Thursday, 27 September 2018

Ilkley Literature Festival 28 September - 14 October

With details of Competitions and more:



1 Week To Go Until Ilkley Literature Festival 2018


Following our event last night with the amazing Nadiya Hussain we are now counting down to the Festival getting underway properly next week!

Countdown and The Apprentice star Nick Hewer kicks off 17 days of events across Ilkley when he opens the Festival on Friday 28 September- and from fiction and poetry to history and science, we have events to suit you whatever your interests.

Tickets are now SOLD OUT for Alan Bennett, Susan Calman, Oz Clarke, Lucy Mangan, Kate Mosse, Jane Glover, Michael Pennington and Salley Vickers but tickets are still available for many events including:
Horrible Histories with Terry Deary (last few tickets!),
Patrick Gale (last few tickets!)
Mark Billingham and A.A. Dhand (last few tickets!),
Bobby Seagull on the magic of maths (last few tickets!),
Aardman Animation Workshops (last few tickets!)
Barry Cryer on J.B. Priestley,
Jacqueline Wilson,
Alan Johnson's musical memories,
Jack Monroe and Ruby Tandoh in conversation,
Geoffrey Roberston Q.C.
Paddy Ashdown on standing up to Hitler,
Radical children's books with Michael Rosen and Kim Reynolds
Speeches of Note with Shaun Usher
YA fiction from Melvin Burgess,
Owen Sheers on 70 years of the NHS
Bookshambles podcast with Robin Ince and Jeremy Dyson,
Poetry with Gillian Clarke and Finuala Dowling,
Improve your cooking with Rosemary Shrager.

Click here to view the full programme and book your tickets

Cake Decorating Competition Winners


Following tough deliberations, the judges of our cake decorating competition picked their winners last night.

12 year old Alice Locker wowed judges from Bettys and Nigel Walsh, Chair of the Festival Board, with the airbrushing and stencilling skill on the cake - steam Punk Tin Man’s Heart from The Wizard of Oz cake was award first prize.

Tizzy Burrows came in second place with a colourful The Very Hungry Caterpillar cake featuring beautifully iced butterfly wings and third place went to Francesca Beevers, whose hand piped lettering on her Black Beauty cake was praised for its neatness. A cake inspired by The Secret Garden featuring an apple tree and swing made by Tara Riley-Smith was awarded fourth place.

Festival Director Rachel Feldberg said, ‘We were amazed by the skill and talent on show with the cakes entered into the competition. The judges had a really difficult time making their decision and everyone who entered should feel very proud of themselves.’

(Photos: c. Maria Spadafora)

How to book:

Book online: www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk
Open 24hrs

Book by phone: 01943 816714
Opening hours:
29 Aug to 28 Sep: 10am - 5pm Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri and 10am - 7pm Wed
29 Sep to 14 Oct: 10am - 5pm Mon to Fri and 10am – 12pm Sat & Sun


Copyright © 2018 Ilkley Literature Festival, All rights reserved.




Ilkley Literature Festival
9 The Grove, Ilkley LS29 9LW
01943 601210
info@ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk

Registered in England and Wales Company No: 1061343
Ilkley Literature Festival ltd. is a registered charity. Charity No: 501801

 




Enter our Family Cake Decorating Competition

The first event of #ILF18 takes place on Thursday 20 September, when baking super star Nadiya Hussain comes to the Kings Hall to tell us all about her latest book - there are still a few tickets left so book now to avoid disappointment!

Whether you are coming to see Nadiya or not, you can enter our Family Cake Decorating competition on Thursday night! The judges, including cake decorating experts from Bettys, want to see your most beautiful and creative cakes inspired by children's books. Prizes include tickets to Festival events and a celebration cake from Bettys.

Click here for full details on how to enter.

Competitions and Creepy Crawlies... Poetry at #ILF18

The 2018 Poet in Residence Imtiaz Dharker and Apprentice Poet in Residence Ian Walker have planned a host of poetry events, from readings with leading poets including Gillian Clarke and Carol Ann Duffy to workshops inspired by something just a little unusual.

As well as programming events and doing her own readings, Imtiaz will be judging the poetry competition and hosting the new writing showcase. Find out more about her Festival highlights here.

Ian will be reading with Andrew McMillan, Zaffar Kunial and Inua Ellams, hosting a silent poetry disco and running workshops inspired by invertebrates. Discover why he picked insects as the theme for his workshops here.

More Staff Festival Picks

Following on from Friday, we asked the rest of the team what they are looking forward to most at #ILF18...

Alex, Head of Marketing:
Unexplained Live with Richard Maclean-Smith

I am a sucker for an unsolved mystery, especially if there's a paranormal twist so I have been binge-listening to the Unexplained podcast on the way to work in anticipation of this event. I love the way Maclean-Smith builds tension and atmosphere as he recounts stories that combine the mundane with the truly sinister.

Michael Rosen and Kim Reynolds: Reading and Rebellion
Kim Reynolds was one of my lectures at university and her knowledge of children's literature is almost unparalleled, but Michael Rosen can probably match her. Children's literature is often overlooked as being simply entertainment but it has long been used as a vehicle for the spread of radical political ideas and I am sure that Kim and Michael will have some eye-opening facts about what's been hidden in the pages of picture books.

Erica, Assistant Festival Director
Stuart Cosgrove: Harlem 69

Former NME writer Stuart Cosgrove has been unfolding the story of soul music in 1960s America one city at a time. If you have ever thrilled to the records of Marvin, Otis, Aretha and hundreds of others that created the driving rhythm which throbbed through the immense social changes of the era, then you won’t want to miss this deep dive into the evolution not just of soul music, but of the soul of a nation.

Shaun Usher: Speeches of Note
Shaun Usher’s collection of fascinating historical correspondence, Letters of Note, became something of a literary phenomenon with the Letters Live performances it spawned. With his new book, Usher has turned his attention towards the clarion call of the public speech. His eclectic selection of moving, memorable, inspiring and sometimes world-changing words runs from Socrates to Nick Cave, and from Richard Nixon to Kermit the Frog!

Alison, Education and Outreach Officer
Ghost Boys - Muhammad Khan and Jewell Parker Rhodes
I am really looking forward to our event with Jewell Parker Rhodes, a high profile American children's author, speaking with emerging YA author Muhammad Khan about the challenges young people face today, and how they address these in their work.

Wordsfest with Kevin Brooks
Wordsfest is always a great event as it's a whole afternoon of workshops for young people, along with an author talk from the fantastic Kevin Brooks. Definitely a top pick for teens who love creative writing.

Pakeezah, Programme Coordinator
Ruby Tandoh & Jack Monroe
This is a great pairing and I am really interested in how both writers talk about food from a social and cultural perspective.

What Would Boudicca Do?
As well as being an empowering and important book, this seems like a really fun celebration of iconic women through the ages.

Nikesh Shukla- Run Riot and The One Who Wrote Destiny
I am a big fan of Nikesh both as a writer and social commentator, really looking forward to having him with us to showcase and share both his YA and adult fiction this year. He will also be judging our short story competition - so we are keeping him busy!
 

How to book:

Book online: www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk
Open 24hrs

Book by phone: 01943 816714
Opening hours:
29 Aug to 28 Sep: 10am - 5pm Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri and 10am - 7pm Wed
29 Sep to 14 Oct: 10am - 5pm Mon to Fri and 10am – 12pm Sat & Sun


Copyright © 2018 Ilkley Literature Festival, All rights reserved.




Ilkley Literature Festival
9 The Grove, Ilkley LS29 9LW
01943 601210
info@ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk

Registered in England and Wales Company No: 1061343
Ilkley Literature Festival ltd. is a registered charity. Charity No: 501801

 


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