Latitude Festival: Literary Arena

at Henham Park, Southwold

This event has been and gone.

Now in its fourth edition Latitude continues to inspire and innovate offering the very best from the worlds of music, film, comedy, theatre, cabaret, dance, poetry, literature and art. With stunning individual performance spaces dedicated to each of the arts, the arenas are treasure troves of talent, with open doors and inviting atmospheres. Sit back and be entertained by over 700 performers or participate and learn a new skill in the many workshops on offer, there are new experiences round every corner. See www.latitudefestival.co.uk/home/ for more details.

Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.


Jeremy Hardy

Jeremy Hardy appearing at this event

Jeremy Hardy was a stand-up comic who started out in 1984. He passed away on 1st February 2019. Best known for his work on Radio 4, notably on News Quiz, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue and Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation. In 2010, he published a book, My Family and Other Strangers, chronicling his desperate search for interesting ancestors. His television credits included Jack Dee’s Election Helpdesk (BBC2), QI (BBC1), Mock The Week (BBC2), Grumpy Old Men (BBC1), Back In The Day (BBC2), Not Tonight With John Sergeant (BBC2). 'In an ideal world, Jeremy Hardy would be extremely famous, but an ideal world would leave him without most of his best material' (The Guardian). 'A comic genius' (Sandi Toksvig). Jeremy Hardy was named in Ents24's top 10 hardest-working comedians of 2015.

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Jonathan Coe

Author, famous for 'The Rotters Club'.

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Kate Williams

Kate Williams appearing at this event

Pianist/composer Kate Williams has led projects for a wide range of line-ups, from duo up to septet.

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Keith Allen

Keith Allen appearing at this event

Actor Keith Allen has published a riotous autobiography 'Grow Up'. He has a long career in TV roles, including the Sheriff of Nottingham in 'Robin Hood'. And of course he's father to Lily.

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Rupert Thomson

A writer whose work mixes love, satire and storytelling.

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Emmanuel Jal

Emmanuel Jal appearing at this event

Emmanuel Jal has won worldwide acclaim for his unique style of hip hop with its message of peace and reconciliation born out of his experiences as a child soldier in Sudan.

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Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood appearing at this event

Dame Vivienne Westwood is an English fashion designer largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream. She is linked with the Sex Pistols via Malcolm McLaren and their SEX/Seditionaries boutique on Kings Road, Chelsea in London during the 1970s.

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Hardeep Singh Kohli

Hardeep Singh Kohli appearing at this event

Hardeep is a comedian, broadcaster, journalist, and chef. In addition to being a BBC Radio 4 favourite, Hardeep’s broadcast credits include shows ranging from Celebrity Masterchef & The One Show to Question Time & This Week. He has also won a BAFTA for his work as director. As a journalist, his column in Scotland on Sunday called 'Hardeep Is Your Love' saw him twice nominated in 2007 and 2008 for Scottish Columnist of the Year at the Scottish Press Awards. He is also Contributing Editor on the Spectator Magazine, has written for the Independent on Sunday, The Times, Observer Woman, Conde Nast Traveller to name but a few. "A master of pace, mixing stories with fantastic quick-witted" (The Skinny). "This show is really something quite special… inbetween the laughter are stories of genuine power" (Broadway Baby). "Very funny…with a touching truth in the stories he tells and a truthful integrity in the way he tells them" (Edinburgh Guide).

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Frank Skinner

Frank Skinner appearing at this event

He may have co-written a number one single (Three Lions), but most of Frank Skinner's achievements have been to do with comedy; winning a 1991 Perrier Award, creating the classic TV show 'Fantasy Football' (with David Baddiel), presenting his own series... the list goes on. 'You could put Skinner down in front of any audience at any time and he would have it in stitches' (Waldemar Januszczak) 'Exquisite and surprising... highly accomplished and very funny' (The Independent) 'Provocative, remorseless and very, very funny' (The Times).

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Also Appearing

Brian Chikwava, Bernie Katz, Sir Peter Blake, Patrick Neate, If:book The Future Of The Book, Grace Maxwell and Edwyn Collins, Punk Fiction with Cathi Unsworth-Nicholas Hogg-Janine Bullman-Salena Godden-Dev Hynes and Lee Bullman, ID Political Debate, Orwell: A Celebration, Fflur Dafydd

Henham Park

  • Southwold
  • NR34 8AN