For­mer PM set for lit­er­a­ture fes­ti­val ap­pear­ance

Can­did Cameron

Gloucestershire Echo - - NEWS - Ed STILLIARD ed­[email protected]­

DAVID Cameron will be ap­pear­ing at this year’s Chel­tenham Lit­er­a­ture Fes­ti­val af­ter three years re­treat­ing from the glare of pub­lic and po­lit­i­cal life.

The for­mer Prime Min­is­ter who put for­ward a ref­er­en­dum on the coun­try’s mem­ber­ship of the EU to the na­tion will be one of the big­gest names ap­pear­ing at this year’s fes­ti­val, though pos­si­bly the most con­tro­ver­sial.

He will be ap­pear­ing in con­ver­sa­tion with BBC news­reader So­phie Ra­worth at The Cen­taur at Chel­tenham Race­course on the first Satur­day of the fes­ti­val and speak­ing about his new book For The Record.

Spec­ta­tors will no doubt hear his views about the EU ref­er­en­dum and why he chose to hold it, plus what he thinks Bri­tain’s place in the world will be once Brexit is com­pleted.

At £35 a ticket, the cost will in­clude a signed copy of his long-awaited book.

Mr Cameron will be speak­ing on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 5 from 4pm to 5.15pm.

His ap­pear­ance is part of the fes­ti­val’s 70th an­niver­sary, the world’s old­est lit­er­a­ture fes­ti­val.

More than 900 writ­ers, thinkers and

per­form­ers are set to speak dur­ing the fes­ti­val which runs from Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 4 to Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 13.

Other names due to ap­pear at this year’s fes­ti­val in­clude au­thors Colm Toibin, Ce­leste Ng and Ian Mce­wan, Great Bri­tish Bake Off win­ner Nadiya Hus­sain, and Queer Eye fash­ion stylist Tan France.

You can read more about who will be ap­pear­ing at this year’s fes­ti­val at glouces­ter­shire­

Book­ing for the lit­er­a­ture fes­ti­val opens to Chel­tenham Fes­ti­vals Mem­bers from 10am on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 28.

Gen­eral book­ing opens at 10am on Wed­nes­day Septem­ber 4.

David Cameron in an au­di­ence with The Queen back in 2010

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