Leeds Lit Fest From Your Sofa

The 3rd edition of Leeds Lit Fest is available, free, in your own home from 2nd – 7th March.

50 writers and performers will give you 26 events on a pay as you feel basis. What’s to lose? And there’s a lot to gain: Quiz Night tests your knowledge of literature. That’s on Tuesday at 8 p.m. with Quizmaster Gary Wigglesworth who wrote The Book Lover’s Quiz Book. You might even win a Festival mug!

There’s a rare silent film screening of the Hound of the Baskervilles with live piano accompaniment from Jonny Best on Saturday at 7.30 p.m.

On Sunday at 7.30, Don’t Go Into The Cellar Theatre Company will be performing their Strictly Sherlock show, with 3 Conan Doyle stories for a spine-tingling experience.

The children will be kept amused with Harry Heape and a big wiggly book gobbling adventure on Saturday at 11 a.m. and then at 2 p.m. they can draw with children’s book illustrator Liz Million to bring your weird, wacky and wonderful characters and creatures to life.

What more? Monique Roffey at noon on Saturday, straight from her 2020 Costa Book Award win for The Mermaid of Black Conch. Peter James is on Wednesday at 12.30.

On Thursday at 6.30 p.m., there’s Gary Younge, then Iain Dale on Friday at 7 p.m. in Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Carl Hutton, Chair of Leeds Lit Fest: “Committed as we are to ensuring that Leeds Lit Fest is as accessible as possible, we have made the majority of the festival programme free to watch. Audiences are asked to help support the festival through donations if they are able. Writers of the calibre of Monique Roffey, Peter James, Gary Younge and Iain Dale feature in the programme, further extending the list of leading authors who have appeared at the Festival over the last 3 years.  Each of the Festival partners has contributed events, resources, creativity and time to ensure this year’s programme reflects their different and unique qualities and interests that when brought together present a perfect online Festival to enjoy front row, for free and from your own home.”

Head to the LLF website: http://www.leedslitfest.co.uk and social media feeds: Facebook: @LeedsLitFest, Twitter: @LeedsLit to find out more and register for your tickets. Leeds Lit Fest is back!

Photograph of Liz Million and Lion provided by Leeds Lit Fest.

Adam Kershaw

Adam combines his interest in Leeds with a flair for writing discovered back in school days. He says he'll tackle any topic as long as it's Leeds.

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