Tunbridge Wells Literary Festival is coming to town

Lonsdale Gate Business Centre is delighted to highlight the upcoming Tunbridge Wells Literary Festival, set to enchant book lovers from Thursday, May 9th to Sunday, May 12th. This festival promises an immersive four-day celebration of literature, featuring over 60 diverse events including captivating talks, readings, and panel discussions with celebrated authors from various genres.

Operating from the vibrant heart of Tunbridge Wells, Lonsdale Gate Business Centre is perfectly positioned to enjoy and participate in the town’s rich cultural offerings, such as the annual Literary Festival. Our location not only facilitates professional opportunities but also provides easy access to enriching experiences, exemplifying the perfect blend of business and pleasure.

What’s on Offer?

For history enthusiasts, Tracy Borman will delve into the past, while those who enjoy heartfelt memoirs can look forward to Michael Palin’s session. Younger audiences won’t be left out; with the likes of Rob Biddulph and Liz Pichon ready to captivate with their stories. Adding a novel twist to this year’s festival is a gastronomic experience led by award-winning chefs such as Michelin-starred Atul Kochhar, who will blend culinary art with the charm of Calverley Grounds.

Cathy Newman will discuss her latest book, ‘The Ladder: Life Lessons From Women Who Have Scaled The Heights and Dodged The Snakes’. This session offers insights from influential women across various fields, discussing challenges and triumphs that resonate with many.

Don’t miss ‘Comedy Uncorked’, a night of laughter paired with fine wine, and the Chef’s Table Panel which features notable local chefs discussing sustainable gastronomy and sharing cooking tips. This is a chance to deepen your culinary knowledge and enjoy discussions that promise to be as enriching as they are entertaining.

The festival is excited to present ‘Gin and Jazz’ – an evening of exquisite gin tasting and jazz music. This event will feature the Sarah-Jane Hassell Trio, whose performances span jazzy classics to modern hits, set against the backdrop of Jonomade Gin’s unique flavours. Each gin, including the beloved Jonomade Classic and the sweet Jonomade Dolly’s Mix, tells a story, inspired by cherished family members.

The festival also dedicates a day to sustainability, wellbeing, and happiness with various activities planned for Sunday at Calverley Park. This includes a special session with tea sommelier Celia Aceae, who will explore the fascinating world of tea.

Renowned TV chef Rosemary Shrager will discuss her latest novel in a session that promises to blend literary intrigue with culinary tales, providing insights into her dual passions for cooking and storytelling.

The Tunbridge Wells Literary Festival offers something for every taste and interest, making it a cultural highlight in the heart of our community. We encourage everyone to explore the sessions, engage with the authors, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere. Whether you’re a literary aficionado or simply curious, this festival is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the joy of reading and the arts.

For more details and to book your sessions, visit the Tunbridge Wells Literary Festival website.