New literary weekend at Buxton

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABuxton Festival is delighted to announce their new Literary Weekend featuring renowned speakers will take place from Friday, October 31 to Sunday, November 2, in the Pavilion Arts Centre. Events on Friday include a captivating talk by journalist and broadcaster Kirsty Wark and an entertaining evening show by Nicholas Parsons and journalist Andy Miller  talking about his year of reading dangerously.

Leading 60s model Sandra Howard (above) discusses high society in Kennedy’s America on Saturday morning followed by international best-selling author Jung Chang who will discuss her latest book on the fascinating Empress Dowager Cixi at 12 noon followed by Jonathan Aitken’s insider view of Margaret Thatcher’s story at 2pm.

The outspoken and hilarious novelist Kathy Lette comes to Buxton with her latest novel Courting Trouble on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday evening will feature the hugely popular and wicked comedy Seven Deadly Sins Four Deadly Sinners from a line up of deadly temptresses including Jan Francis, Rula Lenska and Liza Goddard who will enlighten audiences on how to survive or live by the Seven Deadly Sins.

The Literary weekend will end with a Literary Lunch at the Old Hall Hotel which will include a three course meal and talks by Matthew Parris, Nicholas Parsons and a surprise guest.

For further details and to book tickets visit

Buxton Festival and artsbeat have teamed up to offer you the chance to win one of two pairs of tickets to the Literary Festival at the end of the month.

So if you want to see Kirsty Wark, Andy Miller, Nicholas Parsons on the Friday or maybe hear what Jonathan Aitken has to say about Margaret Thatcher then make sure to send in your entry.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning the tickets is answer the question below and either post your answer to Buxton Literary Festival, artsbeat, 19 Nottingham Road, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1JG or email making sure to put ‘Literary Festival’ in the subject line.

Please include your name, address, (email address if posting), and daytime telephone number.

The entries have to be in by the closing date of October 17. Please state which show you would prefer, subject to availability.

Question: What is the subject of Kathy Lette’s latest novel?