Gladfest 2017

2017 was Gladfest's fifth birthday and it was our biggest and best festival yet!

Speakers included TV historian Diarmaid MacCulloch (All Things Made New: The Reformation), multi award-winning author Sarah Perry (The Essex Serpent), broadcaster Sally Magnusson(Where Memories Go: Why Dementia Changes Everything), journalist and biographer Kathryn Hughes (Victorians Undone), Gladfest friend Francesca Haig (The Forever Ship), BBC Official Historian Jean Seaton (Pinkoes and Traitors), Dan Richards (Climbing Days), Natasha Pulley(The Bedlam Stacks), Joanna Cannon (The Trouble with Goats and Sheep) and Tara Guha(Untouchable Things), and an exclusive rehearsed reading of their new adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya from Theatr Clwyd.

You can listen again to talks on our SoundCloud page and view our online photo gallery.

Thank you to all who made Gladfest what it was, and see you again next year!