AS TICKETS go on sale for the 2011 Essar Oil Chester Literature Festival, children and adults are being encouraged to put down their game consoles, smart phones and remote controls and open their eyes to the hidden, bizarre and forgotten world of literature.
The two-week festival will see famous faces from the literary world travel to the city to showcase their talents, including; BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull, celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Amazon expeditioner ED Stafford.
And groundbreaking plays adapted from the works of Jane Austin, and the Brontë sisters will be sure to delight audiences of all ages.
For the second year children’s festival GobbleDEEbook returns for budding-readers to create their own incy-wincy spider books, become wizarding wonders, and be part of the famous armpit orchestra.
Jess Egan, artistic director of GobbleDEEbook, said: “Storytelling, story-writing, meet the authors, make the books, see the show, practice the trick, come to the party, sing along, discover your new favourite book, be inspired and have fun! You are in for a treat!”
The Essar Oil Chester Literature Festival 2011 takes place from Friday, October 14, to Sunday, October 30. Tickets are on sale now and can be booked at www.chesterfestivals.co.uk, by phoning 0845 241 7868 or at the Visitor Information Centre by Chester Town Hall.