Festival 2014: War and Peace
Friday 30 May - Sunday 1 June 2014
NEWS - An exciting new event in this year's programme: Mpho Tutu joins us on Saturday 31 May to discuss her latest book, The Book of Forgiving. Read more
I'm delighted to announce our schedule for the 2014 Church Times Bloxham Festival of Faith and Literature. Building on the success of our 2013 Festival, we've put together a programme around the theme of 'War and Peace'. I hope you'll agree with me that we have managed to secure a fascinating line up of speakers and performers.
For anyone new to the festival, Bloxham School is a beautiful, peaceful setting (the children will be on holiday) on the edge of the Cotswolds. There are plenty of places to stay in the area, and frequent trains from London to nearby Banbury take just an hour. The Festival is busy, but relaxed, and the school team provides great food throughout the weekend at very reasonable prices — not just at the festival dinner on Friday night.
We are delighted that Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy is appearing, as well as all sorts of other interesting people. Places are limited, so book your tickets soon and take advantage of the early booking discounts (until 31 March).
I am very much looking forward to seeing you at the Festival.
See the full line up for 2014 >
Festival 2013: Your Comments
A gem of a festival: thought-provoking but with a light touch. Will definitely be organising my diary around the dates for the next one. Eleanor Cozens
First-rate speakers in a delightful setting. Simon Kingston
Really interesting variety of events, discussions. Small enough to be intimate but big enough to be significant. Peter Sellick
I loved and was inspired by the events I went to. Ballet Rambert's "Dancing the Unspeakable" touched me deeper than any words and Padraig O Tuama is a joy of a man! I look forward to next year. Susie Stead
Truly inspirational. I am still pondering on what I heard and working through a new reading list.
Wonderfully challenging festival. Food for thought and encouragement to think! It was a feast for the eyes and the soul. Elaine Dando
Friendly welcome, fascinating speakers and a great atmosphere.
A brilliantly refreshing weekend, with excellent speakers covering a wide range of life experiences which meant I came away with fresh thoughts and inspiration. Very well organised and I hope there will be many more!