Charleston Festival features a fantastic line-up of speakers

Charleston Festival opens today (Friday, May 18) with a line-up of speakers, which includes novelists Ali Smith and Alan Hollinghurst; Turner prizewinner Lubaina Himid and former MP turned director of the V&A Tristram Hunt.

Simon Armitage. Picture by Peter James Millson

Get 50 percent off the last remaining Charleston tickets

From 12pm on Friday, April 27, through to 11.59pm on Sunday, April 29, there’s a rare opportunity to snap up the last remaining Charleston Festival tickets at a 50 percent discount.

Ali Smith

Ali Smith heads up stunning first day at Charleston Festival

Ali Smith, recently elected by the Times Literary Supplement as the best contemporary author in the UK, gets Charleston Festival (May 18-28) off to a great start when she showcases her new story at the opening event on Friday, May 18 (12.30pm).

In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein by Fiona Sampson

CHARLESTON FESTIVAL: Poet Fiona Sampson searches for the girl who wrote Frankenstein

This year’s Charleston Festival (May 18-28) turns the spotlight on dynamic women, among them Mary Shelley.

Erica Wagner. Picture by Olivia Beasley

Join the Booker Prize debate at the Charleston Festival

Forget what you may have heard about judges falling out in the final selection process.

Amy Bloom. Picture by Elena Seibert

Writers at Charleston Festival look at forbidden romance and its aftermath

This year’s Charleston Festival programme (May 18-28) is set to lift the lid on an old White House scandal and the campaign that turned the tide on the AIDS epidemic.

David Attenborough

Ten days of lively debate at Charleston

From Trump and Brexit, to feminism, global crime and sexual politics – it has been a rollercoaster year and Charleston Festival (May 18-28) comes up with ten days of heated debate, which looks at issues past and present.

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