takes us on a tour of 21st century British industry. Do we manufacture too little? What is it that we can export? And are we really as clever and creative as we can be? £10/8 An event for adults but young people 14+ are welcome. Sponsored by Brewin Dolphin

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Jubilate: Michael Arditti ‘Our best chronicler of the rewards and pitfalls of present-day faith.’ Philip Pullman Michael Arditti is the award-winning author of seven novels, including The Celibate, Easter, Pagan and her Parents and The Enemy of the Good. His latest novel, the highly-acclaimed Jubilate, is both passionate and provocative: a woman accompanying her brain-damaged husband on a pilgrimage wakes in a Lourdes hotel room beside her lover of two days. £5/3

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Saturday 8th October 3.30pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

Nina Milton’s Kitchen Table Meg Rosoff OCA creative writing tutor, fiction and children’s author Nina Milton, helps you explore challenging techniques for enhancing your writing. Participants will also learn how to critique one another’s work. £15/10 For all levels. Please bring pen and paper. (Places limited – please book in advance.)

Meg Rosoff is the award-winning author of numerous books for teenagers, including the bestselling How I Live Now, famous as a ‘crossover’ book equally enjoyed by adults. There Is No Dog is a funny, thought-provoking exploration of what the world would look like if God were a lazy, self-obsessed, teenage boy called Bob, desperate for a In association with Open College of the Arts. girlfriend. ‘… mordantly funny and searingly well written.’ The Times £5 Adults £3 Young people Age 13+. 89.

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Saturday 8th October 2.30pm St Margaret’s Hall

The Meat Tree: Gwyneth Lewis and Niall Griffiths

Joanna Briscoe’s novels, including the highly acclaimed Sleep With Me, adapted for ITV by Andrew Davies, are always elegantly written, erotically charged and compulsively readable. Today she talks about her most recent work, You – a haunting exploration of the nature of obsessive love and the clashes, misunderstandings and silences between generations. Briscoe, a regular contributor to R4’s Woman’s Hour, writes for the Independent and the Guardian. £6/4

An exciting series of contemporary novels, reworking the rich Celtic myths of the Mabinogion. The leading Welsh poet, Gwyneth Lewis, talks about her retelling, set in the future, as The Inspector of Wrecks is called to examine a deserted ship discovered in space. In Niall Griffiths’ hands, Rhonabwy's Dream, the story of a man who falls asleep in a filthy hovel and dreams of Arthurian splendour, becomes the tale of a squaddie bound for the Iraq war. Author of six novels, Griffiths’ Stump (2004) won the Book of the Year Award. £5/3

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Saturday 8th October 5–5.45pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

Flip: Martyn Bedford and Jennifer Donnelly Hear from two highly respected writers who create outstanding work for young people. American author Jennifer Donnelly’s hugely successful debut novel, A Gathering Light, was a Richard and Judy Summer Read and won the Carnegie Medal. Her new book, Revolution, is set in modernday New York and Paris during the Revolution. Ilkley’s Martyn Bedford, author of five adult novels, has now written a ‘brilliant, engrossing, thought provoking, psychological thriller’ for young people. Alex finds himself in the body of a boy called Flip, whose family gives a whole new meaning to the phrase dysfunctional. £5 Adults £3 Young people 13+. 91.

Saturday 8th October 6.15– 6.45pm Otley Courthouse

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10 authors, 10 original works, 30 minutes of funny, passionate, heart-warming words with Otley Courthouse Writers. FREE FRINGE EVENT See page 47 for full details. Contains some strong language.


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Saturday 8th October 6.15pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

Waste Matters Stories and photos from the historic Bradford Waste Pulling Company. FREE FRINGE EVENT See page 47 for full details.

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Saturday 8th October 7.30pm Otley Courthouse

Rocking Horse Winner A North Country Theatre collaboration with Harrogate Theatre A rare supernatural tale from DH Lawrence, set against a vivid background of colourful race meetings, jockeys, touts and bookies, dramatised by the hugely popular North Country Theatre with their customary visual flair. Paul is on a wild ride in search of Luck. But how far will the sinister old rocking horse take him? A gripping psychological thriller laced with satire. £9/7 Please note this is a full evening’s performance with an interval.

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Tender Hooks: Moni Mohsin My Heart is a Place where and Aamer Hussein Flowers Grow Moni Mohsin and Aamer Hussein

discuss their characters’ very different takes on love, solitude and relationships and consider the differences and overlaps 94. between European and South Asian Saturday 8th October 7.30pm romanticism. Mohsin is author of St Margaret’s Hall Indian bestseller, The Diary of a Social Butterfly, based on her hit column Inside the Arab Spring: in Pakistan’s Friday Times. Her latest Paul Moorcraft and novel, Tender Hooks, is an explosively Noel Brehony funny romp through 21st century Two Middle East experts unravel Pakistani high society set against the the complexities of the Arab Spring. realities of a country that is falling Paul Moorcraft (Shooting the apart. Messenger: The Political Impact of Aamer Hussein, editor of Kahani, War Reporting), freelance journalist, reviewer for the Independent war correspondent and military and lecturer at the University of analyst for Time magazine, BBC, Channel 4, and Al-Jazeera, is currently Southampton, juxtaposes his new book, The Cloud Messenger, a director of the Centre for Foreign beautiful, melancholy exploration Policy Analysis, London and visiting of the demands of a relationship professor at Cardiff University's versus solitude. Hussein’s Another School of Journalism. Gulmohar Tree was shortlisted for the Noel Brehony, author of Yemen Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Divided: The Story of a Failed State in £5/3 In association with Otley Courthouse Arts Centre.

Resonances of the King James Version The King James Bible emerged from an age of pulpit oratory exemplified by the language and sermons of the great 17th century metaphysical poet, John Donne. This programme of work by Donne, with accompanying music on Elizabethan lute, flutes, recorders, bagpipes and bone whistle, encapsulates the wit, brilliance, and honesty of the time. Performed by The Milton Consort, regular performers at Shakespeare's Globe in London. £8/6 This event last 90 minutes

Award-winning spoken word artist, Emma Decent, with a solo show. FREE FRINGE EVENT See page 47 for full details. 98.

Sunday 9th October 11am–1pm Rombalds Hotel

Some Handy Hints on Writing Fiction: Michael Arditti Masterclass Discussion and exercises in creative writing from award-winning author Michael Arditti, author of seven novels and a short story collection. Arditti is former arts journalist and critic for the Standard, Times, Sunday Times, Daily Mail and Sunday Express. £15/10 Intermediate and advanced. Please bring pen and paper. (Places limited – please book in advance.)

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Sunday 9th October 2pm Kings Hall

Young People’s WordsFest

Roy Hattersley: Lloyd George, Odd Man Out

Inspiring afternoon of laid back workshops for young people. £5 Age 12–18. See pages 45 for details. 104.

Sunday 9th October 2–4pm Manor House

Writing Poetry for Children: Debjani Chatterjee How do you write a successful poem for children? Where do you find 99. ideas? Are there any rules? WellSunday 9th October 11am–1pm known poet and anthologist Debjani Craiglands Chatterjee offers practical writing exercises to inspire you and shares Liz Lochhead Masterclass her tips on writing verse for children. Compelling poetry masterclass with Her popular books for children include Liz Lochhead, Scotland’s national Animal Antics, Masala and Let’s poet or Makar, whose collections Celebrate! include: Dreaming Frankenstein, True Confessions and New Clichés, Bagpipe £15/10 All levels of experience. Please bring Muzak and The Colour of Black and pen and paper. (Places limited – White. please book in advance.) £15/10 Liz Lochhead

Roy Hattersley was deputy leader of the Labour Party before becoming a highly respected writer. Today he considers David Lloyd George, the last Liberal Prime Minister and founding father of the Welfare State, shedding light on a complex man who was a tireless champion of the poor, a Welsh nonconformist (and restless philanderer) among Anglicans, and a self-made man in the patrician corridors of power. £10/8

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The Pleasure of Gardening: Sunday 9th October Scottish poet and playwright, Liz 1.30pm & 4pm All Saints School Lochhead, is the leading writer of her Katherine Swift and Hare and Tortoise Tutti Frutti and York Theatre Royal Enchanting show for children. £5/4 Age 3–7. See page 43 for details. 102.

Sunday 9th October 1.30–2.15pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

John Mayhew: The Demon Collector Spooky books, creepy monsters, and deliciously disgusting jokes… £4 Age 9–11. See page 43 for details.

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Words, Land & Landscape Katherine Swift, author of The Morville Hours and now The Morville Year, is one of the most admired gardening writers of her generation. This afternoon she shares the profound pleasures of gardens with Mirabel Osler, author of The Rain Tree, in an event chaired by Jane Wheatley, gardening correspondent of the Times. Mirabel Osler’s classic book, A Gentle Plea for Chaos, describes how her non-regimented garden took over her life. £6/4 Supported by the Friends of Ilkley Literature Festival.


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Sunday 9th October 3pm St Margaret’s Hall

Sunday 9th October 4pm Craiglands

Ilkely Moor Guided Walk with Colin Speakman

The Queen’s Agent: John Cooper on Francis Walsingham

Joe Simpson: The Sound of Gravity

Words, Land & Landscape Join experienced walker Colin Speakman, the man credited with founding the Dales Way, for a stunning 4 mile tour of Ilkley Moor – the area which has inspired several of Simon Armitage’s new poems. Followed by tea and coffee at Rombalds Hotel. £6 includes refreshments Some steep sections. Please wear suitable shoes and bring a waterproof. See also Event 44.. Sponsored by Rombalds Hotel.

Professor John Cooper of the University of York discusses his definitive study of Francis Walsingham, the first great English spymaster and the man who saved Elizabeth I’s regime and England’s independence. A story of secret agents, cryptic codes and ingenious plots at a turbulent period of England’s history, as Walsingham did whatever it took to protect his Queen from assassination and invasion. £5/3 111.

Sunday 9th October 3pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

Words, Land & Landscape Mountaineer Joe Simpson is an acclaimed author whose bestselling books include Touching the Void, the award-winning novel based on his near-death experience climbing in the Andes, which became a major film. He comes to Ilkley to talk about The Sound of Gravity, a powerful tale of love, loss and redemption which begins high on an ice-bound mountain… £7/5 114.

Sunday 9th October 4.30pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

The Creative Case: Green Poems for a Blue Black British Perspectives Planet: Family Poetry Event In the wake of last year’s Black British Poetry event for the whole family. £5 adults £3 children Age 7–11. For full details see page 43 Children’s Poetry Competition sponsored by Bradford Grammar Junior School.

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Sunday 9th October 2pm Manor House Museum

Roopa Farooki: In Conversation

Char March

Watershed Poems Words, Land & Landscape Char March, award-winning writer and poet in residence for the Pennine Watershed, the huge area of high moorland running from Ilkley to Saddleworth performs from her new collection of Watershed poems celebrating our region’s awe-inspiring local landscape. In conjunction with the Watershed Landscape project and Bradford Museums

Perspectives, literary activist Kadija Sesay discusses the strengths of black art in Britain with music expert and journalist, Kevin Le Gendre, and artist and curator, Raimi Gbadamosi. Black British Perspectives, explored the notion of a Black British canon of work, examining the creative process, the environments needed for creativity to flourish, ownership, innovation and future development. £5/3 In celebration of Sable LitMag's 10th anniversary

Roopa Farooki, the Orange Prize long-listed author of four critically acclaimed novels, Bitter Sweets, Corner Shop, The Way Things Look To Me and now Half Life, discusses her life and work and her preoccupation with multi cultural family dramas. Half Life, her latest novel, sees Aruna walk out of her East London flat, with nothing more substantial than a handbag... £5/3

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Adam Hart-Davis: What’s Time?

Mark Haddon

The most important science populariser of our time – the man behind eight series of Local Heroes and popular TV series What the Romans did for us – takes on ‘Time’. From water clocks to atomic chronometers, people have tried to keep track of it. Does it really slow down when you are bored or speed up in emergencies? Was there a beginning of time – will there be an end? £8/5 Family event for adults, accompanied children aged 8/9+ and young people.

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The Real Robinson Crusoe? As part of the Festival’s eighteenthcentury focus, writer Katherine Frank explores the intertwined lives of Daniel Defoe and Robert Knox, the man who escaped from 20 years in captivity in Ceylon in 1680, described in her, part biography, part detective story, Crusoe: Daniel Defoe, Robert Knox and the Creation of a Myth. Frank is the author of several acclaimed biographies including Emily Brontë, Mary Kingsley and Indira Gandhi. £5/3 117.

Sunday 9th October 5.15pm Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside

Inspiration in a Tank Ever met a giant snail? Family event with a surprise ending. FREE FRINGE EVENT Age 3–11. See page 47 for full details.

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Martin Bell Martin Bell OBE, aka ‘the man in the white suit’, reads from his new collection of light and dark poetry, For Whom the Bell Tolls. Funny, honest and moving, Martin recounts his experiences as a BBC war reporter and independent MP with an irrepressible voice. Expect to see duplicitous politicians, vapid celebrity culture and even Idi Amin drawn over satirical hot coals! £10/8 Sponsored by Hebridean Island Cruises

‘Crossley-Holland uncovers not only words but an entire landscape which haunts and is rich in echoes.’ The Observer An evening of words and music, with author, poet and broadcaster, Kevin Crossley-Holland, and noted folk musicians Geoff Bowen and Carol Turner, offering an insight into Viking culture. Crossley-Holland is acknowledged as a leading writers on Anglo-Saxon and Norse cultures and a distinguished translator. Tonight he reads from Bracelet of Bones, The Penguin Book of Norse Myths and The Mountains of Norfolk. £7/5 A full evening with an interval 121.

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The History of English in One Hundred Words: David Crystal Which 100 words would you choose? David Crystal, writer, academic, broadcaster and the UK’s leading expert on linguistics and English, describes the rationale behind his selection and asks: how many words are there in English? And how many of them do you know? Former Professor at Reading, David Crystal is now Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. £6/4


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Drowning Rose: Marika Cobbold and Isabel Ashdown

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The legendary, multi award-winning children’s and young people’s writer Marika Cobbold and Isabel Ashdown (Whitbread, Smarties, Carnegie) – author of Skellig – makes a welcome discuss how they set about bringing return to the Festival to talk about his their protagonists face to face with powerful new book, The True Tale of the past. In Marika Cobbold’s funny and dazzlingly clever Drowning Rose, the Monster Billy Dean. V&A Museum ceramics restorer Eliza £5/3 A crossover event for adults and young people 12+. Cummings receives an unexpected phone call… drawing her back 25 years. Cobbold’s six previous novels include Guppies for Tea (shortlisted for the Sunday Express Book of the Year) and, most recently, Aphrodite's Workshop for Reluctant Lovers. In Hurry Up and Wait, Isabel Ashdown takes us back to the treacherous territory of adolescent friendships as Sarah Ribbons prepares for a school reunion. Ashdown’s first novel Glasshopper, published to rave reviews, won the Mail on Sunday Novel Competition. £5/3

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25 Years of the Poetry Business: Ian McMillan Paul Bentley and Jonathan Davidson

Celebrate 25 years of the Poetry Business with an all-star line up! Ian McMillan, much-loved poet and broadcaster, host of R3’s The Verb and the ultimate spoken word artist, has 123. published dozens of books, including Talking Myself Home. Twenty-five Monday 10th October 6–7.30pm David Almond years after his first Smith/Doorstop Ilkley Library opposite Ilkley pamphlet, Ian reads from his new Station 125. one: This Lake Used to be Frozen – Ilkley Lit Fest Young Lamps. Paul Bentley’s remarkable Monday 10th October 7.30pm Writers Group – free taster Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside debut pamphlet, Largo includes a Try tonight’s free session for young dazzling long poem about the miners' Legion: Simon Scarrow people who love writing and see if strike, winner of the Poetry Business The Sunday Times bestselling author Competition judged by Simon you’d like to join our weekly group! of Centurion and The Gladiator No experience needed. Armitage. Jonathan Davidson’s talks about The Legion, the new epic hugely entertaining new book, FREE Age 13–17 adventure novel in his popular Roman Early Train, is ‘thoughtful, lucid and For full details see page 45. series featuring the exploits of Roman graceful, the humour concealing a army heroes Macro and Cato. darker melancholy’ (Stuart Maconie). Simon Scarrow, a former teacher, A former director of Ilkley Literature is one the leading writers of popular Festival, Jonathan now runs Midland history adventure novels and Creative Projects and the Birmingham tonight’s venue is just yards from a Book Festival. former Roman Fort. £7/5 £6/4 See also Event 37 & 186.

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Tuesday 11th October 7.30– 9.30pm Panache Restaurant

Translating for King James: Lancelot Andrewes and the Bible of 1611

Poetry Banquet

Resonances of the King James Version Who were the translators of the King James Bible? How did they go about their work, and how was this vast enterprise conducted? Graham Parry, Emeritus Professor of English at the University of York, discusses the leading figures, including Lancelot Andrewes, the eminent scholar and bishop who still compels the admiration of Church historians. Parry considers these figures in the context of the deeply divided church of James’s reign. 131. £5/3 128.

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Monday 10th October 9pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

Nigel Lawson: Memoirs of a Tory Radical

Amelia and the Virgin Nicky Harlow’s discusses her novel and her research into the lives of visionary saints. FREE FRINGE EVENT See page 47 for full details. 129.

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The Healing Word: Lapidus Char March introduces the national network for creative writing and reading for health. FREE FRINGE EVENT See page 47 for full details. 130.

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Nigel Lawson was one of the most powerful and effective of Margaret Thatcher’s colleagues, her Chancellor of the Exchequer and one of the chief architects of Thatcherism. Tonight he gives a candid insight into his thoughts on economic policymaking at a time of crisis, his political collaboration with Thatcher, the collapse in the banking sector and global warming. £10/8 Sponsored by Sagars

Poet John Siddique invites you to 'a word banquet'. Taste the delicious South Asian buffet, hear some of John’s work and bring and share your own poems. If you would like your poem to be on the 'menu', please come 15 minutes early and give John your name. £12 includes two course buffet In conjunction with Panache

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AL Kennedy: The Blue Book ‘A passionate writer, on the edge and at risk.' New York Times Book Review The author of five previous novels, Tuesday 11th October 7pm and five collections of short stories, Ilkley Playhouse AL Kennedy’s Day was the 2007 Ten Minute Pitch … Costa Book of the Year. This evening Author and poet Sue Vickerman with she talks about her latest novel The ten minutes to pitch her new novel, Blue Book. Crossing the Atlantic by Special Needs. liner with her perfectly adequate FREE boyfriend, Elizabeth Barber may also be in flight from her past and what she has come to see as a series of crimes ... £6/4 See also Events 105 and 193. 132.


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Wednesday 12th October 7.30pm Bettys Café Tea Rooms

Basant Lahore

A Cook’s Year: Supper with Elisabeth Luard

The Fetch Theatre Company The Fetch take you on a stunning visual and poetical journey – a unique combination of puppetry and poetry, evocative imagery and words illuminating a street in the city of Lahore, from dawn to dusk. The show opens a unique window on the culture, language and sights of Mark Thomas Lahore and the Punjab. Performed by puppeteer Purvin and acclaimed poet 138. Mazhar Tirmazi. Wednesday 12th October £7/5 Adult event. Young people 12+ 7.30pm Kings Hall also welcome. Mark Thomas: Extreme This event lasts 80 minutes. Rambling Experiences 136.

Tuesday 11th October 9pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

A Kindness of Women Reading by poet Mary Thomson and actor Cathy Sara. FREE FRINGE EVENT See page 47 for full details. 137.

Tuesday 11th October 9.15pm Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside

Daddies’ Girls Writing dedicated to fathers, flawed and fabulous, everywhere. FREE FRINGE EVENT See page 47 for full details.

Words, Land & Landscape In 2010, award-winning comedian and broadcaster, Mark Thomas (Mark Thomas Product, BBC R4's Serious Organised Crime) went rambling in the Middle East, walking the length of the Israeli Separation Barrier, crossing between the Israeli and Palestinian side. This is the story of 300,000 settlers, a 750km wall, six arrests, one stoning, too much hummus and one simple question ... Can you ever get away from it all with a good walk? £10/8

Following a delicious Bettys' twocourse Yorkshire supper, sit back as award-winning food writer, journalist and broadcaster Elisabeth Luard talks about a year spent turning the produce of her garden and the countryside into delicious food in her Welsh mountain farmhouse. Luard is a contributing editor to Waitrose Food Illustrated, has a monthly column in the Oldie and reviews regularly for the Daily Mail, the Jewish Chronicle and the Scotsman. £30 including a two-course set meal, followed by tea or coffee. Tickets only from Bettys Café Tearooms Ilkley 01943 608029

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Fantastic Fiction with the British Fantasy Society

The British Fantasy Society, home to readers and writers of fantastic/ speculative fiction, showcases three 139. of its most celebrated members. Wednesday 12th October President, Ramsey Campbell, is 7.30pm Craiglands the bestselling author of numerous Charles Dickens: Claire award-winning works of horror, dark Tomalin fantasy and supernatural fiction. Charles Dickens was a phenomenon: Editor, publisher and writer, Peter a demonically hardworking journalist, Crowther, specialises in science a political radical, tireless walker and fiction, dark fantasy and horror. Mark Morris is a horror/thriller writer who traveller, father of ten and a great has also penned several Doctor Who novelist. Claire Tomalin, former literary editor of the New Statesman and Torchwood novels. and the Sunday Times, and highly £6/4 Why not stay on for Event 142? acclaimed, bestselling author of Please note this event lasts 90 award-winning biographies of Mary minutes. Wollstonecraft (Whitbread First Book Award) and Samuel Pepys (Whitbread Book of the Year) discusses her portrait of this complex genius. £7/5

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Bradford: City of Fantasy

Víctor Rodríguez Núñez

Flying kings, nereids, and bottled dreams inspired by Bradford. FREE FRINGE EVENT See page 47 for full details.

Núñez is one of Cuba's most outstanding poets. The author of eleven books of poetry, he has received numerous literary awards, including Spain's prestigious Rincón de la Victoria Prize. Resident in the USA since 1995, he is Associate Professor of Spanish at Kenyon College Ohio and his work (written in Spanish and read today in translation) is full of vivid images from his youth, and of rural and urban Cuba. £5/3

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Thursday 13th October 7.30pm Kings Hall

Chris Mullin: A Walk-On Part Chris Mullin, author, journalist, former MP and Labour minister, shares the caustically honest, extremely funny, final volume of his widely-acclaimed political diaries, tracking the ups and downs behind the scenes at Westminster. His previous books include A View from the Foothills (Radio 4 Book of the Week) and his novel A Very British Coup, which became an awardwinning television series. £10/8

Thursday 13th October 7.30 pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

The Origin of Our Species: Chris Stringer Palaeontologist Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum is Britain's foremost expert on human origins and directs the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain project. After wowing the Festival in 2008, he returns to explore current theories of our origins: from brain or languagedriven, to genetic, climatic or volcanic. He argues that the origin of our species was never a single, simple, linear thread and proposes a new way of looking at our physical and cultural evolution. £6/4

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Thursday 13th October 9pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

Artists in Mind: The I aM Poets An inspiring showcase of readings, music, performance art and film. FREE FRINGE EVENT See page 47 for full details. 149.

Thursday 13th October 9pm Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside

Graft Poets Readings from Adam Strickson, Julia Deakin, Nicholas Bielby and Andrew Boobier. FREE FRINGE EVENT See page 48 for full details.

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John Sutherland and Sam Leith John Sutherland, Emeritus Lord Northcliffe Professor of English Literature at University College London, regular columnist, TV and radio critic, discusses his encyclopaedic new book Lives of the Novelists with critic, author and debut novelist, Sam Leith. Leith, former Literary Editor of the Telegraph, writes for the Guardian and the Evening Standard. His novel The Coincidence Engine is a chaotic chase across an imaginary America, haunted by madness, murder, mistaken identity – and a large number of unhealthy snacks. £6/4

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Friday 14th October 7.30pm Kings Hall

Friday 14th October 7.30pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

Simon Jenkins: A Short History of England

The Baverstock Lecture: Are All Journalists Crooks? Dorothy Byrne

An 18th Century Library: Professor John Sutherland A unique opportunity to enjoy a private visit to the imposing library at Harewood House in the company of Professor John Sutherland. The morning begins with coffee, followed by a talk about the works found in an 18th century landowner’s library by Professor Sutherland – an expert on 18th and 19th century literature – and ends with a chance to handle some of the rare volumes under the guidance of Harewood’s librarians. £15 includes coffee, biscuits and entrance (you are welcome to stay at Harewood for the day). See also Event 146.

Simon Jenkins, until recently Chair of the National Trust, is one of Britain’s most respected journalists and former editor of the Times and the Evening Standard alongside his work as a columnist for the Guardian. This evening he talks about his passion for Britain’s past and his A Short History of England which takes us from the invaders of the dark ages and the Battle of Catterick AD598 to the coalition. £10/8

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In association with Harewood House

Other People’s Money: Justin Cartwright

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Visit to Shandy Hall, home of Laurence Sterne Join us on a trip to Shandy Hall, Coxwold, home of eccentric eighteenth-century clergyman, Laurence Sterne, author of eighteenth-century masterpiece, Tristram Shandy. Travelling by coach, we’ll arrive in time to tour the church where Sterne preached, in the company of Shandy Hall’s curator Patrick Wildgust, followed by a break for lunch – bring refreshments or enjoy the local pub and cafés. In the afternoon Patrick takes us on a private guided tour of Shandy Hall, then enjoy the gallery and garden, before a cup of tea and returning to Ilkley. £16 includes entrance fee See also Events 23 & 46. In association with The Laurence Sterne Trust

Dorothy Byrne, Head of News and Current Affairs at Channel Four Television, was formerly commissioning editor for Dispatches and producer/director on World in Action. Her programmes have won RTS, BAFTA and Emmy awards. A recipient of the Women in Film and Television award for Best Woman in Factual Television, she was made a Fellow of the Royal Television Society for her ‘outstanding contribution to television journalism’. £5/3

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Friday 14th October 7.30pm Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside

The Battle for Britain’s Education: Melissa Benn Melissa Benn, writer, journalist and campaigner (the Guardian, London Review of Books, Cosmopolitan) is a high-profile advocate for comprehensive schooling. Passionate about quality universal education, she takes a forensic look at what lies behind the headlines, from the poorest comprehensives to the bestresourced private schools, and comes up with some surprising answers to why British schools lag so far down the world league tables. £6/4

The Booker-shortlisted author (In Every Face I Meet) whose 12th novel The Promise of Happiness was a hugely popular Richard and Judy Book Club pick, comes to Ilkley to discuss Other People's Money. Justin Cartwright talks to James Nash about his masterpiece of a comic novel and its wonderful cast of characters, centered on the aristocratic family bank of Tubal & Co, now heading for a very modern crisis. £6/4

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Saturday 15th October 10.30am–4.30pm Ilkley Tennis Club

Cool Voices Club Night Teenagers perform their own work. £3 Age 12–18. For more details see page 34.

Writing for Children with Anita Ganeri

Anita Ganeri, award-winning children's author, introduces you 157. to the exciting world of children's books and gives you all the tips and Friday 14th October 7.30pm advice you need to write your own Manor House Museum masterpiece. Choose an approach Piers Browne from a range of genres – picture Piers Browne, a fine painter and books, young fiction or non fiction etcher, much of whose work – and also discover how to find a is inspired by the Wensleydale publisher and market your work. landscape, presents an evening of art, £18 Sandwiches or hot lunch available with music and verse. at the Tennis Club, paid for as taken. £9/6 (students and anyone in fullIn association with the WEA time education) includes a glass of wine. Tickets available only from Liz Bowen, 21 Stourton Road, Ilkley LS29 9BG 01943 609393. Cheques payable to Friends of the Manor House. 161. The event is in two halves with an Saturday 15th October interval. This event is the Friends of the Manor House contribution to Ilkley Literature Festival.

Dance sequences by Northern School of Contemporary Dance. FREE Age 4–94. £2 for storytelling sessions – pay on the door only. Fragile Stories has been conceived and curated by Alchemy in association with Bradford Museums and Galleries. For full credits see Event 1.

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Saturday 15th October 11am–1pm St Margaret’s Hall

The Poetry Business Writing Workshop An extraordinary poetry-writing workshop with The Poetry Business as part of their 25 year celebrations. 'Ann and Peter Sansom are incomparably experienced and inspirational tutors with a brilliant repertoire of exercise.' The Poetry Trust £15/10 For all levels. Please bring pen and paper. (Places limited – please book in advance.)

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Breaking News: Make a Newspaper in a Day

164. Saturday 15th October 1.30pm An exciting chance for teenagers to work with a real journalist and graphic Ilkley Playhouse Wildman Friday 14th October 9pm designer, interview Festival authors The Grand Trunk Road – Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside and create a Festival newspaper. Delhi to the Khyber Pass: Fifty6 Ninety6 Ltd: £5 Age 13–18. Tim Smith and Irna Qureshi Only Water Between See page 45 for full details. Words, Land & Landscape Heart-warming letters between a Oral historian/anthropologist Irna soldier and his wife are brought to life. 162. Qureshi and photographer Tim FREE FRINGE EVENT Saturday 15th October Smith explore the extraordinary 11am–4pm Manor House See page 48 for full details. history of the Grand Trunk Road, the Museum Courtyard and nearby oldest, longest highway in southern 159. Asia. Fragile Stories: Dance, Friday 14th October 9.15pm Gathering personal stories alongside Storytelling and Pottery Ilkley Playhouse Wildman demonstrations in the Yurt powerful photographs, they tell the story of its crucial importance to the Slither of Air: Alison Lock Drop in to this special event, for all process of migration to the UK and Poems of love, life, pain and war by ages, illuminating the Fragile Stories Alison Lock, with live music. exhibition and centred in and around chart its continuing links with Britain. £5/3 a Yurt (a free-standing Mongolian FREE FRINGE EVENT tent) erected specially for the day! See page 48 for full details. Storytelling by Nita Papita: 12 noon, 12.20, 1.15, 1.40, 2.30, 2.50pm. Demonstrations by professional potters: 12.45, 2pm, 3.15pm. 158.

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Francine Stock: In Glorious Technicolour

Tim Binding: The Champion

Francine Stock, well-known TV and radio presenter (Newsnight, Front Row, The Antiques Show) and novelist, explores our relationship with film. In an event illustrated with clips, she guides us from the first screenings of the Lumière Brothers’ short films, where audiences shrank from oncoming trains, to the perceptionaltering 3D Avatar. £6/4 Adults.14+ also welcome.

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‘..a brilliant small-town story of Britain's recent past...' the Times Writer Tim Binding returns to Ilkley, the area where he grew up, to discuss his seventh novel, a small-town showdown between the old world and the new. Charles Pemberton has lived his whole life in the same small south eastern provincial town: his quiet life of privileged contentment might well continue undisturbed, were it not for the arrival of Clark ‘Large’ Rossiter... Literary satire at its savage best! £5/3 169.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: Saturday 15th October 3pm Veg Every Day!

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Wringing Words Out Of Our Watershed! Workshop with Char March

Why don’t we eat more veg? They’re healthy, cost-effective and delicious. Award-winning writer, broadcaster and campaigner Hugh FearnleyWhittingstall, whose Channel 4 series have earned him a huge following, believes it’s time to put things right and brings an abundance of vegetable recipes to Ilkley in a timely homage to the glorious green stuff. Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage books have twice won the Glenfiddich Trophy. £12/10

Sponsored by The Wheatley Arms in Words, Land & Landscape association with Wellocks Char March is an award-winning local writer and the Pennine Watershed’s writer in residence. She’ll be running a fun, fast-paced workshop to inspire you about the moors and all things to do with the imaginary line – where a raindrop decides to trickle down one way to the North Sea, or the other way to the Atlantic. Come and have fun with watery moorland words. £15/10 For all levels. Please bring pen and paper. (Places limited – please book in advance.) In conjunction with the Watershed Landscape project and Bradford Museums Julie Myerson

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Julie Myerson Novelist and columnist Julie Myerson talks about her new novel, Then, a thriller in which ‘the villain is not one person but the bleak and unfamiliar (post apocalyptic) city where nothing can be taken for granted and every day is a battle to survive’ (Jonathan Coe). Myerson is the author of six previous novels including the Booker longlisted Something Might Happen and House, the acclaimed story of everyone who ever lived in her house. £6/4 170.

Saturday 15th October 3pm All Saints Parish Church

Poetry and the King James Version Local actors are joined by members of local churches to read some of the most stirring and lyrical passages from the King James Version of the Bible, alongside poems influenced by the language of the 1611 text. Enjoy words by Milton, Martin Luther King, Blake, Emily Dickinson and others, in this celebration of the KJV’s impact on the literary canon. FREE

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Fragile Stories

Now All Roads Lead to France: Edward Thomas

Curator Nima Poovaya-Smith discusses the thinking behind the Fragile Stories exhibition of ceramics at the Manor House Museum. With dance and poetry inspired by the exhibition performed by students from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and poet John Siddique; readings of poems relating to the ceramics by Rommi Smith; and the re-telling of the Sohni Mahiwal legend by story teller Nita Papita. £6/4 Fragile Stories has been conceived and curated by Alchemy in association with Bradford Galleries and Museums. For full credits see Event 1.

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Edward Thomas was one of the most influential First World War poets. Matthew Hollis, Eric Gregory Award-winning poet and editor at Faber and Faber, explores Thomas’s last five years, his friendship with Robert Frost and his decision to fight. In conversation with Antony Dunn. £5/3

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A Day in a Dale

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Jane Austen’s Wardrobe

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Words, Land & Landscape Locally-based journalists, Yvette 174. Huddleston and Walter Swan, invite you to join them on a series Saturday 15th 4.30pm Ilkley of memorable days out in the Dales Playhouse Wildman based on their popular Yorkshire Post Young People’s Stanza articles. From secret waterfalls, to Stones Showcase remote farmhouses, ancient castles, Words, Land & Landscape moorland peaks and tarns, countryside churches, ruined abbeys and Imagine Lady Gaga out for a walk picturesque pubs, they bring the best on the moors... Young people aged 12–26 from Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, of rural Yorkshire and its people to life. Calderdale and the Wharfe Valley £5/3 perform work they’ve created as part of our exciting 18-month project with Simon Armitage. Festival staff fill you in on the next stage, plus hear about our work in schools, young ambassadors, young people’s club nights and young writers’ group. FREE For full credits see Event 4.

Saturday 15th October 4pm Audley Clevedon, Ben Rhydding Jane Austen’s novels and letters are full of references to clothes – her own, those of her friends and of characters such as Elizabeth Bennet and Emma Woodhouse. Costume historian, Gillian Stapleton, explores the intricacies of a Regency lady’s wardrobe, enjoyed by this muchloved novelist – building up the layers step by step with handmade replicas. £6/4 includes tea and biscuits

producer, Associate Fellow at the Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies (University of Warwick) and acclaimed author of Negro With a Hat, his biography of Marcus Garvey, investigates a story of creativity, squandered talent and rivalry. £5/3 Why not stay on for Event 177?

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Saturday 15th October 5pm Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside

I and I: The Natural Mystics – Marley, Tosh and Wailer with Colin Grant Over one dramatic decade, a trio of Trenchtown R&B crooners, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and Bob Marley, swapped their 1960s Brylcreem hairdos for dreadlocks and became the Wailers. Colin Grant, BBC radio

Mark Radcliffe, co-presenter of BBC R2’s Radcliffe & Maconie and winner of six Gold Sony Awards, including Music Broadcaster of the Year, looks back 50 years over the soundtrack of his life. Born when Britain was trying to find its own version of the dangerously sexy Elvis, by the time he was old enough to recognise pop songs on the radio, the UK was the world's most exciting place in the world for a music fan. £12/10


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Here Comes Mr Dickens! performed by Gerald Dickens

Making it Real: Janice Galloway Masterclass

A light-hearted look at the life and character of Charles Dickens performed by actor Gerald Dickens, the author’s great-great-grandson, using scenes from Dickens’s work, diary extracts and observations from those who knew him. After the interval, enjoy Gerald’s one-man adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby as Nicholas meets Wackford Squeers, the theatrical Crummles and the Mantalinis! £8/6 This event is in two halves with an interval, ending at 9.20pm. See also Event 139. 179.

Saturday 15th October 7.30pm Church House

Sunjeev Sahota: Ours Are The Streets Imtiaz Raina, born in Sheffield, son of loving parents, has decided to die. Raw, funny, tender, furious, selfish, desperate, proud: this is his story – written in an accent which is pure Sheffield. Debut young British novelist, Chesterfield’s Sunjeev Sahota, talks about his ‘impressive, and compelling’ first book, a story about a longing for acceptance that becomes so extreme Imtiaz will stop at nothing. £4/3

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Great Food: 1600–2000 Penguin’s Great Food series brings together the sharpest, funniest, most delicious food writing from the past four hundred years. Join Pen Vogler, the series editor, to discuss food in history and the challenges of cooking from old recipes. Sample cake and biscuits from past centuries – and guess the ingredients. £7/5 including tastes! 181.

A practical workshop with Janice Galloway, one of the UK's most versatile and gifted writers, based on describing the apparently familiar. The session includes some reading, some discussion, then writing. Some material will be provided to read in advance for those who want a headstart! £15/10 For participants with some, but not extensive, experience. Please bring pen and paper. (Places limited – please book in advance.) 184.

Sunday 16th October 11am The Wheatley Arms

How to Drink at Christmas with Victoria Moore

What warms you best after a frosty walk? The author of the hugely successful How to Drink suggests celebratory and warming drinks for Helen Simonson: Major the season of chill and parties, from Pettigrew’s Last Stand spiced apple juice to hot buttered When Major Pettigrew (retired) rum. Victoria Moore, Britain's embarks on an unexpected friendship brightest young wine critic, grew with the widowed Mrs. Ali, trouble up in Yorkshire and is now wine erupts in their bucolic Sussex village. correspondent for the Telegraph, They discover a shared love of books wine writer for the Guardian and a and common educated background, feature writer for the Daily Mail. She but how far can obligations of family introduces some exciting Christmas and tradition be set aside for personal tipples with tastes and seasonal freedom? Helen Simonson’s debut nibbles provided by The Wheatley novel was chosen for the Richard and Arms. Judy Book Club and won the Melissa £10 includes tastes and nibbles Nathan Award for Comedy Romance. See also Event 191. £5/3

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Four Yorkshire-based Poets: The Poetry Business

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Sunday 16th October 2–3.30pm Manor House

Just My Type: Simon Garfield

Peter Conradi and Mark Logue: The King’s Speech

The Politics & Economics of Recession: Seminar

Words, Land & Landscape Typefaces are 560 years old. So when Brit Matthew Carter constructed the now ubiquitous Verdana on his computer, what could he possibly be doing to an A and a B that had never been done before? And how did a friend make Gotham, the typeface which eased Barack Obama into the Presidency? Highly regarded author and journalist, Simon Garfield, unpacks the history and meaning of fonts. £5/3 This event begins with a brief introduction to the unique font created for the Stanza Stones project, by stone artist Pip Hall.

Peter Conradi and Mark Logue, grandson of Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue, reveal the inside story of the remarkable relationship between Logue and the haunted future King George VI, explored in the Oscar-winning film. Drawing exclusively on Lionel's recently discovered diaries and archive, they puncture some of the film’s myths and give rare insight into the therapist’s view of his patient. Peter Conradi is an author and journalist and former deputy foreign editor of the Sunday Times. £10/8

Dr Maurice Mullard, Ilkley resident and Reader in Public Policy at the University of Hull, leads a refreshing, free seminar based on his new book, The Politics of Recession, aimed at helping you understand the current economic situation, whatever your level and background. The theories which dominated thinking at central banks and the International Monetary Fund are proving unsustainable – so what kind of new economics do we need? FREE FRINGE but places limited – please book in advance.

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Sunday 16th October 3–5pm St Margaret’s Hall

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Afternoon Tea with Bonnie Greer and the Brontës

Sunday 16th October 2pm Meet outside Manor House Museum

Roman Ilkley: Roman Town Walk A fascinating walk, led by local historian Alex Cockshott, around the site of Ilkley’s Roman Town. Followed by tea and coffee at The Crescent Inn. £5 includes refreshmentSee also Events 37 and 125. This event lasts 45 minutes. Sponsored by The Crescent Inn

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Author, playwright and broadcaster Bonnie Greer is passionate about the Brontës. Join her in conversation with Sally McDonald, Chair of the Brontë Society, about the Brontës’ influence on her work and on that of other contemporary artists. Then enjoy a delicious home-made afternoon tea to the accompaniment of the Canzona String Quartet, with music the Brontës are known to have played. £7/5 includes afternoon tea In association with the Brontë Society

David Nobbs: In Conversation David Nobbs discusses his long and impressive career: as a writer for That Was The Week That Was, The Frost Report and The Two Ronnies; creator of Reggie Perrin and the sitcom A Bit of a Do; and author of eighteen celebrated comic novels. This afternoon he introduces It Had To Be You – a riveting account of the days between a sudden death and a funeral. £6/4

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How to Drink at Christmas with Victoria Moore Repeat of Event 184.


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Sunday 16th October 4.45pm Kings Hall

Informal Festival Feedback

Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist, Financial Times columnist and presenter of BBC R4’s award-winning More or Less, lays out his thought-provoking, entertaining arguments against top-down design. He debunks our obsession with a ‘command-andSimon Callow control’ approach to economic policy 198. and social planning and suggests instead we explore trial and error (and Sunday 16th October 7pm error in particular!) as a way forward. Kings Hall £7/5 In My View: Simon Callow

Drop in for a cup of tea with members of the Festival Team any time between 3.30–4.30pm upstairs in the Winter Gardens to let us know your thoughts on this year’s Festival. Brickbats, praise and ideas for next year all very welcome – PLUS put your name in the hat for guaranteed free tickets to next year’s headline event! FREE 193.

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Sunday 16th October 3.30pm Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside

Janice Galloway: All Made Up In this much awaited, second volume of her memoirs, prize-winning author Janice Galloway casts her extraordinary gaze on the morals and ambitions of one small town on Clydeside, revealing how the awkward child introduced in her dazzling This is Not About Me evolved through the teenage years. Janice Galloway is one of the key figures in contemporary Scottish literature and one of the UK's most versatile and gifted writers. £5/3 See also Events 105 and 134. 194.

Sunday 16th October 4pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

Hilary Spurling: Pearl Buck Hilary Spurling, one of the UK’s most distinguished biographers, rediscovers American writer and civil rights campaigner, Pearl Buck, the first person to make China accessible to the West. Growing up in imperial China, Buck witnessed the first stirrings of Chinese revolution. The Good Earth, her picture of ordinary Chinese people, was a bestseller and blockbuster movie and in 1938 she became the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. £5/3

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Sunday 16th October 5pm Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside

Sheep Ahoy! Phil Sheppard’s hilarious poems, stories and live cartoon drawings. Family event. FREE FRINGE EVENT Age 5–95. See page 48 for full details. 197.

Sunday 16th October 7.30pm St Margaret’s Hall

Variations on the theme of Franz Liszt with John Spurling and pianist Richard Kenwood Herriott Playwright and novelist, John Spurling, takes up the challenge set by composer Franz Liszt: ‘My biography is more to be invented than written after the fact.’ Spurling reads from his novel, A Book of Liszts, which tells the amazing story of a remarkable, romantic, and musical genius while pianist, Richard Kenwood Herriott, begins and ends the programme with performances of Liszt’s music. £6/4

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Fresh from his West End and Broadway success with The Mystery of Charles Dickens, renowned actor and writer Simon Callow closes this year’s Festival with his personal take on Dickens. The evening includes readings from Dickens that are, Callow says, ‘designed precisely to make you laugh and cry’. Author of biographies of Oscar Wilde and Orson Welles, Callow’s best known films include A Room with a View, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Shakespeare in Love. His autobiography, My Life in Pieces, won the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography. £15/12 A full evening with an interval. 199.

Sunday 16th October 8.30pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

Festival Open Mic The chance to perform your own work: poetry, prose, or stand-up. But you’ve only got three minutes to convince your audience and win £200 and the coveted Open Mic title; 2nd prize £75; 3rd prize £25. A great night for the audience too – come along and bring your friends. Phone 01943 816714 or email admin@ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk by Sept 30 for a chance to perform. £5

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Sunday 2nd October 1.30pm & 3.15pm All Saints School

Beauty and the Beast Ballet Follow Northern Ballet’s dance artist into the exciting story of Beauty and the Beast, learning steps from NBT’s inspiring ballet. No previous experience needed – boys and girls welcome. £5 Event 28 age 5–7. Event 29 age 8–12. Loose comfortable clothing and trainers or dance shoes. Parents don’t need a ticket but must remain in the building.

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Saturday 1st October 1.30–2.45pm Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside

Musical Mystery Tour: Hilary James and Simon Mayor Family, musical fun with sensational songs, zany choruses and a dazzling array of musical instruments. ‘Sheer musical brilliance.’ BBC World Service £5 adults £4 children. Age 6 upwards. Sponsored by Bradford Grammar Junior School

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Sunday 2nd October 1.45pm All Saints School

Scrum! Union World Cup Event Join Tom Palmer for his rugby reading event, quizzes and drop kick shoot-out. No previous experience needed – boys and girls welcome. £4 Age 7–11. Parents don’t need a ticket but must remain in the building. 32.

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A game of two halves with Puffin author, Tom Palmer. A quiz, a penalty shoot-out and lots of football chat. No previous experience needed – boys and girls welcome. £4 Age 7–11. Parents don’t need a ticket but must remain in the building.


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Children’s Weekend Eureka! The National Children’s Museum is visiting Ilkley Literature Festival again this year.

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Eureka! Chew to the Poo The amazing journey of a sandwich from the moment it’s eaten to the moment it leaves the body. With audience participation! £4 Age 5–11. Adults FREE Must be booked in advance. Sessions last 45 mins. 200. 10.15am, 201. 11.30am, 202. 2.15pm, 203. 3.30pm

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Just a Bit of Paper: with Libellule Scribble’s a girl who loves to draw. In this specially created interactive show for the very young, they’ll be encouraged to fold, tear, scrumple, scrunch, scribble – and imagine! £5 adults £4 children. Age 3–5.

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When a crew of scurvy pirates sail up the Royal Moat only Princess Spaghetti can save the day! Join Gillian Rogerson for a fantastic swashbuckling adventure! £4 Age 4–6. 207.

The Three Sillies: A Right Yorkshire Yarn! Join Mud Pie Arts for drama fun, storytelling and tomfoolery! Devise alternative endings, take a role in the story, be part of the wedding party and even learn a clog dance! £4 Age 6–11.

Saturday 8th October 10.30am All Saints School

How (Not) to Make Bad Children Good: Emma Barnes Find out how Emma dreamt up her Guardian Angel story. Guess whether naughty Martha gets the better of Grumpy Interstellar Agent, Fred. With a fun-filled quiz about famous naughty children – and prizes! £4 Age 7–9. Children aged 8 and over may attend unaccompanied.

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Saturday 8th October 11.45–12.30pm All Saints School

Glitterwings Academy: Titania Woods Join the best fairy school around with Titania Woods. Come in your best fairy outfit and be prepared to get creative. Competitions, storytelling and lots more! £4 Age 7–9. Emma Barnes

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Saturday 8th October 3.45– 4.30pm All Saints School

Revolting Reference Expert Mitchell Symons Lots of joining in with Mitchell Symons, Blue Peter Award-winning, revolting reference expert, with unbelievable facts from his amazing collection of trivia books like On your Farts! Get Set, Go! and Do Igloos have Loos? £4 Age 7–11. 212.

Saturday 8th October 1.45–2.30pm Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates: Liz Pichon Tom Gates is master of excuses for not-done homework. He’s a musical prodigy (he thinks!) and doodler extraordinaire. Enter Tom’s Brilliant World … (Warning: contains musical interludes and drawing chaos!) £4 Age 9–12. Sponsored by The Grammar School at Leeds

Why Headless Chickens Run: Michael Cox Have YOU ever wondered what a ‘snollygoster’ is? Or wanted to learn to hypnotize an alligator? Join Michael Cox for loads of brilliantly Mitchell Symons bonkers facts in this hilarious, mind214. blowing event. Saturday 8th October 2–3.30pm £4 Age 8–12.

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Every Which Way Books: Making Workshop Create a bright, colourful magic book, which opens on all four sides, to hide secret message or stories, with artist Kate Bowles. £4 Age 8–12. Parents welcome FREE. 215.

Saturday 8th October 2pm All Saints School

Kit’s Wild Adventure with Natasha Narayan Join Victorian Kit and her friends in this fun-filled adventure from the pyramids of Egypt to shoot-outs in the American wild west. Featuring a 2000-year-old mummy which comes to life! £4 Age 8–12. Children may attend unaccompanied.

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Create a Scary Demon Workshop! Caro King Hear about the strange world of curse-demon Grimshaw and Fish Jones, the boy he can’t kill. Then work with the author to create a scary demon character – who is he, what is he like and what terrible things can he do?! £4 Age 8–11. Children may attend unaccompanied.

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Ugly Beauty: Lempen Puppet Theatre Company Princess Suzanna the Golden is rich and famous. But why is she so sad? And what in the world will make her happy? A magical performance with acting, puppets, shadows and music. £5 adults £4 children. Age 5–105! Sponsored by The Grammar School at Leeds


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Saturday 15th October 11am-4pm Manor House Museum Courtyard

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Fragile Stories Exhibition: Dance, Storytelling and Pottery demonstrations in a Yurt!

If you like spooky books, monsters, and disgusting jokes, you’ll love meeting Jon Mayhew, author of Mortlock and The Demon Collector. Find out all about monsters – like Sloth the Butler. £4 Age 9–11.

Family storytellling by Nita Papita: 12 noon, 12.20, 1.15, 1.40, 2.30, 2.50pm. £2 pay on the door. Age 4–104. Curated by Alchemy in association with Bradford Galleries and Museums. For full credits see Event 1.

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Green Poems for a Blue Planet: Children’s Poetry event with Martin Kiszko Fun theatrical poetry reading for children on a ‘green’ theme. Plus projections of illustrations by Wallace and Gromit creator, Nick Park. £5 adults £3 children. Age 7–12. This event begins with a short reading by the winners of the Children’s Poetry Competition. Children’s Poetry Competition prizes sponsored by Bradford Grammar Junior School.

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Adam Hart-Davis: What’s Time?

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Inspiration in a Tank

Does time really slow down when you are bored and speed up in emergencies? Britain’s best known science populariser with a multimedia presentation for all ages. £8 adults £5 children and young people. Age 8–98!

A fun, joining in event, about a very special giant creature ... Family event. Age 3–11.

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Hare and Tortoise: Tutti Frutti and York Theatre Royal Ready? Steady? Hare is in training, raring to go ... Tortoise is pondering winter hibernation ... zzzz Meet two competing friends in this fantastic adaptation of Aesop’s fable, from sun-shining spring to snow-falling winter, brimming with ideas, characters and live music. £5 adults £4 children. Age 3–7.

Illustration © Brian Wildsmith 1966, 1989 and 2003 taken from The Hare and the Tortoise, A Christmas Journey and A Christmas Story published by Oxford University Press.

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The Amazing Maurice – the musical! Young people in extracts from a new musical based on Terry Pratchett’s The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents. FREE FRINGE EVENT See page 46. 88.

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Meg Rosoff: There Is No Dog What would the world look like if God were a lazy, self-obsessed teenage boy called Bob who’s desperate for a girlfriend? Meet award-winning, bestselling author Meg Rosoff (How I Live Now) and find out! £3 Age 13 upwards.

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Press Pack: Write a Review Find out how to write great reviews then we’ll give you a press ticket to a Festival event in the afternoon. Finish the day by writing a cracking review in our newsroom and we’ll post it online. £5 Age 12–18. Includes ‘press’ ticket. 47.

Monday 3rd October 6pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

Melvin Burgess Your chance to meet one of the UK’s most exciting writers for young people. £3 Age 13–18.

Flip: Martyn Bedford and Jennifer Donnelly Imagine being caught in someone else’s body – or finding yourself in the middle of the French Revolution. How would you cope? Meet two young people’s authors who know just how to crank up the tension. £3 Age 13 upwards.

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Sunday 9th October 2–6pm Otley Courthouse (Sign up from 1.40pm)

WordsFest

An afternoon of laid back workshop sessions, food (great chocolate cake), fun, poetry. Young people aged 12–18 only! With top young people’s author Kevin Crossley-Holland. 1.40pm Choose your sessions… 2pm Blogging and writing with Cat Clarke or Write a screen play with David Logan or Create a character with Martyn Bedford or Tips for young poets with Andrew McMillan or Try graffiti with Ged Walker or Create computer games with experts from Sunderland Uni 3.10pm Headline author Kevin Crossley-Holland

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Friday 14th October 7.30– 9.30pm Otley Courthouse

Adam Hart-Davis: What’s Time?

Cool Voices Club Night

Does time really slow down when you’re bored or speed up in emergencies? Was there a beginning – will there be an end? Find out in this multi-media event. £5 Age 12 upwards. 123.

Young people read/perform their own work: songs, poetry, rap, stand-up, short stories. MC is rap poet Philip Charles. A brilliant night! For a performer’s slot email admin@ilkleyliteraturefestival.org. uk or come to watch. Juice bar. £3 in advance/on the door. Age 12–18. Performers free.

Monday 10th October 6–7.30pm Ilkley Library opp. Ilkley Station

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Try our special weekly group for young people who love writing. You’ll be writing short stories, poetry, plays and be involved in our mega project with Simon Armitage. No experience needed. FREE Age 13–17 (future sessions, Mons. 6.30–8.30pm £1 per session) At 7.30pm we will be walking down to see David Almond – come with us and get a free ticket!

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Monday 10th October 7.45pm Ilkley Playhouse Wildman

5.10pm Fast and furious poetry slam competition. Read/perform your own work – poetry or prose – mustn’t be longer than 3 minutes. Fantastic prizes! £5 for the whole afternoon.

Meet David Almond, legendary multi award-winning author of Skellig, and hear about his powerful new book, The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean. £3 Age 12 upwards.

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Breaking News: Make a Newspaper in a Day Work with a real journalist and graphic designer to create a Festival newspaper. Write the top stories, interview Festival celebs, review events, dig up the gossip. £5 Age 13–18. Bring a packed lunch. Drinks and biscuits provided. Please note: day will include going out around Ilkley in small groups. In collaboration with Leeds College of Art

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Young People’s Stanza Stones Showcase Imagine Lady Gaga out for a walk on the moors ... Young people aged 12–26 from Bradford, Leeds, Sheffield, the Wharfe Valley and Calderdale read and perform work they’ve created during our exciting project with Simon Armitage. FREE

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Saturday 1st October 5pm

Open Door: Hate Crime In association with the WEA The Open Door Group came together to share their experiences of ‘Hate Crime’ and ‘Mate Crime’, experiences all too common for people with learning disabilities. Using DVDs, role-play and easy to understand leaflets, the group hope to help others with learning problems avoid them, and understand coping strategies and support mechanisms.

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Saturday 1st October 9pm

The Comedy Show Terry Buchan and The Comedy Performers in a witty stand-up gig with hecklers who become performers. Interrupted by ‘brief encounters’ between the two... Why do they keep meeting like this? Back at the gig there are so many hecklers the audience has to help. No worries, we’ve written the lines out for you.

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Sunday 2nd October 4.30pm Manor House Museum

Tuesday 4th October 9.15pm

Older But Not Necessarily Wiser

The New Fire Tree Press Poetry Launch

Enjoy an hour of memoir, poetry and fiction from the slightly irreverent, delightfully mature Queensbury Community Programme Worddabblers. The ’dabblers meet every week. Most write purely for pleasure, some are compiling their memoirs and some are chuffed competition winners.

Debut poets David Greaves and Claire Bunyan, two up-and-coming talents with backgrounds in performance poetry, read from their new collections accompanied by live music. The occasion marks the official launch of The New Fire Tree Press, with an opportunity to hear from future 2012 Fire Tree poets after the main reading.

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Monday 3rd October 7.30–9 pm The Happiness Centre

Thursday 6th October 9.30pm

Sacred Sound Healing Discover the healing power of sacred sound. Working with gongs, Tibetan bowls and poetry, sound healer Maggie Pashley introduces you to unforgettable new dimensions of healing. 53.

Monday 3rd October 9pm

Shades of Leeds Our stories and poems attach us to Leeds. This event celebrates Leeds Writers Circle’s relationship with Leeds and the changes to its cityscape over the last century. Taking inspiration from the circle’s new anthology, the event reflects the city’s light and explores its shade. 54.

Monday 3rd October 9pm

The Amazing Maurice & His Educated Rodents – the musical! Based on Terry Pratchett’s Carnegie Award-winning novel, adapted by Neil Hanson. Music and lyrics by Keiron Anderson. Extracts from a new, dark, very funny twist on the Pied Piper, performed by pupils of Ilkley Grammar School. 79.

Friday 7th October 9pm

Having a Ball: Simon Bond The story of one young man’s journey through the big ‘C’ and beyond, taking in masculinity, despair, grief, happiness, hope and every emotion in between. Individual experience with a universal theme, showing how adversity can never destroy the human spirit.

Ithell Colquhoun: Magician Born of Nature Ithell Colquhoun is remembered as the artist and writer expelled from the London Surrealist Group in 1940 for being a practising occultist. Surrealism, magic and the origin of gender differences form the context of her work. Richard Shillitoe explores her beliefs, using images of works never seen in public and archival material he recently uncovered.

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Tuesday 11th October 9pm

A Kindness of Women

The Emma Barnes ‘Child Literary Genius Writing Competition’

My Heart is a Place where Flowers Grow Award-winning spoken word artist Emma Decent, with a solo show of her raw, funny, vibrantly performed words – provocative poetry, performance prose and an extract of a new performance piece in development. ‘Emma’s dynamic subtlety leaves you both fulfilled and entertained.’ Gerry Potter

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Saturday 8th October 6.15pm Otley Courthouse

Otley Courthouse Writers: The First Stone

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Who amongst us can cast the first stone? Who doesn’t regret actions done or not done, thoughts too harsh or too kind, opportunities lost or, indeed, taken? Who’s to judge? 10 authors, 10 original works, 30 minutes of funny, passionate, heartwarming words. Contains some strong language. This event lasts 30 minutes.

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Waste Matters Roger Davy’s grandfather established ‘The Bradford Waste Pulling Company’ in 1895, re-cycling ‘wastes’ from the spinning and weaving processes. Using archive photos, Roger captures the story of those who worked with him, some loyal, some infuriating, some with startling backgrounds, and pays tribute to customers who have disappeared into the history of Britain’s textile industry.

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Tuesday 11th October 9.15pm

Daddies’ Girls

Dedicated to fathers flawed and fabulous – everywhere, Daddies’ Girls take you on a series of journeys. Fun interactive event for parents From a shocking scene in a chip shop and children. A woman holding a small tank has a story to tell. When a to a Japanese prisoner of war camp. villager knocks on her door she holds They stumble on the results of a one night stand, are caught up in a out a surprise welcoming present. devastating fire, attend a Russian The woman’s daughter begins to draw. Mother and daughter start to wedding – and a mortuary. write. Come, be inspired and meet an 142. African Snail. 128.

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Monday 10th October 9pm

Bradford: City of Fantasy

Amelia and the Virgin: Saints and their Devils

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Poet Mary Thomson and daughter, actor Cathy Sara, read from Mary’s latest pamphlet, A Kindness of Women, interspersed with dramatised readings from writers who have explored similar themes, from Homer to Margaret Atwood via Emily Brontë!

Flying kings, nereids, bottled dreams, magicians’ legacies – all inspired by Nicky Harlow discusses her research the city of Bradford. Join awardinto the lives of visionary saints and winning fantasy author Elizabeth Hopkinson for an hour of magical reads from her forthcoming novel, stories accompanied by photographs Amelia and the Virgin. Experience a hallucinogenic journey into the world of her native city that transport you of epilepsy which, for centuries, was to a Bradford at once familiar and believed to induce visions from God, strange. Satan, and other supernatural beings. 148. Thursday 13th October 9pm 129.

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The Healing Word: Lapidus An introduction to the work of Lapidus, the national network for creative writing and reading for health and well-being. Poet, playwright and fiction writer Char March leads a reading on words and healing, plus a participative discussion and a description of Lapidus’s work in our region.

Artists in Mind (AiM) presents: The I aM Poets An inspiring showcase featuring readings, performance, music, art and film from AiM’s creative voices, offering humorous, harrowing and heart-warming insights into their art. AiM is a Huddersfield-based charity using creativity to support individuals experiencing acute and enduring mental ill health. www.artists-in-mind.org.uk

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Friday 14th October 9.15pm

Graft Poets

Slither of Air: Alison Lock

West Yorkshire based Graft publishes the very best contemporary poetry. The four Graft writers – Julia Deakin, Nicholas Bielby, Adam Strickson and Andrew Boobier – have won an array of poetry prizes and are known for entertaining, fascinating readings. www.graftpoetry.co.uk

Alison Lock’s Slither of Air in live performance: poems of love, life, pain and war, including Where the Cinnabar Moth... on the slow decay of a West Yorkshire mill falling into the hands of nature. With improvised music and pieces by Eisler, Dolphy, Strayhorn and Lutyens performed on solo flute by Simon Prince.

variety and wit’, while Simon Currie’s pamphlet Imagine a Forest occupies ‘a knife-edge between humour and tartness’.

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Friday 14th October 9pm

Fifty6 Ninety6 Ltd: Only Water Between A heart-warming tale of love, honour and devotion that arises from the trenches of the First World War and was lost for over 90 years. Recently unearthed letters between a soldier husband and his wife are dramatically brought to life in a deeply moving and poignant production.

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Carole Bromley’s collection A Guided Tour of the Ice House is ‘wry, cleanly-written and startlingly fresh’. Dear Mr Asquith, Nina Boyd’s winning collection, contains ‘fulfilled poems with a depth of feeling’. Ed Reiss’s Your Sort shows ‘his unique

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Four Yorkshire-based Poets Sunday 16th October 5pm from the Poetry Business Sheep Ahoy! Sheffield Flock to see Phil Sheppard the shepherd perform this hilarious one-man show of poems, stories and live cartoon drawings. Twice winner of Ilkley Literature Festival Open Mic. ‘A multi-talented cartoonist, writer and stand-up for kids ... chucklingly inventive.’ Stage


Tickets and how to book Online

Friends priority booking

www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk You can buy tickets for all events online from 9am Tuesday 30th August on our secure website. A booking fee of £2 applies on all online orders.

Festival Friends enjoy priority booking from Monday 15th August to Wednesday 24th August 2011. If you’d like to become a Friend of the Festival, membership re-opens on 1st September 2011. Go to our website www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk for full details or contact the office on 01943 601210.

By phone You can buy tickets for all events from our Box Office on 01943 816714 from Tuesday 30th August. Box Office opening hours are Monday to Friday 10am–4pm and Saturday 10am–1pm. (Please note that telephone booking opens at 9am on Tuesday 30th August only – then at 10am daily) A booking fee of £2 applies on all telephone orders.

In person – Kings Hall events only You can buy advance tickets for Kings Hall events only, either from Ilkley Visitor Information Centre or the Grove Bookshop. Ilkley Visitor Information Centre, Station Road, Ilkley Opening hours Mon and Weds–Sat 9.30am–5pm, Tues 10am–5pm. Closed Sundays. (The Visitor Information Centre will open at 9am on Tuesday 30th August only) The Grove Bookshop, The Grove, Ilkley 0pening hours Mon–Sat 9am–5.30pm, Sun 11.30am–4.30pm (Friends’ discounts cannot be claimed when booking through Ilkley Visitor Information Centre or the Grove Bookshop) For tickets to all other events please book by phone or online as above. Please note that you cannot book in person at the Festival Office.

On the door All unsold tickets and any returns will be available from the Box Office at the venue 30 minutes before the start of each event. Returns are usually available at most (but not all) sold-out events. For non-headline events, tickets are generally available on the door. However you are strongly advised to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

By post If you wish to book by post please contact the Box Office on 01943 816714 who will be happy to send you a postal booking form.

Refunds and resale All tickets are non-refundable except in the event of a cancelled performance. The Box Office can only accept tickets for resale if an event has sold out and any refund is subject to a 10% handling fee. All refunds for returned tickets will be made after the Festival. We will try to resell tickets for sold-out events but offer no guarantee that we will be able to do so. All details are correct at the time of going to press (Aug 2011). The Ilkley Literature Festival Ltd is not liable for any subsequent changes. Keep up to date by visiting www. ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk.

Concessions The Festival offers concessions to the following people (proof of status will be required): • Children and young people under 25 • People in receipt of Disability Living Allowance • People in receipt of a means tested benefit Concessionary prices are stated after the full price for each event eg £5/£3

Group bookings The Festival welcomes bookings from schools and established community/reading groups as follows: £6 per person Kings Hall, £5 for Craiglands, £3 per person for most events at other venues, plus one free ticket for every ten tickets booked. We regret we can’t offer group rates for events including transport or meals.

Data protection We are committed to protecting your privacy. We store the information that you have provided when contacting us, registering for information or ordering tickets to allow us to process your orders and for marketing purposes. We may contact you from time to time with information about the Ilkley Literature Festival and its events. If you do not wish to be contacted in this way, please ensure that you tell us at the time of booking. We will not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others.

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acknowledgements The Festival would like to thank the following organisations for their support during 2011

Headline Sponsor

Skipton Building Society

Print Sponsor

Spellman Walker

Major Sponsor

Welcome to Yorkshire

Event Sponsors

Audley Clevedon Bradford Grammar School Brewin Dolphin The Crescent Inn Garbutt & Elliott The Grammar School at Leeds Hebridean Island Cruises Ilkley Book Club Ilkley Brewery Last Cawthra Feather Leeds Trinity University College Panache Rombalds Hotel Sagars Specsavers Stephanie Moon Wellocks The Wheatley Arms

Corporate Friends

Bowman Antiques Fairs Gordons LLP Lupton Fawcett LLP Resource Management International Consultants

Festival Gold Friends

Sir Rodney Brooke CBE DL Peter Marshall

Podcast Partner Yorkshire Post

Event Partners

Alchemy All Saints Parish Church, Ilkley Audley Clevedon Bazm-E-Tadeeb International Bettys Café Tea Rooms Bradford Library Services Bradford Museums and Galleries The Brontë Society Calderdale Young Writers Children’s Bookshow Eureka! The National Children’s Museum English PEN Friends of the Manor House Friends of Donald Baverstock The Grove Bookshop Harewood House Ilkley Playhouse Ilkley Young Writers Leeds Young Authors Manasamitra Manor House Museum, Ilkley

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MLA Renaissance North Country Theatre Northern Ballet Northern School of Contemporary Dance Otley Courthouse Arts and Resource Centre Open College of the Arts Panache Peepal Tree Press Pennine Prospects The Poetry Business Renaissance One Sheffield Young Writers Speaking of Books Soroptimist International of Leeds Tadeeb International New Writers The Writing Squad University of Leeds University of Sunderland The Watershed Landscape Project WEA The Wheatley Arms

Supporters

All Saints C of E Primary School, Ilkley &Co Belle Vue Girls’ School Bradford Library Service Craiglands Hotel David Young Community Academy Education Bradford The Happiness Centre Ilkley Business Forum Ilkley Grammar School Ilkley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club Ilkley Moor Vaults Ilkley Visitor Information Centre Kings Hall Laisterdyke Business and Enterprise College Leeds Black Elders Association Leeds Children’s University Leeds Library Service Menston Primary School Rombalds Hotel Roundhay School St Margaret’s Church Hall YUM!

Publishing Partners

Birlinn Bitebackpublishing Bloomsbury Chatto & Windus Faber Granta & Portobello Books Great Northern Books Hachette Children’s Books Harper Collins Headline

Hodder & Stoughton I B Tauris Icon John Murrays John Wiley Little, Brown Macmillan Myriad Peepal Tree Press Penguin Profile Books Quercus Random House Sable LitMag Seren Scholastic Scratching Shed Simon & Schuster Telegram Books Transworld Verso A special thanks to all our Festival stewards and volunteers and to the Friends of the Festival.

Festival Staff

Director: Rachel Feldberg Festival Manager: Gail Price Marketing and Sponsorship: Abbey Vale Audience Development: Dawn Cameron Admin Assistant: Laura Beddows Stanza Stones project manager: Glenis Burgess Press: Anita Morris Associates Graphic Design: dg3 Technical Director: Richard Speight Asst Technical Director: Adam Welch Technical Team: Chris Bradbury, David Wallbank Volunteers’ Coordinator: Abbey Vale Assistant Directors: Judy Passmore, Liz Palliser, Annie Latham, Gail Ferrin, Fiona Goh Fringe Coordinator: Milan Lad Intern, Poetry Events: Conor Whelan Intern, Fringe & Marketing: Rosie Hildage Intern, Mushaira: Qasim Shafiq Copy Assistant: Robert Lawlor Café Manager: Fiona Drake Stage Managers: Emma Black, Becki Bryan, Lauren Day, Kirsti Fourcin, Rosie Hildage, Sophie Loftus, Cheryl Satterthwaite Box Office Administrators: Kirsty Fife, Sophie Paulden Box Office Administrator (Venues): Mary Varley Web Site maintenance: twosixtwo

The Ilkley Literature Festival Ltd. Registered In England and Wales Company No: 1061343 Ilkley Literature Festival is a registered charity Charity No: 501801


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