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London Literature Festival

Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival celebrates the power of words and explores the world in which we live by bringing together today’s leading writers, thinkers and cultural observers.

The first programme announcement is on Mon 23 July, with tickets going on sale to Members on Tue 24 July and to the general public on Wed 25 July.

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