Jenny Éclair, Robert Daws, John Challis, Barry Norman CBE and Ted Robbins are heading to the Ampthill Literary Festival
Jenny Éclair, Robert Daws, John Challis, Barry Norman CBE and Ted Robbins are heading to the Ampthill Literary Festival…
Forget the muddy Glastonbury turf or the long trip up to Edinburgh because today Ampthill Festival organisers have revealed a star-studded line up that will take part in this year’s Ampthill Literary Festival on the 11th July -confirming that the Georgian Market town is seemingly the place to be this summer for beers, books and bands!
In just its second year the team behind the Ampthill Literary Festival has have attracted the brilliant comedian, and only female winner of the Perrier Award for comedy, Jenny Éclair as the headline author. Another familiar face adding to this year’s festivities will be none other than John Challis, best known for playing the well-loved ‘Boycie’ from Only Fools and Horses.
Joining them will be actor and author Robert Daws (Poldark, The Royal, Jeeves & Wooster), Barry Norman CBE and the host for the day is none other than actor/comedian Ted Robbins (Phoenix Nights, Benidorm, The Slammer).
Along with some famous faces, lit lovers will too be wowed by the incredible mind of local science writer Alanna Collin as she launches her debut book, 10% Human, published by industry giant Harper Collins.
Ampthill’s sister festival, Amp Rocks recently announced that indie chart toppers Razorlight will headline the Friday night event just a stones throw away at Ampthill park.
Ampthill Literary Festival Chair Rachel Lewis said: ‘We are obviously delighted to have such a brilliantly talented line-up of speakers coming to Ampthill on 11th July. With so many A-Listers and superb entertainers, we’re set for a sell out! So the only way to make sure you get to hear your favourite speaker is to book early.’
With yet more incredible talent from the literary world to be announced over the coming weeks book lovers are preparing for a festival to remember, without the mud!