Big names at Essar’s literature festival

Adventurer Ranulph Fiennes, former Sex Pistol John Lydon, politician Paddy Ashdown and actress and writer Sheila Hancock are some of the big names appearing in the Essar Chester Literature Festival 2014 line up.
Running from Friday, October 10th to Sunday, October 26th, this will be the third consecutive year that Essar Oil (UK) has sponsored the festival.
Chester Performs has a programme of more than 40 events for this year’s festival. Paul Lavin, festival manager, said: “This is another programme that we believe offers something to suit all tastes. The festival has a really good audience and we look forward to welcoming them back for another year.”
Ian Cotton, head of communications and community for Essar Oil (UK) Ltd, said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the festival once again. It’s a highlight not only in the Chester arts calendar but across our entire region. This year’s line-up offers something for everyone and we’re looking forward to seeing our local communities getting involved.”
The festival programme and ticket booking information is available online at: