A cornerstone of the festival’s B-Lit Programme, the Takeover Challenge gives local students control of a whole day of festival events; they choose the topics, pick the speakers, market the events – and they’re the ones running the show on the day.
Oasis Lister Park presents ‘Brave New Worlds: Why Do We Love Dystopian Fiction?’
The world today feels increasingly nightmarish. The evident effects of climate change, melting ice caps, plastic-choked oceans, desperate refugees left abandoned in camps and detention centres.
The news in 2019, rivals any dystopian novel of the last century. This event will explore the history and enduring appeal of the dystopian novel in even the darkest times.
This year we are excited to launch our new B-Lit Programme for young people aged 13 – 18, made possible by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Look out for events marked with the B-Lit stamp as tickets are free for anybody aged 18 or under.