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How Literary Are You?

Lots of us love reading, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you will find us with our nose in a book all the time. However if you want to enjoy literature more than you do already, you should definitely consider going to the Cheltenham Literature Festival this October.

As you may be aware, Cheltenham is not that far away from the main part of the Cotswolds. In fact if you wanted to stay in a Cotswolds country cottage in Moreton in Marsh for example, you would only be a forty minute drive away from Cheltenham itself. It also offers a lot more activities for those people looking for a Cotswolds weekend break, whether it occurs at the same time as the festival or not.

But let’s find out some more about this festival and what it is about. The event is sponsored by The Times and takes place between the 8th and the 17th October. As you can see this gives you plenty of time to arrange a trip to the Cotswolds and to book your Cotswolds accommodation nearby. The event runs from a Friday to a Sunday, so you have got three weekends to potentially pay a visit, not to mention any free time you might have during the week!

The festival takes on many guises, all under the broad umbrella of literature. One of the most popular areas of the festival is the comedy section, and this year it has some notable attendees. Graham Norton, Arabella Weir, Jenny Éclair and Dawn French will all be in attendance on certain dates.

You will want to visit the festival if you happen to be a lover of science fiction as well. One of the events in this section is focused on the adventures of Doctor Who and his current sidekick, Amy Pond.

As you can see, there is a lot to look forward to while the festival is on in Cheltenham. The nature of the event also means you can dip in and out and see more than one presentation as well, so you will enjoy being able to do this if you are in the area for more than just a day.

If you are planning to visit the Cheltenham Literature Festival this year, it pays to remember to book tickets in advance for the events you wish to attend. Some of them are likely to sell out in advance and you might be disappointed if you leave it too late to book tickets.

In addition to this there is also the fact that the events are not all taking place in the same venue. If you visit the website for the Cheltenham Literature Festival you can see what is on, when it is on and where you need to go to see it. Some forward planning in this respect is a very good idea indeed. Since Cheltenham is so close to many of the picture postcard venues in the Cotswolds, you will be glad to pay it a visit.

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