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The Sky Arts Studio

Sky Arts Live at Cheltenham Literature Festival

Sky Arts will be filming across the week with a packed schedule of dedicated programming which will air on Sky Arts daily from Monday 7 October – Sunday 13 October between 7pm-10pm.

Come and watch the filming

See the live show recorded from Monday 7 to Sunday 13 between 7pm and 9pm with presenters Andi Oliver, Miquita Oliver and Damian Barr. There will also be opportunities to see the filming throughout the day. Swing by the Studio to see the daily schedule board.

Get Creative!

Try your hand at various techniques and skills related to literature, reading, books and writing. Join free 45 minute creative drop-in workshops Monday 7 – Sunday 13 October:

  • Story Telling Through Instagram – Monday 7, 10.15am – 11am, 11.30am – 12.15pm, 1.30pm – 2.15pm, 3pm – 3.45pm
  • How to Write a Successful Blog, Tuesday 8, 10.30am – 11.15am, 11.30am – 12.15pm, 1.30pm – 2.15pm, 3pm – 3.45pm
  • Book Illustrating – Wednesday 9, 10.15am – 11am, 11.30am – 12.15pm, 1.30pm – 2.15pm, 3pm – 3.45pm
  • Calligraphy – Thursday 10, 10.15am – 11am, 11.30am – 12.15pm, 1.30pm – 2.15pm, 3pm – 3.45pm
  • Hip Hop Poetry – Friday 11, 10.15am – 11am, 11.30am – 12.15pm, 1.30pm – 2.15pm, 3pm – 3.45pm
  • Hardback Bookbinding with the London Centre for Book Arts, Saturday 12, 10.30am – 11.15am, 11.30am – 12.15pm, 1.30pm – 2.15pm, 3pm – 3.45pm
  • Letterpress Workshop – Sunday 13, 10.15am – 11am, 11.30am – 12.15pm, 1.30pm – 2.15pm, 3pm – 3.45pm

The Book Doctor Live!

We’re spreading the love of books throughout the UK with The Book Doctor Live!
Visit The Book Doctor Live experience at a shopping centre near you and book an appointment with a Book Doctor who will recommend a book perfectly suited to you. There will also be storytelling sessions for children, as well as 70 classic books available for you to download for free. The Book Doctor Live will be in the following places:

  • 28 September Manchester Arndale
  • 29 September Birmingham Bullring
  • 5 October Newcastle Metrocentre
  • 6 October Glasgow Braehead
  • 12 October Stratford Westfield
  • 13 October Lakeside

Sky Arts is the UK’s only channel dedicated channel to the arts. It offers something for everyone, whatever their passion, with entertaining programmes showcasing the best of classical and popular music, theatre, opera, dance and the visual arts, as well as original drama and comedy. Sky Arts is broadcast 24 hours a day and has over 1,000 hours available on Catch-up TV, including flagship programmes such as Portrait Artist of The Year, Landscape Artist of the Year and The South Bank Show.