The inaugural Stonyhurst Literature & Film Festival is just around the corner, and with fantastic speakers such as Dr Adam Kay and Simon Callow delivering exclusive talks and seminars, the festival is set to be the best of its kind in the North West.

So, what exactly can you expect from the Stonyhurst Literature & Film Festival 2019? Here is everything you need to know!

World-renowned Authors

The event, which takes place on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th of August, includes some of the biggest names in literature and film, who will discuss their careers and offer advice on how to make it in the industry.

Famous faces include Simon Callow, actor, author and director, best known for his role in Four Weddings and a Funeral; Dr Adam Kay, former junior doctor whose memoir This is Going to Hurt sold over a million copies; and Debbie Horsfield, writer and producer who famously adapted Poldark for the BBC.

Also performing at the festival will be a range of authors, filmmakers and academics, discussing a huge variety of topics, ranging from writing thrilling crime novels to the importance of music and morality in the Harry Potter films.

Tickets are available via the Stonyhurst Literature and Film Festival website, and are limited, so make sure you book early to guarantee seeing your favourite author.

Open-air screening of Bohemian Rhapsody

This year’s festival culminates with an incredible open-air cinema, screening one of the most talked-about films of recent months: the Oscar-winning Bohemian Rhapsody!

The biopic, which follows the life of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, was a hit with audiences worldwide. You will be able to enjoy the film against the gorgeous backdrop of the Ribble Valley as part of this year’s Stonyhurst Literature & Film Festival on Saturday 17th of August.

Tickets are selling fast, so be sure to book yours now to avoid disappointment!

Young Film Makers Competition

We are thrilled to be presenting our first Stonyhurst Young Filmmaker Competition at this year’s Literature & Film Festival.

Young filmmakers aged 18-25 have sent their entries to our judging panel, composed of filmmaker Jim Cooke, Emmy award-winner David Barnes and freelance floor runner/AD Emily Johnson. The short films have been judged on their creativity and content, as well as their technical ability.

The winner will receive the prestigious Stonyhurst Literature & Film Festival award and will have their film screened to the audience prior to our open-air showing of Bohemian Rhapsody.

Visit the Old Chapel Museum

The Old Chapel Museum is the oldest museum in the English-speaking world and holds rare and exciting relics such as a copy of William Shakespeare’s First Folio, first editions of novels such as Oliver Twist and Through the Looking Glass, and prayer books originally belonging to Elizabeth of York and Mary, Queen of Scots.

The Museum will be open between 10am and 5pm during the festival. Entry is £5 and must be booked in advance via our website.

Book your tickets today

The Stonyhurst Literature & Film Festival is an incredible opportunity to see the biggest names in the literature and film industries discuss their incredible careers. If you’d like to buy tickets, book now to guarantee entry and avoid disappointment.