The box office is now open for this spring’s Cambridge Literary Festival, taking place from 16 to 19 April. Aiming to promote literature, language and the arts in the local area in order to advance education and benefit the public, it always attracts a sparkling line-up of big names, from politicians to comedians.
The next festival has the climate crisis at its heart, asking: can the arts reach people in a way that politics so far has not? Guests including Caroline Lucas MP, author Dieter Helm and seminal thinker Ann Pettifor will discuss the subject, while Hadley Freeman, Robert Webb, David Lammy, Marian Keyes and Jacqueline Wilson will also be stopping by. General sale opens on 7 February.