Ronnie Wood will speak at this years Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival.
Running from Friday till Sunday, October 2-11 the Festival boasts speakers as diverse as Ronnie, Martha Lane Fox, Matthew Bourne, George the Poet, Garry Kasparov, Jeanette Winterson, Nick Clegg, Nigel Mansell, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Nick Frost, Nigella Lawson, Bill Bryson and Gino D'Acampo.
Six past Booker Prize winners will appear (including double winner Peter Carey) as well as all of the 2015 finalists. Three Pulitzer Prize winners will also speak, as will Costa Award and Wellcome Book Prize winners.
In its spectacular programme of more than 500 events, the Festival will touch upon subjects as diverse as history, politics, sport, food and fashion. The theme of this year's Festival is Defining Moments: the pivotal occurrences that conclusively alter life as we know it, be they global, cultural, social or personal. We examine not only historic turning points but also consider the Defining Moments the future might bring and the challenges ahead.
The full Festival line-up can be found at www.cheltenhamfestivals.com. (From Sat 8th)
Photo Jim Pietryga