Book lovers will get a sneak preview of a major literature event.
Organisers behind Huddersfield Literature Festival will host a free evening of entertainment on November 25 to showcase some of the confirmed acts of the 2016 centenery event which will run from March 3 to 13.
The names of an Egyptologist, a comedian, a politician, explorer and adult and children’s authors will all be revealed on the night at the Methodist Mission on Lord Street from 6pm to 8pm, which will celebrate the festival, which started in 2006.
Kirklees Mayor Clr Paul Kane will give the official welcome and guests will be able to enjoy a selection of food from around the world, including dishes from the newly-opened Caribbean restaurant, Turtle Bay .
The event will follow a current social media project where committee members have shared some of their favourite books published during the decade, which will be continued throughout the festival.
These include works by Andrea Levy, Khaled Hosseini and Will Self.
Michelle Hodgson, festival director, said: “We have all read books that stay with us for any number of reasons and we thought it would be interesting to share some of the committee’s favourites and encourage others to talk about theirs on social media – whether bestsellers or little-known works they would like to bring to a wider audience.”
“We will be exploring this idea further at the festival in our unique ‘Pearls’ project and we look forward to announcing more about this and other festival events.
“The 2016 festival will offer a wide range of events, including free events such as our popular ‘Family Day’, and we hope that anyone who hasn’t previously attended the festival will come along to the Preview and take a look at what’s on offer.”