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TAL Festival Ltd

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Thame Arts & Literature Festival

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11th to 15th October 2017

This is the 8th Annual TAL Festival. We are delighted to have a fantastic array of authors, journalists, plays, music, cinema and art.

11th to 15th October

the box-office NOW OPEN on-line

Opens In Town Hall on 8th Sept.


The Book House has been selling books in Thame for over 35 years and stocks thousands of titles.  Whether you enjoy contemporary fiction, crime, classics or non-fiction, The Book House can recommend the best reads for you.  We are also specialists in children’s books.

Our aim is to provide an unrivalled service to our customers – we are always happy to offer advice and can usually obtain a book that isn’t on our shelves within 24 hours.  We are happy to accept orders by phone,fax, e-mail or via this website.  We can post to almost anyone, anywhere.

Our fantastic card-room is full of beautiful greetings cards and giftwrap for all occasions, and we also have a select and ever-changing range of book-related toys, CDs and DVDs that make perfect gifts.

Opening hours are 9.00am – 5.30pm, Monday – Saturday.   

Welcome to Thame Arts & Literature Festival 2017

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Festival Main Sponsors :

Thame Town Council

Thame Chamber Choir

Thame Players

Rumseys Choclaterie

The Spread Eagle Hotel


Spread Eagle

Friday 13th 7.30pm

Absolutely Hilarious” The Scotsman

See an unknown Jane Austen Novel revealed and performed before your very eyes.

Classic humour from this spectacular troupe, fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe.

‘One of the most enjoyable events on the Fringe’

★★★★    The Guardian

Friday 13th October     7.30pm     Spread Eagle

Tickets : Adult £12 (Concessions £10)

a journalist and broadcaster who has presented BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour since 1987, Dame Jenni Murray is the author of several books, including Memoirs of a Not So Dutiful Daughter.

Dame Jenni Murray

Sunday 15th October  2.30pm  Spread Eagle

Tickets : Adult £9 (Concessions £8)

2017 Art Show

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Events for Children


IMPORTANT NOTICE & Event Reschedule

Charles Spencer

Due to unforseen circumstances, it has been necessary to reschedule Charles’ visit from Saturday at 1.30pm to 6.30pm on Thursday 12th October.

Both the Festival Team and Charles offer our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience.

All tickets already purchased remain valid (there is NO need to book again) however If you have ordered tickets for Charles’ talk and can no longer attend because of this change please email info@talfestival.org and we will arrange a refund.

Kind Regards

TAL Festival

We are thrilled to welcome Charles back to TAL Festival - though we are still recovering from the harrowing tales of what happened to those who signed the death warrant of Charles I in Killers of the King.

Now with his new book “To Catch a King”, hear him address the flight of Charles II after the first, unsuccessful attempt to regain the throne of England

Charles Spencer

Thursday 12th October  6.30pm  Thame Players Theatre

Tickets : Adult £9 (Concessions £8)

Outline Map of Thame and Venues

Festival at a Glance

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