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Copyright of the Repton Literary Festival

Company Number: 10620016

OUR PROGRAMME

We're so excited to share our Programme with you - it's informative and inspiring, but above all it's entertaining!

It's packed with an eclectic mix of interests and there's surely something for everyone packed into forty-eight hours of joyous literary overload!

To help you plan your weekend, we've created a programme of 'Acts & Scenes' representing the following areas of interest: History, Literature, Sport, Art, Music, Actors, Poetry and Kids Stuff!

 

Take a look at the big stories from our little village and start planning your Festival with us!

Tickets for all events are available through the Little Box Office - click here to book

ACT 1: HISTORY ROCKS:

FASCINATING FRIDAY (25TH OCTOBER):

SCENE 1: HISTORIC REPTON TOUR - Guided tour of the historic sites of Repton - 12.45pm - 1.45pm.

ADMISSION: £5.  Venue: The 400 Hall Theatre Foyer

SCENE 2: DR CAT JARMAN - The Vikings I have met in Repton - 2.00pm - 3.00pm.

ADMISSION: £10.  Venue: The 400 Hall Theatre

SCENE 3: ANDY AUSTEN - Historic insights into a historic village - 3.15pm - 4.15pm.

ADMISSION: £5.  Venue: The Tithe Barn

SCENE 4: CLARE TOWNSEND – The surprise that is Lichfield Cathedral Library - 4.30pm - 5.30pm.

ADMISSION: £8.  Venue: The Library

SCENE 5: HISTORIC REPTON TOUR - Guided tour of the historic sites of Repton - 5.30pm - 6.30pm.

ADMISSION: £5.  Venue: The 400 Hall Theatre Foyer

SCENE 6: JOHN PLOWRIGHT - Churchill, hero or villain? - 7.45pm - 8.45pm. 

ADMISSION: £8.  Venue:  The Library

 

SHOW-STOPPER SATURDAY (26TH OCTOBER):

SCENE 7: HISTORIC REPTON TOUR – Guided tour of the historic sites of Repton - 9.00am -10.00am.

ADMISSION: £5.  Venue: The 400 Hall Theatre Foyer

SCENE 8: HISTORIC REPTON TOUR – Guided tour of the historic sites of Repton - 5.30pm - 6.30pm.

ADMISSION: £5.  Venue: The 400 Hall Theatre Foyer

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT (27TH OCTOBER):

SCENE 9: MARK COCKER – The modern response to wild Repton -11:15am - 12.15pm.

ADMISSION: £8.  Venue: The 400 Hall Theatre

SCENE 10: HISTORIC REPTON TOUR – Guided tour of the historic sites of Repton - 12.30pm - 1.30pm. ADMISSION: £5.  Venue: The 400 Hall Theatre Foyer

ACT 2: LITERARY LOVER'S ADVENTURE:

 

FASCINATING FRIDAY (25TH OCTOBER):

SCENE 1: CHRIS BOULT – My crime fiction “IDENTITY” - 3.15pm - 4.15pm.

ADMISSION: £8.  Venue: The Library

SCENE 2: TBC 4.30pm - 5.30pm. 

SCENE 3: KATHRYN HUGHES – My letter to a million people - 7.45pm - 8.45pm.

ADMISSION: £8.  Venue: The Undercroft

SHOW-STOPPER SATURDAY (26TH OCTOBER):

SCENE 4: PAUL STEVENS – One Rare Book - 10.00am - 11.00am.

ADMISSION: £8.  Venue: The Library

SCENE 5: KATHERINE CONNELLY – The remarkable life of Sylvia Pankhurst -11.15am - 12.15pm.

ADMISSION: £8.  Venue: The Library

SCENE 6: RICHARD SHAW – A fat middle-aged man reversed Type 2 Diabetes! -11.15am - 12.15pm.

ADMISSION: £8.  Venue: The 400 Hall Theatre

 

SCENE 7: EDWINA CURRIE - “In fiction, you can tell the truth” - 11.15am - 12.15pm

ADMISSION: £8  Venue: The 400 Hall Theatre

REPTON TIME - EDWINA CURRIE, JOHNNY LEAVESLEY, ALAN MILLBAND, CHOPPER HOPE, BEN LAMB

“Lies, damned lies and politicians – who’s telling the truth now?” - 12.15pm - 1.15pm

ADMISSION: £10  Venue: The 400 Hall Theatre

SCENE 8: CATH EDWARDS – 'Love and Duty: The Lives of Georgian Women' - 12.30pm - 1.30pm.

"A glimpse into the interlinked lives of gentlewomen and working women in the 18th century”

ADMISSION: £8.  Venue: The Library

SCENE 9: KATHERINE BUCKNELL – The man whose writing inspired “Cabaret " - 1.45pm - 2.45pm. 

ADMISSION: £8.  Venue: The Library

SCENE 10: RICHARD NEWMAN – Veronica Bird: The exceptional Prison Governor - 3.00pm - 4.00pm.

ADMISSION: £8.  Venue: The Library

SCENE 11: EDMUND GORDON – Angela Carter: the exceptional twentieth-century female author - 4.15pm - 5.15pm. ADMISSION: £8.  Venue: The Library

SCENE 12: CAROLINE ENGLAND – From lawyer to author - 12.30pm - 1.30pm.

ADMISSION: £8.  Venue: R6 The Undercroft

SCENE 13: CAROLINE BALE – The Tale of the psychotherapist - 1.45pm - 2.45pm.

ADMISSION: £8.  Venue: The Undercroft

SCENE 14: STEPHEN BOOTH – - Cooper and Fry revealed 3.00pm - 4.00pm.

ADMISSION: £8.  Venue: The Undercroft

SCENE 15: JONATHAN GORNALL – The boat that changed my life - 4.15pm - 5.15pm.

ADMISSION: £8.  Venue: The Undercroft

SCENE 16: TBC

SCENE 17: TBC

SCENE 18: JOHNNY LEAVESLEY - Life and my first novel - 11.15am - 12.15pm  

ADMISSION: £8  Venue: The Undercroft

ACT 3: THE SPORTING LEAGUE:

 

FASCINATING FRIDAY (25TH OCTOBER):

SCENE 1: DR WAYNE ALLISON – Diversity and the coach in Football - 7.45pm - 8.45pm.

ADMISSION: £8.  Venue: The 400 Hall Theatre

ACT 4: THE ARTISTS GALLERY:

FASCINATING FRIDAY (25TH OCTOBER):

SCENE 1: Meet the Artist: Christian Birmingham – The illustrator's story - 3.15pm - 4.15pm.

ADMISSION: £8.  Venue: The New Court Gallery.

SHOW-STOPPER SATURDAY (26TH OCTOBER):

SCENE 2: Meet the Artist: Christian Birmingham – The illustrator's story - 11.15am -12.15pm. 

ADMISSION: £8.  Venue: The New Court Gallery.

SCENE 3: Meet the Artist: Christian Birmingham – The illustrator's story - 3.00pm to 4.00pm.

ADMISSION: £8.  Venue: The New Court Gallery.

SCENE 4: Meet the Artist: Christian Birmingham – The illustrator's - story 7.45pm to 8.45pm.

ADMISSION: £8.  Venue: The New Court Gallery.

THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND:

EXHIBITION ONE:

Christian Birmingham's illustrations for a new edition of Black Beauty

EXHIBITION TWO:

Derby High School U3's 'Towards Abstract Painting'

ACT 5: FESTIVAL MUSIC:

 

FASCINATING FRIDAY (25TH OCTOBER):

SCENE 1: BOSS & CO 5.30pm - 7.30pm. ADMISSION: £ Free with a ticket to any Festival event.

Venue: 400 Theatre Main Foyer

SCENE 2: Jazz 7.45pm - 10.00pm. ADMISSION: £8.

Venue: The Studio Theatre

SHOW-STOPPER SATURDAY (26TH OCTOBER):

SCENE 3: BOSS & CO 5.15pm - 7.45pm. ADMISSION: £ Free with a ticket to any Festival event.

Venue: 400 Theatre Main Foyer

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT (27TH OCTOBER):

SCENE 4: BOSS & CO 12.30pm - 2.00pm. ADMISSION: £ Free with a ticket to any Festival event.

Venue: 400 Theatre Main Foyer

ACT 6: THE ACTORS TALE:

 

FASCINATING FRIDAY (25TH OCTOBER):

SCENE 1: TBC 9.00am -10.00am.

SHOW-STOPPER SATURDAY (26TH OCTOBER):

SCENE 2: DAVID BRADLEY - The Actor’s Actor - 10.00am -11.00am.

ADMISSION: £12.  Venue: 400 Hall Theatre.

SCENE 3: DOMINIC DROMGOOLE - Will and Me are just good mates - 1.45pm - 2.45pm.

ADMISSION: £8.  Venue: 400 Hall Theatre.

SCENE 4: BEN LAMB - You’re Nicked by the TV - 3.00pm - 4.00pm.

ADMISSION: £8.  Venue: 400 Hall Theatre.

SCENE 5: TBC 4.15pm - 5.15pm.

SCENE 6: GEORGE RAINSFORD, NICK BURNS and BLAIR DUNLOP - 'Love from Boy: Roald Dahl's Letters to His Mother' - 7.45pm - 8.45pm.

ADMISSION: £8.  Venue: 400 Hall Theatre.

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT (27TH OCTOBER):

SCENE 7: COFFEE WITH OUR GUEST SPEAKERS 10.00am -11.00am. ADMISSION: £5.

Venue: The Studio Theatre

ACT 7: THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT:

SHOW-STOPPER SATURDAY (26TH OCTOBER):

 

SCENE 1: SUPER SATURDAY FOR CHILDREN @ THE STUDIO - Fun, Activities and Entertainment for under 12s all day. Featuring A.F. Harrold and other celebrities. 10.00am - 5.00pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the day. 

ADMISSION: £8 for the whole day (under 5s and one accompanying adult free of charge)

Venue: The Studio Theatre

ACT 8: THE POET'S & STORYTELLERS TALE:

 

FASCINATING FRIDAY (25TH OCTOBER):

SCENE 1: CATH EDWARDS - 'Tales from Beyond the Grave' - 9.00pm -10.00pm.

“ Creepy, poignant and funny tales – don’t walk home alone!”

ADMISSION: £5.  Venue: The Undercroft

SHOW-STOPPER SATURDAY (26TH OCTOBER):

SCENE 2: LICHFIELD POETS: ALL DAY.  Pop Up Appearances 

Tickets not required - donations on the day to the National Literacy Trust are invited.

Venue: 400 Hall Theatre Foyer and surprise locations

SCENE 3: BURTON’S RUNAWAY WRITERS: ALL DAY.  Pop Up Appearances and Poetry Wall.

Tickets not required - donations on the day to the National Literacy Trust are invited.

Venue: 400 Hall Theatre Foyer

SCENE 4: THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT WORD BONFIRE: ALL DAY.  ADMISSION: Act 8 Admission charges apply

Venue: The Studio Theatre

SCENE 5: THE TEAROOM: Tea with the Poets and other Guests -  3.00pm - 5.15pm.  ADMISSION: £10.

Venue: The Tithe Barn

SCENE 6:  7.30pm - 9.30pm GARY CARR - The ultimate 'Poets Open Mic' event and 9.30pm - 10.00pm  FERGUS McGONIGAL - Guest Poet. ADMISSION TO BOTH. £8.  Venue: The Studio Theatre

RLF will make every effort to present the programme as advertised however take no responsibility for unforeseen changes.

Tickets are non-refundable.

 

Limited wheelchair access is available in The 400 Hall Theatre, The Studio Theatre, New Court Gallery and The Tithe Barn.

There is no wheelchair access to The Undercroft, Library or for the Historic Repton Tours