Literature Festival gets underway

Picture: Jessica Thewlis
Picture: Jessica Thewlis

This year’s Beverley Literature Festival 2015 is underway with heavyweights of books and broadcasting descending on the town.

High profile names such as historian David Starkey and British actor Brian Blessed are among the star-studded line-up for the annual event.

Parkour Group Picture: Jessica Thewlis

Parkour Group Picture: Jessica Thewlis

East Riding Theatre hosted the launch event of the festival with best selling author Joanne Harris talking with Dr Martin Arnold about her love for Norsemythology and her novel The Gospel of Loki.

Entertainment was also provided by a parkour group who added energy to proceedings.

Audience for the opening night. Picture: Jessica Thewlis

Audience for the opening night. Picture: Jessica Thewlis

Parkour. Picture: Jessica Thewlis

Parkour. Picture: Jessica Thewlis

Parkour in action. Picture: Jessica Thewlis

Parkour in action. Picture: Jessica Thewlis