Don't miss THE THAME CHRONICLES A film made for TAL Festival
by Groucho Horseman & Steve Bannister

featuring Bruce Alexander

Coming in January 2022. Click here for details....

Welcome to TAL Festival. We are an inclusive, community-driven arts and literature festival situated in the picturesque market town of Thame.

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Welcoming Community

Community and inclusivity is at the heart of everything we do.

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The People That Inspire You

TAL provides an exciting space for you to connect with your favourite authors, artists and performers.

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Made For All

Our diverse collection of performances and events means there's something for everyone.

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TAL Festival 2021 Countdown

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An Appeal on Behalf of TAL Festival

Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor, talks of his love for TAL Festival and how you can support us

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Shop for Books

Head over to The Book House to view their wonderful collection of books

The Book House in Thame provides a fantastic array of books to suit all readers tastes.

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Important news and updates from the festival

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Our valued sponsors play a key role in supporting the festival and it’s community.

Shortcut to booking tickets – click the button!

If you already know which events you would like to book for and which books you would like to order then, simply click on the button above this text and it will take you straight to the listings to select your live or digital tickets for the events and order your copies of the book. Otherwise simply scroll down the screen or use the calendar above to read about our events and click through to order tickets from the EVENT DETAIL page.