Thame Arts and Literature Festival (TAL Festival) 2022


12 October 2022

16 October 2022
Thame Town Centre

12 October 2022 to 16 October 2022

Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 3DP + Google Map

Thame Arts and Literature Festival - TAL Festival
Thame Arts and Literature Festival – TAL Festival

About Thame Arts and Literature Festival (TAL Festival)

Although not taking place in 2022, the Thame Arts and Literature Festival (TAL Festival 2022) is an inclusive, community-driven arts and literature festival that takes place in the picturesque market town of Thame.

Events normally include Author Talks, Music, Literature, Plays, Readings, Debates and much more, plus several special events for younger readers. The events take place in various venues across Thame in Oxfordshire.

Most of the venues are within a few minutes walk of each other and include.

  • St Mary’s Church, Church Road
  • Barns Centre, Church Road
  • Museum, High Street
  • Town Hall, High Street
  • James Figg, Cornmarket
  • Spread Eagle, Cornmarket
  • Library, North Street
  • Rumsey’s Chocolaterie, Upper High Street
  • Players Theatre, Nelson Street
  • Christchurch, Upper High Street

2021 saw a hybrid festival experience with a combination of live performances and live streamed events. A format that might very well be repeated in the 2022 festival.

Previous line-up

Previous speakers have included: Adele Parks, Alison Weir, Sarah Gristwood, Alan Johnson, Andrew Lownie, Dan Jones, Diego Zancani, Ed Miliband, Elizabeth Uviebinené, Frances Wilson, Gavin Esler, Ian Dunt, Jacky Colliss Harvey, James Dyke, John Crace, Kate Kennedy, Matt Rogan, Michael Pennington, Neil Ansell, Pen Vogler, Richard Dawkins, Robert McCracken Peck, Roger Moorhouse, Sally Coulthard, Simon Akam, Simon Heffer, Simon Mayo, Tom Templeton, Tony Long.

Visit the TAL Festival website at talfestival.org for programme and a full line-up of events.

Getting there

The nearest station is Haddenham & Thame Parkway which is some two miles from the town. There are regular bus services from there or (usually) plenty of taxis available. For full details see Chiltern Railways.

The 280/X8 bus service runs from Oxford to Aylesbury through Thame. Please check with Arriva for details.