Due to logistical reasons this event will now take place from 7pm – 8.15pm rather than the originally advertised 7pm – 9pm.

The inimitable Joyce Grenfell, comedian, actress and scriptwriter, performed her specially written monologue Hurrah for Books at the first ever Cheltenham Literature Festival. Paul Blezard joins Joyce’s biographer and family friend Janie Hampton and the actress Maureen Lipman to remember this remarkable talent and read favourite monologues and extracts from her 1949 performance on the Cheltenham Town Hall stage.


The Hive

One of our smaller on-site venues, in the heart of Cheltenham, GL50 1UW

*Fees & Booking Info

Our booking fee

CF Ticketing charges a fee per booking to reflect the costs of providing the service which include card processing costs (for both credit and debit cards) as well as staffing, developing and maintaining the booking software and postage

Our booking fees are as follows:

  • Online sales £2.00
  • Telephone sales £2.00
  • In person card sales £2.00
  • In person cash and card sales £2.00

We endeavour to keep our booking fees as low as possible and charge on a per booking basis rather than a per ticket basis to ensure this. We also endeavour to ensure that our booking fees are clear before any transaction is completed.

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