Support the work we do...

Hexham Book Festival Hexham Book Festival

Oliver Lewis – The Orwell Tour

  • Saturday 4 May, 3.30pm
  • Tickets From £8.50
  • Hexham Library
Oliver Lewis

A travelogue exploring the life and work of George Orwell through the places he lived, worked and wrote.

Following in the footsteps of his literary hero, historian Oliver Lewis set out to visit all the places to have inspired and been lived in by George Orwell. Over three years he travelled from Wigan to Catalonia, Paris to Motihari, Marrakesh to Eton, and in each location explored both how Orwell experienced the place, and how the place now remembers him as a literary icon. Beginning in Northern India, where Orwell was born in 1903, and ending in the Oxfordshire village of Sutton Courtenay, where he was laid to rest in 1950, The Orwell Tour offers an accessible and informative new biography of Orwell through the lens of place.

Chaired by Sheilagh Matheson

Concession prices: available to Friends of the Festival, those on benefits and students.

Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. Please book for both directly at the Queen’s Hall Box Office.

Get 15% discount off your booking if you buy tickets for four or more different events (not including workshops). Must be in a single transaction and can't be applied retrospectively.

To read Hexham Book Festival’s privacy policy, click here. 

Book a table and receive 10% off dining at The Beaumont Hotel on presentation of your ticket.

HBF Logo Blue CMYK

Back to top