Sir Patrick Stewart OBE announced for Huddersfield Lit Fest

Sir Patrick Stewart OBE, patron of Huddersfield Literature Festival and one of Yorkshire’s most famous actors – will appear at the Festival on Friday 16 March at Huddersfield Town Hall (7.30pm start).

Sir Patrick will be in conversation with playwright, broadcaster and journalist Nick Ahad, talking about his love of words and how different stories have inspired him and lead to his professional career as an actor.

As well as a distinguished career as a stage actor, including many Shakespearean roles, Sir Patrick is known for his portrayals of Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men series of movies and Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the TV series and movies of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Nick Ahad has written for radio, TV, film and the theatre. He is also a print and broadcast journalist, and has a regular show on BBC Radio Leeds.

Tickets will go on sale through Huddersfield Town Hall on Friday 12 January with priority booking on Thursday 11 January for those signed up to the HLF newsletter (each transaction will be limited to four tickets). Tickets can be booked at the box office: 01484 225755 or booked online: www.kirkleestownhalls.co.uk

Sir Patrick Stewart is also Patron of Refuge (www.refuge.org.uk) and a donation of £1 will be made to the charity for every ticket sold. (Please note: this event is subject to Sir Patrick’s availability on the date.)

The event will have live subtitling to give deaf, deafened and hard of hearing audiences access to the event.

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