SOME of the UK’s biggest names in literature are heading to the Ribble Valley this August to perform at the first ever Stonyhurst Literature and Film Festival.

Best-selling authors Simon Callow and Adam Kay will be speaking at the festival, which is taking place on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 August.

Also delivering a seminar is Blackburn-based children’s author, Nigel Womack, who published his first book ‘The Angry Giant’ earlier this year.

Mr Womack, who runs Nigel’s Cutting Shop in Blackburn, said: “I think this is a great opportunity to showcase the talent that we have here in Blackburn and the surrounding area. With top names like Adam Kay and Debbie Horsfield as part of the line-up, it highlights how big this event is going to be.”

Comedian Adam Kay will be sharing anecdotes from his book, ‘This is Going to Hurt’, and actor, writer and director Simon Callow, best known for his role in Four Weddings and a Funeral, tops the bill on the Saturday.

The festival culminates in an open-air cinema screening of the record-breaking box office hit, Bohemian Rhapsody, presented against the backdrop of the Ribble Valley.

Tickets can be bought through the Stonyhurst Enterprises website, or through See Tickets for both the Stonyhurst Literature and Film Festival and the open-air cinema