From 10 March to 9 April, we are thrilled that The Theatre will be hosting a free exhibition to celebrate the authors who have spoken at previous Festivals. Silver Apples Photography has been capturing the writers, poets, actors, journalists and politicians who have contributed to ChipLitFest over the years. Enjoy these fabulous photos and come have some fun - match the authors' image to their name and win free tickets for this year's Festival. Details of opening times here.
Tickets for ChipLitFest 2017 are now on sale from Chipping Norton Theatre Box Office:
In person: Spring Street, Chipping Norton OX7 5NL
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In this special event three weeks ahead of the main Festival, Armando Iannucci, the comedy brain behind Alan Partridge and the sweary spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker, discusses the books he’d take to a desert island with Will Gompertz, the BBC’s Arts Editor. Armando abandoned his PhD on John Milton to pursue a career in comedy, we’ll find out who he would now include on his desert island bookshelf - will it be joke books or epic religious poetry? Tickets are on sale now
At ChipLitFest we operate a profit share scheme that means all participating authors are entitled to an equal share of our operating profit. Recently, there has been a growing call for authors to be fairly remunerated for their work at literary festivals, after all - no authors, no festival - and we strongly believe that all our authors are entitled to fair payment for the work they do. We are a small, young literary festival and our profits are not substantial but by creating an environment where the authors feel truly valued we will benefit and enlarge our audiences and, in turn, increase the profit we have to share. Read more about the scheme here.
As a ChipLitFest special, the irresistible new novel Lost for Words by Festival author Stephanie Butland is available to win now, before publication, from Readers First, the UK’s new reading and reviewing website. Click to enter or go to readersfirst.co.uk by Monday 27 March.
Directors: Martin Neild, Clare Mackintosh, Helen Dance, Penny Chapman, Jo Howard, Liz Sich, Cathy Horlick
Registered Charity: 1152866