The Tunbridge Wells Literary Festival

The Tunbridge Wells Literary Festival

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29/04/2022 - 03/05/2022
Free – £20

We are hugely excited to reveal the very first Tunbridge Wells Literary Festival! Coinciding with the celebratory opening of The Amelia Scott, the packed programme of events will bring together some of the nation’s favourite writers and exciting new voices.

Taking place across the full bank holiday weekend Friday 29 April to Monday 2 May and a range of venues including the Assembly Hall Theatre, The Amelia, The Forum, The Trinity and The Tunbridge Wells Hotel – we couldn’t be more proud of the lineup we have in store. And on that note…

We can reveal that David Baddiel will join us at the Assembly Hall Theatre as our Friday night headliner! David will be discussing his most recent authorial venture, ‘Jews Don’t Count’. A brave, indomitable and fundamentally necessary book. And the mighty Jo Brand will join us also at the AHT as our Saturday night headliner! Talking about her most recent book, ‘Born Lippy: How to Do Female’, a fantastically funny meditation on feminism and womanhood. TV’s Kate Humble and charismatic sports star Pat Nevin will also be joining us as our second duo of headliners. Kate will be with us on 30 April discussing her new recipe book ‘Home Cooked’ and Pat will join us on 2 May with his autobiographical ‘The Accidental Footballer’. Kate will be in conversation with Felicity Cloake and Pat with Andy Hamilton.

And so many more exciting artists for all literary tastes such as Darren Shan, Manjeet Mann and Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie will also be joining us across the weekend!

For more information on all the events happening during the festival and to book your ticket please visit

Full brochure link: tunbridge_wells_literary_festival_guide

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