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FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER – SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER 2017

Alan Bennett Sarah Millican Armando Iannucci Victoria Derbyshire Jeremy Vine Judy Murray Richard Dawkins Shami Chakrabarti Evan Davis Juno Dawson Alan Hollinghurst Reni Eddo-Lodge

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WELCOME …to 17 days of exciting events covering everything from Jane Austen to Gastrophysics, opening with a special event with the legendary Alan Bennett. With big names in literary fiction including Alan Hollinghurst and Kamila Shamsi, leading poets including Daljit Nagra, Fleur Adcock, Grace Nichols and Simon Armitage and provocative speakers like Richard Dawkins, Shami Chakrabarti and Fergal Keane offering new perspectives on the world, we’ve plenty of ideas to spark your imagination. There’s a busy programmes of events for children and young people, including BBC Radio 1’s Greg James and Chris Smith, plus workshops and masterclasses with leading authors, lots of free events for families and an exciting Festival Fringe. We look forward to seeing you at the Festival!

Rachel Feldberg Festival Director

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HEADLINE EVENTS

Headline Events

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DON’T MISS OUR KINGS HALL HEADLINERS EVENTS INCLUDING:

Programme 4–43 Children’s Festival Programme

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Young People’s Events

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Booking and Access Information

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Getting to the Festival and Map

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Diary at a Glance Author Index

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Sponsors and Acknowledgments

Jim Al-Khalili

Victoria Derbyshire

Michael Rosen

Judy Murray

Simon Armitage

Armando Iannucci

Shami Chakrabarti

Fergal Keane

Henry Blofeld

Saturday 30 September 4.45pm £14/10 Event 21

Saturday 30 September 7.30pm £14/10 Event 30

Monday 2 October 7pm £14/10 Event 60

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FESTIVAL STRANDS

Borders, Boundaries and Partition Jane Austen’s World Making or Faking? New Approaches to the News Anticipating the Future Women’s Writing and WWI Fiction from Europe Exploring Branwell Brontë Ways of Seeing The New Democracy?

Tuesday 3 October 6pm £26/22 with a book, £14/10 without Event 68

Saturday 14 October 4.30pm £14/10 Event 188 2

Friday 6 October 7.30pm £14/10 Event 93

Sunday 15 October 2pm £14/10 Event 208 3

Saturday 7 October 7.30pm £14/10 Event 118

Wednesday 22 November 7.30pm £14/10 Event 238


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EXHIBITIONS AND OPENING EVENTS SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER – SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER

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2. Children’s Book Trail – Where’s Wally?

7. Story Explorers – taster session

Celebrate 30 years of looking for Wally as you help us find him hiding in shop windows across Ilkley. Look out for the Trail window stickers to help you. All correct entries will be entered into a Prize Draw after the Festival. (Prize draw for under 12s only!). Collect your instructions, map and an entry form at Festival venues, the Grove Bookshop.

Children who love reading and creative writing are invited to have fun creating stories and exploring books at today’s free session. Parents welcome to stay.

Clarke Foley Centre 10–11.20am with supervised break FREE with juice and biscuits Age 8-11

Across Ilkley FREE Age 3–103!

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8. Evoke Don’t Explain: OCA Workshop with Liz Cashdan

Sponsored by The Grammar School at Leeds

1. Exhibition: Ian Hamilton Finlay’s Visual Poetry

Manor House Education Room 11am–1pm £15/10

Manor House Museum Opening times: Tue–Fri 2–5pm, Sat–Sun 11am–5pm FREE

A rare exhibition of visual poetry by this internationally recognised Scottish poet, visual and conceptual artist, sculptor and gardener. On show are sculptures and inscriptions, prints, letters and images drawn from local expert Ronnie Duncan’s private collection. Finlay’s work is brief, witty and hauntingly beautiful. His intentions are moral and philosophical as he explores pre-Socratic views of the natural world, WW2, the sea and its fishing fleets. See also Events 20, 26, 108. With grateful thanks to Ronnie Duncan. We regret that this exhibition is not accessible due to the historic nature of the Manor House. Images and text from the exhibition will be available in an accessible room on the ground floor. Supported by the Friends of Ilkley Literature Festival and the Friends of the Manor House.

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4. Ilkley Young Writers Group – taster session Christchurch on The Grove 6.30–8.30pm FREE with refreshments Age 12–18

Teenagers who love creative writing are invited to try tonight’s free session and see if they’d like to join our weekly group. No experience needed.

THURSDAY 5 – SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER 3. Ilkley Art Trail 2017

Across Ilkley Opening times: Thu–Sun 11am– 5pm. Dementia Friendly opening Thu 11am–2pm Town Hall FREE 64 high quality, regional artists exhibit a wide range of work from paintings to prints, ceramics and sculpture in 30 venues clustered around the town centre. Includes examples of all the work at the Town Hall; ‘Leaf Trail’ at Nell Bank and ‘Hope and Reconciliation’, the impact of war on artists from Edward Burra to Graham Sutherland at Ben Rhydding Methodist Church. Full programme available from the Town Hall or online: www.ilkleyarttrail. org.uk

Festival opening 5. Alan Bennett

Kings Hall 2.30–3.30pm £20/15 Engaging, humane, sharp, funny and unforgettable, Alan Bennett opens this year’s Festival with Keeping On Keeping On, his inimitable record of life from his peerless 2005 to 2015 diaries. In the footsteps of the phenomenally successful Writing Home and Untold Stories, this is a decade that saw four premieres at the National Theatre and films of The History Boys and The Lady in the Van, read aloud as only Bennett can. Sponsored by Manse Capital

6. Stuart Maconie: Long Road from Jarrow, A Journey Through Britain Then and Now Kings Hall 7.30–8.30pm £14/10

Stuart Maconie, bestselling writer, much loved broadcaster and journalist returns to the Festival with a funny, complex tale of Britain, then and now. In the autumn of 1936, 200 men marched from Jarrow to London. 80 years on, he retraced their route, through major cities and rural hamlets. A land in some ways very much the same – political turbulence, austerity, food banks and football mania – and in others completely unrecognisable.

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Ilkley Arts Trail: Goblets by Joanne Tinker (2016)

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Writers are always being urged to ‘show don’t tell’. Published poet and Open College of the Arts tutor, Liz Cashdan, leads a workshop to help beginners and more experienced writers put the advice into practice. Learn how to evoke people, places and events through the use of powerful images with details of the particular, rather than relying on abstract explanations. Suitable for prose writers and poets. For all levels. In association with Open College of the Arts.


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10. Ben Faulks: What Makes Me a Me? Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 12–12.45pm £5 Age 4+

Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 1.45–2.45pm £7/5

Ways of Seeing

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12. Walworth to Bishopgate: Michèle Roberts and Katie Hickman St Margaret’s Hall 1.30–2.30pm £7/5

What makes you a you? Are you like a For fans of historical fiction here’s a chance to hear from two of the very sports car – lightning fast? Or maybe best exponents of the form. Michèle you’re like a tree ... Do your arms Roberts is the author of thirteen stick out like branches? No? Then highly acclaimed novels, including perhaps you’re like a snail – very slow (especially when it’s time for school!). Daughters of the House, shortlisted for the Booker Prize. The Walworth Ben Faulks (AKA Mr Bloom) is back with a new show perfect for inquisitive Beauty takes readers back in time to 1850s London and an evocativelyminds. realised world of Victorian poverty and prostitution. Katie Hickman’s The House at Bishopsgate is a tale of marital secrets and sexual jealousy following the 1.30PM story of Paul Pindar, a 17th Century 11. Tim Lihoreau: Classic FM merchant, returning to a London much changed following the death of Musical Treasury Elizabeth I. Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside

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Ever been bereft of a way to describe the facial contortions of a singer reaching for the high notes or audience members who leave a concert halfway through the finale? Classic FM’s popular Breakfast host, Tim Lihoreau shares his irresistibly comic range of new musical definitions. Author of The Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music with Stephen Fry, Lihoreau also writes for the Telegraph and Independent.

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13. Botanical Sketchbooks: Helen and William Bynum

Church House 11am–4pm £5 includes ‘Press Pass’ for the afternoon Age 12–18

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Finished drawings are lauded in histories of botanical art, preparatory sketches often get forgotten. Helen and William Bynum, historians of science and medicine, bring these vividly spontaneous records gloriously back into the light, exploring sketchbooks from across the world alongside notebooks, journals, works on vellum, herbarium sheets and even one drawing on the back of an envelope.

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14. Walking the Line: Workshop with Ian Duhig Manor House Education Room 2–4pm £15/10

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17. In Pursuit of Memory: 15. Oh Goody! Tim Brooke- Joseph Jebelli St Margaret’s Hall Taylor In conversation 3.30–4.30pm £7/5 with writer and broadcaster Chris Serle Alzheimer’s affects 850,000 people in Kings Hall 1.30–3.15pm (including an interval) £14/10

A true master of comedy shares a wealth stories and anecdotes from his career on stage, screen and radio including of course The Goodies, I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and It. We’ll hear stories about John Cleese, Richard Wilson, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie and with luck Tim Brooke-Taylor may just be persuaded to reveal the truth about Samantha and the rules of Mornington Crescent. Plus clips of great moments from Tim’s TV and film appearances. In association with Clive Conway productions

Borders, Boundaries and Partition

Poetry today flourishes on borders: with those of prose in new forms such as the lyric essay, music in performance or art as with Ian Hamilton Finlay. This workshop is for writers who want to start a new piece that could go anywhere, as well as respecting the rich array of traditional forms available. Award-winning poet Ian Duhig has worked in various forms including writing contrafacta motets for the Clerks and creating the Sewerby House “interventions”. For all levels.

of potential conflict than Sir Rodric Braithwaite, former British Ambassador in Moscow during the fall of the Soviet Union. He joins us for a thought-provoking discussion exploring nuclear confrontation from Hiroshima to the present day, scrutinising the perilous history of weapons with the power to destroy humanity.

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16. Armageddon and Paranoia 1945–2016: Sir Rodric Braithwaite Christchurch on The Grove 2–3pm £8/6

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19. The Dark Circle: Linda Grant in Conversation Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 3.45–4.45pm £7/5

WWII is over, but for an East End teenage brother and sister on the edge of the law, life is suspended in a sanatorium in Kent where a cure is tantalisingly just out of reach. Novelist and journalist Linda Grant, past winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, teases out the themes of her latest novel set in the fertile decade between war and sexual liberation.

the UK. But what is the history of the disease? And how soon can we cure it? Fuelled by his grandfather’s illness, Joseph Jebelli explores the story of the disease, from the scientists who discovered it, to patients and families living with it and the latest research. One of Britain’s brightest neuroscientists, Jebelli writes for the Guardian, Wellcome Trust, Biochemist and Biologist.

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18. The Good Bohemian: The Letters of Ida John with Rebecca John Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 3.30–4.30pm £7/5

Twelve days before her 24th birthday, Ida Nettleship married artist Augustus John, a fellow student at the Slade, against her parents’ wishes. As their marriage became a three-way affair when Augustus fell in love with another woman, Ida set out to navigate their unorthodox situation. Today, her granddaughter, artist Rebecca John, reveals the untold story of their relationship, revealing a passionate, witty young woman.

As tensions grow between nuclear powers, there are few people with greater insight into the threat

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20. Ian Hamilton Finlay Exhibition Preview Manor House 4.30–5.30pm FREE

Festival Exhibition

Join Festival goers for a glass of wine and the opening of this year’s Festival exhibition featuring Ian Hamilton Finlay’s visual poetry. See also Events 1, 26,106.


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Kings Hall 4.30–5.30pm £14/10 Adults and Age 12+

Is teleportation really possible? Will bionics make us into superheroes? Every day, scientists come up with ingenious solutions and surprising discoveries that define our future. Jim Al-Khalili, author, broadcaster, Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Surrey and host of BBC Radio 4’s The Life Scientific, bins the crystal ball and uses cutting-edge science to get a glimpse of what’s in store for the human race.

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23. Women on Paper, Men in Khaki

25. One for the Road

28. King Lear in Brooklyn: Michael Pennington

31. Branwell Brontë and Writing Under the Influence

Women’s Writing and WW1

Join much-loved broadcaster Stuart Maconie with guest bar staff poets Kim Moore and Peter Sansom for an ideal poetry pub session with readings from this brilliant new anthology edited by Maconie and Helen Mort. One for the Road features some of the best contemporary poets and drinkers, with everything from early doors stories and glass-half-full poems to last orders anecdotes. Funny, moving, tender, tipsy – and not to be missed!

Michael Pennington’s acclaimed performance as King Lear in New York was described as “close to perfection”. One of the world’s leading Shakespearean actors, and a noted Shakespeare scholar, Pennington tells the story of what it takes to fulfil Shakespeare’s greatest role, giving fascinating insight into the punishing mental and physical impact and examining the relationships between the cast and the characters they play, as this all American production unfurled.

Exploring Branwell Brontë

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21.Jim Al-Khalili: What’s Next?

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Books played a key role in the First World War and writing by women, of all kinds, gives us a vital insight into women’s thoughts and feelings during the conflict. Three leading experts, Professor Alison Fell (University of Leeds), Dr Angela K Smith (University of Plymouth) and Dr Jane Potter (Oxford Brookes University) open up an inspiring discussion on gender and war writing. They’ll be exploring everything from memoirs, diaries and creative non-fiction about the experience of women on the Eastern Front and in nursing, to the novels and serialised stories which sustained soldiers in the trenches and families at home.

24. Radical Technology: Adam Greenfield St. Margaret’s Hall 5.30–6.30pm £7/5

Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 5.45–6.45pm £8/6 Includes a bottle of beer

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cars are driverless, drones rule the skies, and 3D printers shape the world, what will these radical technologies do 22. Historical Fiction to our lives? Join Adam Greenfield, from Latvia Book two or who spent over a decade working more Fiction Church House from Europe on networked digital information events and get tickets for £5 5.30–6.30pm £7/5 technologies before becoming Senior Urban Fellow at the LSE, for a Fiction from Europe fascinating insight into the twenty-first Great literature can catapult you into the past, propel you around the world, century’s most important inventions. and take you on a journey through history. Join celebrated Latvian authors Pauls Bankovskis and Nora Ikstena as they discuss their latest books and explore the role of the novel as a historical story-teller and ‘time machine’, giving readers the opportunity to experience significant events from personal or national history through literary narrative.

Collector Ronnie Duncan and Patrick Eyres, trustee of Little Sparta, discuss Ian Hamilton Finlay – artist and man – and explore the origins and importance of his visual poetry. See also Events 1, 20, 106.

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27. The Boxing Diaries Church House 7.30–8pm FREE FRINGE EVENT

Tales of triumph and despair in the boxing gym: how I learned to punch above my weight.

Author Michèle Roberts Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, Ann Dinsdale, Principle Curator at the Brontë Parsonage, and John Whale, Professor of Romantic Literature at the University of Leeds, explore the impact of ‘writing under the influence’. How did alcohol and laudanum affect Branwell Brontë – and numerous other 19th century writers? What was the real impact on his creative work and his sisters’ lives?

Kings Hall 7.30–8.30pm £14/10

26. Ian Hamilton Finlay Exhibition Opening Talk: Ronnie Duncan and Patrick Eyres Festival Exhibition

Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 7.45–8.45pm £7/5

30. Victoria Derbyshire: Dear Cancer, Love Victoria

Anticipating the Future

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Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 7.30–8.30pm £7/5

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Manor House Museum As we hurtle towards a future in which 6–7pm £7/5

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29. Sarah Dunant: In the Name of the Family St. Margaret’s Hall 7.30–8.30pm £7/5

‘It is better to be feared than loved’ – Niccolo Machiavelli The Borgia family may have been corrupt and brutal, but their ambition, passion, and dynamism changed the face of Italy. Looking over their shoulder watching it all was history’s most infamous political philosopher. Find out what made Machiavelli write The Prince. And why Lucrezia Borgia was the family’s only survivor as Sarah Dunant, novelist, journalist, broadcaster and critic discusses her latest work.

BAFTA and Sony award-winning broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire is one of the country’s bestloved journalists, revered for her humanity and sensitivity when delivering personal stories and interviews. Known for her BBC2 news and current affairs programmes, she shared her own story and gained a global audience after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. She joins us to talk about her journey from devastation to recovery with customary openness and determination.

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32. Feeling At Home in The Balkans: Ray Brown Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 9.15–10.15pm FREE

Borders, Boundaries and Partition FRINGE EVENT

For over thirty years writer and broadcaster Ray Brown has visited and explored the Balkans, at peace and at war. Dipping into a rich backlog of plays, stories, poems, broadcasts and memories, he presents a fascinating, funny, sometimes painful obsession.


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33. Short and Sweet: Michèle Roberts Masterclass

35. Poetry Business Workshop with Peter Sansom

39. Book Launch: Connecting Threads with Malika Booker

Explore new ways into beginning to write short stories with award winning author Michèle Roberts. In a friendly, supportive atmosphere, you’ll practise finding the form that a short story could take and, at the same time, discover how to find inspiration and fresh ideas for stories. You’ll experiment with length, narrative voice and content through a series of practical writing exercises with the emphasis on writing, rather than feedback. For all levels.

This hugely enjoyable writing session for all levels draws on classic poems. Winner of a Cholmondley Award for Careful What You Wish For, Peter Sansom is co-director of The Poetry Business, Writer in Residence with Marks & Spencer and former Fellow in Poetry at Leeds and Manchester universities. A chance to work with “the most astute and effective writing tutor in the UK” (Simon Armitage). For all levels. For all levels

Yorkshire Year of the Textile was a year-long celebration and exploration of the region’s rich textile heritage, coordinated by the University of Leeds Cultural Institute. The commemorative publication Connecting Threads, launched today, brings together poems, essays and images to celebrate the new visual art, poetry 41. A Sweet, Wild Note: and performance commissions, and Richard Smyth on a Cultural the accompanying programme of History of Birdsong workshops, exhibitions and lectures. With readings by poet Malika Booker. St. Margaret’s Hall

Manor House Education Room 11am–1pm £15/10

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Manor House Education Room 1.45-3.45pm £15/10

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36. Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 2–3pm £7/5

Eric Ravilious, is recognised as one of the most important British artists of the 20th century. Part of a network of Michèle Roberts © Charlie Hopkinson artists, friends and lovers influenced by Paul Nash, his watercolours and 1PM wood engravings capture an essential 34. Multi-lingual Mushaira: sense of place. Andy Friend, curator of Eastbourne’s Townley Gallery, tells Gathering of Poets the group’s story – from student days Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 1–4.30pm FREE with banquet kindly to WWII – exploring their influences on one another and revealing the oftenprovided by Panache overlooked significance of women Enjoy Urdu, Hindi, Bengali, and artists in the group. Gujarati poetry readings – with English Sponsored by NADFAS translation. We’ll be welcoming some of the most prominent South Asian poets in the North. In association with Bazm-E-Tadeeb

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43. Rachel Joyce: The Music Shop

Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 4–5pm £7/5

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37. Richard Osman: The World Cup of Everything Kings Hall 2–3pm £16 including a copy of the book (RRP £14.99)

What is the ultimate Christmas film? The nation’s favourite biscuit? And who would win in a head-tohead between Quavers and Cheesy Wotsits? BBC 2’s Pointless star Richard Osman’s Twitter polls have received over 1.5 million votes, becoming a national talking point. Richard also presents his own BBC quiz, Two Tribes and is a regular on Have I Got News For You. A fun, interactive event with one of TV’s best-loved figures. Suitable for the whole family. Sponsored by Dale Eddison

38. How to Get into Publishing Clarke Foley Centre 2–3pm £5

Bookworms often dream of being authors – but did you know there are other ways to work with books? Hosted by the Society of Young Publishers North branch, this crash course tells you all you need to know about a career in publishing: from job roles to handy hints on getting in. SYP North, open to all ages, particularly caters for aspiring publishers.

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40. Knit/Lit Drop in Workshop

Manor House 2.30–4.30pm FREE For families with children aged 8+ and adults Learn to finger-knit and contribute to a collaborative Festival canopy, in a special workshop from the Yorkshire Year of the Textile team. Textile artists Elizabeth Gaston and Jane Scott will be joined by Malika Booker, who will weave musings and thoughts into a poem during this free drop-in event. All materials supplied. The University of Leeds is an Official Supporter of Ilkley Literature Festival

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From poetry and music, to bird anatomy and the acoustics of landscape, A Sweet Wild Note celebrates natural Britain in a passionate call to arms to end the decline in songbird numbers. Bradford-based writer, researcher and editor Richard Smyth is a regular contributor to Bird Watching magazine, and reached the final of Mastermind with British birds as his specialist subject!

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42. How to make a living as a Poet Clarke Foley Centre 4–5pm £5

Join York based writer Helen Shay, poet, playwright and performer Rommi Smith and poet, author and playwright Char March to discuss how to make a living as a poet. In Association with the Society of Authors

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The author of the world-wide bestseller The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry discusses her new novel, The Music Shop. A book about learning how to listen and how to feel; about second chances and choosing to be brave despite the odds: Because in the end, music can save us all.

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44. From War Reporter to Author: Ed Gorman St. Margaret’s Hall 4.45–5.45pm £7/5

Making or Faking? New Approaches to the News

Join former Times journalist Ed Gorman as he sheds light on the art of turning global conflict into award-winning works of non-fiction. He travelled the world to report on wars, investigate arms dealers, and live with revolutionaries and describes the stories that left him scarred and shellshocked, yet determined and inspired.


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45. Pop Up Poetry: India-Pakistan Zindabad

49. Amanda Coe and Louise Doughty: Black Water and Apple Tree Yard

52. Following On: James Buttler

Ilkley Playhouse Tea bar 5–5.20pm FREE

Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 6–7pm £7/5

Borders, Boundaries and Partition

A pop-up performance of poems to mark the 70th anniversary year of India-Pakistan independence and partition by the acclaimed Louise Doughty © Yves Salmon international poets, Mini Mushaira. Basir Sultan Kazmi MBE, Simon 5.30PM Fletcher and Debjani Chatterjee 47. ‘ A Rose by Any Other MBE are all well-published, awardwinning poets and storytellers, whose Name...’ Translating performances are rich and compelling. Shakespeare:

Dr Sameh Hanna Clarke Foley Centre 5.30–6.30pm £7/5

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46. Chekhov in Siberia: Michael Pennington

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Shakespeare’s plays were first introduced to Egypt in the late nineteenth century. Dr Sameh Hanna of the University of Leeds, investigates Arabic translations of Hamlet and Othello from the time, exploring whether Shakespeare’s work was used for border-crossing or boundarymaking between Egyptian/Arab and British cultures. His talk reveals the fascinating internal cultural and political dynamics of the Arab world. The University of Leeds is an Official Supporter of Ilkley Literature Festival

Louise Doughty’s top ten bestseller, Apple Tree Yard, was the subject of a much lauded BBC adaptation by fellow novelist and screen writer, Amanda Coe, whose credits include Channel 4’s hit show Shameless. Doughty and Coe discuss the process of adapting Apple Tree Yard and Doughty’s new work, the acclaimed Black Water which moves between cold war Europe, California and Indonesia during decades of military dictatorship. See also Event 63.

50. Evensong: Book of Common Prayer 1662

St Peter’s Church, Addingham LS29 0QS 6pm–7pm FREE with ample parking Choral Evensong according to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, originally edited by Thomas Cranmer and loved for the beauty of it’s language, sung by Concordiamici.

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51. Salley Vickers

Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 7.30–8.30pm £7/5

Brilliant, mercurial Will Tye suffers a life changing accident. The catastrophe Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside ripples through three generations of 6PM 5.30–6.30pm £7/5 the complex, eccentric Tye family. Salley Vickers, author of acclaimed Anton Chekhov is one of history’s great 48. Poems from Within novels including the bestselling Miss writers but he also led another life – as Manor House Garnet’s Angel and Mr Golightly’s a doctor. In 1890 he trekked 4,000 6pm–6.30pm FREE Holiday, The Other Side of You and miles across the icy tundra of Russia The Cleaner of Chartres, talks about to Sakhalin Island, where exiles rotted FRINGE EVENT in labour camps. In this captivating Join Barbara McClenaghan and Mark her work, exploring the recurrence of retelling of an epic saga, renowned Cook as they share some of their most tragedy, and the limits of morality and love, from the outbreak of World War actor and leading Chekhov scholar personal and heart-felt work. Along II to the present day. Michael Pennington brings the the way they’ll be talking about their humour and humanity of Chekhov’s journey into poetry and giving you the extraordinary journey to life. chance to ask questions.

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56.Playful Meetings with (Un)remarkable Trees

St. Margaret’s Hall 7.30–8.30pm £7/5

James Buttler is the ‘Cricket Badger’. Former Media Manager at Yorkshire County Cricket Club and now a freelance sports journalist and broadcaster, he presented the Cricket Badger Radio Show on Radio Yorkshire. Through exclusive interviews with fathers and sons who played professional cricket, he examines father/son relationships in the sport. Why is cricket so multi-generational and how does the weight of expectation affect a young cricketer’s progress?

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53. Rhyannon Styles: The New Girl Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 7.45–8.45pm £7/5

Borders, Boundaries and Partition

Name-checked as ‘One to Watch’ on The Independent’s Rainbow List, Rhyannon Styles is one of the transgender community’s most prominent voices. She became the UK’s first transgender columnist with her feature in Elle UK. In this discussion of her memoir The New Girl, she charts her transition from male to female as a worldwide performance artist, musician, and one of Britain’s most influential LGBTQI+ people.

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54. Shazia Mirza: With Love From St Tropez Clarke Foley Centre 8–9pm £8/6

Following her critically acclaimed 2016 The Kardashians Made Me Do It, Shazia Mirza returns with a new stand-up show for 2017. A show about lies and truth (or is that the same thing?), nudity and the Periodic Table: these things hold the key to the future. How much do you wear? What do you look like, and will they let you in? Oh, and don’t you dare wear more than dental floss on a French beach.

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55. Alphabet Club: A film by Jamie Fletcher Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 9pm–9.50pm £5/3

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Transgender director Jamie Fletcher introduces Alphabet Club, a short film (35 min) exploring gender and sexuality through poetry, dance, drag and opera. Made in 2014, the film continues to be screened across a huge range of venues, encouraging people from all backgrounds to join the conversation about gender, identity, sexuality and what makes us who we are. There will be an opportunity for audience questions at the end of the screening.

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Celebrate the special place trees hold in story, myth and our own histories. Meeting a different tree each day, Jessica Penrose and Melanie Taylor (Playful Being) will be getting creative and responding in playful ways. Rain or shine come to one or all of these interactive and outdoor workshops. See also Events 75, 89.

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57. H.G. Wells – The Time Machine: Guided Reading Group

Manor House Education Room Monday 2 October, Wednesday 4 October, Monday 9 October and Wednesday 11 October 6–7pm £15/10 Following hugely popular reading groups in previous years, Alex Aylward of the University of Leeds offers an expert guide to H.G. Wells’ seminal early science fiction classic, The Time Machine. The book offers a fascinating reflection of late nineteenth century thought on evolution, degeneration and humankind’s place in Nature. Alex will be helping the group explore this and themes of class, society, civilisation, and decadence. Sessions are timed to ensure you don’t miss other events. Details of what to study will be sent to participants. The University of Leeds is an Official Supporter of Ilkley Literature Festival


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58. The Song Rising: Samantha Shannon

Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 6.30–7.15pm £6/4 Groups welcome Age 14+ After a bloody battle against foes on every side, Paige Mahoney’s reign as Underqueen is threatened by a deadly technology. International bestselling author Samantha Shannon talks about her latest ground-breaking dystopian fantasy: ‘the novel J.K. Rowling and William Gibson never teamed up to write’.

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61. Constantly Crossing Boundaries: The Extraordinary Life of Annie Besant

63. Amanda Coe: Everything You Do Is Wrong

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60. Michael Rosen: So They Call You Pisher! Michael Rosen, one of the most popular contemporary poets, a renowned author of books for children including We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Word of Mouth, and former Children’s Laureate, brings his humorous, moving memoir of family to Ilkley. His parents met as teenage communists in the 1930s Jewish East End, their front room filled with party meetings but Michael set out on his own journey of self-discovery, running away to ban the bomb…

Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 7–7.30pm £5

Exploring Branwell Brontë

The New Colours of Ilkley Moor is an intercultural performance based on Branwell Brontë’s poem The Rainbow. The presentation brings together an extraordinary mélange of words, Bharatanatyam dance vocabulary, video projection and electronic sound and music. David Aldred (musician and poet), Francis Elliot (percussionist) and Shrikant Subramaniam (Bharatanatyam dancer) give a new dimension to Branwell Brontë’s poetry, bringing to life his powerful literary and emotional landscapes.

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Annie Besant (1847–1933) – Fabian, theosophist, prolific writer, women’s rights activist, orator and supporter of Irish and Indian self-rule – vigorously embraced big ideas and radical causes. A campaigner for birth control and the London match girls, she spent time in India, proclaiming Jiddu Krishnamurti as World Teacher. Paul Smith, who has made an extensive study of the Theosophical Society, explores Besant’s life and legacy. Includes footage of classical Indian dance and images from Besant’s book Thought Forms.

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62. Stephen Coleman on Internet and Democracy Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 7.45–8.45pm £7/5

A New Democracy?

Can the Internet invigorate democracy? Internationally renowned academic Stephen Coleman, Professor of Political Communication at the University of Leeds and Research Associate at Oxford University’s Internet Institute, argues that governments and global institutions have failed to democratise their ways of operating. Instead, online citizens are leading the way, developing practices that are revolutionising the exercise of political power. Democracy needs to be reinvented for the twentyfirst century. The University of Leeds is an Official Supporter of Ilkley Literature Festival

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Award-winning Yorkshire-born novelist and screen writer Amanda Coe delves deep into the inner workings of families to explore childhood, class and life-changing events as she discusses her compelling new novel, Everything You Do Is Wrong. Author of the critically acclaimed Getting Colder and What They Do in the Dark, Coe won a BAFTA for her adaptation of John Braine’s Room at the Top, starring Maxine Peake. See also Event 49.

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64. The Famous 45

Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 9.30–10.30pm FREE FRINGE EVENT Fringe Festival alumnus and storywriter Cathianne Hall (ITV/ CBBC) invites you to hear the tale of Polly, who adopts a child from 1945. This is a story of numbers, neurons, naivety and finding hidden identities. ‘Cathianne Hall is a magician with words and images’ The Scotsman.

65. The Small Change Diaries Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 9.30–10.15pm FREE FRINGE EVENT

An evening of music for the head and heart, so don’t be afraid to join in! The international Small Change Diaries ensemble are well known for creating provocative, entertaining and foot tapping music. The emphasis is on great lyrics and joyous melodies inspired by humans.

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66. Rachel Rooney: Children’s Bookshow Kings Hall 1.30–2.30pm SOLD OUT

Special event for primary schools. In association with the Children’s Bookshow.

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67. Andrew Martin: The Romance of Railways

Clarke Foley Centre 2.15–3.15pm Donations on the day welcome In an event, hosted by Ilkley’s U3A (University of the Third Age) Railway Group, award-winning author and railway expert Andrew Martin, son of a York railwayman, talks about the romance of the railways. Non-members are welcome. No ticket needed, just turn up. See also Events 69, 195. In Association with Ilkley U3A

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Kings Hall 6–7pm £26/24 including a copy of the book (£18.99 RRP) £14/10 without the book Judy Murray is almost as recognisable as her tennis champion sons, Andy and Jamie. But before becoming a Strictly star and familiar face at Wimbledon, she was a title-winning player. Now Scottish National Coach and coach of the women’s Fed Cup, she joins us to tell the remarkable story of how she and her family repeatedly defied the odds, from desperate finances to growing pains, and how she inspired a revolution in British tennis. Sponsored by Hebridean Island Cruises


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75. Playful Meetings with (Un)remarkable Trees

77. Paul Bahn: Archaeology: The Whole Story

71. The Donald Baverstock Lecture: Heartbeat and Beyond – 50 Years of Yorkshire Television with John Fairley and Graham Ironside

Meet outside the Manor House Monday 2 October, Wednesday 4 October, Friday 6 October 1–1.45pm FREE FRINGE EVENT

Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 7.45–8.45pm £7/5

In 1968 a group of young people took over a derelict trouser factory in a Andrew Martin rundown part of Leeds and set about producing programmes that defined 69. Soot: Andrew Martin late 20th Century British television, Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside from investigative documentary like 7.30–8.30pm £7/5 First Tuesday, to Darling Buds of May, ‘There is no one else who is writing like Whicker’s World and Heartbeat. Fifty Andrew Martin today…’ The Guardian. years on, John Fairley (former YTV Managing Director) and Graham York, 1799. A renowned cutter Ironside (former Head of Regional and painter of silhouettes is found murdered in his home – stabbed with Programmes) – both original members of staff – discuss the making scissors. The murderer must be one of his sitters, but who? And where are of one of the great television channels and ask whether Yorkshire can once they to be found? Andrew Martin, again become a powerhouse of world journalist, novelist and winner of class television production. the 2011 CWA Ellis Peters Historical Crime Award, describes how he went Supported by the Friends of Donald about writing his latest historical crime Baverstock thriller.

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73. The Glummer Twins Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 9–10pm FREE FRINGE EVENT

72. Jeremy Vine: What I Learnt – What My Listeners Say – and Why We Should Take Notice A New Democracy?

Since 2003 Jeremy Vine, one of the UK’s best-known broadcasters, has taken more than 25,000 calls on topical subjects – from lollipop ladies to poisonous plants – on his hugely popular BBC Radio 2 show. In the age of Brexit and Trump, Jeremy explains what it’s like to hear – totally unvarnished and unspun – the voices of ordinary people and what he has learnt from them.

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Award-winning authors Jaap Robben (Netherlands) and Annelies Verbeke (Belgium) introduce their latest novels – works that offer a fearless exposé of the world we live in. You Have Me to Love is the story of Mikael who lives with his parents on a small remote island but, at the age of nine, his father disappears into the sea. Thirty Days is a funny, astute ‘fortress Europe’ novel about Alphonse, a Senegalese immigrant. Warm and hilarious, it is also often shocking.

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Leading British archaeologist, writer and broadcaster Paul Bahn led the team which discovered the first British Ice Age cave art. This evening he Interactive, outdoor workshops celebrating trees with Jessica Penrose introduces some of the world’s most important archaeological sites from and Melanie Taylor (Playful Being). spectacular complexes unearthed Adults and ‘big kids’ encouraged. in deserts and jungles to fascinating See event 56 for full details. See also artworks and artefacts that bring us event 89. closer to the fundamentally creative nature of humanity. 7.30PM

78. Scandinavian Crime Manor House 7.30–8.30pm £7/5

Stand-up poetry from the Beat Generation. David Harmer and Ray Globe are the irrepressible Glummer Twins. ‘Think Morecambe and Wise crossed with The Mighty Boosh’. 5* Edinburgh Fringe 2016, Nominated Best Spoken Word Show Buxton Fringe 2016. Coach parties welcome!

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74. Templar Poets

Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 9.15–10.15pm FREE FRINGE EVENT Four Yorkshire-based poets brought together by one publisher, Templar Poetry. David Coldwell, Ian Harker, Mike Farren, and Tom Weir showcase readings from their pamphlets.

Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 7.30–8.30pm £7/5

76. Richard Dawkins: Science in the Soul Kings Hall 7.30–8.30pm £14/10

The legendary biologist, provocateur, and bestselling author mounts a passionate defence of science and clear thinking. Richard Dawkins calls on us to insist that reason take centre stage, emphasising the importance of empirical evidence and decrying bad science and climate change deniers. A Fellow of New College Oxford, Dawkins first shot to fame with his iconic work The Selfish Gene followed by a string of prestigious books including The Blind Watchmaker.

There is a huge UK appetite for Scandi Crime. Tonight Danish crime writer Lone Theils and awardwinning Norwegian author Jørn Lier Horst, former Senior Investigating Officer at Vestfold Police district, discuss the ongoing hunger for international crime writing and the real-life events which inspired their work. Former London correspondent for national Danish papers Berlingske Tidende and Politiken, Lone’s debut novel Fatal Crossing, featuring Nora Sand, the half Danish-half British journalist, quickly became a bestseller. Jørn left the police force 13 years ago and has since written 11 successful crime novels.

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79. Ilkley Players: Seeking Sanctuary

81. Poetry Alive! Open Mic and Networking Event

Borders, Boundaries and Partition Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 7.45–8.55pm £7/5

The City of Bradford has a proud history of welcoming and including newcomers from all corners of the world. In 2010 Bradford was formally recognised as a City of Sanctuary. This performance piece, devised by Alan Hall, directed by Moira Ferguson and performed by eight actors from Ilkley Playhouse, offers poems about seeking sanctuary, about fleeing from danger, about being in exile and being homesick.

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80. Bashkanelle – Poet, Retired Marxist, Mother! Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 9–9.30pm FREE FRINGE EVENT

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Ilkley Moor Vaults 2–4.30pm FREE with refreshments Our annual networking event for poets from across Yorkshire. Read your work and catch up with other writers, share your pamphlets and chapbooks. Alys Fowler Hosted by Apprentice Poet in 83. Hidden Nature: Residence Jade Cuttle. Alys Fowler on Gardening Poets wanting to read should arrive at Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 1.45pm to put their names down. 7.30–8.30pm £7/5 Everyone, including non-performing listeners, welcome. British horticulturist Alys Fowler, presenter of BBC2’s Gardeners’ World and Guardian columnist, describes exploring the hundred miles of navigable canals around Birmingham where she lives, by boat. Paddling a network 200 years old, past crumbling Victorian factories and through deserted waterways, Alys discovered an unexpected wilderness in hidden parts of the city. At the same time she was on an emotional journey of her own.

84. The Making of Sacred Sounds: Sikh Music Traditions and the First World War Manor House 7.30–8.30pm £5 The Making of Sacred Sounds

The Friends of the Manor House host an event with Dr Nima Poovaya82. Tea with Sophie Hannah: Smith, curator, writer and Director Did You See Melody? of Alchemy Anew. She reveals the process of turning historical archive Ilkley Playhouse Wildman material – including hitherto unseen 2–3pm £8/6 includes tea and cake period photographs and Indian Sophie Hannah is that rare thing: an soldiers’ letters from the First World acclaimed poet and a bestselling writer War – into a unique performance of gripping crime fiction. In 2014 and (visiting the Festival on 12 October) 2016, she published The Monogram which involves traditional music Murders and Closed Casket, the from the Sikh community, vocals, first new Hercule Poirot mysteries live readings, animation, poems and since Agatha Christie’s death. Sophie drawings by award-winning poet and comes to Ilkley to talk about her artist Imtiaz Dharker. new standalone thriller Did You See See also Event 166. Melody? and discusses the real-life In association with the Friends of the Manor case that inspired the book. House

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Borders, Boundaries and Partition

Poetry: funny, sad and serious. About Life, Bradford, the Brontës, ethnicity, politics and Yorkshire from Barbara Howerska, a Bradford-born member of West Yorkshire’s first wave Polish diaspora. 40% Polish, 40% Irish, 10% red wine, 10% vodka!

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87. North Country Theatre presents: Nightmares in Norfolk

89. Playful Meetings with (Un)remarkable Trees

Oh, Whistle and I’ll Come to You by M. R. James. Adapted by Nobby Dimon. The Signalman by Charles Dickens. Adapted by Simon Corble. Directed by Vivienne Garnett. A double dose of terrifying tales, one told tongue in cheek and one… straight down the line! Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon created the hilarious adaptation of The 39 Steps which became an international hit. Here they take on the supernatural. Even the most rational scientific mind may have moments when the wild landscapes of our dreams and nightmares seem to intrude on reality, when coincidence seems stretched to breaking point…

Interactive, outdoor workshops celebrating trees with Jessica Penrose and Melanie Taylor (Playful Being). Adults and ‘big kids’ encouraged. See Event 56 for full details. See also Event 75.

Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 7.30–9.30pm including an interval £8/6

85. Brendan Cox: More in Common Kings Hall 7.30–8.30pm £14/10

The tragic death of Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox shook the nation and the Foundation set up in her memory inspired hundreds of communities, including Ilkley, to hold a ‘Great Get Together’. Now her husband Brendan Cox, who was a special advisor to Gordon Brown on international development, comes to the Festival to talk about his new book, a moving and passionate portrait of Jo and her life, both with her family and as an activist and MP.

86. Peculiar Ground: Lucy Hughes-Hallett

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88. Ginnels and Snickets: Portals to other Places Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 9–10pm FREE FRINGE EVENT

Travel across the moors and down the ginnels and snickets of Leeds, the Calder Valley and rural Ireland. The Caldergate Poets take you on a literal, metaphorical and musical journey to some surprising places.

St. Margaret’s Hall 7.30–8.30pm £7/5

Lucy Hughes-Hallett’s last book, The Pike, won the all three of the UK’s most prestigious prizes for non-fiction. Now her first novel has been acclaimed as ‘a teeming whirligig of a book’, ‘one of the finest novels of the year’. Peculiar Ground, set in 17th century Oxfordshire and 20th century Berlin, is a richly human story of love and aging, of migration and exclusion.

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90. Gastrophysics – the New Science of Eating: Charles Spence Clarke Foley Centre 7.30–8.30pm £7/5

Anticipating the Future

Why do we consume 35% more food when eating with one more person? Why are 27% of drinks bought on aeroplanes tomato juice? Pioneering Oxford University Professor of Psychology Charles Spence, the man behind Heston Blumenthal’s experimental bacon-and-egg ice cream, shows how our senses link up in the most extraordinary ways, and reveals the importance of the ‘off-theplate’ elements of a meal and how to understand what we’re tasting.


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92. Protest Lit with Maggie Gee, Jacob Ross and Martyn Bedford St Margaret’s Hall 7.30–8.30pm £7.5

Making or Faking? New Approaches to the News

Whatever happened to British protest? For a nation that brought the world Chartism, Suffragettes and the Tolpuddle Martyrs, Britain rarely celebrates its long tradition of people power. Comma Press asked twenty authors to re-imagine key moments of British protest, from the Peasants’ Revolt to the anti-Iraq War demo. Their stories, in consultation with historians, sociologists and eyewitnesses, follow fictional characters caught up in real-life struggles. Tonight authors Maggie Gee, Jacob Ross and Martyn Bedford read excerpts from their stories and discuss how, in the age of fake news and post-truth politics, this book fights fiction with (well researched, historically accurate) fiction. In association with Comma Press

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91. The Wine Dine Dictionary with Victoria Moore

Choosing food and wine that taste delicious together shouldn’t be a chore. Victoria Moore, Wine Editor for The Daily Telegraph, columnist for BBC Good Food magazine and occasional talking wine-head on Radio 4, suggests how to make it easier. She guides her audience through ways to create the perfect pairing with some real examples to try.

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121. Chris Bryant: Entitled, A Critical History of the Aristocracy

97. Owl Babies

100. Breaking News: Make a

A magical show about baby owls with actors Simon Kerrigan and Sian Williams that will have the little ones giggling with delight as they rummage through the bookshelves to find the missing birds.

Become a real life journalist for the day! Interview famous Festival authors and work with journalist Alex van Zomerplaag to create a special edition Festival newspaper. Bring a packed lunch. Please book in advance.

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93. Simon Armitage: The Unaccompanied Kings Hall 7.30–8.30pm £14/10

Simon Armitage, award-winning poet, playwright, novelist, lyricist, broadcaster and Professor of Poetry at Oxford University and the University of Sheffield, reads from his powerful new collection: The Unaccompanied, which documents a world on the brink, ‘giving voice to the people of Britain with a haunting grace’. Armitage is the author of 11 previous collections and a recipient of the Forward Prize. Sponsored by Bradford Grammar School

94. Man Of Iron: Julian Glover

Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 7.30–8.30pm £7/5 The depth of Julian Glover’s knowledge of infrastructure and passion for engineering saw him become special adviser to the UK Department for Transport in 2012. Who better, then, to tell the story of Thomas Telford, the prodigiously productive architect turned engineer dubbed ‘the inventor of the modern road’. Hear Julian recount key moments from Telford’s journey to becoming the greatest engineer Britain has ever produced.

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Chris Bryant MP, former Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, earned a reputation for fighting injustice leading parliamentary debates on the phone hacking scandal. Now he exposes the aristocracy, exploring their dominance since Anglo Saxon times, and revealing the often nefarious means they employed to hang on to wealth and power. Meet warriors, charming eccentrics and criminals who got away with murder.

95. Commoners Choir Sing The News

Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 9–10.15pm FREE FRINGE EVENT Throw your assumptions out of the window because Commoners Choir is not your average choir. Fronted by Chumbawamba’s Boff Whalley, and Proclaiming themselves ‘the singing newspaper’, they’ll sing loudly, proudly, quietly and everywhere in between! Unmissable.

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96. Festival Quiz

Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 9.15–10.45pm £5 Do you know your Caged Bird from your Mocking Bird? Your Neapolitan Quartet from your Dystopian Trilogy? A popular, fun, pub-style quiz that tests your literary and not so literary knowledge. Come with a team of three or four or come on your own and we’ll link you up with fellow Festival goers. Pens, paper and prizes supplied.

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Ilkley Library Newspaper in a Day 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm FREE family Church House event lasting 20 mins for all ages 10.30am–4.30pm £5 Age 12–18

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101. Lawrence Scott: Short Story Masterclass

98. Ilkley Art Trail Manor House Education Room Workshops in the Bradford 11am–1pm £15/10 School of Art Marquee A workshop with novelist and short Manor House Courtyard 10am–4pm FREE

Don’t miss the exciting events and activities in the Bradford School of Art’s marquee as part of the Art Trail. Details www.ilkleyarts.co.uk In association with Ilkley Arts

99. Colin Grant Workshop: From First Idea to First Draft St. Margaret’s Hall 10am–12pm £15/10

Have you a desire to write a story of real life events that have happened to you or those close to you? How do you gather the relevant material and shape the mini stories and anecdotes so that they begin to come together as a unified whole? Writer and broadcaster Colin Grant helps you explore the writing process, with guidelines, practical tips and insights. For all levels.

story writer Lawrence Scott, aimed at writers who have made a good start with their writing. Please bring 350 words of what you think has the makings of a successful short story with you. We’ll take it from there, looking particularly at writing a short Short Story. For intermediate and experienced writers.

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102. Alice in Westminster: Rachel Reeves on Alice Bacon Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 1.30–2.30pm £7/5

A primary school teacher and miner’s daughter, Alice Bacon defied all the odds to win her seat in Clement Attlee’s 1945 landslide victory, becoming the first woman MP for Leeds and joint-first for Yorkshire. Join economist and former Labour frontbencher Rachel Reeves, the second woman MP for Leeds and Alice’s biographer, to discover the story of one of the 20th century’s most remarkable female politicians.

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103. The Shadow Land: Rachel Seiffert and Elizabeth Kostova St. Margaret’s Hall 1.30–2.30pm £7/5

When the mood of your country shifts, how far is too far? Critically acclaimed, Booker Prize shortlisted novelist, Rachel Seiffert, (The Dark Room, Afterwards, The Walk Home) investigates ordinary lives in extraordinary times. Her sparse, deft A Boy in Winter sees a young Ukrainian man choosing between resistance or collaboration under Nazi occupation. Elizabeth Kostova explores similar territory in The Shadow Land, a quietly captivating story, about family, grief, and a nation still coming to terms with itself, spanning the history of Bulgaria. Kostova’s 2005 debut The Historian, was a New York Times No.1 bestseller and a Richard & Judy Summer Read.


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104. Dominic Berry: The Boy Who Cried Wolf

106. Drop-In Workshop: Create Your Own Visual Poetry

all ages, from children to adults Be inspired by Ian Hamilton Finlay’s exhibition and create your own beautiful and intriguing visual poetry in this fun session led by artist Sandra Flitcroft. All materials provided. See also Events 1, 26.

Jamie keeps on shouting “WOLF!!!” but the villagers soon start to ignore him. Dommy B (BBC Rhyme Rocket) takes audiences on an unforgettable adventure journey packed full of energy, jokes, rhymes and action, in this new family show with live music from multi-instrumentalist Vela Vox. This event begins with a short reading by the winners of the Children’s Poetry Competition. Go to www. ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk for details of how to enter.

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108. Grand Hotel Abyss – The Lives of the Frankfurt School: Stuart Jeffries

112. Me, You and Godzilla Too

114. A Heavy Reckoning: Emily Mayhew and Harry Parker

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A New Democracy?

After a nightmare party dodging airborne sausage rolls and sponge fingers that seem to have lost their trifle, Jowanna Rose plays a woman who returns home and attempts to scramble her way through a series of life labels, expectations, failures and reconciliations.

In 1923 a group of young radical German thinkers and intellectuals, including Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno, came together in Frankfurt, determined to explain the workings of the modern world. Nearly a century on, Stuart Jeffries argues their diagnoses of our sick western society have never been more relevant. Jeffries (author of Mrs Slocombe’s Pussy: Growing up in Front of the Telly) is a freelance journalist for the Guardian and Financial Times.

109. Tea and Empire: Angela McCarthy and Sir Tom Devine

105. The Poetry of Trees: Writing Workshop with Jade Cuttle

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107. Witchbroom: Lawrence Scott in Conversation with Colin Grant St. Margaret’s Hall 3.30–4.30pm £7/5

Lawrence Scott, prize-winning novelist, poet and short story writer from Trinidad and Tobago, discusses Witchbroom, his magical iconic first novel, with writer and broadcaster Colin Grant on the 25th anniversary of its publication. This sumptuous reckoning of the nightmares and passions of Caribbean history traces the saga of a Creole family with unrivalled intensity and originality. Scott’s other acclaimed novels include Light Falling on Bamboo and Night Calypso.

Angela McCarthy, Professor of Scottish and Irish History at the University of Otago and Sir Tom Devine, Professor Emeritus of Scottish History and Palaeography at the University of Edinburgh, bring the remarkable story of James Taylor, ‘father of the Ceylon tea enterprise’, to life. Celebrated in Sri Lanka for shaping the world’s drinking habits, Taylor died in disgrace. Devine and McCarthy reveal the life of a Scottish tea planter at the high noon of empire.

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Did you know that if you stethoscope a tree, you can hear the hum of its heartbeat, shivering down each sinewy spine, the tangle? In this woodland workshop with Apprentice Poet in Residence Jade Cuttle, step into the shoes of a scientist engaging in the synthesis of symbolic poetic moments, stethoscope in hand, and create work inspired by the fascinating links between trees and humans. For all levels. Please note this workshop will include a short walk outside. Please bring waterproofs and suitable shoes.

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Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 1.45–2.45pm £5 Age 5–11

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110. A.C. Grayling: Democracy and its Crisis

Harry Parker lost both his legs after stepping on an improvised explosive device while serving as a British Army Captain in Afghanistan in 2009. Since then, he has married, become a father, earned a master’s degree and written an acclaimed novel. He is joined by Imperial College London’s military medical historian, Dr Emily Mayhew, who specialises in the study of severe casualty. Their compelling stories of conflict, survival, treatment and longterm recovery illuminate just how far we have come in saving, healing and restoring the human body.

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115. The Gender Games: Juno Dawson

Kings Hall 4.30–5.30pm £14/10

Professor A.C. Grayling, author, columnist and Master and Professor of Philosophy of the New College of the Humanities, London, analyses the failure of democracy. And how to put it right. Churchill described democracy as ‘the least bad of all systems’ but Grayling argues, in the UK and USA, it has been deliberately made to fail. Today he considers the Trump election and Brexit referendum in the light of what has happened to our democratic systems.

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Malachi Whitaker

113. Malachi Whitaker – The Bradford Chekhov: Valerie Waterhouse St. Margaret’s Hall 5.30–6.30pm £7/5

Regarded as one of the finest writers of her time in the twenties and thirties, Yorkshire-born short story 111. Rachel Seiffert: writer, Malachi Whitaker, nicknamed Masterclass ‘The Bradford Chekhov’, fell out Manor House Education Room of fashion for 80 years. Journalist 4.30–6.30pm £15/10 Valerie Waterhouse celebrates this fascinating author, whose work A practical workshop designed to explore the building blocks of narrative charted ordinary lives in the North, – perfect for those just starting out, or investigating Whitaker’s connection to aspiring writers with first novels on the Bradford and Ilkley, her place on the literary scene between the wars and go. Come prepared to write! her remarkable renaissance. For all levels.

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From little girls who think they can’t be doctors to men who can’t cry, the multi-award-winning author of dark teen thrillers, Juno Dawson, tells the story of how everyone is shaped by society’s expectations of gender – and what we can do about it. A frank, witty, powerful manifesto for a world where what’s in your head is more important than what’s between your legs.


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116. An Evening of Young People’s Work Part 1: Cool Voices Church House 7.15–8pm FREE

SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER

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9PM

10.30AM

2PM

119. Bright Star – Keats’ Poems and Letters read by Ruth Rosen

122. Educating Julie

124. Natasha Pulley Masterclass

127. Simon Heffer: The Age of Decadence

A masterclass with Natasha Pulley, bestselling author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street. For all levels.

Bestselling historian and Telegraph columnist, Simon Heffer, delivers an unexpected exposé on life in late Victorian and Edwardian Britain. A renowned journalist and author of numerous books on the era, including a biography of the historian and essayist Thomas Carlyle, Simon joins us to lift the lid on a period often depicted as orderly and thriving, which in truth was wrought by crises, scandal and unrest.

Ruth Rosen, award-winning performer and former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, tells the extraordinary and inspiring story of Keats in this acclaimed performance which weaves together extracts from his letters to family and friends, his love letters to Fanny Brawne and some of the poet’s greatest work. A moving story of a young genius, his struggles and creativity.

Competition prizes kindly provided by Ilkley Book Club

Part 2: Word Blend 8.15–9pm FREE

Members of the Festival’s Ilkley and Bradford Young Writers Groups (all aged 12–18), with inspiring performances of their award-winning poetry and prose. Come to either part or both.

117. 55 years after Clockwork Orange: Andrew Biswell on Anthony Burgess Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 7.15–8.15pm £7/5

Antony Burgess’s dystopian novel – A Clockwork Orange – is a cult classic with enduring impact on art and music. But Burgess believed it was far from his best work. In his centenary year, Andrew Biswell, Professor of Modern Literature at Manchester Metropolitan University and Director of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, reveals a novelist, poet, playwright, composer, translator and critic, bent on exploring human nature and morality, who produced thirtythree novels, three symphonies and thousands of articles – and was once director of an army dance band. See also Event 123.

118. Armando Iannucci: Hear Me Out Kings Hall 7.30–8.30pm £14/10

‘So, I say defiantly, I get more moved and excited by classical music than by any other musical genre….’ Known as the ‘hard man of satire’, writer and director Armando Iannucci, has a notso-secret passion for classical music. Join the creator of Alan Partridge, The Thick of It and Veep as he conveys the joy of his musical explorations and how each discovery suggests a fresh direction of travel, another piece, another composer, another time.

Ruth Rosen

120. The Alphabet Club Anthology St. Margaret’s Hall 7.30–8.45pm £7/5

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Curator Jamie Fletcher, playwright Emma Adams, storyteller Matthew Bellwood and visual artist/activist Jude Woods celebrate The Alphabet Club Anthology with a series of readings. This book brings together stories, articles, confessions, poetry, songs, photography, illustrations and artwork from over thirty different LGBTQQIAAP writers and artists. The readings will lead into discussion on gender, sexuality, intersectionality and activism.

The Alphabet Club

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SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER

Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 7.30–8.30pm £7/5

Talented young writers and poets – the winners of this year’s Young People’s Poetry and Short Story Competition perform their own work. Come and see the stars of tomorrow! Details of how to enter the competitions from: www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk

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Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 9–10pm FREE Age 16+ FRINGE EVENT Former teacher and pupil meet again at a poetry reading, and a literary partnership is born! Marilyn Longstaff and Julie Hogg of Vane Women, read from their latest collections, Articles of War and Majuba Road.

123. A Clockwork Orange: Film Screening Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 9–11.15pm £5 Over 18s only

Stanley Kubrick’s cult 1971 adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s novel, with its instantly recognisable blend of pop iconography and high art, has influenced everyone from David Bowie to Lady Gaga. An exploration of the nature of free will in the face of good and evil, it follows Alex, sadistic, delinquent leader of a gang of droogs, whose nightly ‘ultraviolence’ rampages are curbed by a radical new aversion therapy. See also Event 117

Manor House Education Room 10.30am–12.30pm £15/10

1.30PM

125. Moving Heaven and Earth: Steffie Shields on ‘Capability’ Brown Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 1.30–2.30pm £7/5

Clarke Foley Centre 2–3pm £8/6

Jane Austen’s World

Steffie Shields, a leading expert on eighteenth century landscape architect Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown and advisor to the 2016 Capability Brown Tercentenary Festival, draws on her book Moving Heaven and Earth in this richly illustrated talk. Shields reveals a driven polymath, illuminating Brown’s artistic work in the landscape alongside his pioneering projects with water. A professional garden photographer, writer and historic landscape consultant, Shields has researched Brown for over twenty-five years.

126. Pride and Prejudice: A Reading for Everyone Manor House 1.30–3.30pm FREE

Jane Austen’s World

Natasha Pulley

128. The Bedlam Stacks: Natasha Pulley Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 2–3.10pm £7/5

Natasha Pulley’s first novel, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, was an international bestseller, a Guardian Summer Read and an Amazon Best Book of the Month. We are delighted that she is joining us here in Ilkley to discuss The Bedlam Stacks, a dazzling historical novel set in the forests of Peru, which blends magic with reality. The event begins with the results of the 2017 Ilkley Literature Festival Short Story competition.

Ever fancied yourself as Mrs Bennett or even Mr Darcy? Join us in a relaxed (unrehearsed) reading of Deborah Moggach’s wonderfully evocative BAFTA nominated screenplay for Pride and Prejudice. Everyone and anyone can have a part with no restrictions on age or gender – just turn up on the day and let us know what you would like to read, or we can choose for you. In association with Leeds Trinity University Enthusiasm is more important than skill!

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SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER 2PM

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4PM

Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 3.15–4.30pm £7/5

129. Screenwriting Workshop with Harry Michell

Manor House Education Room 2–4pm £8 Screenwriter Harry Michell, Ilkley Literature Festival’s Screenwriter in Residence, whose first film, Chubby Funny, was described as ‘a terrifically funny quarterlife-crisis comedy with great dialogue riffs and a nice line in insouciant gloom’, shares the secrets of writing a good screen play. And gives advice on how to get it into production.

A chance to hear from poets around the globe. This innovative film, an international collaboration between Bloodaxe Books and award-winning film-maker Pamela Robertson-Pearce, sees poets from Albania to India and Jamaica to Korea, presenting informal readings to you as if they were in the room. Introduction by Bloodaxe editor Neil Astley who worked closely with Robertson-Pearce, with an opportunity to ask questions. In association with Bloodaxe Books

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131. WordsFest: Juno Dawson

Jane Austen’s World

Sponsored by Ilkley Book Club.

What makes contemporary art ‘contemporary’? Jessica Cerasi, Exhibitions Manager at London’s Carroll/Fletcher gallery, offers a guided tour of today’s art scene, challenging our understanding of artistic skill and demystifying the art market. Drawing on key artworks and artists from around the globe, she explains why lights going on and off won the Turner Prize and what makes Ai Weiwei such a great artist.

Clarke Foley Centre 4–5pm £7/5

One of the oddities of our fascination with Jane Austen is how cosy and confined we have required her to be – her novels are reimagined for film as date romances in regency costume. And yet, as Austen expert, Oxford University’s Professor Kathryn Sutherland makes clear, this comfortable writer is distinctly discomforting. Sutherland challenges us to reimagine Jane Austen the teenage rebel, wartime writer, and risktaking business woman.

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‘Seven years ago you stole my child. Now I want her back.…’ Sanjida Kay’s first novel Bone by Bone went straight into the Amazon kindle best-selling list and was long listed for the CWA Steel Dagger Award. Today she discusses her latest suspenseful thriller, The Stolen Child, with Carmen Marcus whose writing pulls together the magical and practical, the lyrical and brutal. Marcus’s debut novel How Saints Die, winner of the New Writing North’s Northern Promise Award 2012, portrays adult mental breakdown through the eyes of a child. Together Marcus and Kay explore common themes of childhood, responsibility and care.

7.30PM

139. The New Politics of Russia: Andrew Monaghan

Manor House 5–6pm FREE FRINGE EVENT

St. Margaret’s Hall 7.30–8.30pm £7/5

A New Democracy?

The monsters that Hercules once destroyed have returned and they’re deadlier than ever! Greece needs a new Hercules but it will have to settle for 10-year-old Crib and her slightly useless uncle. Author Gerald Vinestock reads from his children’s story and ends with the chance to chat about writing and children’s literature.

6PM

Alex Evans

138. The Myth Gap: Alex Evans Clarke Foley Centre 6–7pm £7/5

A New Democracy?

St. Margaret’s Hall 4.30–5.30pm £7/5

133. Jane Austen, Writer in the World: Kathryn Sutherland

An afternoon of inspiring workshops for young people who enjoy creative writing, including sessions on creating a screenplay, song writing and comic books, plus an event with leading author Juno Dawson, author of All of the Above.

Ways of Seeing

6PM

136. Crib and the Labours of Hercules: Gerald Vinestock

135. The Stolen Child: Sanjida Kay and Carmen Marcus

Join knowledgeable local historian, Alex Cockshott for a guided walk, looking at Ilkley as it was in 1917 when military hospital provision doubled in size and women’s efforts increased.

Otley Courthouse LS21 3AN 2–6pm (sign up from 1.40pm) £5 Age 12–18

Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 4–5pm £7/5

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4.30PM

130. Ilkley at the Time of WW1: Women and 1917 Meet at Grove Gardens at the bottom of Parish Ghyll Road, LS29 9NE 2–4pm, £7

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SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER 132. In Person: World Poets 134. Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art?: (film screening and discussion) Jessica Cerasi

Harry Michell

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137. London’s Triumph: Stephen Alford on Tudor London Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 6–7pm £7/5

Once our society was rich in stories. Today, we have a myth gap. Drawing on his experience as a British government and United Nations political adviser, Alex Evans argues that in time of mass migration, inequality, resource scarcity, and climate change we need to find new myths. Examining the history of climate change campaigning, Brexit and the US presidential election, he explores how tomorrow’s activists are using narratives for change.

Stephen Alford, Professor of Early Modern British History at the University of Leeds, tells the story of Tudor London’s century of transformation from a modest European city to a centre of global endeavour. Painting a vivid picture of life in Elizabethan London, Alford shows how, through voyages, adventures and misadventures, its merchants began to discover the world far beyond Europe. The University of Leeds is an Official Supporter of Ilkley Literature Festival Steffie Shields

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If you have ever thought it important to understand what is happening in Russia, take the opportunity to hear from one of the UK’s leading experts as Andrew Monaghan unravels the deteriorating relations between Russia and the West, as witnessed in Ukraine and Syria. With presidential elections looming, he maps out the evolution underway in Russian domestic politics and explains the various factions. An Academic Visitor at St Antony’s College, Oxford, Dr Monaghan is Senior Research Fellow at The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House.

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140. Jane Austen and Landscape: Kathryn Sutherland and Steffie Shields Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 7.45–8.45pm £7/5

Jane Austen’s World

Landscape plays a major role in Jane Austen’s work – whether it’s the exemplary parks of Pemberley and Donwell Abbey in Pride and Prejudice and Emma or muddy walks across the fields in Sense and Sensibility. Capability Brown expert Steffie Shields and Jane Austen specialist Kathryn Sutherland discuss the rapidly changing landscape Austen would have seen around her and how it was reflected in her writing.


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MONDAY 9 OCTOBER 6.30PM

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141. Alex Wheatle: Straight Outta Crongton

142. Vivek Singh: Indian Festival Feasts

Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 7–8pm £7/5 Vivek Singh, head chef of London’s acclaimed Cinnamon Club, has singlehandedly redefined modern Indian cuisine, combining Indian spicing with western culinary style. With regular appearances on Saturday Kitchen and Celebrity MasterChef, Singh shares his unique approach to traditional festival recipes, exploring the significance of food from a country with such diverse religions and cultures.

TUESDAY 10 OCTOBER

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146. Table For One

148. M.G. Leonard

The experienced actors of PV Players give a rehearsed reading of Elizabeth Poynter’s powerful play, about the pain and complexity of being a single middle-aged woman in today’s modern world.

Special Event for Y3/4 school groups only. The author of Beetle Boy and Beetle Queen combines infectious enthusiasm with scientific facts in this special schools’ event. Call 01943 601210 to book.

144.Sarah Millican: How to be Champion

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Kings Hall 7.30-8.30pm £14/10

147. Un/Forced Rhubarb: Anthology Preview

149. M.G. Leonard for Teachers and Librarians

Inimitable comedian Sarah Millican has come a long way since taking the Best Newcomer gong at the 2008 Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Now a star of stage and screen, Sarah is everyone’s favourite agony aunt. If you’ve lived in your childhood bedroom in your thirties, cried so much you felt great, or been for a romantic walk with a dog, you won’t want to miss this. Sponsored by Newstead and Walker

7.30PM

Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 9.15–10.15pm FREE FRINGE EVENT

Jill McGivering

145. Where the River Parts: Jill McGivering and Radhika Swarup Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 7.45–8.45pm £7/5

Borders, Boundaries and Partition

Two novelists discuss work inspired by India and Partition. August 1947, the night before India’s independence and Pakistan’s creation. Hindu in a newly Muslim land, Asha, flees to safety, carrying with her a secret. Radhika Swarup’s debut novel, Where the River Parts, follows young lovers divided by the trauma of Partition. Jill McGivering’s Daughters of India is a compelling story of a young British woman and her Indian maid who both consider British India their home, tested as they become caught up in the struggle for self-rule. McGivering, an award-winning writer and journalist, is currently the BBC’s South Asia editor.

143. Hilary Spurling on Anthony Powell Ilkley Rugby Club 7.30–8.30pm £7/5

Acclaimed literary biographer Hilary Spurling (winner of the Whitbread for her work on Matisse), turns her attention to Anthony Powell. Notorious for his literary achievements and lacerating wit, Powell’s twelvevolume, twenty-five year magnum opus, A Dance to the Music of Time is a fascinating portrait of mid-20thcentury Britain, inspiring TV and radio adaptations. Spurling brings this master novelist, socialite and keeneyed social observer, into sharp focus.

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Un/Forced, the first Rhubarb anthology, celebrates the Shipley spoken word night’s success in nurturing home-grown writers and vibrant new voices. Nick Allen, Kristina Diprose, Lorna Faye Dunsire, Mike Farren and guests share poems that took sweat and blood, and stories that told themselves.

7.30PM

Kings Hall 1.30–2.30pm £4

Kings Hall 4–5pm FREE with refreshments Teachers and librarians are warmly invited to come and hear M. G. Leonard discussing children, books and reading and answering your questions.

7PM

150. Crime and Curry Supper: Mari Hannah The Wheatley Arms 7pm for 7.30–9.30pm

£25 includes two-course curry supper (with vegetarian option) and coffee Enjoy a delicious curry then sit back for a fascinating talk as multi-awardwinning writer, Mari Hannah, winner of the CWA Dagger in the Library 2017, talks about Gallows Drop, her sixth gripping crime novel featuring detective Kate Daniels. ‘This is as good as a modern British crime thriller gets’ Peterborough Telegraph. In association with The Wheatley Arms.

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Peter Snow and Ann Macmillan

7PM

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MONDAY 9 OCTOBER

Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 9pm–10pm FREE FRINGE EVENT

Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 6.30–7.15pm £6/4 Age 12+ Groups welcome

From the acclaimed author of Liccle Bit and Crongton Knights, winner of the Guardian children’s fiction prize, Alex Wheatle, comes another story from the fictional South Crong council estate.

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151. Peter Snow and Ann Macmillan: War Stories Kings Hall 7.30-8.30pm £14/10

Peter Snow CBE, a former presenter of BBC’s Newsnight, is much loved for his work as an election analyst and as a revered historian and broadcaster. Peter is joined by his wife, fellow broadcaster Ann MacMillan, for a discussion of their new book, War Stories, a fascinating account of ordinary men and women swept up in the turbulence of war who have pushed the boundaries – from spies, escapes and innovation to uplifting acts of humanity and bravery. Sponsored by McCarthy & Stone


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152. Just Another Jihadi Jane: Tabish Khair in Conversation with John McLeod

Born in India and currently based in Leeds, the distinguished writer Tabish Khair has explored themes of conflict, xenophobia and survival in a series of award-winning books. His latest novel, Just Another Jihadi Jane, depicts two Yorkshire schoolgirls, Jamilla and Ameena, tempted by the allure of radicalisation and fundamentalism. Khair reads and discusses his work with Professor John McLeod (University of Leeds). The University of Leeds is an Official Supporter of Ilkley Literature Festival

153. Fashion, Tweed and Abraham Moon: Regina Lee Blaszczyk Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 7.30–8.30pm £7/5

Regina Lee Blaszczyk, Professor of Business History at the University of Leeds, examines the relationship between the textile mills of Yorkshire – who for 200 years provided the entire Western world with warm wool fabrics – and their customers. Don’t miss intriguing stories about a tweed theft from the Leeds Coloured Cloth Hall, the battle against synthetic fibres and the reinvention of British tweeds. Blaszczyk is former cultural history curator at the Smithsonian and Professor of American studies at Boston University. The University of Leeds is an Official Supporter of Ilkley Literature Festival

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WEDNESDAY 11 OCTOBER

WEDNESDAY 11 OCTOBER

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Dana Todorović

154. Extraordinary Tales from Slovakia and Serbia Book two or Manor House 7.30–8.30pm £7/5

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Unmissable, imaginative novellas from Slovakia and Serbia. Dana Todorović’s The Tragic Fate of Moritz Tóth is a philosophical novel critics have compared to Bulgakov and Kafka. A former UN translator, short listed for both Serbia’s major literary prizes, her work is admired by critics and public alike. Uršuľa Kovalyk, director of the Theatre With No Home, featuring homeless and disabled actors, has published plays, short stories and novels. The Equestrienne (shortlisted for the Anasoft Litera 2014) finds teenager Karolína growing up in an unconventional all-female household with a hot-blooded, knife-wielding grandmother. Running away, she stumbles on a riding school on the edge of town…

9.15PM

155. Before I Was Fabulous

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156. Charles Spencer: To Catch a King

159. Spy Princess: Shrabani Basu

161. SI Leeds Literary Prize Launch 2017: Mahsuda Snaith and Winnie M Li

The true story of one of the greatest escapes in British history – Charles II fleeing cross-country after the Battle of Worcester with a vast price on his head. Charles Spencer, former reporter on NBC’s Today Show and author of four books, including Sunday Times bestseller Blenheim, brings this thrilling chapter to life, using Samuel Pepys’s account, letters and diaries found in the past 50 years.

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Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 7.30–8.30pm £7/5

158. Unbroken: Martine Wright in Conversation with Sue Mott

Writer and journalist, Shrabani Basu, tells the inspiring story of Noor Inayat Khan, a Second World War secret agent. Daughter of the Indian Sufi preacher Hazrat Inayat Khan, Shrabani (code named Madeleine) became the first woman radio operator infiltrated into occupied France. Basu, London correspondent of Calcutta-based newspaper Ananda Bazar Patrika is also author of Victoria and Abdul, now a major film starring Judi Dench.

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Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 7.30–8.45pm £7/5

Prize-winning authors Mahsuda Snaith (The Things We Thought We Knew) and Winnie M Li (Dark Chapter) discuss their journey to publication, their first novels and the role of prizes in the UK’s literary ecology. The event launches the 2018 SI Leeds Literary Prize for unpublished fiction by BAME female writers, a national award that has given a platform to some of the UK’s most talented new authors. SI Leeds Literary Prize is a collaboration between SI Leeds, Peepal Tree Press and Ilkley Literature Festival.

7.30-8.30pm £14/10

June Sarpong

157. June Sarpong: Diversify All Saints Church 7.30–8.30pm £8/6

Borders, Boundaries and Partition

June Sarpong is one of Britain’s most recognisable television presenters. In this empowering call to arms, she argues that a lack of inclusivity limits our economy, our society, and us Catastrophes, confusion, and cock as individuals. Drawing on new case ups. Sometimes funny, sometimes studies from Oxford, she explores how poignant. Join students from Leeds Trinity Creative Writing MA for stories, changing our approach to how we poems and music about times when we work, learn and live can solve some of the most stubborn challenges we face were less fabulous than we are now. as a society.

Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 9.15–10.15pm FREE FRINGE EVENT

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7.30PM

1. Christchurch on The Grove 2–3pm £8/6

1. Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 7.30–8.30pm £7/5

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In 2005, Martine Wright was a marketing manager. In 2015, she was voted one of the ‘50 Most Powerful Women in British Sport’. In the course of ten years, her life changed forever when she lost both her legs in the London underground bombings of 7/7. In conversation with leading sports journalist Sue Mott, she gives an inspiring account of how she turned trauma and tragedy into hope, taking up sitting volleyball as part of her rehabilitation and eventually representing Great Britain at the Paralympics in London 2012. Sponsored by Forward Ladies

162. David Wilbourne: Shepherd of Another Flock

Bettys Café Tea Rooms 7.30–10pm £35 includes a two course set meal and tea/coffee Tickets from Bettys Café Tea Room in Ilkley 01943 608029 Gervase Phinn © Richard Murphy

160. Gervase Phinn

Christchurch on The Grove 7.30–8.30pm £8/6 Gervase Phinn – comedian, author, poet, broadcaster, lecturer, educational guru and ‘born raconteur’ (The Guardian) – is known for his warm-hearted reminiscences about the life of a schools inspector in the Yorkshire Dales and his best-selling novels in the Little Village School Series. Affectionately dubbed ‘the James Herriot of Schools’, Gervase has written a wide range of academic books, short stories, children’s poetry and fiction.

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As newly appointed Vicar of Helmsley, David Wilbourne was looking forward to working in the picturesque market town. Admittedly the twelfth century vicarage was extremely cold and damp – and not all his parishioners were impressed… Enjoy a delicious Bettys’ two course Yorkshire supper before being entertained by David Wilbourne, Assistant Bishop of Llandaff, with stories of rural Yorkshire clerical life.


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163. The Drum Also Dreams 164. Alan Hollinghurst in Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside Conversation Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 7.30–8.30pm £7/5

From heartbeats to footsteps, the drum has been integral to human life since the Stone Age. In The Drum Also Dreams, Rosalind York and Stuart Kaplan take a trip through the history of banging on things, interspersing poetry and percussion. Expect moving, dancing and of course drumming!

Alan Hollinghurst, supreme stylist of contemporary British fiction and previous winner of the Man Booker Prize introduces his long-awaited sixth novel, The Sparsholt Affair, laden with witty, richly-observed prose. From Oxford, during the dark days of the Second World War, to contemporary London, Hollinghurst explores shifting taste, class and human interaction and reflects on sexuality, art and family secrets.

1165. Arundhathi Subramaniam with Richard Scott and Edward Doegar St. Margaret’s Hall 7.30–9pm including an interval £7/5 includes a glass of wine.

Alan Hollinghurst

166. Sacred Sounds

Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 7.30–9.30pm £7/5 Sacred Sounds tells some of the forgotten stories of British India’s role in the First World War in which over one million Indians – both combatants and non-combatants – participated, just under 100,000 of whom were Sikhs. Inspired by an evocative photograph of Sikh soldiers performing Gurbani Kirtan or Shabads (Sikh sacred hymns) in a French barn, this special concert showcases some of their stories through the diverse music of the time; Shabads, recruitment songs and folk songs – including a mother’s lament for a departing son, interspersed with poetry and readings of letters between soldiers and their families.

Described as ‘one of the finest poets writing in India today’ (The Hindu, 2010), Arundhathi Subramaniam is the multi-award-winning author of eleven books of poetry and prose. Her recent collection, When God is a Traveller, was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Richard Scott’s poems have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies. His pamphlet Wound, won the Michael Marks Poetry Award 2016. Edward Doegar’s poems, reviews and translations have appeared in Poetry 9.30PM London, Prac Crit, clinic and Poetry 167. Waiting at the Wales. In association with Bloodaxe Books

Temporary Traffic Lights Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 9.30–10pm FREE Age 16+ FRINGE EVENT

Waiting at the front, the lights seem stuck on red. I can’t see the other set of lights, there is no movement of traffic… everyone in the queue is looking at me. Don’t miss former comedian Graham Lee’s storytelling show about decision making.

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FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER 7.30PM

9–10pm FREE FRINGE EVENT

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168. Poetry of the Great War: Ivor Gurney 6th Annual British Academy/ LHRI Lecture

170. Islands: Grace Nichols, David Constantine, Fleur Adcock

Ivor Gurney was both poet and a composer. Dr Philip Lancaster, accompanied by the pianist Gavin Roberts, combines talk, poetry readings and song to explore Gurney’s response to literature, landscape, history, memory and the First World War.

Borders, Boundaries and Partition

Clothworkers Hall, Leeds University, Cavendish Road, LS2 9JT 5.30–7pm FREE Just turn up

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7.30PM

169. Refugee Tales Volume II: Kamila Shamsie and Ian Duhig St. Margaret’s Hall 7.30–8.30pm £7/5

Borders, Boundaries and Partition

After years of travelling and losing almost everything – country, children, wife, farm – an Afghan man finds unexpected warmth and comfort in a stranger’s home... Modelled on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the second volume of Refugee Tales communicates the experiences of those who, having sought asylum in the UK, find themselves indefinitely detained. Poet Ian Duhig (The Walking Man’s Tale) and Booker Prize nominated novelist Kamila Shamsie (The Lover’s Tale) consider how poets and novelists create a space where these stories can be heard, and listening becomes an act of welcome.

Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 7.30–8.30pm Doors open from 6.45pm to enjoy the sculpture installation in the venue prior to the event £7/5

In an event curated by Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra, three leading poets read from work connected with Islands. Fleur Adcock, a recipient of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, writes about childhood, identity, roots and rootlessness, animals and dreams. Her poised, ironic poems are remarkable for their wry wit, conversational tone and psychological insight. Born in Guyana, Grace Nichols’ first collection, I is a Long Memoried Woman won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize. Her work is influenced by the history and culture of her homeland, the oral story-telling tradition with its fantastic folk tales, the landscape, and the history of enslavement. David Constantine award-winning freelance writer, translator and Fellow of Queen’s College, Oxford has published ten books of poetry, five translations and a novel. His prize winning short story In Another Country was adapted as 45 Years, a major film starring Tom Courtney and Charlotte Rampling. The event also includes The Indestructible Reef, glowing sculptures created from recycled plastic by artist Alison Smith, which can be viewed in the venue from 6.45pm.

Grace Nichols © Mike Park

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171. Viv Groskop: The Anna Karenina Fix Clarke Foley Centre 7.30–8.30pm £8/6

Viv Groskop’s five-star, sold-out run of Edinburgh festival stand-up shows saw her turn from naturally hilarious writer and broadcaster into the comedian’s comedian, with fans including Omid Djalili, Al Murray, Jennifer Saunders and Jo Brand. Now a renowned agony aunt for The Pool, she comes to Ilkley to argue that the answers to all our problems can be found in Russian literature. Where else?!

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173. Joanne Harris Storytime Band

177. Daljit Nagra Masterclass: Make it New

180.A Revolution of Feeling: Rachel Hewitt on The Enlightenment

Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 7.30–9pm £8/6 Internationally acclaimed novelist, screenwriter and social media phenomenon Joanne Harris brings her Storytime Band to the festival for a magical performance of tales and songs that began life as a series of tweets. Joanne, who famously wrote the award-winning novel Chocolat, has created a show like no other, full of fantasy, folklore and fairytales for all the family. Join us for an evening to remember.

172. Polly Toynbee and David Walker: Dismembered Kings Hall 7.30-8.30pm £14/10

Celebrated Guardian columnist and winner of the Orwell Prize, Polly Toynbee, rattled the railings of Downing Street when she coauthored bestseller, Cameron’s Coup with fellow journalist and Guardian Public contributing editor, David Walker. Now Toynbee and Walker take us on a vivid journey into the public services, talking to its people, assessing their work and weighing up its cost and effectiveness. We’re ageing. We’re divided as never before. We lack houses. As the UK faces an uncertain future, they consider how much we need a functioning public sector. And how it might be paid for?

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All day – dozens of children’s and young people’s events. See pages 44–47 for details.

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175.Grimm and Co: The Fairy Tale Museum Ilkley Bandstand 10am–3pm FREE All ages

Fly in (broomstick parking above the bandstand!) for a magical experience where everyone leaves with something. From wand making and fairy door building to wizardry zines, there’s something for all ages. Visit the Fairy Tale Museum to see the actual ‘pea’ from the biography of a Princess and the original ‘poking stick’ used by Hansel. Suitable for mortals under the age of 16 and immortals up to the age of 922.

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174. Velocities

Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 9.30–10.30pm FREE FRINGE EVENT Join Ilkley Open Mic winners (2014, 2015 and 2016), Mark Connors and Gill Lambert, and Ilkley Fringe newcomers, Joe Williams and Aliciá Fernandez, for poems about the forces which move us forward, and those which ground us along the way.

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Manor House Education Room 11am–1pm £15/10

The famous mantra from Ezra Pound finds its revival in this workshop where Daljit Nagra, Festival Poet in Residence and lead poetry tutor for the Faber & Faber Poetry Academy, presents the most exciting, weird and traditional poetry emerging in Britain right now. Participants should expect to start two new poems of their own in this fun interactive session. For intermediate and experienced writers.

178. Manor House Information Day Manor House 11am–5pm FREE

All Saints’ School 10am, 11am, and 12pm FREE Age 3+ FRINGE EVENT Meet Murphy, the mini donkey, Alpasta the alpaca and many more woolly friends. Hear their stories and try writing your own. Note: Children will be meeting real animals!

St. Margaret’s Hall 1.30–2.30pm £7/5

Jane Austen’s World

Author of the award-winning Map of a Nation, which told the story of the Ordnance Survey, bestselling author and University of York academic, Rachel Hewitt explores the emotional universe of the 1790s, when the British government quashed political activities and effectively ended the Enlightenment. Join Rachel to discover how the aftershocks of a 227-yearold ‘revolution in sentiments’ are still affecting us today.

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Drop in and find out more about the plan to transform Ilkley’s 16th century Manor House into an exciting, accessible heritage and arts centre for the whole community. Organisers will be on hand to answer your questions and hear your ideas and suggestions.

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176. Meet Hart Farm

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179. Words, Women and War: Forgotten Female Voices of the Great War Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 1.30–2.30pm £7/5

Women and Writing in WWI

Meet Flora who fought for the Serbs. Alberta, VAD, bard who beat Wilfred Owen in a poetry competition. Dorothy, youngest Mayoress of Leeds, fundraiser for Leeds Pals, and magazine publisher. Betty who rode with her beloved Archie, transporting wounded soldiers to hospitals near the front line. Hidden histories of four Yorkshire women, through their poetry, memoir and biographies, from writer and performer Irene Lofthouse.

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181. Kamila Shamsie: Home Fire

182. Greg James and Chris Smith: Kid Normal Kings Hall 2–3pm £10/5 Age 8+

Calling all heroes, villains and Super Zeros! When Murph Cooper rocks up to his new school several weeks into the beginning of term, he can’t help but feel a bit out of his depth… his mum has enrolled him at a school for superheroes by mistake. Join radio personalities and debut authors Greg James and Chris Smith for an action-packed Kid Normal event. Prepare for lots of games and audience participation, and help to defeat the evil Nektar! Superpowers NOT required! Sponsored by The Grammar School at Leeds

Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 1.45–2.45pm £7/5

Borders, Boundaries and Partition

What sacrifices will we make in the name of love? Acclaimed Orange and Baileys Prize shortlisted author Kamila Shamsie discusses her explosive new novel. After years raising her siblings, Isma is finally studying abroad. But she can’t stop worrying about her headstrong sister back in London – or her brother, who’s disappeared. In this contemporary reimagining of Sophocles’ Antigone, Shamsie traces the story of two British Muslim families with differing ideas about loyalty.

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183. Drop-In Workshop: Create Your Own Visual Poetry Manor House 2–4pm FREE

Free fun drop in session for all ages, from children to adults. Be inspired by Ian Hamilton Finlay’s exhibition and create your own beautiful and intriguing visual poetry in this fun session led by artist Sandra Flitcroft. All materials provided.


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Apprentice Poet in Residence, Jade Cuttle, leads you on a short picturesque stroll from the Manor House down to the river then sleeking beside its banks, a series of creative writing exercises will ensure the ideas keep flowing. Guided by the chaotic curl of the river’s current, this workshop focuses on metaphor and personification as a means to interpret the natural world. For all levels. Please note this workshop will include a short walk outside. Please bring waterproofs and suitable shoes.

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185. Chapbook Battle: with Daljit Nagra

Church House 2.30–4.30pm includes an interval. Pay What You Decide. No ticket needed just turn up. Come and see emerging poets, whose work has been published in pamphlets or ‘chapbooks’, read their work and represent the independent presses who publish them as they battle for the title of ‘Chapbook Champion’. A fun dynamic contest hosted and judged by Festival Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra – and you the audience! Independent presses wanting to take part should email: info@ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk

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184. Riverside Walk Writing 186. A Secret Sisterhood: Workshop with Jade Cuttle Emily Midorikawa and Manor House Education Room Emma Claire Sweeney 2–4pm £8

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187. George Costigan in Conversation: Walter Swan Trust Lecture Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 3.45–4.45pm £7/5

Each year, the Walter Swan Lecture gives audiences the chance to hear from a major speaker on the subject of arts and access. George Costigan, renowned theatre, TV and film actor from Rita, Sue and Bob Too, Happy Valley, to Line of Duty and so much more, has made his first foray into novel writing. He talks about his multi-faceted career in conversation with Yorkshire Post journalist, Yvette Huddleston.

188. Shami Chakrabarti: Of Women Kings Hall 4.30-5.30pm £14/10

Baroness Shami Chakrabarti, named one of the UK’s 100 most powerful women by Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, former Director of Liberty and Shadow Attorney General in Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour cabinet, comes to Ilkley to discuss gender injustice. One of the greatest human rights abuses on the planet, it blights First and developing worlds; rich and poor women, impacting health, wealth, education, representation, opportunity and security everywhere. Only radical solutions, she argues, can even scratch its surface.

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192. Every Leaf Tells A Story

Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 5–6pm £7/5 Age 5+

Jane Austen’s World

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189. Lempen Puppets

St. Margaret’s Hall 3.30–4.30pm £7/5

Male literary friendships are the stuff of legend. Female authors are portrayed as isolated eccentrics. Writers Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney set out to dispel the myth. Using unpublished letters and diaries, they look at Jane Austen’s bond with a family servant; how Charlotte Brontë was inspired by a daring feminist and the erotic charge that lit the friendship of Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield. Sweeney and Midorikawa have lectured at City University, the Open University and the University of Cambridge.

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Trunk, Tail, Ears or Wings? Carnival creates itself from all sorts of things! This is “Carnival of the Animals” but not as we know it. Taking inspiration from the music by Camille Saint-Saëns, a little help from Charles Darwin and a whole lot of cardboard to mash up a show full of puppet possibility. Inspiration and delight for everyone from 5 to 105.

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190. Gravel Heart: Abdulrazak Gurnah in discussion with Qaisra Shahraz

Church House 7–8pm FREE FRINGE EVENT

Members of Writing on the Wharfe will be turning the leaves of their latest creations, in an interactive evening of stories, poetry, visual arts and music. Take part, or sit back and soak up the experience.

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191. Reni Eddo-Lodge: Why Race Matters Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 5.45–6.45pm £7/5

Borders, Boundaries and Partition

A powerful, provocative argument on the role race and racism play in St. Margaret’s Hall modern Britain, from award-winning 5.30–6.30pm £7/5 journalist (Telegraph, Guardian, Borders, Boundaries and Independent) Reni Eddo-Lodge. Partition From eradicated black history to the From his broken childhood in Zanzibar, inextricable link between class and race, Eddo-Lodge offers an essential to his new life in London, a man is haunted by the reason for his parents’ new framework for how to see, separation. Booker-shortlisted novelist acknowledge and counter racism. An illuminating, exploration for everyone Abdulrazak Gurnah (Paradise), Professor of English and Post-Colonial of what it is to be a person of colour in Britain today. Literature at the University of Kent, explores themes of exile, migration and betrayal in discussion with Qaisra Shahraz. Shahraz is an award-winning and critically acclaimed, BritishPakistani, novelist and scriptwriter. Her new collection of short stories, The Concubine and The Slave Catcher, brings together powerful stories set on different continents at different periods in history: including the sundering of India and Pakistan which sees a Muslim boy adopted by a Hindu family during the chaos of mass migration.

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193. New Responses to Jane Austen: Daljit Nagra, Kate Fox, Jade Cuttle and Marina Lewycka Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 7.15–8.15pm £7/5

Jane Austen’s World

Join four of the UK’s most talented writers for a celebration of our greatest novelist! To mark 200 years since Jane Austen’s death, Ilkley Literature Festival together with Beverley Literature Festival and Sheffield’s Off The Shelf have commissioned four writers to produce new work, inspired by Austen. ILF Poet In Residence Daljit Nagra, Apprentice Poet In Residence Jade Cuttle, acclaimed novelist Marina Lewycka and former BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live Poet In Residence Kate Fox, share their responses to Jane in this special event. From folk songs inspired by classic quotes to a look at how Jane might fare in twenty-first century Britain, this is an evening showing Austen in a totally new light.


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SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER 7.30PM

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Making it or Faking it? New Approaches to the News

Never has there been more concern about dishonesty in public life. From President Trump to the Brexit debate, we hear constant talk of falsehoods and fake news, and appeals to alternative facts. Newsnight (and Dragons’ Den) presenter Evan Davis steps inside the panoply of deception and spin employed not just in recent politics, but in all walks of life to explain why bullshit is both pervasive and persistent.

195. Simon Jenkins: 100 Best Railway Stations Clarke Foley Centre 7.30–8.30pm £8/6

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196. David Conn: The Fall of the House of Fifa

200. Colette Bryce: Poetry Manuscript Masterclass

203. Pop Up Poetry Readings

206. Tim Pears Masterclass

Join the foremost investigative writer in football and author of The Beautiful Game?, David Conn, as he discusses his latest book The Fall of the House of Fifa. The book is the definitive story of FIFA, from its humble beginnings as the amateur organiser of international football, to the behemoth mired in corruption that represents the Blatter era.

Take advantage of a manuscript workshop with poet Colette Bryce, former Poetry Editor of Poetry London, and benefit from some expert advice. Participants will be asked to submit a poem in advance and Colette will pull out general themes and suggestions on technique, which she will share with the group during the session. For intermediate and experienced writers.

St. Margaret’s Hall 7.30–8.30pm £7/5

194. Evan Davis: Post Truth

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Manor House Education Room 11am–1pm £15/10

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197. Borders: Kamila Shamsie, Abdulrazak Gurnah and Fergal Keane Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 7.45–8.45pm £7/5

Borders, Boundaries and Partition

201.Marina Lewycka: Masterclass 9PM

198. Not Lost, But Gone Before

Church House 9–10pm FREE A free-ranging discussion between two highly regarded novelists and a leading FRINGE EVENT BBC foreign correspondent exploring the notion of borders, boundaries and partitions of all kinds – from India and Pakistan in 1947, to divided communities in the present day and boundaries between different writing, thinking and identity. Why are we so determined to set up barriers and how is it they can prove such fruitful creative springboards?

Discover the story of Skipton’s neglected and forgotten Victorian Cemetery, its residents, and the town itself. The Friends of Raikes Road Burial Ground prove it’s not just a load of old bones and stones, as they share interesting and unusual stories not previously…unearthed!

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199. Whatever Happened to Vandal Raptor?

From Waterloo to Wemyss Bay, Betws-y-Coed to Beverley, Simon Jenkins travelled the country to select Britain’s hundred best railway stations. Former editor of the Times, recent Chair of the National Trust and founder of the Railway Heritage Trust, Jenkins champions the engineers, architects and rival companies that made the stations possible, revealing the history and telling the stories behind their triumphs and follies.

Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 9.30–10.30pm FREE Age 16+ FRINGE EVENT

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Vandal Raptor were the greatest 4-piece dinosaur-themed punk band you’ve never heard of…10 years later they’re accidentally reunited. Henry Raby and Natalie Quartermass bring poetry, story-telling and live music to tell a passionate tale of friendship, growing up and love for music.

Clarke Foley Centre 11am–1pm £15/10

A master class with bestselling author, Marina Lewycka, whose first novel, A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, sold more than a million copies in the UK alone, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, and won the Bollinger Everyman Prize for Comic Fiction. For all levels.

202. Manor House Information Day Manor House 11am–5pm FREE

Drop in and find out more about the plan to transform Ilkley’s 16th century Manor House into an exciting, accessible heritage and arts centre for the whole community. Organisers will be on hand to answer your questions and hear your ideas and suggestions.

Across Ilkley 1–4pm Manor House Courtyard 2pm FREE Look out for Apprentice Poet in Residence, Jade Cuttle, and poets Dan Ryder, Tanya Guvi, and Laura Potts, who’ll be popping up in shops, cafes and Festival venues across Ilkley all afternoon.

204. tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal present The Ugly Duckling by Emma Reeves

Manor House Education Room 1–3pm £15/10

How can readers gain insight into our characters’ personalities, without feeling that we, as writers, have manipulated them with too much description of every strength and weakness, every foible and flaw? How can we give a reader space for his or her imagination to help us create the book they’re reading? Come and explore some options with a writer who grapples constantly with this challenge. For experienced writers.

All Saints’ School 1–2pm and 3–4pm £7/5

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Moving through all four seasons, tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal bring to life Hans Christian Andersen’s well known tale. With a menagerie of mean farmyard animals, depicted through inventive physicality, and with live music that quacks and trills, this charming production plays with ideas of identity, a sense of belonging and the journey to discover inner beauty.

207. Catastrophe/Galiilyo: Somali poet ‘Weedhsame’ and Daljit Nagra Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 1.30–2.30pm £7/5

Borders, Boundaries and Partition

Catastrophe, a poem by the Somali poet Xasan Daahir Ismaaciil ‘Weedhsame’, is a howl of anguish about the migration of the Somali people. It offers a provocation to western Europe and a message of hope to all who have fled their homes 205.Moving Words: to seek a better life across the sea. It Poetry-oke! is also an electrifying piece of writing by a rising star in Somali literature. All Saints’ School Classroom Daljit Nagra has been working with 1–2pm FREE Somali scholar Martin Orwin to make FRINGE EVENT a dazzling new English translation of Mandela and Mo; Dahl and dinosaurs; the poem, at this special reading Daljit gladiators and Gandhi; burgers and and Weedhsame read alongside each burglars...poems for enjoying, joining- other for the first time. Their bilingual in and even jigging about. Which topics reading will be followed by a Q&A by will today’s audience choose from Daljit, Weedhsame and Martin. inside ‘THE BOX’ as Colin Trenholme In association with the Poetry Translation of Moving Words creates bespoke Centre poetry?

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Kings Hall 2–3pm £14/10

Borders, Boundaries and Partition

Much lauded BBC foreign correspondent, Fergal Keane’s grandmother was an IRA guerrilla during the 1920s – her brother Mick and friend Con took up guns to fight the British Empire. In this family story of the murder and betrayal that tore a town apart, Fergal Keane investigates the years of bitter conflict in rural West Ireland and the long term effects left by war, wherever it occurs.

209.Julian Bell What is Painting? Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 2–3pm £7/5

Ways of Seeing

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210. Harry Michell and David Lascelles: Page to Screen

212. British Museum: Poetry Reading by Daljit Nagra, Colette Bryce and Jade Cuttle

215. The Lie of the Land: Tim 217. Liz Mistry, A.A. Dhand, Pears and Amanda Craig Stephen Wade: Crime in St. Margaret’s Hall your backyard

Clarke Foley Centre 2–3pm £7/5

208. Fergal Keane: Wounds: A Memoir of Love and War

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David Lascelles (8th Earl of Harewood) spent 25 years as a film and TV producer where his work included two seasons of Inspector Morse which won a BAFTA. Today he talks to Harry Michell, one of the new generation of screenwriters, whose first film Chubby Funny won plaudits across the board, about the reality of turning an idea into a bestselling film. Harry’s new feature film, a satire in the tradition of Hot Fuzz and Four Lions, set at a literature festival, will be shot on location in Ilkley.

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211. Conradology: Agnieszka Dale and Jan Krasnowolski St. Margaret’s Hall 3.15–4.15pm £7/5

Polish-British Joseph Conrad, a ‘true citizen of the world’, is regarded as one of the greatest novelists writing in English… his themes the sea, colonialism, war, travel. In response to his rich literary legacy, Comma Press commissioned 16 of Britain and Poland’s most revered fiction writers. Agnieszka Dale and Jan Krasnowolski read excerpts from their stories, chaired by fellow contributor Dr. Richard Niland.

With artists like David Hockney painting on their iPads, respected artist Julian Bell (grandson of Bloomsbury Group painter, Vanessa Bell) offers a fresh focused look at painting and asks, what does the ancient practice amount to in today’s world? Does anything unite the objects we call ’paintings’? And how has the very nature of painting changed over the last two hundred years?

Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 3.15–4.15pm £7/5

Festival (and Radio 4) Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra, reads from his new collection British Museum, which invokes a cast of characters from Britain’s past and reconsiders both his own, and the nation’s, identity. Nagra’s memorable first collection, Look We Have Coming to Dover! won the Forward Prize. His subsequent collection, and his version of the Ramayana were nominated for the TS Eliot Prize. Irish poet Colette Bryce reads from her hot-off-thepress Selected Poems, a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation. Her virtuosic engagement with traditional forms has contributed to her becoming one of the most praised and recognised poets of her generation. They are joined by Apprentice Poet in Residence, Jade Cuttle, winner of the BBC Proms Poetry Competition and the Foyle Young Poet of the Year. This event begins with the results of the 2017 Walter Swan Trust Poetry Prize.

213. Other Cinema: Sue Clayton

Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 3.30–4.30pm £7/5 Sue Clayton, UK feature film director, writer and Professor of Film and Television at Goldsmiths, reflects on the 1970s – an enormously creative period for experimental film which had a far-reaching effect. Clayton explores the impact of arts funding, new accessible technologies and the development of a dynamic relationship between film and audiences, drawing on her own groundbreaking documentary The Song of the Shirt (1979).

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214. Inferior? Women and Science: Angela Saini Clarke Foley Centre 4–5pm £7/5

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4.45–5.45pm £7/5 Tim Pears, author of eight novels, including the prizewinning In The Place of Fallen Leaves, has been described as ‘a gifted storyteller, steeped in country lore and the beauty of ordinary events.’ He discusses The Horseman, a lyrical pastoral novel, first of his dazzling new trilogy, with novelist, short-story writer and critic, Amanda Craig. Craig’s The Lie of the Land also explores a rural setting, but with a different perspective. Unable to afford a divorce, Quentin and Lottie downsize and move their family to a remote mouse-ridden house in Devon.

Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 5–6pm £7/5

216. Head Coverings: Reflections from Women of Faith

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Join three Yorkshire-based crime writers for a discussion of the benefits and problems of setting your novel in your home town. A.A. Dhand has been praise by the likes of Lee Child for his gripping Harry Virdee books, which reveal Bradford’s unsettling underbelly. Former teacher and crime fiction blogger, Liz Mistry writes about Bradford-based detective Angus McGuire. Stephen Wade is the author of over 70 books, including Murder in Mind, part memoir and part reflection on famous Yorkshire murder cases.

Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 4.45–5.45pm £7/5

Borders, Boundaries and Partition

The hijab, as a part of the Muslim faith, has been heavily politicised over recent years, not only in the UK, but across Europe. Head coverings are often perceived as belonging solely to the Islamic faith: the reality is the majority of faiths promote female head coverings. The Muslim Women’s Council brought together women from Judaic, Christian and Muslim faith backgrounds to celebrate their shared heritage and help change people’s perceptions. Today a range of speakers share their stories and answer your questions, whatever they may be.

For centuries science has told us that men and women are fundamentally different – from intelligence to emotion. But that’s not the whole story. BBC Radio 4 Science presenter In association with Muslim Women’s Council Angela Saini investigates the ferocious gender wars in biology, psychology and anthropology, taking you on an eye-opening journey to uncover how women are being rediscovered and revealing an alternative view of science in which women are included, rather than excluded.

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Penny Junor

218. Camilla The Untold Story: Penny Junor Clarke Foley Centre 6–7pm £8/6

The relationship between Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is one of the most remarkable love stories of the age. It endured against all the odds, and in the process nearly destroyed the British monarchy. Writer and broadcaster Penny Junor, author of previous bestselling biographies of both the Prince and Princess of Wales, draws on her unparalleled access to the Royal family to tell the story.


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219. New Writing Showcase: Claire Fisher, Dan Ryder, Tanya Guvi, Laura Potts, Mandy Sutter and Jade Cuttle

220. Bread for All – The Origins of the Welfare State: Chris Renwick

An inspiring showcase highlighting some of the best new writing from the region Dan Ryder’s work has been published in British and Australian literary magazines. He recently curated a public poetry exhibition in the Frenchgate shopping centre; Tanya Guvi, creative writing graduate from Liverpool John Moore’s University, has had work published in magazines and read at Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre; Laura Potts, twice winner of the London Foyle Young poets Award is one of the BBC’s New Voices. Winner of the New Welsh Writing Awards. Mandy Sutter’s novel Bush Meat celebrates and dissects the effect of a two year Nigerian chapter in a white family’s lives. Praised by Francis Spufford and Kit de Waal, Claire Fisher’s new novel, All the Good Things is about a young woman, writing a positive list about herself while in prison.

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Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 6.15–7.45pm Pay what you feel at the event. No need to book, just turn up on the day.

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Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 8.30–10pm £5 Free for performers

The New Democracy?

221.James Hornsby Presents: David Copperfield Otley Courthouse 7.30–8.30pm £8/6

James Hornby returns with one of Charles Dickens’ best loved novels. Performed as a ‘one-man show’ this versatile actor, a veteran of Hull Truck Theatre Company, vividly portrays a cast of wonderful characters including: Aunt Betsey Trotwood, Peggotty, Mr Micawber, Dora Spenlow, the scheming Uriah Heep and of course...our hero, David Copperfield. Brought to life in the ‘inimitable’ style of Dickens’ own legendary public readings. In association with Otley Courthouse

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225. Open Mic

St. Margaret’s Hall 7.30–8.30pm £7/5

The hope was that through purposeful intervention, government could remake society, but something seems to have gone badly wrong. York University academic, Chris Renwick, shares the story of one the great transformations in British social and political life: the creation of the welfare state. He traces its genesis from Victorian Workhouse to the moment when government embraced responsibility for housing, education, health and family life, and ponders its 21st century role.

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Martin Bell

223. Martin Bell: War and the Death of the News Clarke Foley Centre 8–9pm £8/6

Making it or Faking it? New Approaches to the News

222. A One Night Stand with Barrie Rutter Kings Hall 7.30–8.45pm £14/10

An intimate, entertaining choice of readings, memories and anecdotes from someone who will always have the gob for it. From the RSC and the National Theatre, where he first worked with Tony Harrison and discovered a passion for performing in the Northern voice, to establishing his ground breaking theatre company, Northern Broadsides, to winning numerous awards, including Creative Briton 2000. See Barrie Rutter in full flow for one night only.

Hailed as the journalist who defined the term ‘war correspondent’, Martin Bell had a distinguished 30-year career at the BBC before becoming an outspoken MP. His coverage of global conflicts earned him multiple awards, but the profession he loved is in stark decline. In the age of fake news Martin gives a moving, personal account of war and calls for the revival of journalism with substance.

The chance for anyone to perform their own work. Poetry, prose, stand up – it’s all fair game. But you’ve only got three minutes to convince your audience and win £200 and the coveted Open Mic title. There’s also a 2nd prize of £75 and a 3rd prize of £25 up for grabs. It’s not only performers who enjoy this frenzied night out – come along to watch and bring your friends. Phone 01943 816714 or email boxoffice@ilkleyliteraturefestival.org. uk by midnight on 30 September to put your name in the hat. The first 16 people drawn at random on 1 October will get the chance to perform.

Presented by Box Tale Soup Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 8–9.10pm £8/6

Jane Austen’s World

‘I was completely mesmerised by this enchanting production’ Joanna Lumley. Northanger Abbey follows unlikely heroine Catherine Morland to Bath, where she is introduced to Society and the delights of the novel. It’s a heart-warming love story with laughout-loud humour and melodramatic Gothic horror, told with exquisite skill by Box Tale Soup using their unique blend of puppetry, physical theatre and traditional performance.

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238. Henry Blofeld Kings Hall 7.30–8.30pm £14/10

224. Northanger Abbey

Directed by Robert Soulsby-Smith

BEYOND THE FESTIVAL

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Henry Blofeld is a cricket broadcasting legend. The voice of Test Match Special for over forty years, he is the sound of summer to thousands of cricket lovers all over the world. This evening is a celebration of his career, packed with entertaining stories as he relives his favourite moments in the sport and shares behind-thescenes anecdotes in his inimitable style.


FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER–SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER 2017 Children under 12 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED at all events except where indicated. Accompanying adults NEED A TICKET at all events unless otherwise stated. Please do not bring children younger than the age stipulated.

Children’s Festival Patron John Cunliffe

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SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER

SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER

SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER

7. Story Explorers: Children’s Reading and Creative Writing Group

97. Owl Babies

175. Grimm & Co The Fairytale Museum

Ilkley Library, LS29 8HA 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm FREE family event lasting 20 mins Clarke Foley Centre 10–11.20am FREE with a supervised break, juice for all ages A magical show about baby owls with and biscuits Age 8–11 (parents welcome to stay) actors Simon Kerrigan and Sian Children who love reading and creative writing are invited to have fun at today’s free session writing stories and exploring books. No experience needed.

Williams that will have the little ones giggling with delight as they rummage through the bookshelves to find the missing owls. In association with Bradford Libraries

SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER – SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER 2. Children’s Book Trail – Where’s Wally?

228. The Guggenheim Mystery

Ilkley Bandstand 10am–3pm FREE family event for all ages Fly in (broomstick parking above the bandstand!) and join us for a magical experience where everyone leaves with something. From wand making and fairy door building to wizardry zines, there’s something for all beings of all ages. You can also visit the Fairy Tale Museum to see artefacts including the actual ‘pea’ from the biography of a Alpasta at Hart Farm © Maria Spadafora Princess and the original ‘poking stick’ 176. Hart Farm used by Hansel. All Saints’ School 10am, 11am, Suitable for mortals under the age of 16 and immortals up to the age of 922. 12 noon

All Saints’ School 10–10.45am £5 Age 8–12 Ted Spark is 12 years and 281 days old, he has seven friends and he is very good at solving mysteries. Join Ted as he tries to solve the mystery of the missing million dollar painting and save his aunt Gloria! Robin Stevens (Murder Most Unladylike) will take you to New York and inside Ted’s unusual brain in this event perfect for budding detectives.

FREE Age 3+ FREE FRINGE EVENT

Across Ilkley FREE Age 3–103

Celebrate 30 years of looking for Wally as you help us find him hiding in shop windows across Ilkley. Look out for the Trail window stickers to help you. All correct entries will be entered into a Prize Draw after the Festival (Prize draw for under 12s only!). Collect your instructions, map and an entry form at Festival venues or the Grove Bookshop.

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Ben Faulks © Stephen Williams

10. Ben Faulks: What Makes Me a Me? Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 12–12.45pm £5 Age 4+

What makes you a you? Are you like a sports car – lightning fast? Or maybe you’re like a tree ... do your arms stick out like branches? No? Then perhaps you’re like a snail – very slow (especially when it’s time for school!). Ben Faulks (AKA Mr Bloom) is back with a new show perfect for inquisitive minds.

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Dominic Berry and Vela Vox

104. Dominic Berry The Boy Who Cried Wolf Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 1.45–2.30pm £5 Age 5–11

When Jamie keeps on shouting “WOLF!!!” the villagers soon start to ignore him. What will happen now when the wolf actually comes...? Packed full of energy, jokes, rhymes and action, this wonderful new family show from Dommy B (BBC Rhyme Rocket) takes audiences on an unforgettable adventure journey performed to live music from multiinstrumentalist, Vela Vox. This event begins with a short reading by the winners of the Children’s Poetry Competition.

Grimm & Co

226. Fabulous Story Sacks All Saints’ School 10.30am, 11.15am, 12 noon, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3pm FREE Family event for all ages

Ilkley Library bring stories to life using puppets and props in these drop in storytelling sessions. In association with Bradford Libraries

Meet Murphy, the mini donkey and one of the baby donklets, Alpasta the alpaca and many more woolly friends including this year’s very tame kid goats! Hear their stories read by local children’s picture book author, Penny Hartdale and enjoy some story writing or colouring. Note: Children will be meeting real animals!

227. Code Breakers! All Saints’ School 10–10.45am £5 Age 8–11

Join Emma Carroll to hear all about her latest book, wartime mystery Letters from the Lighthouse. Find out more about what life was like for a war time evacuee, how you can camouflage a lighthouse or make mock banana sandwiches and then have a go a writing and breaking secret coded messages.

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229. Fairytale Inspired Animation Workshop

All Saints’ School 10am–12.30pm and 1.30–4pm £5 Age 8–12 Children may attend unaccompanied Be inspired by classic fairytales and bring your story to life! Get an introduction to stop-motion animation with animator and film educator Dawn Feather from InspirEd.


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SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER

SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER 233. Perijee & Me

All Saints’ School 12-12.45pm £5 Age 8–11

Nadia Shireen

230. The Cow Who Fell to Earth

When Caitlin finds a little alien on the beach, she thinks she’s finally got someone to be a big sister to. But Perijee won’t stop growing and when the authorities get involved, Caitlin will have to travel the country to save her friend and send him home. Meet Costa Award shortlisted author Ross Montgomery to hear about his book Perijee & Me.

All Saints’ School 10.30–11.15am £5 Age 4–6

231. Mrs Mole, I’m Home!

All Saints’ School 11.30am–12.15pm £5 Age 4–6

232. Bad Mermaids!

234. I‘m Going to Eat This Ant

All Saints’ School 1–1.45pm £5 Age 4–6

All Saints’ School 11.30am–12.15pm “There are so many scrumptious ways to eat this ant. Seared like steak £5 Age 7+ Mermaids Beattie, Mimi and Zelda are called back from their holiday on land to save the day in their underwater home. Packed with mysteries, fashion and piranha problems, Bad Mermaids is Sibeal Pounder’s latest book and a must read for fans of Witch Wars.

or squished in a sausage ... sundried, salted or sliced ”. Chris NaylorBallesteros introduces a starving anteater and a sneaky ant with an escape plan in this hilarious, food themed book.

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Kings Hall 2–3pm £10/5 Age 8+

What do you do when you are from a family of gardeners but you HATE vegetables? Emily MacKenzie’s newest creation, Granville the Dalmatian, has got a sweet tooth and a plan to turn those terrible veggies into something much more tasty!

236. What the Ladybird Heard: Interactive Storytime with Mud Pie Arts

‘But the ladybird saw and the ladybird heard…’ Down on the farm, the animals must work together to stop the baddies in their tracks. But how? Bring your little oinks and quackers to take part in some fun filled farmyard frolics! Mud Pie Arts return to the Festival, retelling this tale of teamwork, based on the well-loved book by Julia Donaldson.

SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER 182. Greg James and Chris Smith: Kid Normal

All Saints’ School 1.30–2.15pm £5 Age 4–6

All Saints’ School 1.30–2.20pm, 3–3.50pm, 4.45–5.35pm £5 Age 3–7 Adults do not need a ticket

A lost cow crash-lands on a flock of confused sheep… How will she ever find her way home when all she can say is ‘WOOOOOO’? Meet Nadia Shireen (creator of Bumblebear) and draw along with her as she brings her adorable animal characters to life.

Can you help Morris the Mole burrow his way home without his glasses? Join Jarvis, the author of Alan’s Big Scary Teeth as he us takes on an interactive adventure packed with digging, dancing and drawing.

235. There’s Broccoli in my Ice Cream!

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Greg James and Chris Smith © Jenny Smith

Calling all heroes, villains and Super Zeros! When Murph Cooper rocks up to his new school several weeks into the beginning of term, he can’t help but feel a bit out of his depth… his mum has enrolled him at a school for superheroes by mistake. Join radio personalities and debut authors Greg James and Chris Smith for an action-packed Kid Normal event. Prepare for lots of games and audience participation, and help to defeat the evil Nektar! Superpowers NOT required!

189. Lempen Puppets: Cardboard Carnival

Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 5–6pm £7/5 Age 5+ Trunk, Tail, Ears or Wings? Carnival creates itself from all sorts of things! This is “Carnival of the Animals” but not as we know it. Taking inspiration from the music by Camille Saint-Saëns, a little help from Charles Darwin and a whole lot of cardboard to mash up a show full of puppet possibility. Inspiration and delight for everyone from 5 to 105.

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tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal present

204. The Ugly Duckling

Written by Emma Reeves All Saints’ School 1–2pm, 3–4pm £7/5 Age 3–7

Moving through all four seasons, tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal bring to life Hans Christian Andersen’s well known tale. With a menagerie of mean farmyard animals, depicted through inventive physicality, and with live music that quacks and trills, this charming production plays with ideas of identity, a sense of belonging and the journey to discover inner beauty.

205. Poetry-oke!

All Saints’ School 3–4pm FREE Age 7+ FREE FRINGE EVENT Mandela and Mo; Dahl and dinosaurs; gladiators and Gandhi; burgers and burglars...poems for enjoying, joining-in and even jigging about. Which topics will today’s audience choose from inside ‘THE BOX’ as Colin Trenholme of Moving Words creates bespoke poetry?


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EVENTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE 2017 MONDAY 25 SEPTEMBER

SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER

4. Ilkley Young Writers Group – taster session

9. Press Pack: Write a Review

Christchurch on The Grove 6.30–8.30pm FREE with refreshments Age 12–18 Try tonight’s free session for young people who love writing and see if you’d like to join our weekly young writers group. No experience needed.

Church House 11am–4pm £5 includes ‘press’ ticket to afternoon events Age 12–18 Learn how to write great reviews and blogs, then review a Festival event in our newsroom and we’ll post it online. No experience needed. Bring a packed lunch. Please book in advance.

MONDAY 2 OCTOBER 58. The Song Rising: Samantha Shannon

Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 6.30–7.15pm £6/4 Groups welcome Age 14+ and adults Following a bloody battle against foes on every side, Paige Mahoney’s reign as Underqueen is threatned by a deadly technology. International best selling author Samantha Shannon, talks about her ground-breaking dystopian fantasy: ‘the novel J.K. Rowling and William Gibson never teamed up to write.’

SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER

MONDAY 9 OCTOBER

116. An Evening of Young People’s Work

141. Straight Outta Crongton: Alex Wheatle

Church House FREE Come to either part or both, Age 12–18

SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER

Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 6.30–7.15pm £6/4 Groups welcome Age 12+

Life’s a constant hustle for Mo. No wonder she’s vexed so much of the time… From the acclaimed author of Liccle Bit and Cool Voices Talented young writers and poets – the Crongton Knights Alex Wheatle, winner of the Guardian children’s fiction prize, comes winners of this year’s Young People’s another story from the fictional South Crong Poetry and Short Story Competition council estate.

Part 1: 7.15–8pm

– perform their own work. Come and see the stars of tomorrow! Details of how to enter the competition from: www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk

182. Greg James and Chris Smith: Kid Normal Kings Hall 2–3pm £10/5 Age 8+

Calling all heroes, villains and Super Zeros! When Murph Cooper rocks up to his new school several weeks into the beginning of term, he can’t help but feel a bit out of his depth… his mum has enrolled him at a school for superheroes by mistake. Join radio personalities and debut authors Greg James and Chris Smith for an action-packed Kid Normal event. Prepare for lots of games and audience participation, and help to defeat the evil Nektar! Superpowers NOT required!

Competition prizes kindly provided by Ilkley Book Club.

Part 2: 8.15–9pm

Word Blend

Members of the Festival’s Ilkley and Bradford Young Writers Groups (all aged 12–18), with inspiring performances of their award-winning poetry and prose.

Sponsored by The Grammar School at Leeds Alex Wheatle

Sponsored by Ilkley Book Club Samantha Shannon © Louise Haywood-Schiefer

SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER 100. Breaking News: Make a Newspaper in a Day Church House 10.30am–4.30pm £5 Age 12–18

Become a real-life journalist for the day! Interview famous Festival authors and create a special edition Festival newspaper. Bring a packed lunch. Please book in advance.

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SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER 2–6PM (sign up from 1.40pm) 121. Words Fest

Otley Courthouse £5 Age 12–18 An afternoon of laid-back workshops, cake, writing and fun for young people aged 12–18 only!

1.40pm

Choose your sessions...

2pm

Create your own comic with Jim Medway. Try screenwriting with Trish Cooke. Write fiction with David Owen. Enjoy graffiti art with Ged Walker. Perfect your songwriting skills with Michelle Scally-Clarke.

3.10pm Meet Juno Dawson, former

Queen of Teen and author of the acclaimed book All of the Above. Juno will be chatting about her work and answering your questions.

4pm Do a second workshop. 5.10pm Fast and furious ‘slam’ –

share your work from the day to win fantastic prizes!

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BOOKING AND ACCESS INFORMATION

BOOKING AND ACCESS INFORMATION

• All venues are accessible except the first floor exhibition at the Manor House Museum. All venues have accessible toilets. • St Margaret’s Hall is an uphill walk from the station. Allow 15–20 minutes. • Selected events are BSL interpreted. If there is a specific event you would like BSL interpreted please contact us. Working dogs welcome. • Detailed access information is available from ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk or call 01943 816714.

School and Education Groups

Box Office opening hours: 10am–4pm, Mon-Fri & 10am–1pm Sat Please note: There is a £2 handling charge on all online and phone bookings. Book in person: A limited number of tickets for Kings Hall events only are available to purchase, subject to availability, from The Grove Bookshop, The Grove, Ilkley, LS29 9EG (opening hours: 9am-5.30pm, Mon-Sat & 11am-4.30pm Sun). On the door: Unsold tickets and any returns will be available to purchase from the Box Office at the venue from 60 minutes before the event start time at Kings Hall and from 45 minutes before the start time at all other venues. Returned tickets: Limited returns are usually available for most, but not all, sold out events. However, we strongly recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

Ticket collection & delivery options

Tickets are available for collection from the venue Box Office from 45 minutes before the event start (or 60 minutes before for events at Kings Hall). If you have booked tickets for multiple events within a single transaction, all tickets within that booking will be ready to collect at the first event.

There are regular buses and trains from Ilkley to Leeds and Bradford. Ilkley lies on the A65 between Leeds and Skipton. For more information please visit our website.

Refunds and resale

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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 (August 2017). The Ilkley Literature Festival Ltd is not liable for any subsequent changes. Keep up to date by visiting ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk

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The Festival offers concessions to the following people (proof of status will be required): • Students, children and young people under 25. • People in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment. • People in receipt of a means tested benefit, e.g. Job Seeker’s Allowance. Concessionary prices are stated after the full price for each event, e.g. £7/£5.

Group Bookings

Groups of 8 or more can enjoy a discount of £2 off each full ticket price on most events (some exclusions apply). Call the Box Office on 01943 816714 for more information.

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GETTING TO THE FESTIVAL

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Tickets are available from 9am on Tue 29 August.

Festival Friends priority booking runs from Mon 21 August until general booking opens on Tue 29 August. During the Friends priority period online booking is available 24hrs, phone booking is available 10am-4pm, Mon-Fri. To find out more about the Festival Friends scheme and how to join, visit: ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk/support-us/festival-friends

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We will use the information that we collect about you in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. For full information on how we collect and process personal data, please visit: lkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk/privacy-policy

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We warmly welcome bookings from schools and other educational establishments. We offer discounted student group tickets for most events, plus one free staff place for every ten student tickets booked. For more information on student group discounts, visit: ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk/visit/box-office-ticket-info

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Tickets may be posted to you in advance for a £1 charge. Tickets will be sent by 2nd class post. Tickets booked within 4 days of the event will automatically be held for collection.

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Ilkley Playhouse, Weston Road LS29 8DW

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All Saints Church and Church House LS29 9DS

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Ilkley Rugby Club, Denton Road LS29 0AA

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All Saints’ Primary School, Easby Drive LS29 9BE

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Kings Hall, Station Road LS29 8HB

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Bandstand on The Grove LS29 9LW

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Manor House Museum and Education Room LS29 9DT

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Bettys, 32 The Grove LS29 9EE Central Car Park and Toilets

Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street, Otley LS21 3AN 14

St Margaret’s Hall, Queens Road LS29 9TZ

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Christchurch, The Grove LS29 9LW

The Grammar School at Leeds, LS2 9JT

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Clarke Foley Centre, Cunliffe Road LS29 9DZ

University of Leeds, LS2 9JT

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Grove Bookshop, 10 The Grove LS29 9EG

The Wheatley Arms, Wheatley Lane, Ben Rhydding LS29 8PP

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Ilkley Library & Ilkley Town Hall, Station Road, Ilkley LS29 8HA

Visitor Information Centre, Station Road LS29 8HA

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Ilkley Moor Vaults, Stockeld Road LS29 9HD

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FESTIVAL DIARY AT A GLANCE Children’s and All Ages events

Headline/Kings Hall events Young People’s events

Free Fringe events

Events last one hour unless otherwise stated. Children and young peopl­e’s events pages 52–57. How to book page 58.

SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER – SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER 1

Exhibition

Visual Poetry: Ian Hamilton Finlay Exhibition

Manor House Museum

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Exhibition

Children’s Book Trail – Where’s Wally?

Across Ilkley

Exhibition

Ilkley Art Trail

6.30–8.30pm

Exhibition Opening Talk: Ronnie Duncan & Patrick Eyres discuss Ian Manor House Hamilton Finlay

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7.30–8.30pm

FRINGE: The Boxing Diaries

Church House

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7.30–8.30pm

Michael Pennington: King Lear in Brooklyn

Ilkley Playhouse

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7.30–8.30pm

Sarah Dunant: In the Name of the Family

St. Margaret's Hall

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7.30–8.30pm

Victoria Derbyshire: Dear Cancer, Love Victoria

Kings Hall

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7.45–8.45pm

Branwell Brontë & Writing Under the Influence

Ilkley Playhouse

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9.15–10.15pm

FRINGE: Feeling At Home In The Balkans: Ray Brown

Ilkley Playhouse

SUNDAY 1 OCTOBER 11am–1pm

Short and Sweet: Michelè Roberts Masterclass

Manor House Education Room

1–4.30pm

Multi-lingual Mushaira: Gathering of Poets

Ilkley Playhouse

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1.45–3.45pm

Poetry Business Workshop with Peter Sansom

Manor House Education Room

Christchurch

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2–3pm

Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship

Ilkley Playhouse

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2–3pm

Richard Osman: The World Cup of Everything

Kings Hall

2–3pm

How to Get into Publishing

Clarke Foley Centre

Across Ilkley

Ilkley Young Writers Group – taster session

6–7pm

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SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER

Your quick guide to what’s on, where and when Signed events with BSL interpreter

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FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 5

2.30pm

Alan Bennett

Kings Hall

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7.30pm

Stuart Maconie: Long Road From Jarrow

Kings Hall

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2–2.30pm

Book Launch: Connecting Threads with Malika Booker

Manor House

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2.30–4.30pm

Knit/Lit Drop in Workshop

Manor House St. Margaret's Hall

SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 7

10–11.20am

Story Explorers – Taster Session

Clarke Foley Centre

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3.15–4.15pm

A Sweet, Wild Note: Richard Smyth on a Cultural History of Birdsong

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11–1pm

OCA Workshop: Evoke Don't Explain with Liz Cashdan

Manor House Education Room

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4–5pm

How to Make a Living as a Poet

Clarke Foley Centre

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11am–4pm

Press Pack: Write a Review

Church House

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4–5pm

Rachel Joyce: The Music Shop

Ilkley Playhouse

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12–12.45pm

Ben Faulks: What Makes Me a Me?

Ilkley Playhouse

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4.45–5.45pm

From War Reporter to Author: Ed Gorman

St. Margaret's Hall

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1.30pm

Tim Lihoreau: Classic FM Music Treasury

Ilkley Playhouse

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5–5.20pm

Pop-Up Poetry: India-Pakistan: Zindabad

Ilkley Playhouse

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1.30pm

Walworth to Bishopgate: Michèle Roberts and Katie Hickman

St. Margaret's Hall

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5.30–6.30pm

Michael Pennington: Chekhov in Siberia

Ilkley Playhouse

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1.45pm

Helen and William Bynum: Botanical Sketchbooks

Ilkley Playhouse

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2–4pm

Walking The Line: Ian Duhig Workshop

Manor House Education Room

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5.30–6.30pm

‘ A Rose by Any Other Name...’ Translating Shakespeare: Dr Sameh Hanna

Clarke Foley Centre

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1.30–3.15pm

Oh Goody! It's Tim Brooke-Taylor

Kings Hall

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6–6.30pm

FRINGE: Poems From Within

Manor House

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2–3pm

Sir Rodric Braithwaite

Christchurch

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6–7pm

Amanda Coe and Louise Doughty: Black Water and Apple Tree Yard

Ilkley Playhouse

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3.30–4.30pm

In Pursuit of Memory: Joseph Jebelli

St. Margaret's Hall

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6–7pm

Evensong: Book of Common Prayer 1662

St Peter's Church, Addingham

7.30–8.30pm

Salley Vickers

Ilkley Playhouse

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3.30–4.30pm

The Good Bohemian: The Letters of Ida John

Ilkley Playhouse

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3.45–4.45pm

The Dark Circle: Linda Grant in Conversation

Ilkley Playhouse

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7.30–8.30pm

Following On: James Buttler

St. Margaret's Hall

7.45–8.45pm

Rhyannon Styles: The New Girl

Ilkley Playhouse

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4.30–5.30pm

Iam Hamilton Finlay Exhibition Preview

Manor House

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4.30–5.30pm

Jim Al-Khlili: What’s Next?

Kings Hall

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8–9pm

Shazia Mirza: With Love From St Tropez

Clarke Foley Centre

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FILM: Alphabet Club: A Film by Jamie Fletcher

Ilkley Playhouse

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5.30–6.30pm

Historical Fiction from Latvia

Church House

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5.30–6.30pm

Women on Paper, Men in Khaki

Ilkley Playhouse

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5.30–6.30pm

Radical Technology: Adam Greenfield

St. Margaret's Hall

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1–1.45pm

FRINGE: Playful Meetings with (Un)remarkable Trees

Meet outside Manor House

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5.45–6.45pm

One For The Road

Ilkley Playhouse

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6–7pm

Guided Reading Group: HG Wells: The Time Machine

Manor House Education Room

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THURSDAY 5 OCTOBER

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6.30–7.15pm

The Song Rising: Samantha Shannon

Ilkley Playhouse

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7.30–9.30pm

North Country Theatre: Nightmares in Norfolk

Ilkley Playhouse

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7–7.30pm

The New Colours of Ilkley Moor

Ilkley Playhouse

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9–10pm

FRINGE: Ginnels and Snickets: Portals to Other Places

Ilkley Playhouse

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7–8pm

Michael Rosen: So They Call You Pisher!

Kings Hall

7.30–8.30pm

Constantly Crossing Boundaries: The Extraordinary Life of Annie Besant

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FRINGE: Playful Meetings with (Un)remarkable Trees

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7.30–8.30pm

Gastrophysics – The New Science of Eating: Charles Spence

Clarke Foley Centre

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7.30–8.30pm

The Wine Dine Dictionary with Victoria Moore

Ilkley Playhouse

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7.30–8.30pm

Protest Lit with Maggie Gee, Jacob Ross and Martyn Bedford

St. Margaret's Hall

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7.30–8.30pm

Simon Armitage: The Unaccompanied

Kings Hall

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7.30–8.30pm

Man of Iron: Julian Glover

Ilkley Playhouse

7.30–8.30pm

Chris Bryant: Entitled, A Criticial History of the Aristocracy

All Saints’ Church

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7.45–8.45pm

Stephen Coleman on Internet and Democracy

Ilkley Playhouse

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8–9pm

Amanda Coe: Everything You Do Is Wrong

Ilkley Playhouse

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9.30–10.30pm

FRINGE: The Famous 45

Ilkley Playhouse

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9.30–10.15pm

FRINGE: The Small Change Diaries

Ilkley Playhouse

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1.30–2.30pm

Children’s Bookshow: Rachel Rooney

Kings Hall

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2.15–3.15

Andrew Martin: The Romance of Railways

Clarke Foley Centre

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9–10.15pm

FRINGE: Commoners Choir: Sing the News

Ilkley Playhouse

9.15–10.45pm

Festival Quiz

Ilkley Playhouse

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6–7pm

Judy Murray: Knowing the Score

Kings Hall

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7.30–8.30pm

Soot: Andrew Martin

Ilkley Playhouse

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7.30–8.30pm

You Have Me to Love: Jaap Robben and Annelies Verbeke

Manor House

7.45–8.45pm

The Donald Baverstock Lecture: Heatbeat and Beyond – 50 Years of Yorkshire Television with John Fairley and Graham Ironside

SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER 10am, 11am, 1pm, 97 Owl Babies 2pm

Ilkley Playhouse

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98

10am–4pm

Ilkley Art Trail Workshops in the Bradford School of Art Marquee

Manor House Courtyard

99

10am–12pm

Colin Grant Workshop: From First Idea to First Darft

St. Margaret's Hall

100

10.30am–4.30pm

Breaking News: Make a Newspaper in a Day

Church House

101

11am–1pm

Lawrence Scott Short Story Masterclass

Manor House Education Room

102

1.30–2.30pm

Alice in Westminster: Rachel Reeves on Alice Bacon

Ilkley Playhouse

103

1.30–2.30pm

The Shadow Land: Rachel Seiffert and Elizabeth Kostova

St. Margaret's Hall

104

1.45–2.45pm

Dominic Berry: The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Ilkley Playhouse

105

2–4pm

The Poetry of Trees: Writing Workshop with Jade Cuttle

Manor House Education Room

106

2–4pm

Drop-In Workshop: Creatre Your Own Visual Poetry

Manor House

107

3.30–4.30pm

Witchbroom: Lawrence Scott in Conversation with Colin Grant

St. Margaret's Hall

108

3.15–4.15pm

Grand Hotel Abyss – The Lives of the Frankfurt School: Stuart Jeffries

Ilkley Playhouse

109

3.45–4.45pm

Tea and Empire: Angela McCarthy and Sir Tom Devine

Ilkley Playhouse

Ilkley Moor Vaults

110

4.30–5.30pm

A.C. Grayling: Democracy and its Crisis

Kings Hall

4.30–6.30pm

Rachel Seiffert Masterclass

Manor House Education Room

72

8–9pm

Jeremy Vine: What I Learnt – What My Listeners Say – And Why We Should Take Notice

Kings Hall

73

9–10pm

FRINGE: The Glummer Twins

Ilkley Playhouse

74

9.15–10.15pm

FRINGE: Templar Poets

Ilkley Playhouse

WEDNESDAY 4 OCTOBER 75

1–1.45pm

FRINGE: Playful Meetings with (Un)remarkable Trees

Meet outside Manor House

76

7.30–8.30pm

Richard Dawkins: Science in the Soul

Kings Hall

77

7.30–8.30pm

Paul Bahn: Archaeology: The Whole Story

Ilkley Playhouse

78

7.30–8.30pm

Scandinavian Crime

Manor House

79

7.45–8.55pm

Ilkley Players: Seeking Sanctuary

Ilkley Playhouse

80

9–9.30pm

FRINGE: Bashkanelle – Poet, Retired Marxist, Mother!

Ilkley Playhouse

THURSDAY 5 OCTOBER 81

2–4.30pm

Poetry Alive! Open Mic and Networking Event

Ilkley Library

82

2–3pm

Tea with Sophie Hannah

Ilkley Playhouse

111

83

7.30–8.30pm

Hidden Nature: Alys Fowler

Ilkley Playhouse

112

5.30–6.30pm

FRINGE: Me, You and Godzilla Too

Church House

84

7.30–8.30pm

The Making of Sacred Sounds: Sikh Music Traditions and the First World War with Dr Nima Poovaya-Smith

Manor House

113

5.30–6.30pm

Malachi Whitaker – The Bradford Chekhov: Valerie Waterhouse

St. Margaret's Hall

85

7.30–8.30pm

Brendan Cox: More in Common

Kings Hall

114

5.30–6.30pm

A Heavy Reckoning: Emily Mayhew and Harry Parker

Ilkley Playhouse

86

7.30–8.30pm

Peculiar Ground: Lucy Hughes-Hallett

St. Margaret's Hall

115

5.30–6.30pm

The Gender Games: Juno Dawson

Ilkley Playhouse

Pt 1:7.15–8pm Pt 2: 8.15–9.15pm

An Evening of Young People’s Work Part 1: Cool Voices Part 2: Word Blend

Church House

116

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7.15–8.15pm

55 Years After Clockwork Orange: Andrew Biswell on Anthony Burgess

Ilkley Playhouse

118

7.30–8.30pm

Armando Iannucci: Hear Me Out

Kings Hall

119

7.30–8.30pm

Bright Star – Keats' Poems and Letters read by Ruth Rosen

Ilkley Playhouse

120

7.30–8.45pm

The Alphabet Club Anthology

St. Margaret's Hall

122

9–10pm

FRINGE: Educating Julie

Ilkley Playhouse

123

9–11.15pm

FILM: A Clockwork Orange

Ilkley Playhouse

SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER 10.30am–12.30pm

Natasha Pulley Masterclass

Manor House Education Room

125

1.30–2.30pm

Moving Heaven and Earth: Steffie Shields on 'Capability' Brown

Ilkley Playhouse

126

1.30–3.30pm

Pride and Prejudice: A Reading for Everyone

Manor House

127

2–3pm

Simon Heffer: The Age of Decadence

Clarke Foley Centre

128

2–3.10pm

The Bedlam Stacks: Natasha Pulley

Ilkley Playhouse

129

2–4pm

Screenwriting Workshop with Harry Michell

Manor House Education Room

130

2–4pm

Ilkley at the Time of WW1: Women and 1917

Meet at Grove Gardens, bottom of Parish Ghyll Road

121

2–6pm

WordsFest

Otley Courthouse

132

3.15–4.30pm

In Person: World Poets

Ilkley Playhouse

133

4–5pm

Jane Austen, Writer in the World: Kathryn Sutherland

Clarke Foley Centre

134

4–5pm

Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art? Jessica Cerasi

Ilkley Playhouse

135

4.30–5.30pm

The Stolen Child: Sanjida Kay and Carmen Marcus

St. Margaret's Hall

136

5–6pm

FRINGE: Crib and the Labours of Hercules

Manor House

137

6–7pm

London's Triumph: Stephen Alford on Tudor London

Ilkley Playhouse

138

6–7pm

The Myth Gap: Alex Evans

Clarke Foley Centre

139

7.30–8.30pm

The New Politics of Russia: Andrew Monaghan

St. Margaret's Hall

140

7.45–8.45pm

Austen and Landscape: Kathryn Sutherland and Steffie Shields

Ilkley Playhouse

Alex Wheatle: Straight Outta Crongton

Ilkley Playhouse

MONDAY 9 OCTOBER 141

6.30–7.15pm

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TUESDAY 10 OCTOBER

SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER

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ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk

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1.30–2.30pm

M.G. Leonard for Primary Schools

Kings Hall

149

4–5pm

M.G. Leonard for Teachers and Librarians

Kings Hall

150

7pm for 7.30pm– 9.30pm

Crime and Curry Supper with Mari Hannah

The Wheatley Arms

151

7.30–8.30pm

Peter Snow and Ann Macmillan: War Stories

Kings Hall

TUESDAY 10 OCTOBER 152

7.30–8.30pm

Just Another Jihadi Jane: Tabish Khair in Conversation with John McLeod

Ilkley Playhouse

153

7.30–8.30pm

Fashion, Tweed and Abraham Moon: Regina Lee Blaszczyk

Ilkley Playhouse

154

7.30–8.30pm

Extraordinary Tales from Slovakia and Serbia

Manor House

155

9.15–10.15pm

FRINGE: Before I Was Fabulous

Ilkley Playhouse

WEDNESDAY 11 OCTOBER 156

2–3pm

Charles Spencer: To Catch a King

Christchurch on The Grove

157

7.30–8.30pm

June Sarpong: Diversify

All Saints Church The Grammar School at Leeds

158

7.30–8.30pm

Unbroken: Martine Wright in Conversation with Sue Mott

159

7.30–8.30pm

Spy Princess: Shrabani Basu

Ilkley Playhouse

160

7.30–8.30pm

Gervase Phinn

Christchurch on The Grove

161

7.30–8.45pm

SI Leeds Prize Launch 2017: Mahsuda Snaith and Winnie M Li

Ilkley Playhouse

162

7.30–10pm

David Wilbourne: Shepherd of Another Flock

Bettys Café Tea Rooms

163

9–10pm

FRINGE: The Drum Also Dreams

Ilkley Playhouse

THURSDAY 12 0CTOBER 164

7.30–8.30pm

Alan Hollinghurst in Conversation

Ilkley Playhouse

165

7.30–9pm

Arundhathi Subramaniam with Richard Scott and Edward Doegar

St. Margaret's Hall

166

7.30–9.30pm

Sacred Sounds

Ilkley Playhouse

167

9.30–10pm

FRINGE: Waiting At The Temporary Traffic Lights

Ilkley Playhouse

FRIDAY 13 0CTOBER 168

5.30–7pm

Poetry of the Great War: Ivor Gurney 6th Annual British Academy Lecture

University of Leeds, Clothworkers Hall

169

7.30–8.30pm

Refugee Tales Volume II: Kamila Shamsie and Ian Duhig

St. Margaret's Hall Ilkley Playhouse

142

7–8pm

Vivek Singh: Indian Festival Feasts

Ilkley Playhouse

170

6.45pm doors open. Islands: Grace Nichols, David Constantine, Fleur Adock 7.30–8.30pm

143

7.30–8.30pm

Hilary Spurling on Anthony Powell

Ilkley Rugby Club

171

7.30–8.30pm

Viv Groskop: The Anna Karenina Fix

Clarke Foley Centre

144

7.30–8.30pm

Sarah Millican: How to be Champion

Kings Hall

172

7.30–8.30pm

Polly Toynbee and David Walker: Dismembered

Kings Hall

145

7.45–8.45pm

Where the River Parts: Jill McGivering and Rahika Swarup

Ilkley Playhouse

173

7.30–9pm

Joanne Harris Storytime Band

Ilkley Playhouse

146

9–10pm

FRINGE: Table For One

Ilkley Playhouse

174

9.30–10.30pm

FRINGE: Velocities

Ilkley Playhouse

147

9.15–10.15pm

FRINGE: Un/Forced Rhubarb: Anthology Preview

Ilkley Playhouse

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7.30–8.30pm

Simon Jenkins: 100 Best Railway Stations

Clarke Foley Centre

196

7.30–8.30pm

David Conn: The Fall of the House of Fifa

St. Margaret's Hall

197

7.45–8.45pm

Borders: Kamila Shamsie, Abdulrazak Gurnah and Fergal Keane

Ilkley Playhouse

198

9–10pm

FRINGE: Not Lost, But Gone Before

Church House

All Saints' School

199

9.30–10.30pm

FRINGE: Whatever Happened To Vandal Raptor?

Ilkley Playhouse

All Saints' School

SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER

All Saints' School

200

11am–1pm

Colette Bryce: Poetry Manuscript Masterclass

Manor House Education Room

201

11am–1pm

Marina Lewycka Masterclass

Clarke Foley Centre

202

11am–5pm

Manor House Information Day

Manor House

175

10am–3pm

226

10.30, 11.15, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, Fabulous Story Sacks 3pm

All Saints' School

176

10am, 11am, 12pm

FRINGE: Hart Farm

227

10–10.45am

Code Breakers!

228

10–10.45am

The Guggenheim Mystery

229

10am–12.30pm, 1.30–4pm

Fairytale Animation Workship

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195

SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER Grimm and Co.: The Fairytale Museum

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Ilkley Bandstand

All Saints' School

SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER 230

10.30–11.15am

The Cow Who Fell to Earth

All Saints' School

177

11am–1pm

Daljit Nagra Masterclass: Make it New

Manor House Education Room

178

11am–5pm

Manor House Information Day

Manor House

231

11.30am–12.15pm

Mrs Mole, I'm Home!

All Saints' School

232

11.30am–12.15pm

Bad Mermaids!

All Saints' School

233

12–12.45pm

Perijee & Me

All Saints' School

234

1–1.45pm

I'm Going to Eat This Ant

All Saints' School

235

1.30–2.15pm

There's Broccoli in my Ice Cream!

All Saints' School

236

1.45–2.35pm, 3–3.50pm, 4.455.35pm

What the Ladybird Heard: Interactive Storytime with Mud Pie Arts All Saints' School

179

1.30–2.30pm

Words, Women and War: Forgotten Female Voices of the Great War

Ilkley Playhouse

180

1.30–2.30pm

A Revolution of Feeling: Rachel Hewitt on The Enlightenment

St. Margaret's Hall

181

1.45–2.45pm

Kamila Shamsie: Home Fire

Ilkley Playhouse

182

2–3pm

Greg James and Chris Smith: Kid Normal

Kings Hall

183

2–4pm

Drop-In Workshop: Creatre Your Own Visual Poetry

Manor House

184

2–4pm

Riverside Walk Writing Workshop with Jade Cuttle

Manor House Education Room

185

2.30pm–4.30pm inc. interval

Chapbook Battle with Daljit Nagra

Church House

186

3.30–4.30pm

A Secret Sisterhood: Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney St. Margaret's Hall

187

3.45–4.45pm

George Costigan in Conversation: Walter Swan Trust Lecture

188

4.30–5.30pm

189

SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER 1–4pm, Manor 203 House Courtyard Pop Up Poetry Readings at 2pm

Across Ilkley

204

1–2pm & 3–4pm

tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal present: The Ugly Duckling

All Saints' School

205

3-4pm

FRINGE: Moving Words: Poetry-oke!

All Saints' School

206

1–3pm

Tim Pears Masterclass

Manor House Education Room

207

1.30–2.30pm

Catastrophe/ Galiiilyo: Somali Poet 'Weedhsame' and Daljit Nagra

Ilkley Playhouse

208

2–3pm

Fergal Keane: Wounds: A Memoir of Love and War

Kings Hall

209

2–3pm

Julian Bell: What is Painting?

Ilkley Playhouse

210

2–3pm

Harry Michell and David Lascelles: Page to Screen

Clarke Foley Centre

211

3.15–4.15pm

Conradology: Agnieszka Dale and Jan Krasnowolski

St. Margaret's Hall

212

3.15–4.15pm

British Museum: Poetry Reading by Daljit Nagra, Colette Bryce and Ilkley Playhouse Jade Cuttle

213

3.30–4.30pm

Other Cinema: Sue Clayton

Ilkley Playhouse

214

4–5pm

Inferior? Women and Science: Angela Saini

Clarke Foley Centre

215

4.45–5.45pm

The Lie of the Land: Tim Pears and Amanda Craig

St. Margaret's Hall

216

4.45–5.45pm

Head Coverings: Reflections from Women of Faith

Ilkley Playhouse

217

5–6pm

Liz Mistry, A.A. Dhand, Stephen Wade: Crime in Your Backyard

Ilkley Playhouse

218

6–7pm

Camilla The Untold Story: Penny Junor

Clarke Foley Centre

219

6.15–7.45pm

New Writing Showcase

Ilkley Playhouse

Ilkley Playhouse

220

7.30–8.30pm

Bread for All - The Origins of the Welfare State: Chris Renwick

St. Margaret's Hall

Shami Chakrabarti: Of Women

Kings Hall

221

7.30–8.30pm

James Hornsby Presents: David Copperfield

Otley Courthouse

5–6pm

Lempen Puppets: Cardboard Carnival

Ilkley Playhouse

222

7.30–8.45pm

A One Night Stand with Barrie Rutter

Kings Hall

190

5.30–6.30pm

Gravel Heart: Abdulrazak Gurnah in discussion with Qaisra Shahraz St. Margaret's Hall

223

8–9pm

Martin Bell: War and the Death of the News

Clarke Foley Centre

191

5.45–6.45pm

Reni Eddo-Lodge: Why Race Matters

Ilkley Playhouse

224

8–9.10pm

Northanger Abbey: Presented by Box Tale Soup

Ilkley Playhouse

192

7–8pm

FRINGE: Every Leaf Tells A Story

Church House

225

8.30–10pm

Open Mic

Ilkley Playhouse

193

7.15–8.15pm

New Responses to Jane Austen: Daljit Nagra, Kate Fox, Jade Cuttle Ilkley Playhouse and Marina Lewycka

194

7.30–8.30pm

Evan Davis: Post Truth

Kings Hall

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BEYOND THE FESTIVAL: WEDNESDAY 22 NOVEMBER 238

7.30–8.30pm

Henry Blofeld

Kings Hall

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INDEX OF AUTHORS author

event no.

Adams, Emma 120 Adcock, Fleur 170 Aldred, David 59 Alford, Stephen 137 Al-Khalili, Jim 21 Armitage, Simon 93 Astley, Neil 132 Aylward, Alex 57 Bahn, Paul 77 Bankovskis, Pauls 22 Basu, Shrabani 159 Bedford, Martyn 92 Bell, Julian 209 Bell, Martin 223 Bellwood, Matthew 120 Bennett, Alan 5 Berry, Dominic 104 Biswell, Andrew 117 Blaszczyk, Regina Lee 153 Blofeld, Henry 238 Booker, Malika 39, 40 Box Tale Soup, 224 Braithwaite, Sir Rodric 16 Brooke-Taylor, Tim 15 Bryant, Chris 121 Bryce, Colette 200, 212 Buttler, James 52 Bynum, Helen 13 Bynum, William 13 Carroll, Emma 227 Cashdan, Liz 8 Cerasi, Jessica 134 Chakrabarti, Shami 188 Chatterjee, Debjani 45 Clayton, Sue 213 Cockshott, Alex 130 Coe, Amanda 49, 63 Coleman, Stephen 62 Concordiamici 50 Conn, David 196

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INDEX OF AUTHORS author

event no.

Constantine, David 170 Cooke, Trish 212 Costigan, George 187 Cox, Brendan 85 Craig, Amanda 215 Cuttle, Jade 81, 105, 184, 193, 202, 212, 219 Daahir Ismaaciil ‘Weedhsame’, Xasan 207 Dale, Agnieszka 211 Davis, Evan 194 Dawkins, Richard 76 Dawson, Juno 115, 131 Derbyshire, Victoria 30 Devine, Sir Tom 109 Dhand, A.A. 217 Dinsdale, Ann 31 Doegar, Edward 165 Doughty, Louise 49 Duhig, Ian 14, 169 Dunant, Sarah 29 Duncan, Ronnie 26 Eddo-Lodge, Reni 191 Elliot, Francis 59 Evans, Alex 138 Eyres, Patrick 26 Fairley, John 71 Faulks, Ben 10 Feather, Dawn 229 Fell, Alison 23 Ferguson, Moira 79 Finlay, Ian Hamilton 1 Fisher, Claire 219 Fletcher, Jamie 55, 120 Fletcher, Simon 45 Flitcroft, Sandra 106, 183 Fowler, Alys 83 Fox, Kate 193 Friend, Andy 36 Gaston, Elizabeth 40 Gee, Maggie 92

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author

event no.

Glover, Julian 94 Gorman, Ed 44 Grant, Colin 99, 107 Grant, Linda 19 Grayling, A.C. 110 Greenfield, Adam 24 Grimm and Co. 175 Groskop, Viv 171 Gurnah, Abdulrazak 190 ,197 Guvi, Tanya 202, 219 Hall, Alan 79 Hanna, Dr.Sameh 47 Hannah, Mari 150 Hannah, Sophie 82 Harris, Joanne 173 Heffer, Simon 127 Hewitt, Rachel 180 Hickman, Katie 12 Hollinghurst, Alan 164 Hornsby, James 221 Horst, Jørn Lier 78 Huddleston, Yvette 187 Hughes-Hallet, Lucy 86 Iannucci, Armando 118 Ikstena, Nora 22 Ironside, Graham 71 James, Greg 182 Jarvis 231 Jebelli, Joesph 17 Jeffries, Stuart 108 Jenkins, Simon 195 John, Rebecca 18 Joyce, Rachel 43 Junor, Penny 218 Kay, Sanjida 135 Kazmi, Basir Sultan 45 Keane, Fergal 197, 208 Kerrigan, Simon 97 Khair, Tabish 152 Kostova, Elizabeth 103

author

event no.

Kovalyk, Uršuľa 154 Krasnowolski, Jane 211 Lancaster, Philip 168 Lascelles, David 210 Lempen Puppets 189 Leonard, M.G. 148, 149 Lewycka, Marina 193, 201 Li, Winnie M. 161 Lihoreau, Tim 11 Lofthouse, Irene 179 Mackenzie, Emily 235 Macmillan, Ann 151 Maconie, Stuart 6, 25 March, Char 42 Marcus, Carmen 135 Martin, Andrew 67, 69 Mayhew, Emily 114 McCarthy, Angela 109 McGivering, Jill 145 McLeod, John 152 Medway, Jim 121 Michell, Harry 129, 210 Midorikawa, Emily 186 Millican, Sarah 144 Mirza, Shazia 54 Mistry, Liz 217 Monaghan, Andrew 139 Montgomery, Ross 233 Moore, Kim 25 Moore, Victoria 91 Mott, Sue 158 Mud Pie Arts, 236 Murray, Judy 68 Muslim Women’s Council 216 Nagra, Daljit 177, 185, 193, 207, 212 Naylor-Ballesteros, Chris 234 Nichols, Grace 170 Niland, Richard 211 North Country Theatre, 87 Orwin, Martin 207

author

event no.

Osman, Richard 37 Owen, Dave 121 Parker, Harry 114 Pears, Tim 206, 215 Pennington, Michael 28, 46 Phinn, Gervase 160 Poovaya-Smith, Nima 84 Potter, Jane 23 Potts, Laura 202, 219 Pounder, Sibéal 232 Pulley, Natasha 124, 128 Reeves, Rachel 102 Renwick, Chris 220 Robben, Jaap 70 Roberts, Gavin 168 Roberts, Michèle 12, 31, 33 Rooney, Rachel 66 Rosen, Michael 60 Rosen, Ruth 119 Ross, Jacob 92 Rutter, Barrie 222 Ryder, Dan 202, 219 Sacred Sounds 166 Saini, Angela 214 Sansom, Peter 25, 35 Sarpong, June 157 Scally Clarke, Michelle 121 Scott, Jane 40 Scott, Lawerence 101, 107 Scott, Richard 165 Searle, Chris 15 Seiffert, Rachel 103, 111 Shahaz, Qaisra 190 Shamsie, Kamila 169, 181, 197 Shannon, Samantha 58 Shay, Helen 42 Shields, Steffie 125, 140 Shireen, Nadia 230 Singh, Vivek 142 Smith, Alison 170

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author

event no.

Smith, Angela K. 23 Smith, Chris 182 Smith, Paul 61 Smith, Rommi 42 Smyth, Richard 41 Snaith, Mahsuda 161 Snow, Peter 151 Society of Young Publishers North Branch 38 Spence, Charles 90 Spencer, Charles 156 Spurling, Hilary 143 Stevens, Robin 228 Story Sacks 226 Storytime Band 173 Styles, Rhyannon 53 Subramaniam, Arundhathi 165 Subramaniam, Shrikant 59 Sutherland, Kathryn 133, 140 Sutter, Mandy 219 Swarup, Radhika 145 Sweeney, Emma Claire 186 Theils, Lone 78 Todorović, Dana 154 Toynbee, Polly 172 tutti frutti 204 Verbeke, Annelies 70 Vickers, Salley 51 Vine, Jeremy 72 Wade, Stephen 217 Walker, David 172 Walker, Jed 121 Waterhouse, Valerie 113 Whale, John 31 Wheatle, Alex 141 Wilbourne, David 162 Williams, Sian 97 Woods, Jude 120 Wright, Martine 158 York Theatre Royal, 204 Zomerplaag, Alex Von 100


FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER – SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER 2017

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PUBLIC FUNDERS

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• Books signed by Festival authors will also be available at our shop on The Grove (just along from Bettys) • If you can’t get to a session but would like to reserve a signed book, just pop in or give us a call • We will be pleased to post books to you if you can’t get to Ilkley

OFFICIAL SUPPORTERS

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Venues Coordinator: Mosa Mpetha Stage Managers: Conor Whelan, Jan Hilditch, Lauren Day, Alex Fullelove, Sarah Wilson, Sammy Gooch, Ceri Pitches, Natasha Farnworth, Becky Harrison Playhouse Catering: Chloe Walker PR Agency: Anita Morris Associates Copy Checking: Abbey Vale Copy Writing Assistants: Pippa Feldberg Collins, Stephen Creek Web Site: Johnathan Kendall, Vitamin K Graphic Design: Richard Honey, dg3

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