Stay safe, cosy and warm at home. Experience the Cambridge winter festival from anywhere in the world.
Winter Festival Online – My thoughts
Along with others I responded to an intriguing request from Alison at the Cambridge Literary Festival for support in spreading the word that this years Winter Festival will take place totally online.
I am thrilled to let you all know what is taking place at the Winter Festival Online and how you can participate. As you read through you will find links for the Festival events and more.
When you see the stellar line up of authors and events I think you will agree on what an amazing Festival this will be. Being online makes it so very accessible to everyone.
So whether it’s a phone, tablet, laptop or computer that you have all you need to do is sign up at the Cambridge Literary Festival (CLF) website to purchase your Winter Festival Online pass or event ticket and you will be all set.
Over the next few weeks, with many thanks to the CLF for giving me access, I will be highlighting some of the Winter Festival Online events here on my blog. I will be active throughout the Festival over on my Twitter page.
The fact that the Festival is online allows for so many more people to join the events and all for one very reasonable price. You can also purchase single events simply go to the Festival website and choose the individual event page which will have an option to buy. Once you have purchased your ticket, the event is added to your “My events” page. Just before the time of the event, simply select the event you want to watch and click “Watch” the event will begin automatically.
You can also subscribe to the CLF Player for just £10 and get unlimited access to all the CLF archive for a whole year.
So please browse the events, mainly in pictures, below and then check out the links to buy the Winter Pass or go to the individual page to buy specific events. You can even help to spread the love of books by gifting a membership, festival pass or event voucher or you can simply make a donation to support the CLF.
You can print the programme: Winter Festival Online 2021
The Winter Festival Online 2021 bookshop is the London Review Bookshop.
The Goldsmiths Prize Winner
Carmen Maria Machado
Dr. Harry Cliff
Julian Sancton talks to Owen Matthews
With her iconic, instantly recognisable style, the sculptor Barbara Hepworth is now acknowledged as one of the most important artists of the twentieth century.
Eleanor Clayton is curator of the Hepworth Museum in Wakefield and author of Hepworth’s compelling new biography Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life. This very special event, filmed on location in the Museum, combines insights on the artist with her major retrospective opening at The Hepworth Wakefield.
Dave Goulson In conversation with Philippa Nuttall, editor in chief, environment and sustainability, at the New Statesman.
Leïla Slimani in conversation with Alex Clark
Hilary Cooper & Simon Szreter
What a wonderful Festival it’s going to be! Such amazing authors and events. I hope you can join, wherever you are, and have a great time. Enjoy!
Check out all the events happening at the Cambridge Literary Festival Winter Festival Online
Access all events and have seven days to watch again with the Festival Pass for only £25
Joan Bakewell | Dave Goulson | Helen Macdonald | Gillian Beer | Alex Clark | Julian Sancton | Geoff Dyer | Carmen Maria-Machado | Merlin Sheldrake | Rob Macfarlane | Natasha Brown | Claudine Rankine | Judy Reith | Eleanor Clayton | Fiona Bradley | Dr Harry Cliff | Steve Richards | Hilary Cooper | Simon Szreter | Alan Johnson | Rebecca Solnit | James Rebanks | Fatima Manji | Peter Stott | India Bourke | Tom Gatti | Leila Slimani | Preti Taneja
1 ticket per account for online events.
If you wish to make a Group Booking please contact the Festival
Duration: 5 days
Wed 15 Dec 2021 | 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Join Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021 winner Susanna Clarke for our monthly Book Club to discuss her spectacular hit novel, Piranesi, with Alex Clark.
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