Gladfest 2018

Friday 7th September to Sunday 9th September 2018

Weekend tickets give you full access to Gladfest across the weekend and include your choice of talks. Places are limited.

Weekend Ticket

A great way to experience Gladfest 2018. The ticket price includes your choice of any 10 talks Friday - Sunday.
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  • Diane Atkinson - Rise Up, Women!
    Fri 7th Sep, 18:00 to 19:00
    Join Diane for a thrilling hour of rebellious women.

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  • Theatr Clwyd - Lord of the Flies: A Preview
    Fri 7th Sep, 20:00 to 21:30
    The team gives us an exclusive preview reading of their Lord of the Flies production.

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  • Sam Guglani - In Conversation with Richard Holloway
    Sat 8th Sep, 10:00 to 11:00
    Talk: The pair talk meaning, values and human mortality in sickness and medicine.

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  • Peter Moore - Endeavour: The Ship and the Attitude that Changed the World
    Sat 8th Sep, 11:30 to 12:30
    Talk: Peter Moore sets out to explore the untold lives of the remarkable ship, Endeavour.

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  • Annabel Abbs - Re-imagining Lost Lives: The Challenges of Biographical Fiction
    Sat 8th Sep, 11:30 to 12:30
    Talk: Join Annabel Abbs as she explains how she weaves fragments of fact into fully realised lives.

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  • Lucy Mangan - Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading
    Sat 8th Sep, 13:00 to 14:00
    Talk: Lucy talks to Sarah Perry about her best-loved books.

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  • Melissa Harrison - All Among the Barley
    Sat 8th Sep, 13:00 to 14:00
    Talk: Melissa Harrison talks about her new novel, All Among the Barley.

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  • Kit de Waal - From My Name is Leon to The Trick to Time
    Sat 8th Sep, 14:30 to 15:30
    Talk: Kit de Waal talks about her two novels.

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  • Malachy Tallack - The Valley at the Centre of the World
    Sat 8th Sep, 14:30 to 15:30
    Talk: Malachy Tallack talks about his first novel.

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  • Richard Holloway - Waiting for the Last Bus: Reflections on Life and Death
    Sat 8th Sep, 16:00 to 17:00
    Talk: Richard Holloway explores where we go when we die.

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  • Simon Grennan - Marie Duval Rediscovered
    Sat 8th Sep, 16:00 to 17:00
    Talk: Simon Grennan immerses you in the exciting, strange and compelling world of Victorian comics genius, Marie Duval.

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  • Martyn Percy - Reasonable Radical?
    Sat 8th Sep, 17:30 to 18:30
    Talk: Peter Francis talks to one of the most interesting voices in the Church today.

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  • Sally Magnusson - The Sealwoman's Gift
    Sat 8th Sep, 20:30 to 21:30
    Talk: Sally Magnusson talks about her new novel.

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  • Joanna Cannon - Three Things About Elsie
    Sun 9th Sep, 10:00 to 11:00
    Talk: Joanna Cannon talks to Peter Francis about her second novel.

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  • Ian Parks - Citizens: The Poetry of Ian Parks
    Sun 9th Sep, 10:00 to 11:00
    Talk: Ian Parks returns to Gladfest to introduce a career-spanning reading of his work.

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  • Richard Beard - The Day that Went Missing
    Sun 9th Sep, 11:30 to 12:30
    Talk: Peter Francis interviews Richard Beard about a heart-rending and personal tragedy.

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  • Penny Boxall - Official Book Launch: Who Goes There?
    Sun 9th Sep, 11:30 to 12:30
    Talk: The official book launch of Penny Boxall's second poetry collection.

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  • Michèle Roberts - A Writing Life
    Sun 9th Sep, 13:00 to 14:00
    Talk: Michèle Roberts reflects on her writing life.

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  • Sheena Wilkinson - Writing the Spanish Flu
    Sun 9th Sep, 13:00 to 14:00
    Talk: Sheena Wilkinson introduces her new novel on the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918.

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  • Miranda Kaufmann - Black Tudors: The Untold Story
    Sun 9th Sep, 14:30 to 15:30
    Talk: Miranda Kaufmann tells the story of the Africans who lived and died in sixteenth-century England.

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  • Sarah Perry - Melmoth is Coming...
    Sun 9th Sep, 16:00 to 17:00
    Talk: Sarah Perry discusses her hotly-awaited third novel.

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Choose to attend Gladfest for the day on Saturday or Sunday. The ticket price includes your choice of talks on that day.

Saturday 8th September

Price includes your choice of any 5 talks.
-0+ £ 30.00
  • Sam Guglani - In Conversation with Richard Holloway
    Sat 8th Sep, 10:00 to 11:00
    Talk: The pair talk meaning, values and human mortality in sickness and medicine.

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  • Peter Moore - Endeavour: The Ship and the Attitude that Changed the World
    Sat 8th Sep, 11:30 to 12:30
    Talk: Peter Moore sets out to explore the untold lives of the remarkable ship, Endeavour.

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  • Annabel Abbs - Re-imagining Lost Lives: The Challenges of Biographical Fiction
    Sat 8th Sep, 11:30 to 12:30
    Talk: Join Annabel Abbs as she explains how she weaves fragments of fact into fully realised lives.

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  • Lucy Mangan - Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading
    Sat 8th Sep, 13:00 to 14:00
    Talk: Lucy talks to Sarah Perry about her best-loved books.

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  • Melissa Harrison - All Among the Barley
    Sat 8th Sep, 13:00 to 14:00
    Talk: Melissa Harrison talks about her new novel, All Among the Barley.

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  • Kit de Waal - From My Name is Leon to The Trick to Time
    Sat 8th Sep, 14:30 to 15:30
    Talk: Kit de Waal talks about her two novels.

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  • Malachy Tallack - The Valley at the Centre of the World
    Sat 8th Sep, 14:30 to 15:30
    Talk: Malachy Tallack talks about his first novel.

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  • Richard Holloway - Waiting for the Last Bus: Reflections on Life and Death
    Sat 8th Sep, 16:00 to 17:00
    Talk: Richard Holloway explores where we go when we die.

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  • Simon Grennan - Marie Duval Rediscovered
    Sat 8th Sep, 16:00 to 17:00
    Talk: Simon Grennan immerses you in the exciting, strange and compelling world of Victorian comics genius, Marie Duval.

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  • Martyn Percy - Reasonable Radical?
    Sat 8th Sep, 17:30 to 18:30
    Talk: Peter Francis talks to one of the most interesting voices in the Church today.

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  • Sally Magnusson - The Sealwoman's Gift
    Sat 8th Sep, 20:30 to 21:30
    Talk: Sally Magnusson talks about her new novel.

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Sunday 9th September

Price includes your choice of any 5 talks.
-0+ £ 30.00
  • Joanna Cannon - Three Things About Elsie
    Sun 9th Sep, 10:00 to 11:00
    Talk: Joanna Cannon talks to Peter Francis about her second novel.

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  • Ian Parks - Citizens: The Poetry of Ian Parks
    Sun 9th Sep, 10:00 to 11:00
    Talk: Ian Parks returns to Gladfest to introduce a career-spanning reading of his work.

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  • Richard Beard - The Day that Went Missing
    Sun 9th Sep, 11:30 to 12:30
    Talk: Peter Francis interviews Richard Beard about a heart-rending and personal tragedy.

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  • Penny Boxall - Official Book Launch: Who Goes There?
    Sun 9th Sep, 11:30 to 12:30
    Talk: The official book launch of Penny Boxall's second poetry collection.

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  • Michèle Roberts - A Writing Life
    Sun 9th Sep, 13:00 to 14:00
    Talk: Michèle Roberts reflects on her writing life.

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  • Sheena Wilkinson - Writing the Spanish Flu
    Sun 9th Sep, 13:00 to 14:00
    Talk: Sheena Wilkinson introduces her new novel on the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918.

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  • Miranda Kaufmann - Black Tudors: The Untold Story
    Sun 9th Sep, 14:30 to 15:30
    Talk: Miranda Kaufmann tells the story of the Africans who lived and died in sixteenth-century England.

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  • Sarah Perry - Melmoth is Coming...
    Sun 9th Sep, 16:00 to 17:00
    Talk: Sarah Perry discusses her hotly-awaited third novel.

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Get creative with a selection of practical workshops and masterclasses across the festival weekend.

Workshop Ticket

A selection of workshops with established authors. The ticket prices includes all 4 workshops Saturday - Sunday.
-0+ £ 48.00
  • Ian Parks - Finding a Voice: Poetry Writing Workshop
    Sat 8th Sep, 10:00 to 11:30
    Workshop: Ian Parks suggests ways in which writers can identify their own individual voice.

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  • Sheena Wilkinson - Not Just the Same as us in Longer Frocks
    Sat 8th Sep, 13:00 to 14:30
    Workshop: Sheena Wilkinson teaches how to make historical characters believable.

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  • Annabel Abbs - Creating a Powerful Sense of Time and Place
    Sat 8th Sep, 16:00 to 17:30
    Workshop: Annabel Abbs reveals techniques for creating a vivid and vibrant sense of place.

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  • Penny Boxall - Writing the Stranger and the Self
    Sun 9th Sep, 13:00 to 14:30
    Workshop: Read poems that make the familiar strange and write poems to welcome the stranger.

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Become a Gladvocate!

Help us keep Gladfest thriving and as affordable as possible. Donate and receive a goodie bag (including a Gladvocate car sticker and pencil), an invite to VIP drinks with the festival authors, and have your name featured online and on our supporters poster!
-0+ £ 25.00

Diane Atkinson - Rise Up, Women!
Fri 7th Sep, 18:00 to 19:00
Talk: Join Diane Atkinson for a thrilling hour of rebellious women.
-0+ £ 7.00
Theatr Clwyd - Lord of the Flies: A Preview
Fri 7th Sep, 20:00 to 21:30
Talk: The team gives us an exclusive preview reading of their Lord of the Flies production.
-0+ £ 7.00
Sam Guglani - In Conversation with Richard Holloway
Sat 8th Sep, 10:00 to 11:00
Talk: The pair talk meaning, values and human mortality in sickness and medicine.
-0+ £ 7.00
Ian Parks - Finding a Voice: Poetry Writing Workshop
Sat 8th Sep, 10:00 to 11:30
Workshop: Ian Parks suggests ways in which writers can identify their own individual voice.
-0+ £ 14.00
Peter Moore - Endeavour: The Ship and the Attitude that Changed the World
Sat 8th Sep, 11:30 to 12:30
Talk: Peter Moore sets out to explore the untold lives of the remarkable ship, Endeavour.
-0+ £ 7.00
Annabel Abbs - Re-imagining Lost Lives: The Challenges of Biographical Fiction
Sat 8th Sep, 11:30 to 12:30
Talk: Join Annabel Abbs as she explains how she weaves fragments of fact into fully realised lives.
-0+ £ 7.00
Lucy Mangan - Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading
Sat 8th Sep, 13:00 to 14:00
Talk: Lucy talks to Sarah Perry about her best-loved books.
-0+ £ 7.00
Melissa Harrison - All Among the Barley
Sat 8th Sep, 13:00 to 14:00
Talk: Melissa Harrison talks about her new novel, All Among the Barley.
-0+ £ 7.00
Sheena Wilkinson - Not Just the Same as us in Longer Frocks
Sat 8th Sep, 13:00 to 14:30
Workshop: Sheena Wilkinson teaches how to make historical characters believable.
-0+ £ 14.00
Kit de Waal - From My Name is Leon to The Trick to Time
Sat 8th Sep, 14:30 to 15:30
Talk: Kit de Waal talks about her two novels.
-0+ £ 7.00
Malachy Tallack - The Valley at the Centre of the World
Sat 8th Sep, 14:30 to 15:30
Talk: Malachy Tallack talks about his first novel.
-0+ £ 7.00
Richard Holloway - Waiting for the Last Bus: Reflections on Life and Death
Sat 8th Sep, 16:00 to 17:00
Talk: Richard Holloway explores where we go when we die.
-0+ £ 7.00
Simon Grennan - Marie Duval Rediscovered
Sat 8th Sep, 16:00 to 17:00
Talk: Simon Grennan immerses you in the exciting, strange and compelling world of Victorian comics genius, Marie Duval.
-0+ £ 7.00
Annabel Abbs - Creating a Powerful Sense of Time and Place
Sat 8th Sep, 16:00 to 17:30
Workshop: Annabel Abbs reveals techniques for creating a vivid and vibrant sense of place.
-0+ £ 14.00
Martyn Percy - Reasonable Radical?
Sat 8th Sep, 17:30 to 18:30
Talk: Peter Francis talks to one of the most interesting voices in the Church today.
-0+ £ 7.00
Sally Magnusson - The Sealwoman's Gift
Sat 8th Sep, 20:30 to 21:30
Talk: Sally Magnusson talks about her new novel.
-0+ £ 7.00
Joanna Cannon - Three Things About Elsie
Sun 9th Sep, 10:00 to 11:00
Talk: Joanna Cannon talks to Peter Francis about her second novel.
-0+ £ 7.00
Ian Parks - Citizens: The Poetry of Ian Parks
Sun 9th Sep, 10:00 to 11:00
Talk: Ian Parks returns to Gladfest to introduce a career-spanning reading of his work.
-0+ £ 7.00
Richard Beard - The Day that Went Missing
Sun 9th Sep, 11:30 to 12:30
Talk: Peter Francis interviews Richard Beard about a heart-rending and personal tragedy.
-0+ £ 7.00
Penny Boxall - Official Book Launch: Who Goes There?
Sun 9th Sep, 11:30 to 12:30
Talk: The official book launch of Penny Boxall's second poetry collection.
-0+ £ 7.00
Michèle Roberts - A Writing Life
Sun 9th Sep, 13:00 to 14:00
Talk: Michèle Roberts reflects on her writing life.
-0+ £ 7.00
Sheena Wilkinson - Writing the Spanish Flu
Sun 9th Sep, 13:00 to 14:00
Talk: Sheena Wilkinson introduces her new novel on the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918.
-0+ £ 7.00
Penny Boxall - Writing the Stranger and the Self
Sun 9th Sep, 13:00 to 14:30
Workshop: Read poems that make the familiar strange and write poems to welcome the stranger.
-0+ £ 14.00
Miranda Kaufmann - Black Tudors: The Untold Story
Sun 9th Sep, 14:30 to 15:30
Talk: Miranda Kaufmann tells the story of the Africans who lived and died in sixteenth-century England.
-0+ £ 7.00
Sarah Perry - Melmoth is Coming...
Sun 9th Sep, 16:00 to 17:00
Talk: Sarah Perry discusses her hotly-awaited third novel.
-0+ £ 7.00

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