Tickets

Gladfest 2019

Friday 6th September to Sunday 8th September 2019

Weekend tickets give you full access to Gladfest across the weekend and include your choice of talks. Places are limited.

Weekend Ticket

A great way to experience Gladfest 2019. The ticket price includes your choice of any 10 talks Friday - Sunday.
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  • Melanie Reid - The World I Fell Out Of
    Fri 6th Sep, 18:00 to 19:00
    Melanie Reid shares the untold 'back story' behind her award winning 'Spinal Column'.

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  • Theatr Clwyd - Pavilion
    Fri 6th Sep, 20:00 to 21:00
    Writer Emily White and director Tamara Harvey preview their new comedy.

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  • Joe Moran - Paying Close Attention: Shyness and Good Writing
    Sat 7th Sep, 10:00 to 11:00
    Joe ponders the link between shyness, creativity and observing the everyday.

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  • Suzette A. Hill - The Rosy Gilchrist Novels
    Sat 7th Sep, 10:00 to 11:00
    Suzette introduces her pitch-perfect tribute to crime writing's golden age.

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  • Gladfest Discusses...Writing and Power
    Sat 7th Sep, 11:30 to 12:30
    Our panel takes on the relationship between writing and power.

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  • Simon Grennan - Drawing in Drag
    Sat 7th Sep, 11:30 to 12:30
    Simon introduces the cross-dressing, comic-strip-writing, Marie Duval.

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  • Kit de Waal - Knowing Your Place?
    Sat 7th Sep, 13:00 to 14:00
    Kit introduces Common People, a collection of essays, poems and memoir which celebrates working class stories.

    SOLD OUT
  • Danny Dorling - Peak Inequality, Brexit and Rule Britannia
    Sat 7th Sep, 14:30 to 15:30
    Danny talks more about 'the must-read book about Brexit'.

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  • Gladfest Discusses...Poetry and Mental Health
    Sat 7th Sep, 14:30 to 15:30
    The panel reflects on the written word's power to express, articulate, and respond to mental health.

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  • Pádraig Ó Tuama - In the Shelter
    Sat 7th Sep, 16:00 to 17:00
    Pádraig relates ideas of shelter and welcome to open up gentle ways of living well in a troubled world.

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  • Alix Nathan - The Warlow Experiment
    Sat 7th Sep, 16:00 to 17:00
    Alix talks about her latest novel which explores an Enlightenment exercise gone more than a little mad...

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  • Salley Vickers - The Librarian
    Sat 7th Sep, 17:30 to 18:30
    Salley talks about her latest novel, a moving testament to the joy of reading.

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  • Damian Le Bas - The Stopping Places
    Sat 7th Sep, 17:30 to 18:30
    Damian relates his journey of discovering his Gypsy history.

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  • Neil Pearson - A Life in Books
    Sat 7th Sep, 20:30 to 21:30
    Join Neil for a fascinating hour discussing his life in books.

    SOLD OUT
  • Patrick Gale - Take Nothing With You
    Sun 8th Sep, 10:00 to 11:00
    Patrick shares his new novel about Eustace, a gay Londoner of leisure...

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  • Dan Richards - Outpost: A Journey to the Wild Ends of the Earth
    Sun 8th Sep, 10:00 to 11:00
    Dan asks: why are we drawn to wilderness? And what does the future hold for outposts on the edge?

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  • Charlie Gladstone & Tamara Harvey - What Are We Doing Here?
    Sun 8th Sep, 11:30 to 12:30
    Two key figures in the cultural renaissance of our local area discuss their plans for the year and hopes for the future.

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  • Deborah Wynne - Reading Victorian Rags: Recycling in the Work of Charles Dickens
    Sun 8th Sep, 11:30 to 12:30
    Deborah explores Dickens's fascination with the link between rags, children and paper.

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  • Pádraig Ó Tuama & Zia Chaudhry - Bridging the Divide
    Sun 8th Sep, 13:00 to 14:00
    In a time of upheaval and division, what can be done to find a common ground?

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  • Claire O'Callaghan - Emily Brontë Reappraised
    Sun 8th Sep, 13:00 to 14:00
    Claire conjures up a new portrait of one of the English canon's most well-known figures.

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  • Charlotte Higgins - Red Thread: On Mazes and Labyrinths
    Sun 8th Sep, 14:30 to 15:30
    Charlotte tracks the origins of the labyrinth in the poems of Homer, Catullus, Virgil and Ovid.

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  • Rachel Hewitt - In Her Nature: Women in the Mountains
    Sun 8th Sep, 14:30 to 15:30
    Rachel examines the life and writings of Lizzie Le Blond.

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  • Damian Barr - You Will Be Safe Here
    Sun 8th Sep, 16:00 to 17:00
    Damian talks to Sarah Perry about his new novel, which explores our capacity for cruelty and kindness.

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Choose to attend Gladfest for the day on Saturday or Sunday. The ticket price includes your choice of talks on that day.

Saturday, 7th September

Price includes your choice of any 5 talks.
-0+ £ 30.00
  • Joe Moran - Paying Close Attention: Shyness and Good Writing
    Sat 7th Sep, 10:00 to 11:00
    Joe ponders the link between shyness, creativity and observing the everyday.

    -0+
  • Suzette A. Hill - The Rosy Gilchrist Novels
    Sat 7th Sep, 10:00 to 11:00
    Suzette introduces her pitch-perfect tribute to crime writing's golden age.

    -0+
  • Gladfest Discusses...Writing and Power
    Sat 7th Sep, 11:30 to 12:30
    Our panel takes on the relationship between writing and power.

    -0+
  • Simon Grennan - Drawing in Drag
    Sat 7th Sep, 11:30 to 12:30
    Simon introduces the cross-dressing, comic-strip-writing, Marie Duval.

    -0+
  • Kit de Waal - Knowing Your Place?
    Sat 7th Sep, 13:00 to 14:00
    Kit introduces Common People, a collection of essays, poems and memoir which celebrates working class stories.

    SOLD OUT
  • Danny Dorling - Peak Inequality, Brexit and Rule Britannia
    Sat 7th Sep, 14:30 to 15:30
    Danny talks more about 'the must-read book about Brexit'.

    -0+
  • Gladfest Discusses...Poetry and Mental Health
    Sat 7th Sep, 14:30 to 15:30
    The panel reflects on the written word's power to express, articulate, and respond to mental health.

    -0+
  • Pádraig Ó Tuama - In the Shelter
    Sat 7th Sep, 16:00 to 17:00
    Pádraig relates ideas of shelter and welcome to open up gentle ways of living well in a troubled world.

    -0+
  • Alix Nathan - The Warlow Experiment
    Sat 7th Sep, 16:00 to 17:00
    Alix talks about her latest novel which explores an Enlightenment exercise gone more than a little mad...

    -0+
  • Salley Vickers - The Librarian
    Sat 7th Sep, 17:30 to 18:30
    Salley talks about her latest novel, a moving testament to the joy of reading.

    -0+
  • Damian Le Bas - The Stopping Places
    Sat 7th Sep, 17:30 to 18:30
    Damian relates his journey of discovering his Gypsy history.

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  • Neil Pearson - A Life in Books
    Sat 7th Sep, 20:30 to 21:30
    Join Neil for a fascinating hour discussing his life in books.

    SOLD OUT
Sunday, 8th September

Price includes your choice of any 5 talks.
-0+ £ 30.00
  • Patrick Gale - Take Nothing With You
    Sun 8th Sep, 10:00 to 11:00
    Patrick shares his new novel about Eustace, a gay Londoner of leisure...

    -0+
  • Dan Richards - Outpost: A Journey to the Wild Ends of the Earth
    Sun 8th Sep, 10:00 to 11:00
    Dan asks: why are we drawn to wilderness? And what does the future hold for outposts on the edge?

    -0+
  • Charlie Gladstone & Tamara Harvey - What Are We Doing Here?
    Sun 8th Sep, 11:30 to 12:30
    Two key figures in the cultural renaissance of our local area discuss their plans for the year and hopes for the future.

    -0+
  • Deborah Wynne - Reading Victorian Rags: Recycling in the Work of Charles Dickens
    Sun 8th Sep, 11:30 to 12:30
    Deborah explores Dickens's fascination with the link between rags, children and paper.

    -0+
  • Pádraig Ó Tuama & Zia Chaudhry - Bridging the Divide
    Sun 8th Sep, 13:00 to 14:00
    In a time of upheaval and division, what can be done to find a common ground?

    -0+
  • Claire O'Callaghan - Emily Brontë Reappraised
    Sun 8th Sep, 13:00 to 14:00
    Claire conjures up a new portrait of one of the English canon's most well-known figures.

    -0+
  • Charlotte Higgins - Red Thread: On Mazes and Labyrinths
    Sun 8th Sep, 14:30 to 15:30
    Charlotte tracks the origins of the labyrinth in the poems of Homer, Catullus, Virgil and Ovid.

    -0+
  • Rachel Hewitt - In Her Nature: Women in the Mountains
    Sun 8th Sep, 14:30 to 15:30
    Rachel examines the life and writings of Lizzie Le Blond.

    -0+
  • Damian Barr - You Will Be Safe Here
    Sun 8th Sep, 16:00 to 17:00
    Damian talks to Sarah Perry about his new novel, which explores our capacity for cruelty and kindness.

    -0+

Extended practical writing sessions offering bespoke training with writers at the top of their game.

Michael Nobbs - The Art of the Tiny Adventure
Sat 7th Sep, 10:00 to 14:00
Discover what 'Tiny Adventures' are and how to make them a regular part of your life.
-0+ £ 45.00
Sarah Perry - How to Write Good
Sat 7th Sep, 14:30 to 18:30
Improve your sentence structure for maximum impact and muse on the nature of the human soul...
SOLD OUT
Oliver Emanuel - What is Said and What is Not Said
Sun 8th Sep, 10:00 to 14:00
Oliver teaches text, subtext, dramatic tension and how to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
-0+ £ 45.00

Melanie Reid - The World I Fell Out Of
Fri 6th Sep, 18:00 to 19:00
Melanie Reid shares the untold 'back story' behind her award winning 'Spinal Column'.
-0+ £ 7.00
Theatr Clwyd - Pavilion
Fri 6th Sep, 20:00 to 21:00
Writer Emily White and director Tamara Harvey preview their new comedy.
-0+ £ 7.00
Joe Moran - Paying Close Attention: Shyness and Good Writing
Sat 7th Sep, 10:00 to 11:00
Joe ponders the link between shyness, creativity and observing the everyday.
-0+ £ 7.00
Suzette A. Hill - The Rosy Gilchrist Novels
Sat 7th Sep, 10:00 to 11:00
Suzette introduces her pitch-perfect tribute to crime writing's golden age.
-0+ £ 7.00
Gladfest Discusses...Writing and Power
Sat 7th Sep, 11:30 to 12:30
Our panel takes on the relationship between writing and power.
-0+ £ 7.00
Simon Grennan - Drawing in Drag
Sat 7th Sep, 11:30 to 12:30
Simon introduces the cross-dressing, comic-strip-writing, Marie Duval.
-0+ £ 7.00
Kit de Waal - Knowing Your Place?
Sat 7th Sep, 13:00 to 14:00
Kit introduces Common People, a collection of essays, poems and memoir which celebrates working class stories.
SOLD OUT
Danny Dorling - Peak Inequality, Brexit and Rule Britannia
Sat 7th Sep, 14:30 to 15:30
Danny talks more about 'the must-read book about Brexit'.
-0+ £ 7.00
Gladfest Discusses...Poetry and Mental Health
Sat 7th Sep, 14:30 to 15:30
The panel reflects on the written word's power to express, articulate, and respond to mental health.
-0+ £ 7.00
Pádraig Ó Tuama - In the Shelter
Sat 7th Sep, 16:00 to 17:00
Pádraig relates ideas of shelter and welcome to open up gentle ways of living well in a troubled world.
-0+ £ 7.00
Alix Nathan - The Warlow Experiment
Sat 7th Sep, 16:00 to 17:00
Alix talks about her latest novel which explores an Enlightenment exercise gone more than a little mad...
-0+ £ 7.00
Salley Vickers - The Librarian
Sat 7th Sep, 17:30 to 18:30
Salley talks about her latest novel, a moving testament to the joy of reading.
-0+ £ 7.00
Damian Le Bas - The Stopping Places
Sat 7th Sep, 17:30 to 18:30
Damian relates his journey of discovering his Gypsy history.
-0+ £ 7.00
Neil Pearson - A Life in Books
Sat 7th Sep, 20:30 to 21:30
Join Neil for a fascinating hour discussing his life in books.
SOLD OUT
Patrick Gale - Take Nothing With You
Sun 8th Sep, 10:00 to 11:00
Patrick shares his new novel about Eustace, a gay Londoner of leisure...
-0+ £ 7.00
Dan Richards - Outpost: A Journey to the Wild Ends of the Earth
Sun 8th Sep, 10:00 to 11:00
Dan asks: why are we drawn to wilderness? And what does the future hold for outposts on the edge?
-0+ £ 7.00
Charlie Gladstone & Tamara Harvey - What Are We Doing Here?
Sun 8th Sep, 11:30 to 12:30
Two key figures in the cultural renaissance of our local area discuss their plans for the year and hopes for the future.
-0+ £ 7.00
Deborah Wynne - Reading Victorian Rags: Recycling in the Work of Charles Dickens
Sun 8th Sep, 11:30 to 12:30
Deborah explores Dickens's fascination with the link between rags, children and paper.
-0+ £ 7.00
Pádraig Ó Tuama & Zia Chaudhry - Bridging the Divide
Sun 8th Sep, 13:00 to 14:00
In a time of upheaval and division, what can be done to find a common ground?
-0+ £ 7.00
Claire O'Callaghan - Emily Brontë Reappraised
Sun 8th Sep, 13:00 to 14:00
Claire conjures up a new portrait of one of the English canon's most well-known figures.
-0+ £ 7.00
Charlotte Higgins - Red Thread: On Mazes and Labyrinths
Sun 8th Sep, 14:30 to 15:30
Charlotte tracks the origins of the labyrinth in the poems of Homer, Catullus, Virgil and Ovid.
-0+ £ 7.00
Rachel Hewitt - In Her Nature: Women in the Mountains
Sun 8th Sep, 14:30 to 15:30
Rachel examines the life and writings of Lizzie Le Blond.
-0+ £ 7.00
Damian Barr - You Will Be Safe Here
Sun 8th Sep, 16:00 to 17:00
Damian talks to Sarah Perry about his new novel, which explores our capacity for cruelty and kindness.
-0+ £ 7.00

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