Cambridge Literary Festival

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Spring Festival 2024

17 – 21 April | Events selling fast, don’t miss out.

Tickets remaining for this weekend.

Sarah Raven, Murder by the Book, New Statesman Debate, Elif Shafak, Sathnam Sanghera

Madhumita Murgia, Lucy Jones and more.

Come and join us. We’re having a lovely festival.

Children’s Festival 20-21 April

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we have a limited number of FREE tickets.


Add one £7 ticket to your basket, then add as many free tickets as you need. At checkout you can then remove the £7 ticket from your basket and proceed with a free purchase.  Good luck!

Livestream events

If getting to Cambridge to watch events in person is proving difficult, then why not watch from home. We have a limited number of events available to watch live online. Where possible we will be filming as many events as we can and uploading them to the CLF Player as soon as we can after the festival.

One-Off Events coming up

Why not make an evening of it, come to both events on the same night and get 25% off the combined ticket price!

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Missed an event? Catch up with CLF Player.

Don’t worry – you can watch and listen to over 300 events from previous festivals with our CLF Player.

For just £15 a year you can listen or watch award winning authors anytime, on any device from anywhere in the world.

Trust 47 - Autumn 2023

Trust – the free non-fiction magazine from Baillie Gifford

Baillie Gifford is a long-term supporter of the festival and other literary events around the UK.

Trust magazine is full of insightful articles exploring the ideas transforming how we live and work.

Find out about the sources of disruption in our fast-changing world from features about pioneering companies and conversations with visionary authors. You can also access regular book-related giveaways and hear from the winners of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction

Thanks to our supporters and partners