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Guillermo Del Toro, Cancelled

For those who booked a ticket to see Guillermo del Toro at 7pm on Friday 8 October at the Cheltenham Literature Festival you are about to be disappointed.

Guillermo del Toro is unable to attend as he has cancelled his planned trip to the UK and is no longer intending to visit Europe over the next few weeks.

If you have a ticket then please contact the Box Office for a refund or exchange your session for a different one. There are many to choose from.

You can buy tickets and browse through all the sessions at http://cheltenhamfestivals.com/literature/.

Cheltenham Literature Festival: Derren Brown

I recently wrote about some star appearances at the Cheltenham Literature festival and now there are three more additions. Derren Brown, Simon Pegg and Maureen Lipman have all confirmed their appearances and their tickets are sure to sell out very quickly.

Derren Brown, 9 October, 8.30-9.30pm.
The conjuror and illusionist extraordinaire presents his brilliant and hilarious Confessions of a Conjuror. Find out how his weird and wonderful mind works as he discusses his obsession with magic and the amazing journey that is his life so far.
Demand is meant to be high- Tickets are £13.

Simon Pegg, 17 October, 7.45-8.45pm

Actor Simon Pegg joins the Festival to discuss his brand-new autobiography, Nerd Do Well, a joyous tale of a home-grown superstar (from Gloucestershire) and a local boy made good.
Tickets are £17

Maureen Lipman, 17 October, 4-5pm
Actress, author and Festival favourite Maureen Lipman returns to Cheltenham to present a one-woman show featuring monologues and sharply-observed episodes from I Must Collect Myself, her new book.
Tickets are £7.

PS I have already booked tickets for Derren Brown so if you’re going I’ll see you there.

Cheltenham Literature Festival, Meeting The Stars

The annual Cheltenham Literature Festival is bringing the stars to this South West town for the 61st time in 2010. Between 8 and 17 October, the likes of Michael Parkinson, Antonio Carluccio and Alexei Sayle will be wandering the streets and settling for an hour or so to talk about their latest work. The theme this year is Dreams and Nightmares and my suitably favourite event is Guillermo Del Toro discussing his new novel The Fall on Friday October 8. Tickets are £7 and the session is on between 7 and 8pm.

Some other eagerly anticipated sessions include Mark Kermode, Melvyn Bragg, James Ellroy, Hanif Kureishi, Alexander McCall Smith, Sue Townsend, Michael Caine and Jo Brand.

You can buy tickets and browse through all the sessions at http://cheltenhamfestivals.com/literature/.