Huddersfield Literature Festival

Huddersfield Literature Festival / News / Tue 05 Feb 2019

Celebrating Doctor Who at Huddersfield Lit Festival Preview

Celebrating Doctor Who at Huddersfield Lit Festival Preview

Celebrating Doctor Who at the
Huddersfield Literature Festival 2019 Preview
Tuesday 12 February 6pm-7.30pm

Fans of Doctor Who will have the chance to take a selfie with a Tardis, a Dalek and a life-sized cut out of Jodie Whittaker at a special Preview event for the 2019 Huddersfield Literature Festival (HLF2019) on Tuesday 12 February.

The evening, which takes place from 6pm-7.30pm at Huddersfield Library, will be hosted by novelist, poet and singer with the post-punk band The March Violets, Rosie Garland, who will also perform a poem on the Festival theme of ‘Memory’.

Those attending will be encouraged to share their favourite memories of Doctor Who and Professor of Media and Film at the University of Huddersfield and local fandom expert, Matt Hills, will present 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Doctor Who. There will be a raffle to raise funds for Kirkwood Hospice, with a signed book by former Doctor Who actor Tom Baker among the prizes.

Refreshments will have a time-travelling theme relating to the show – from jelly babies to jammie dodgers – and the Festival is encouraging people to come dressed as characters from the series, including the Thirteenth Doctor, Huddersfield’s very own Jodie Whittaker. This event is FREE but to reserve a ticket go to:

Brochures for this year’s Festival, which takes place from 21-31 March, will be available hot off the press, with news of forthcoming events. Guest authors at the Festival will include Alan Johnson, Anne Cleeves, Darren Henley, Janet Ellis, Joanne Harris, Johnny Ball, Kit de Waal, Mike Gayle, Nikesh Shukla and Owen O’Neill.

As well as author talks, the Festival will include free family events, a Literary Afternoon Tea, comedy performers, writing workshops, performance poetry, LGBTQ+ events, a Cosplay Ball, a Wellbeing Weekend and Events Around Autism.

The Festival is both accessible and inclusive with several free events, Stagetext subtitling at selected events and Access Guides to venues.

Full information on all events, venues and tickets can be found on the Festival website, where anyone wishing to receive advance information can sign up to the mailing list or unlock special benefits by becoming a ‘Festival Friend’.

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Huddersfield Library

Alexandra Walk

Telephone: 01484 951 108

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