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Nick Clegg joins the Literature Festival line-up

PUBLISHED: 11:01 13 September 2011 | UPDATED: 19:58 20 February 2013

Festival organisers have today announced the latest addition to the 2011 Literature Festival line-up – Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg joins the Literature Festival line-up

Festival organisers have today announced the latest addition to the 2011 Literature Festival Line-up Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. The Leader of the Liberal Democrats will be interviewed on stage before opening the floor for questions from the audience.

The 2010 General Election signalled a dramatic change in the British political landscape, and Nick Clegg become one of the countrys leading political figures. His one-off event in Cheltenham will offer Festival-goers an intimate forum to pose their most burning political questions to the Deputy PM, as well as the chance to meet the man behind the headlines.

Tickets for this exclusive event will be available from Wednesday,September 14 at the Cheltenham Festivals Box Office on 01242 505 444. The exact date and time of the event will be revealed on the week of the Festival.

Nick Clegg is the latest addition to a line-up bursting with political heavy-weights and great thinkers. Ed Balls, Tony Benn, Alistair Darling and Michael Portillo will all be airing their views, whilst former politician turned multi-million selling author Jeffrey Archer will introduce his new work. Plus, interviewer extraordinaire Jeremy Paxman will examine the influence of the British Empire.

The full festival programme of more than 500 events is available online at

The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival: 7-16 October 2011

Tickets can be purchased:

BY PHONE on 01242 505 444 (please note new number),

IN PERSON from the new Cheltenham Festivals Box Office on the first floor of Regent Arcade, Cheltenham


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