The Best of British Festival will bring some of the nation's biggest names in theatre, literature and broadcasting to Winchester.

(TRAVPR.COM) UK - May 8th, 2012 - Winchester is preparing to commemorate a landmark year for the UK by hosting its very own Best of British Festival.

With the Queen celebrating her Diamond Jubilee and top athletes heading to London for the Olympic and Paralympic Games later this year, the historic Hampshire city will offer its own celebration of the nation's crowning glories.

Running from Friday May 25th to Thursday July 26th, the festival is set to feature the likes of Dame Judi Dench, Robert Hardy, Ruth Rendell, PD James and Martin Bell.

Dame Judi will discuss her recent films in conversation with biographer John Miller at the Guildhall Winchester on Saturday June 9th, with tickets priced at £15.

The icon of stage and screen is due to talk about her roles in My Week with Marilyn, J Edgar and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, among others.

Queens of Crime, an event taking place at the same venue on Friday June 1st, will see Rendell and James discuss their approach to crime fiction.

The bestselling authors, who are also close friends, are set to pay particular attention to their most recent novels. There will be a book signing afterwards and tickets are available for £10.

LateRooms.com offers a diverse selection of Winchester hotels that could appeal to festival-goers, including the Highfield House Hotel.

Visit www.bestofbritishfestival.com or phone 01962 840 500 for further information about the festival.


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