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Sat, 23 Mar


St Mary's Church, Bibury


Private lives and private passions are subjects that are guaranteed to fascinate us all. That is why biography is the theme of the very first Bibury Literary Festival. Join us for a day of fascinating and inspirational talks and discussions. Buy just a one hour session or a full day pass below.

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Time & Location

23 Mar 2019, 10:00 – 20:00

St Mary's Church, Bibury, Church Rd, Bibury, Cirencester GL7 5NR, UK


About The Event

Welcome to the first of our Bibury Literary Festivals. When a new Litfest is announced, the first question is always, ‘Why? Surely there are enough?’

This one is slightly different, its aim almost more to bring people together than to introduce them to books – well, one of the reasons people come to a literary festival is because they already love books. With Bibury and its environs stuffed with intelligent people and achievers - you will hear some of our local writers talking when you come to the festival - there is already a high number of book-lovers in the Cotswolds.

For those who perhaps don’t read so much, it is a chance to hear why others do and, possibly, learn how to try your hand yourself – the last session of the day which we hope, with the aid of wine and canapés, will turn into a bit of a party, focuses on how to write a memoir.

As for Why a festival, here are the answers of the two (local) writers whose idea it was. ‘Reading is my drug of choice, says Anne de Courcy. ‘If you live on your own, as I do, however wonderful your neighbours, there are inevitably times that you can feel isolated. And then, more than ever, you realise that there is no neighbour like a good book.’

‘Books keep me sane when I’m stressed,’ says Victoria Summerley, ‘they keep me company when I’m on my own, and they perform the role of an anaesthetic in times of pain and sorrow. A world without books would be my idea of hell. For me there can never be too many books – or too many literary festivals.’ Hence ours.

Join us for this very first literary day in Bibury and purchase your tickets below.


  • Evening drinks and guest panel

    This ticket purchased before 1 March 2019 entitles one ticket holder access to an evening talk hosted by Bob Low with pre drinks and canapes at the BibLit 2019 starting at 6pm

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  • Full Day Pass (excl evening)

    This ticket will give one person access to all of the Bibury Literary Festival events excluding the evening event that includes wine and canapes.

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  • Full Day & Evening Pass

    This ticket gives one ticket holder access to the full day of events including the evening reception with wine and canapes

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  • Sandra Howard 10am

    This ticket entitles one holder access to Session 1 featuring a talk by Sandra Howard of BibLit between 10am-10.50am only.

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  • Angela Levin 11am

    This ticket purchased entitles the ticket holder access to Session 2 with speaker Angela Levin of BibLit 2019 between 11am-11.50am.

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  • Jane Corry 12 noon

    This ticket entitles one ticket holder access to Session 3 with speaker Jane Corry at the BibLit 2019 between 12 noon-1pm.

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  • Jessica Douglas Home 1.30pm

    This ticket entitles one ticket holder access to Session 4 with speaker Jessica Douglas Home at the BibLit 2019 between 1.30-2.20pm.

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  • Jane Ridley 2.30pm

    This ticket entitles one ticket holder access to Session 5 with speaker Jane Ridley at the BibLit 2019 between 2.30-3.20pm.

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  • Charlie Hart 3.30pm

    This ticket entitles one ticket holder access to Session 6 with speakers Charlie Hart and Victoria Summerley at the BibLit 2019 between 3.30-4.30pm.

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