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Win tickets to Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival on behalf of Stafford Festival Shakespeare

Producers of Stafford Festival Shakespeare (SFS) have teamed up with the Emma Bridgewater Factory to help celebrate The Bard’s legacy by giving away tickets to this year’s Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival.

A true celebration of outstanding writing and brilliant books; the UK’s only “festival in a factory”, the Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival, takes place every June in the creative surroundings of the Emma Bridgewater Factory - a Victorian pot bank that has manufactured Emma’s iconic handmade and hand decorated pottery for more than twenty years.

Highlights of this year’s Festival include renowned Shakespeare scholar, Sir Jonathan Bate, who will be giving a special talk, 'The Bard and his Afterlife – from the Romantics to Ted Hughes', as well as Ed Balls in conversation with Anne Robinson, award winning dramatist and adaptor of Poldark Debbie Horsfield, Tim Smit of the Eden Project, comedian and entertainer Alexander Armstrong, heritage champion Loyd Grossman, journalists Michael Crick and Clover Stroud, and Jane Austen biographer Paula Byrne on Friday 9th June at 4pm.

To be in with a chance of winning one of three pairs of tickets to the Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival, the SFS team want to know what entrants’ favourite Shakespeare plays are and why. To enter, visit the Stafford Gatehouse Theatre blog website http://staffordgatehouse.blogspot.co.uk/ for more details. The closing date for entries is 10am on Monday 29th May.

Stoke-on-Trent Literature Festival will take place at the Emma Bridgewater Factory from Thursday 8th – Saturday 10th June 2017. For full information and ticket prices visit www.stokeliteraryfestival.org

This year’s Stafford Festival Shakespeare production of The Tempest will open on Thursday 22nd June and run until Saturday 8th July 2017 at Stafford Castle. Established in 1991, Stafford Festival Shakespeare has fast become one of Europe's largest open air Shakespeare productions.

Full ticket information can be obtained from the box office on 01785 619080 or by visiting the www.staffordfestivalshakespeare.com

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