In 2014, we celebrated the 25th Anniversary Charleston Festival – an extravaganza of books, ideas and performances. The programme includes many defining voices of the last 25 years: Carol Ann Duffy created an Anniversary poem; Ian McEwan revealed a new work; David Hare discussed politics and drama; Richard Dawkins shared his sense of wonder; Nicholas Hytner celebrated Shakespeare; Grayson Perry mixed art and fashion; Michael Morpurgo believed there is no glory in war.

We look forward to seeing you at next year’s Festival which runs from 15th to 25th May 2015.