Thame Arts & Literature Festival

12th to 16th October


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Fri 14th

Sat 15th

Sun 16th

Festival Day Planner

BOX Office

Box Office for Roger McGough & Little Machine. - Open

Box Office for Short Story Competition - Open

Click Here to book

Festival Box Office

Opens on-line 1st September

Opens in Town Hall on 2nd September: then each Tue/Fri/Sat

Contact Us

Tel : 0871 288 3420

(Calls to this number cost 25p per minute)

Welcome to this year’s Thame Arts & Literature Festival.

It’s our seventh - yes, an incredible seventh - year at TAL and we’re already getting excited by some 40 amazing events lined up for us to enjoy in October. Soul stirring stories, hard-hitting history, fiction, fact, poetry, music, art, and so much more.

Book online  from 1st September or by phone or at the Box office (Tues/Fri/Sat) in the Town Hall from 2nd September

TAL Festival Presents a Gala Evening

WEDNESDAY 12th October

with the very wonderful
Roger McGough

Words that move the soul,

Don’t miss this amazing evening For more details click here

Music that moves the feet

Book your tickets NOW

For a very special event  click here

Join our mailing list and be amongst the first to know about the wonderful authors, speakers, plays, music, workshops and everything else as the Festival Programme grows….. Click here

Founding Partner and Festival Book Seller

Partners & Sponsors


Town Council

Thame Barns Centre

and the hugely talented


Spread Eagle Hotel

TAL Festival

The Film!

A short presentation from the Festival Team and its supporters

Click here to see the film

Print off the Cartoon. Colour it in. Complete the name box. Post it in the special box in The Book House,

Click here for details

2016 Short Story Competition

in association with The Book House

Celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday by entering your very own


Win £100 worth of Book Tokens courtesy of The Book House

Click here for details

The Book House has been selling books in Thame since 1972 and stocks thousands of titles.


for 2016

The first TAL Festival Book Club Event

Supported by

Click Here for details

Fri day 14th

Saturday 15th

Sunday 16th

Festival Day Planner

Wednesday 12th

Festival Day Planner

Click on the links to see the festival events for 2016 and plan your weekend.

Festival at a glance