Henley Literary Festival is established as one of the UK’s biggest book festivals. The 2019 festival was our biggest yet with 170 events for adults and children. The line-up included former Prime Minister Theresa May, comedian Paul Merton, cookery legend Mary Berry, England’s greatest batsman Sir Alastair Cook and best-selling authors Jojo Moyes and David Nicholls. Our stellar line-up extended to our fantastic programme for schools and children which included Michael Rosen, Onjali Q. Rauf, Chris Riddell, Konnie Huq and McFly’s Dougie Poynter.

The Festival was launched in 2007 and previous speakers have included John Mortimer, Doreen Lawrence, John Major, Julia Donaldson, Richard E. Grant, Candace Bushnell, John Sentamu, Cressida Cowell and Graham Nash.



See Us in Action – Video highlights 2019

Discover or relive some of the highlights from the 2019 Festival, including clips featuring Paul Merton, Michael Rosen, Elif Shafak, Laura Bates & Bryony Gordon, and Dougie Poynter. Either click the links below or head straight to our Youtube Channel.

Please note the videos featuring Laura Bates & Bryony Gordon and Elif Shafak contain adult themes and aren’t suitable for children. Dougie Poynter’s event was recorded as part of the Children’s Festival so his videos are suitable for children of all ages. All other videos were recorded as part of the main festival in front of adult audiences.