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Kenilworth Arts Festival 2017 - PG ticket offer

Kenilworth Arts Festival 2017 takes place from 17th–23rd September, and will bring a host of award-winning musicians, best-selling authors and outstanding emerging talent to the town. The line up for this year’s festival includes acclaimed writers Kit de Waal, Sarah Moss and Alys Fowler, internationally renowned jazz pianist Gwilym Simcock, respected guitarist John Smith and the former Stornoway frontman, Brian Briggs. A ‘spotlight series’ showcasing the work of emerging artists will feature hotly-tipped novelists Preti Taneja and Emma Flint, Warwickshire-based band The Rude Mechanicals, and the singer-songwriter Siobhan Wilson, whose new album has been lauded by Rolling Stone and BBC 6 Music. 

The 2017 programme also includes fringe events, workshops and exhibitions, and on Sunday 17th September there will be a free, open air Fiesta in the beautiful Abbey Fields, featuring live music, theatre performances, street food, craft beer and an array of free interactive activities for children. 

Full details of the programme are available at: 

Ticket Offer

Thanks to a partnership between the festival and the University of Warwick, we are delighted to be able to offer postgraduate students the opportunity to buy tickets for the festival's headline events for just £5 (usually £10/£12). There are a limited number of tickets available at this price. To secure your tickets, please email with details of the event you'd like to attend (see below). 

Headline Events Schedule

Brian Briggs & Paul Henry present: The Glass Aisle
Monday 18 September | Priory Theatre, Kenilworth | 8pm start

A unique collaboration between the frontman of much-loved indie-folk band Stornorway, and acclaimed poet Paul Henry

Kit de Waal and Sarah Moss in conversation with Alex Clark 
Tuesday 19 September | Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth | 8pm start

Two of the most distinctive voices in contemporary British fiction come together to discuss their work, in conversation with respected journalist and editor Alex Clark.

Alys Fowler and Will Ashon: Journeys Through Nature
Wednesday 20 September | Priory Theatre, Kenilworth | 8pm start

Fowler and Ashon discuss their latest critically acclaimed books and their voyages of self-discovery through nature.

Gwilym Simcock: solo piano
Thursday 21 September | St. John's Church, Kenilworth | 8pm start

A rare solo concert from one of the most imaginative and gifted jazz pianists on the European scene 

An Evening of Poetry curated by Nine Arches Press
Friday 22 September | Tudor Stables, Kenilworth Castle | 8pm start

Readings from acclaimed poets and outstanding emerging talent, in partnership with a stalwart independent poetry publishing house, set in the stunning Tudor Stables at Kenilworth Castle. The line up includes Rishi Dastidar, Jacqueline Saphra and the 2017 'Primers' poets - Cynthia Miller, Marvin Thompson and Ben Bransfield.