Literary acts announced for Latitude Festival

Latitude Festival 2016

Latitude Festival 2016 - Credit: Archant

Renowned names and faces from the literary world are to take to the stage at Latitude Festival 2016, as the Literary Arena and Wellcome Trust Hub line-ups have been announced by festival organisers.

Sara Pascoe, who will perform at the Latitude Festival later this year

Sara Pascoe, who will perform at the Latitude Festival later this year - Credit: Archant

The Literary Arena line-up boasts political economist, writer and former editor-in-chief of The Observer Will Hutton; as well as bestselling author Ben MacIntyre and the Victoria & Albert Museum, who will present a preview of their forthcoming exhibition You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966 – 70.

Also announced, to appear at the Literary Arena, is popular stand-up comedian, actress and author Sara Pascoe who will be sharing her debut book, Animal: How a Woman is Made.

Another of this year's multi-talented stand-up comedians is Mark Watson – a familiar face from his appearances on Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Mock the Week – showcasing his latest highly acclaimed thriller, The Place That Didn't Exist.

In addition the festival, which takes place from July 14 to July 17 in the stunning grounds of Henham Park, will present a series of talks supported by the Wellcome Trust- a global charity dedicated to improving health by supporting research into science, humanities and social sciences.


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The Wellcome Trust Hub, supported by Wellcome Trust, will once again host a variety of debates and performances this year, exploring the neurosciences that affect happiness and health and many other topics.

Further poetry acts have also been announced today including Scotland's new national poet Jackie Kay, rapper and multi-instrumentalist Dizraeli, and Lisa Luxx- writer for Sunday Times, Telegraph and Elle, who will perform her work on the existential crisis of the net generation among other interesting topics.

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Already announced performers include headliners New Order, The National, The Maccabees; as well as comedians Russell Howard and Josh Widdicombe.

Tickets are on sale now and for further information visit www.latitudefestival.com.

LITERARY

WILL HUTTON | BEN MACINTYRE

VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM PRESENTS YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION?

HISTORIC ROYAL PALACES: FROM PRINCE TO PUNK HOSTED BY DEIRDRE MURPHY

EWEN MACASKILL

JAMIE McKELVIE & KIERON GILLEN INTERVIEWED BY EMILY MACKAY

ROBIN INCE: THE MAGICK OF ART – THE WIZARDRY OF THIN WHITE DUKES

WITH DAISY CAMPBELL, ANDREW O'NEILL & JOHN CONSTABLE

SARA PASCOE | STANDARD ISSUE | BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION

HELEN PEARSON: THE LIFE PROJECT | MADELEINE SHAW | MARK WATSON

DAVID QUANTICK ICW SARFRAZ MANZOOR

RUTH & MARTIN'S ALBUM CLUB | VIV GROSKOP

WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2016 WITH SUZANNE O'SULLIVAN, CATHY RENTZENBRINK AND

ALEX PHEBY ICW SATHNAM SANGHERA

WELLCOME TRUST WITH SALON LONDON PRESENT

LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR: FEAST OF STRANGERS WITH PROF THEODORE ZELDIN AND THE REFUGEE CHOIR

LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR: THE REWARDS WITH DR MOLLY CROCKETT, DR CARSTEN DE DREU AND PROF TIM LEWENS

LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR: THE DARK SIDE WITH PROF CHRISTOPHER FRENCH

SALON LONDON & REDSTONE PRESS'S PSYCHO GAMES AND DR GUSTAV KUHN

SOCIAL STANDING AND YOUR HEALTH WITH SIR PROF MICHAEL MARMOT AND PROF DANNY DORLING

WELLCOME TRUST

THE PORN PERSPECTIVE WITH DR JACK LEWIS, CHRISTOPHER GREEN

AND MARTIN DAUBNEY CHAIRED BY DR SUZI GAGE

DR ARTHUR I MILLER ICW DR ROBERT E SMITH: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE – BRAVE NEW WORLD

ED HALLIWELL ON MINDFULLNESS | FESTIVAL OF THE SPOKEN NERD

PHILIPPA KENNEDY | DR BEN FINCHAM & DR BREE MACDONALD ON FUN

DR DEAN BURNETT & ROBIN INCE ON THE IDIOT BRAIN | DR JAMES KILNER & MEG MOSLEY ON SELFIES

DR VALERIE VOON ON KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES

THE PSYCHOLOGIST PRESENTS DR JON SUTTON ICW. PROFESSOR ELIZABETH STOKOE PROF CARSTEN DE DREU, STUART EVERS AND JO GRIFFIN ON LONELINESS

YOUR FOOD, YOUR MOOD: REAL FOOD & GUT HEALTH WITH PROF TIM SPECTOR

CURE: A JOURNEY INTO THE SCIENCE OF MIND OVER BODY WITH JO MARCHANT

THE BIOLOGY OF MORALITY WITH DR MOLLY CROCKETT AND DR TIM LEWENS

SCIENCE GALLERY LONDON: NO PAIN, NO GAIN?

SCIENCE GALLERY LONDON: THE SCIENCE OF SNOGGING

LEVEL UP HUMAN: LIVE PODCAST RECORDING WITH SIMON WATT, ELF LYONS AND STEVYN COLGAN

POETRY

JACKIE KAY | POET IN THE CITY | DIZRAELI | CALEB FEMI

ANDY BENNETT | LISA LUXX

RIPPED OFF REVOLTING RHYMES HOSTED BY LAURA MUCHA WITH JEMIMA FOXTROT,

ROSY CARRICK AND ANDY BENNETT

THE FARAWAY FOREST

HOME LIVE ART | TWICE SHY THEATRE | THE READING AGENCY

PANDORA'S PLAYGROUND

DYLAN'S MOBILE BOOKSTORE

SHED OF STORIES

COMMUTE BLOG | LISA BLOWER | JOHN OSBORNE | ESSES & DE MESA

YOUNG VIC PRESENT CUTTIN' IT DISCUSSION / WORKSHOP WITH GBOLAHAN OBISESAN

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