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Read the 2013 short story competition winner

Thame Players

The Fifth Annual TAL Festival

starts on the evening of Wednesday 15th October this year with a very special lecture in the Players Theatre

Thursday 16th is a night of folk and acoustic music in the Stables at the James Figg on the High Street.

The Festival proper kicks off as usual on the afternoon of Friday 17th with some 30 events packed into the weekend.

We look forward to seeing you all in October.

Enjoy some of the highlights from

Festival 4, 2013

The Book House is a unique experience.

In our digital world, the feel of a ‘real book’ is wonderful experience and there are few pleasures like browsing in an independent book shop.

93 High St


Tel 01844 213032


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Workshops & Walks 1 Photography

Click on the days below to check out the programme and plan your weekend


15th October


16th October


17th October


18th October


19th October

Enter the 2014 Short Story Competition





Participate… Enjoy… Inspire…

The Fifth Annual Thame Arts & Literature Festival

Wednesday 15th to Sunday 19th October 2014

Tel : 0871 288 3420

Thanks for the warm welcome in Thame. It was a pleasure to be involved” Felicity Aston (Explorer)

“Thoroughly enjoyed TAL. Can’t wait for next year” R.C. (Festival Visitor)

Congratulations to all concerned. So many events and so much success. My wife & I attended 6 events” L.C. (festival visitor)

“Wonderful Experience, Everyone was so friendly and fun.” Coralie Bickford-Smith (Illustrator)

Notley Tythe Barn

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