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SO FINALLY, NO MORE SLEEPS… THURSDAY, OCT 11, 2018

Blenheim Lit Fest kicks off

Nope, today is the day: a mere 8,760 hours since last year’s Blenheim Lit Fest took to the literary stage and as always it kicks off with a ‘soft’ opening - a literary, or more precisely, literary-gastro combo, courtesy of legendary Chinese chef, food writer and broadcaster Ken Hom.
However, its real meat and potatoes so to speak, starts tomorrow at noon, with a timely and captivating perspective on mettle, grit and pursuing our dreams with entrepreneur Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones.
Followed by the sublimely intriguing ‘Weird Plants’ with Chris Thorogood at 2.00pm and the light musical celebration, also at 2.00pm, offered by vocalist Jacqui Dankworth, poet Jeremy Robson and singer/songwriter Charlie Wood.
At 4.00pm, historian and archaeologist Professor John Blair presents a radically new view on the origins of Anglo-Saxon life, while at 6.45pm, the day is brought to a sumptuous close, courtesy of the Lucca Festival Singers performing in the Palace’s Orangery.
So if you want a taste of that real Friday feeling, head for Blenheim!

Blenheim Palace HSBC In partnership with HSBC Desmond and Fiona Heyward Lady Hatch Jill Dunsmore Mary and Cecil Quillen Italian Cultural Institute Owen Mumford Schools programme partner HM Government of Gibraltar Sponsor of festival green room Gibunco Group Hedges Law Lawyers to the festival Seabourn Luxury Cruises Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller European Commission Schools and colleges programme The Oxford Times Regional media partner Bear Ram Elk Digital Strategy and Web Design Eynsham Hall Floris of London Oxford Cultural Collective Macdonald Bear Hotel Festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Lord’s Taverners Festival sports charity partner The Feathers Hotel The King’s Arms The Sloane Club Literary Review Liaison Financial Services OX magazine K T Bruce Photography Save the Children Bookshop Experience Oxfordshire Wake up to Woodstock

Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature Film & Music 2018 partners & sponsors

Blenheim Palace HSBC In partnership with HSBC Desmond and Fiona Heyward Lady Hatch Jill Dunsmore Mary and Cecil Quillen Italian Cultural Institute Owen Mumford Schools programme partner HM Government of Gibraltar Sponsor of festival green room Gibunco Group Hedges Law Lawyers to the festival Seabourn Luxury Cruises Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller European Commission Schools and colleges programme The Oxford Times Regional media partner Bear Ram Elk Digital Strategy and Web Design Eynsham Hall Floris of London Oxford Cultural Collective Macdonald Bear Hotel Festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Lord’s Taverners Festival sports charity partner The Feathers Hotel The King’s Arms The Sloane Club Literary Review Liaison Financial Services OX magazine K T Bruce Photography Save the Children Bookshop Experience Oxfordshire Wake up to Woodstock