Thousands flock to Thame Arts and Literature Festival

Nick Robinson at Thame Arts and Literature Festival. Picture: February Photography
Nick Robinson at Thame Arts and Literature Festival. Picture: February Photography

More than 2,500 people enjoyed talks, shows and workshops at the Thame Arts and Literature Festival at the weekend.

Former England footballer and manager Glenn Hoddle and BBC political editor were among the star guests, while subjects at the festival ranged from Georgian England and The Archers to harp music and photography.

Festival director Yvonne Maxwell said: “When we looked at the final programme, we realised that ‘Heroes’ would be our theme this year.

“From Glenn Hoddle, former England footballer and manager, to Felicity Aston, the first woman to ski across Antarctica alone, our heroes would come in many forms.

“We were delighted to see so many people come to the 30 events over the weekend.”

Mr Robinson was the festival’s keynote speaker, entertaining an audience of around 280 people with tales of political shenanigans and stories from his recent book, ‘Live from Downing Street’.

The festival is scheduled to take place at the same time next year.

For more information go to www.talfestival.org