Saturday, 6 October 2018

Birmingham Literature Festival, 4-14 October 2018

With full details of the events coming up, this opening weekend at Birmingham Literature Festival:

Opening Weekend
at Birmingham Literature Festival
4-14 October

It's our opening weekend!

Events start tonight at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with the National Poetry Day event (sold out) and the Unwritten event. Tickets are available on the door.

We hope you're joining us during the festival. We've got nearly 50 events over 11 days, in 5 different venues.


In all cases, we will have your uncollected tickets with us at the venue your event is taking place in, as well as any unsold tickets available for sale.

You do not need to go to the Birmingham REP Box Office to collect your tickets before attending an event in another venue.

Getting around Birmingham:

If you're used to driving to events at the Birmingham REP, you may need to bear in mind that Paradise Circus is closed. You can still access the car park at Paradise Circus (which is the closest to the Birmingham REP) but you will need to take a route via Cambridge Street, at the back of the building. Please check Google Maps before you leave and allow extra time.

In all cases, public transport is usually the easiest option.

The Birmingham REP, Birmingham & Midland Institute and Ikon Gallery are within walking distance of both Birmingham Snow Hill and Birmingham New Street stations.

The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is closest to Birmingham Moor Street.

Martineau Gardens is near Cannon Hill Park in the south of the city.

All the venues are on plenty of bus routes as well. Go to National Express West Midlands for help planning your journey.

See you this weekend!


with David Lindo, Kate Bradbury and Matt Merritt

One of the fastest-growing writing genres, nature is capturing the imaginations of poets, novelists, non-fiction writers and scriptwriters alike.

Join our panel to talk about their own books, and what nature writing can offer for both the reader and the writer.

Friday 5 October, 6.30pm
Martineau Gardens
Tickets: £8 / £6.40 (concs)

We've just released 20 extra tickets to this free recording of the live broadcast of Any Questions, Radio 4's longest-running politics show.

Come and be in the audience and put your questions to the panel of politicians and commentators, which will be announced on the night.

Friday 5 October, 7pm - 9pm
The STUDIO, Birmingham REP
Free but booking required

in conversation with Lauren Laverne
One of the UK's most well-respected journalists and writers, Sali Hughes, will talk about her new book Pretty Iconic, as well as her views on the beauty industry and current social issues.

Saturday 6 October, 12.30pm
The STUDIO, Birmingham REP
Tickets: £12 / £9.60 (concs)

with Irenosen Okojie, Diana Evans, Yvvette Edwards and Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Four British writers with stories to tell; of their British upbringing as well as their Nigerian, Ugandan and Montserratian heritage.

Saturday 6 October, 4.30pm
The Birmingham & Midland Institute
Tickets: £8 / £6.40 (concs)

Join us for a night of disruptive and provocative poetry, performance and music, celebrating all things Dada!

Saturday 6 October, 8pm
The STUDIO, Birmingham REP
Tickets: £10 / £8 (concs)

Wendy Mitchell, written with Anna Wharton

The first memoir ever written by someone living with dementia, Wendy Mitchell confronts some of the most profound questions about life and identity as she learns to embrace her new life.

Sunday 7 October, 4pm
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Tickets: £8 / £6.40 (concs)

Birmingham Literature Festival | a project of Writing West Midlands
Writing West Midlands is an Arts Council England NPO.

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