Henley Literary Festival

Saturday 29 September. Tickets from HLF only

29 September – 7 October  


This year’s Henley Literary Festival is set to be the biggest yet, having expanded to nine days for the first time, with 170 talks, Q&As, performances and workshops. As well as other venues including Phyllis Court Club, Hobbs’ boat The Hibernia, Christ Church, Henley Town Hall and the Baillie Gifford Festival Hub in Market Place, the Festival will be holding over 30 events at the Kenton.

These include bestselling novelists Louis de Bernieres, Kate Mosse and Anthony Horowitz and schools events with AF Harrold, Rachel Bright and Piers Torday. Comedians Richard Herring and Robin Ince return to the Kenton stage, while Thick of It star Rebecca Front, Countdown host Nick Hewer and BBC correspondent John Simpson appear for the first time.

Terry Waite returns to the Festival with his new book on the power of silence, as does Jane Hawking who will talk about seeing her memoir of life with Stephen Hawking turned into the award-winning Theory of Everything. Everyday Sexism founder Laura Bates and Sunday Times columnist Scarlett Curtis will discuss feminism in the #MeToo era while Jack Monroe will talk food with Emma Freud.

Former England cricketer Chris Lewis will reflect on his career and time in prison and drummer Kenny Jones looks back on his time with The Small Faces, The Faces and The Who. Events elsewhere around Henley will include Kevin Keegan, Fearne Cotton, Michael Morpurgo, Pam Ayres and Sebastian Faulks.  


For the full programme and to book tickets visit:  



OR Telephone: 01491 575948.  


Please note that Henley Literary Festival tickets are not sold via the Kenton Theatre Box Office or Website