Talks & Events

Charleston Festival

16 May-27 May 2024

Lewes BN8 6LL


Charleston Festival, one of the UK’s longest-running literature festivals, returns for its 35th year between 16 and 27 May 2024.

For this anniversary edition, the festival presents one of its most ambitious lineups yet. Much more than just a book festival, this year's programme delivers unexpected conversations, genre-defying performances and new commissions, bringing together today's leading voices in visual arts, literature, politics, music and more.
Guests include Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Helena Bonham-Carter, Lenny Henry, Omari Douglas, Don McCullin,  Emily Maitlis, Jesse Armstrong, David Nicholls, Nicola Sturgeon, George Monbiot, Marlon James, Olivia Laing, Nitin Sawhney, Jackie Kay, Eleanor Catton, Caroline Lucas, Billy Bragg, Joanna Lumley, Russell Tovey, Es Devlin, Colm Tóibín and Gilbert & George.

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