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Archbishop of York at Henley Literary Festival

Friday 26th August 2016

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu is to be ‘in conversation’ with Daniel Hahn at the Henley Literary Festival on Thursday 29 September at 10.30am at the Kenton Theatre. This will be a return visit for the Archbishop following his full-house event last year, with the exclusive first event for his new book.

In John Sentamu’s Agape Love Stories the Archbishop compiles inspiring and moving stories of how love and faith got 22 individuals through their darkest moments. The stories include those of Damilola Taylor’s father and Jean Vanier, a devoted practitioner of the infinite worth of each individual human person – especially people with great disabilities.  During the event Archbishop Sentamu will share some of the stories as told in the book and discuss how love and faith can be the inspiration to make a difference in the world around us, often after facing tragedy or heartache.

Tickets priced £12.50 can be obtained from the Box Office.  Phone 01491 575 948 10am-4pm Monday to Friday or book online at

Tickets can be posted to you in advance of the festival or collected from the live Box Office in Henley between 24 September and 2 October (open 9am-6pm in the Town Square, RG9 2AQ).

Daniel Hahn is an award-winning writer and translator who has served as the chair of the Society of Authors. The Henley Literary Festival takes place at venues across Henley-on-Thames from 26 September to 2 October with 150 events for adults and children including Judith Kerr, Fay Weldon, Lord Harries, Nadiya Hussain and Robert Harris.

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