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Our next Festival runs from 8-18 March 2018 with a theme of ‘Time’.

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BOOKING INFORMATION

To book your tickets, follow the booking link by the event entry.

Please note: Some events are free but may require advance booking.

You can also book tickets in person at:
Waterstones, 12-13 Kingsgate Centre, King Street, Huddersfield HD1 2QB
Tel: 01484 430701
Opening hours: 9.00-17.30 Mon-Sat, 10.30-16.30 Sun
Accessibility: the shop is on one level and accessed by lift from the Kingsgate Centre car park.

We strongly advise that you check our website for ticket availability and any last-minute changes to the programme before travelling to an event.

ACCESSIBILITY

We have commissioned DisabledGo to produce Access Guides for our key venues, which can be viewed here.

Launch: Bloody, proud and murderous men, adulterers and enemies of God by Steve Ely

March 15, 2018

FREE Date: Thursday 15 March, 6.45-7.15pm Venue: Small Seeds, 120 New Street, Castlegate, HD1 2UD This collection brings together Steve Ely’s recent poetry about violence, from war and gangland vendettas to the violence of children, ultimately finding hope in the potential of ordinary people to resist injustice and the coercive state. No need to book, just turn up.

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Launch: Ill Will by Michael Stewart

March 15, 2018

FREE Date: Thursday 15 March, 7.15-8pm Venue: Small Seeds, 120 New Street Join us for the launch of Michael Stewart’s new novel Ill Will. After leaving Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff travels across the moors to Liverpool, saving a highwayman’s daughter on the way – in search of his past and the fortune that will eventually lead him back to Cathy. Michael Stewart is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, poet and stage/radio dramatist, and Head of Creative Writing at the University of Huddersfield. No need to book, just turn up.

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Open Mic Night with Talking Zebras

March 15, 2018

PAY WHAT YOU LIKE ON THE NIGHT Date: Thursday 15 March, 8pm Venue: Small Seeds, 120 New Street Sit back and enjoy performances from Huddersfield’s Talking Zebras group, plus open mic slots in a friendly environment. No need to book – just turn up!

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Sir Patrick Stewart In Conversation with Nick Ahad*

March 16, 2018

Date: Friday 16 March, 7.30 - 9pm Venue: Huddersfield Town Hall, Corporation Street Price: £15 (£14 + £1 booking fee) Sir Patrick Stewart OBE is one of the world’s most gifted and best loved actors – and one of Yorkshire’s most famous sons. As well as a distinguished career as a stage actor, including many Shakespearean roles, he is known for his portrayals of Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men series of movies and Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the TV series and movies of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Born in Mirfield, Sir Patrick is a keen supporter of Huddersfield Town football club and Patron of the Huddersfield Literature Festival. We are thrilled to present this exclusive event in which he will be interviewed about his illustrious career and answer questions from the audience. Nick Ahad has written for radio, TV, film and the theatre. He is also a print and broadcast journalist, and has a regular show on BBC Radio Leeds.

Ticket price includes a £1 booking from the Town Hall. £1 from every ticket will also go to Refuge. *Please note this event is subject to Sir Patrick's availability on this date.
 

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Dine with Crime

March 17, 2018

With Linda Green, Liz Mistry & Cath Staincliffe Date: Saturday 17 March, 12.30-2pm Venue: Café Ollo, The Media Centre It would be criminal to miss our first ever Crime Lunch, where you can enjoy murderously good food and talks from three arresting crime fiction writers.

Please note:  Ticket includes homemade soup and sandwiches, plus hot drinks. Tables can accommodate a maximum of four people. If you have particular dietary requirements please contact Cafe Ollo directly.
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WORKSHOP: Creating Suspense, with Liz Mistry

March 17, 2018

Date: Saturday 17 March, 2-4pm Venue: Café Ollo, The Media Centre This workshop will target ways of creating suspense in your writing through a series of practical writing exercises. The emphasis will be on the crime fiction genre but many of the tools used to create suspense can be used in other genres. Suitable for any level of writer.  Come along and have your creativity unleashed!

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Fables & Fiction Cosplay Ball 2018

March 17, 2018

Date: Saturday 17 March, 4pm-8pm Venue: Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield, HD1 3DH The royal King & Queen humbly invite you to the first ever Fables & Fiction cosplay ball. An evening of dancing, food & fun for all ages. The ball is in celebration of all the fictional characters of literature, manga, comics, animation & film. Present yourself as your favourite character, self-creation or in your best outfit.  

*Please note there is a 50p booking fee 

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Helen Pankhurst In Conversation – with Joanne Harris

March 17, 2018

Date: Saturday 17 March, 5pm-6pm Venue: Huddersfield Central Library, Princess Alexandra Walk HD1 2SU To mark the 100th anniversary of voting rights for women (over 30 and who owned property), the award-winning author Joanne Harris will talk to Helen Pankhurst, the great-granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and a leading women’s rights campaigner in her own right. Helen’s new book, Deeds Not Words, charts how women’s lives have changed over the past century and offers a powerful and positive argument for the way forward.  

NOTE: Book here with "Joanne Harris In Conversation - with David Barnett" event and receive a discount for both events

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Joanne Harris In Conversation – with David Barnett

March 17, 2018

Date: Saturday 17 March, 7pm-8pm Venue: Huddersfield Central Library, Princess Alexandra Walk HD1 2SU The internationally bestselling author Joanne Harris chats to journalist and author David Barnett about her latest publications. Originally written in short form as a #Storytime live Twitter story, A Pocketful of Crows is a dark and magical story of love jealousy and revenge. Joanne will also talk about her love of Norse mythology and how it inspired her fantasy novels, including The Testament of Loki, due out later in 2018  

NOTE: Book here with "Helen Pankhurst In Conversation - with Joanne Harris" event and receive a discount for both events

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10 x 10 Poetry Cabaret

March 17, 2018

Date: Saturday 17 March, 9pm-11pm Venue: Northern Quarter, 27-30 Wood Street Ten of the best and most exciting poets and spoken word artists in Yorkshire will take the mic for 10 minutes each in this word-packed cabaret. Hosted by Huddersfield’s adopted Canadian poet Rose Condo, this cabaret promises to be a rich and riveting poetic spectacular. Featuring Henna Can, Rose Condo, Hannah Davies, Rosa Lucy, Lisa Luxx, Laura Potts, Maria Stephenson, Sez Thomasin, Simon Widdop and Judith Wilson. Age guidance: 16+

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