This autumn, get down to Cliveden House in Buckinghamshire for the highly-anticipated Cliveden Literary Festival. From high politics to low scandal, there’s sure to be something for everyone…
Cliveden Literary Festival 2017
You already know Cliveden as the English country estate steeped in politics, aristocracy, espionage, sex and scandal. So what better home for a celebration of story-telling than this English gem, which has hosted a literary salon since 1666, inspiring writers from Alexander Pope to Sir Winston Churchill.
The festival’s themes this year will include the likes of high politics, scandal, the influence of brilliant women and the role of history in the movies and more.
Literary, political and history stars including Robert Harris, Tina Brown, Sebastian Faulks, Antonia Fraser, Ian McEwan and Michael Gove will be appearing at the two-day event.
Guests of Cliveden Literary Festival will have the opportunity to meet these, and other stars, in the beautiful gardens and impressive staterooms of the Grade 1 Listed house.
Saturday 14 October:
Munich: Countdown to Catastrophe
Robert Harris talks to Frances Osborne
The thriller writer on politics, power and his new book about two Oxford friends reunited at the Munich Conference, 1938, during the countdown to war
PANEL: Women in power: saints or sinners? Myth and reality
Force, femininity, archetypes and stereotypes. Five trailblazers debate power, patriarchy and how history has judged its female pioneers
Chair: Amanda Foreman
Panellists: Tina Brown, Helen Castor, Dambisa Moyo and Bettany Hughes
Sunday 15 October
PANEL: A very Cliveden topic: politics, sex and scandal
All about our favourite dangerous liaisons
Chair: Michael Gove MP
Panellists: Richard Davenport-Hines, Suzannah Lipscomb, John Preston and Hallie Rubenhold
PANEL: Topsy –turvy politics and the new world order: a look at Brexit and what’s nexit
Chair: Sarah Vine
Panellists: Michael Gove MP, Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Anne McElvoy, Stephen Pollard and Benjamin Wegg-Prosser
The full programme can be viewed here: clivedenliteraryfestival.org
Saturday £95, Sunday £85, Weekend £170. Buy tickets here.
Student card holders will receive a 50% discount.
Ticket price includes access to all the events on the day of entry.