Wednesday, 1 March 2017

16th Aldeburgh Literary Festival 2017

Aldeburgh Literary Festival 2017 takes place Thursday to Sunday, 2-5 March. Now in its 16th year, a series of events are lined up offering "a variety of talks, from the local to the global, the serious to the hilarious, the scientific to the philosophical." Events associated with the festival take place at the town's Jubilee Hall.

Aldeburgh is a coastal town in the English county of Suffolk, notable for having been the home of composer Benjamin Britten and the town also plays host to an annual Festival of Music and Arts, founded by Britten in 1948. The 2017 festival will take place from 9-25 June.

The literary festival, on the other hand, which is the initiative of the local Aldeburgh Bookshop, "fills the streets of Aldeburgh with visitors and conversation in a winter weekend." It describes itself as "a completely independent literary festival, receiving no grants or sponsorship."

Further information, including programme and schedule of events, is available from the website of The Aldeburgh Bookshop.

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