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The North London Story Festival (formerly North London Literary Festival) is an annual event held at Middlesex University and the surrounding areas of North London. Running annually since 1996, the festival aims to celebrate all forms of storytelling through hosting a range of guest speakers and holding practical workshops at the Hendon campus of Middlesex University.

Previous speakers include Dame Professor Carol Ann Duffy, David Nicholls, Justin Cartwright, Philip Hensher, AL Kennedy, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Andrea Levy, Andrew Motion, Jan Pienkowski, Lord Puttnam and Fay Weldon. The festival is supervised this year by lecturer James Kenworth and takes place on 13th March 2018 at Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, North London.

  • This year’s theme is Secret London. This year’s programming is dedicated to alternate London and the stories you won’t read about in an Official London City Guide. Secret London delves deep into the metropolis and uncovers an invisible and unfamiliar city, where the narrative of the outsider is given full voice and the unorthodox and unconventional is embraced.

Award winning author Iain Sinclair is our headliner this year and will talk about his critically acclaimed books on London including London Overground, Lights Out for the Territory. Vice journalist Oobah Butler, featured in Longform’s ‘Best of 2017’, will offer a funny and insightful talk about his recent fame making his garden shed the top-rated restaurant in London on TripAdvisor. Additionally, there will be performances of extract of James Kenworth’s play “When Chaplin met Gandhi”, uncovering little-known London folklore of this unique historical event. However these are just a few of the events and talks taking place on the day so for more information, click here.


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