Founded in 2003, Cambridge Literary Festival is a staple of the city’s cultural calendar. Every Spring and Winter we invite you to join us in venues in the city's historic centre to engage with the newest fiction, cutting edge commentary and science, children's events and lots more.
DIARY DATES 2016
Gloria Steinem: 25 February
Spring Festival: 5-14 April
Winter Festival: 27 November
Cambridge Literary Festival shared Books Are My Bag's photo.
"Shall I compare thee to.....Hip-Hop?" BAFTA and MOBO award-winner Akala is coming to CamLitFest! Hip-Hop artist, poet and social entrepreneur Akala joins us to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Fusing his unique rap-rock-electro-punk style with fierce lyrical storytelling, Akala uses music as a medium to demonstrate the similarities between Britain's much-loved Bard and rap. Founded in 2009, The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company has toured the UK offering young people the chance to engage with Shakespeare through Hip-Hop's similarly energetic forms of expression, wordplay and poetry. Akala has worked with the likes of Jay Z, Ed Sheeran and Ian McKellan and received worldwide acclaim and media attention for his stimulating lectures, journalism and youth engagement. Akala, Hip-Hop Shakespeare Saturday 09 April, 1-2pm Union Chamber More info here: http://www.cambridgeliteraryfestival.com/events/hip-hop-shakespeare/ https://us2.admin.mailchimp.com/campaigns/show?id=1371117
Umm...just a *little* bit excited that KATE TEMPEST is joining the spring festival line-up on SATURDAY 9 APRIL More info here: http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=a60ad96781d9dbf769d969b87&id=c0ce9cd4a5