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Dear Festival-goers, welcome to Litfest’s 2019 Programme!

Litfest 2019 PDF Programme I am proud to introduce the programme for Litfest’s 40th festival and we’re doing what we do best – only bigger and better. Our month long festival runs from Friday 8th – Sunday 31st March. This year our festival launch coincides with International Women’s Day and we will be kicking off…

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Festival Launch: International Women’s Day

Friday 8th March 7:30pm Venue: Shire Hall, Lancaster Castle, Castle Parade, Lancaster Tickets: £12 Full/ £10 Concession/ £8 Student Tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways: AVAILABLE NOW! Online: VIC Ticketbox In Person: Lancaster & Morecambe Visitor Information Centres By phone: 01524 582394/ 01524 582808 For our opening event, and to celebrate International…

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Here There Be Dragons: Genevieve Cogman & Jen Williams

Saturday 9th March 7pm Venue:  The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH Tickets: £12 Full/ £10 Concession/ £8 Student Tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways: AVAILABLE NOW! Online: VIC Ticketbox In Person: Lancaster and Morecambe Visitor Information Centres By phone: 01524 582394/ 01524 582808 Join us for an evening of multidimensional…

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The Rise of the Novella: Sarah Moss and Carys Davies

Sunday 10th March 7pm Venue: The Storey Auditorium, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH Tickets: £12 Full/ £10 Concession/ £8 Student Tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways: AVAILABLE NOW! Online: VIC Ticketbox In Person: Lancaster & Morecambe Visitor Information Centres By phone: 01524 582394/ 01524 582808 To close our launch weekend, we…

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Spotlight

Friday 15th March 7pm Venue: The Storey Auditorium, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH Tickets: £5 Full/ £3 Concession Available on the door only We are delighted to see the return of this staple of the Lancaster Arts Scene in our programme. Founded in 1995, Spotlight seeks to promote and encourage the development and performance…

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Poetry Day: Bounce and Rhyme

Saturday 16th March 10:15am Venue: The Herbarium, 5-7 Great John St, Lancaster, LA1 1NQ Tickets: Free I’m Stacey from Lancaster library and one of the best parts of my job is that I get to sing songs, read stories and generally make lots of noise at our baby groups three times a week. It’s brilliant…

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Poetry Day: Dinosaur Poetry

Saturday 16th March 11am Venue: The Herbarium, 5-7 Great John St, Lancaster, LA1 1NQ Tickets: £6 per child (under 11) accompanying adults come free! Tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways: AVAILABLE NOW! Online: VIC Ticketbox In Person: Lancaster & Morecambe Visitor Information Centres By phone: 01524 582394/ 01524 582808 Just how big…

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Poetry Day: Ian Seed and Catherine Smith

Saturday 16th March 1pm Venue: The Herbarium, 5-7 Great John St, Lancaster, LA1 1NQ Tickets: £10 Full/ £8 Concession/ £6 Student or POETRY DAY COMBO 3 Double Bills for £25/£20/£15 Tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways: AVAILABLE NOW! Online: VIC Ticketbox or Combo ticket here. In Person: Lancaster & Morecambe Visitor Information Centres…

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Poetry Day: Jacob Polley and John Glenday

Saturday 16th March 2:15pm Venue: The Herbarium, 5-7 Great John St, Lancaster, LA1 1NQ Tickets: £10 Full/ £8 Concession/ £6 Student or POETRY DAY COMBO 3 Double Bills for £25/£20/£15 Tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways: AVAILABLE NOW! Online: VIC Ticketbox or Combo ticket here In Person: Lancaster & Morecambe Visitor Information Centres…

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Poetry Day: Polly Atkin and Andrew McMillan

Saturday 16th March 3:30pm Venue: The Herbarium, 5-7 Great John St, Lancaster, LA1 1NQ Tickets: £10 Full/ £8 Concession/ £6 Student or POETRY DAY COMBO 3 Double Bills for £25/£20/£15 Tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways: AVAILABLE NOW! Online: VIC Ticketbox or Combo Ticket here In Person: Lancaster & Morecambe Visitor Information…

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Poetry Day: Evening Open Mic

Saturday 16th March 7pm Venue: The Herbarium, 5-7 Great John St, Lancaster, LA1 1NQ Tickets: £6 Full/ £4 Concession – Free Entry for participants Tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways: AVAILABLE NOW! Online: VIC Ticketbox In Person: Lancaster & Morecambe Visitor Information Centres By phone: 01524 582394/ 01524 582808 Our final event of…

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Local Writers Day: How to Get Published

Sunday 17th March 1pm Venue: Pizza Margherita, Lancaster Tickets: £7 Full/ £5 Concession Tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways: AVAILABLE NOW! Online: VIC Ticketbox In Person: Lancaster & Morecambe Visitor Information Centres By phone: 01524 582394/ 01524 582808 Local authors, Zosia Wand and Caroline Gilfillan, describe their very different routes to       publication….

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Local Writers Day: Hotspots

Sunday 17th March 2:30pm Venue: Pizza Margherita, 2 Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 1WD Tickets: ‘Pay What You Can’ Available on the door only Following on from the open mic opportunities for poets as a part of our Poetry Day, we offer a last chance in our 40th Festival to get up on stage and present…

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Local Writers Day: Litfest Local Picks

Sunday 17th March 5pm Venue: Pizza Margherita, 2 Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 1WD Tickets: ‘Pay What You Can’ Available on the door only Our third event of the day features three Litfest Local Picks: AS Chambers author of the Sam Spallucci series, Kurtis Murphy author of a globetrotting memoir and Jacqueline Harris an     acclaimed storyteller…

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Local Writers Day: Deep Cabaret – Homecoming

Sunday 17th March 7pm Venue: Pizza Margherita, 2 Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 1WD Tickets: £9 Full/ £7 Concession Tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways: AVAILABLE NOW! Online: VIC Ticketbox In Person: Lancaster & Morecambe Visitor Information Centres By phone: 01524 582394/ 01524 582808 Deep Cabaret are a special band not just because…

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Are Books the Best Drug in the World? Confessions of a library dealer

Thursday 21st March 7:30pm Venue: The Auditorium, The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster , LA1 1TH Tickets: £10 Full/ £8 Concession/ £6 Student (With Valid ID) Tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways: AVAILABLE NOW! Online: VIC Ticketbox In Person: Lancaster & Morecambe Visitor Information Centres By phone: 01524 582394/ 01524 582808 He looked…

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Fantastic Beasts and How to Illustrate them: An evening with Olivia Lomenech Gill

Friday 22nd March 7:30pm Venue:  Shire Hall, Lancaster Castle, Castle Parade, Lancaster Tickets: £12 Full/ £10 Concession/ £8 Student (With Valid ID) Tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways: AVAILABLE NOW! Online: VIC Ticketbox In Person: Lancaster and Morecambe Visitor Information Centres By phone: 01524 582394/ 01524 582808 The magical worlds conjured up…

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YA Day: Cathy Forde – Story to Stage

Saturday 23rd March 4:30pm Venue: The Gallery, The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE Tickets: £6 per event or SPECIAL OFFER YA COMBO £10 Tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways: AVAILABLE NOW! Online: VIC Ticketbox or YA Combo here In Person: Lancaster & Morecambe Visitor Information Centres By phone: 01524 582394/ 01524…

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YA Day: Hannah Hodgson – The World of Vlogging

Saturday 23rd March 5:30pm Venue: The Gallery, The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE Tickets: £6 per event or SPECIAL YA COMBO OFFER £10 Tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways: AVAILABLE NOW! Online: VIC Ticketbox or YA Combo here In Person: Lancaster & Morecambe Visitor Information Centres By phone: 01524 582394/ 01524…

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When Stories Go Digital: Explore and Contribute!

Sunday 24th March 11 am Venue: The Auditorium, The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster , LA1 1TH Tickets: £4 Full/ £3 Concession Performance Only or DIGITAL COMBO £8/£6 Tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways: AVAILABLE NOW! Online: VIC Ticketbox – Please note there is currently an issue with booking the DIGITAL COMBO,…

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Hidden Wonders of the North: Karen Lloyd and Beth Pipe

Thursday 28th March 7:30pm Venue: The Storey Auditorium, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH Tickets: £10 Full/ £8 Concession/ £6 Student Tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways: AVAILABLE NOW! Online: VIC Ticketbox   In Person: Lancaster & Morecambe Visitor Information Centres By phone: 01524 582394/ 01524 582808 Following on from last year’s…

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Translate, Create, Debate! Literary Dispatches from the Peripheries of Europe

Friday 29th March 11 am + 1pm Venue: Reading Room, The Storey, Meeting House Lane Lancaster, LA1 1TH Tickets: Free   11am — Try your hand at creative translation from French by using a short film by literary author Noemi Lefebvre and film maker Laurent Grappe commissioned for the evening “Found in Translation! Literary Dispatches…

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