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Julian and Gloria join town’s festival line-up

THERE promises to be another star line-up at this year’s Stratford Literary Festival.

THERE promises to be another star line-up at this year’s Stratford Literary Festival.

The event - which is due to take place in the Warwickshire town this spring - has drawn some of the biggest names in literature and entertainment. Among those taking part in this year’s event are Melvyn Bragg, Julian Clary and Gloria Hunniford.

Activities will be taking place at venues across Stratford-upon-Avon, including Avonbank Gardens and the Civic Hall.

Taking a break from his national tour, one of Britain’s best loved comedians Julian Clary will give an entertaining preview of his new novel Devil in Disguise. Broadcaster and writer Melvyn Bragg will also be discussing his latest work- Remember Me. Others booked to take part include Roy Hattersley, Libby Purves and Jasvinda Sanghera.

And there will be plenty for children to look forward to as well - including a celebration of the legendary Roald Dahl and a visit from children’s author Philip Reeve.

Annie Ashworth, who is organising the festival with Natasha Roderick-Jones, said: “Our second Festival promises to be every bit as exciting as our first last year, with an impressive line up and something to appeal to everyone.

“There are still some very exciting names on the verge of being confirmed so watch this space!”

All tickets cost from £8 for adults and £5 for children, with concessions for under 16s and over 60s. To find out more go to or call the box office on 01789 207100



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