Litfest Player

Event Catch-Up and much more…

Welcome to the Litfest Video Player! Here you can access filmed events, as well as bonus online content. Enjoy!

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Lancaster Environment Lecture 2023 — George Monbiot

Environmentalist George Monbiot delivers this year’s Environment Lecture.

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Litfest International Fiction
Book Club — Video Introductions

Short video introductions to our chosen book club texts by authors, translators and more.

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Litfest Transatlantic Slave Trade Event Collection

Events about Lancaster and the Northwest’s connections with the Atlantic Slave Trade.

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From Source to Sea Poetry Gala Event (Litfest 2023)

Public poetry reading MC’ed by poet Katie Hale, featuring 13 local poets on the theme of rivers and waterways.

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River Tours — The River Lune (Litfest 2023)

Orla Cottingham performs Claire Dean’s engaging text in front of the textile map made by The Sewing Café Lancaster.

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Peter Taylor — Operation Chiffon (Litfest 2023)

Peter Taylor speaks about his new book, Operation Chiffon: The Secret Story of MI5 and MI6 and the Road to Peace in Ireland

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Jill Liddington — As Good As A Marriage (Litfest 2023)

Jill Liddington discusses the life of Anne Lister and editing the second volume of Anne’s diaries, As Good As A Marriage.

2022 — Lancaster Environment Lecture

Revisit last year’s Environment Lecture, in which Dr Vandana Shiva discusses the local and the international, and calls for us to stand up for our common future.

How We Live Now — Short Film Series

Filmed in 2020, this series takes a look at the lives of members of our local community during a turbulent year. Directed and produced by Kyle McKenzie.

2021 — Lancaster International Fiction Lecture

‘Fiction as the News’ — Juan Gabriel Vásquez.  The inaugural Lancaster International Fiction Lecture, part of Litfest’s Autumn Weekend 2021.

A C Grayling Democracy and The Good State: 5 Key Questions About Democracy

A short video series from author and philosopher A C Grayling.

Litfest Spring 2021 Events

In 2021, Litfest took its entire festival online due to Covid-19 restrictions. You can view all the events that took place during this festival using the link below.

Litfest Autumn Weekend 2021 Events

View all the events from Litfest Autumn Weekend 2021, including Sarah Hall, Hannah Hodgson, Kim Moore, Polly Atkin and more!

The Litfest Big Read 2023 — Frank Cottrell Boyce (Intro)

Join children’s author Frank Cottrell Boyce as he introduces the 2023 Litfest Big Read.

The Litfest Big Read 2023 — Cynthia Murphy (Intro)

Cynthia Murphy introduces the Litfest Big Read 2023 title Last One to Die.

The Litfest Big Read 2022 — Joseph Coelho

Author and Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho introduces the 2022 children’s Big Read.

The Litfest Big Read 2022 — Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi introduces the 2022 Litfest Big Read for ages 16+.