As we reach the middle of the year, there are even more literary festivals to choose from, celebrating some of the UK’s greatest writers. Tickets are usually very reasonable and a visit is a perfect way to find out more about some of the people and events you study on your Oxford Home Schooling distance learning courses.
Caterham Festival is held throughout the month and includes a wide variety of activities including book-related talks and tours. See http://caterhamfestival.org/festival-calendar.
From 12th – 14th June, the Althorp Estate will be hosting its annual literary event, this time including speakers such as Jung Chang, Jeremy Paxman and Kate Adie. BBC’s Question Time will be broadcast live from there. See the full programme at http://www.spencerofalthorp.com/literary-festival/programme
Broadstairs will be holding its Dickens Festival from 14th – 20th June, as it has almost every year since 1937. There are walks, costume parades, plays, talks, book readings and musical events. Many are free of charge. http://www.broadstairsdickensfestival.co.uk/
Stoke Literary Festival runs from the 20th to the 22nd of the month. It incorporates family events such as a fun day based on The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, as well as talks on Henry VIII and Arnold Bennett. David Starkey and Melvyn Bragg will both be appearing. See http://www.stokeliteraryfestival.org/
I have been working for Oxford Open Learning since 2010 and love helping my students with their English and History courses. As a teacher and personal tutor, I have taught pupils from all around the world, aged from three to adult. I am often to be found with my head in a book and sometimes I have four or five on the go at the same time. I love learning about History and Art and am passionate about literature.