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Welcome to the virtual version of The Times tent at the Cheltenham Literature Festival 2020

As the main sponsor, The Times and The Sunday Times is excited to host 15 of the events featuring at this year’s festival. You will have the opportunity to hear from 24 of our journalists and columnists from both papers, including Caitlin Moran, Matthew Syed, Dolly Alderton and David Aaronovitch. Our columnists will be sharing the inspiration behind their latest books and our journalists will be chairing discussions on the important stories reported on in 2020, including the coronavirus outbreak and the US elections.

Radio lovers with a penchant for thought-provoking discussion are invited to tune in to Times Radio during the ten-day festival. With access to the festival’s talent, presenters Luke Jones, Hannah MacInnes, Ayesha Hazarika and Mariella Frostrup will broadcast live from the festival this year. Meet our presenters and watch our launch day highlights in the videos below.

Explore our ‘tent’ to listen to Stories of our times, our insightful daily podcast that brings news stories to life, browse The Times Money Mentor platform: the perfect resource to demystify tricky financial topics, receive an exclusive offer from The Sunday Times Wine Club and finally keep up to date with today’s headlines with a live Twitter feed.

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Times Radio

Times Radio

For over 230 years, The Times has opened people’s eyes. Now we’re asking you to open your ears.

At Times Radio we give the important issues the space they deserve to keep you well informed. Our warm and witty presenters ask the experts the right questions, bringing you analysis and opinion worth listening to.

Times Radio is excited to be broadcasting live from this year’s festival. See our schedule below of the shows that will be taking place at Cheltenham throughout the ten days.

Luke Jones with breakfast (Friday 2nd October, 6am-10am)
Hannah MacInnes (Friday 2nd October, 7pm-10pm)
Ayesha Hazarika (Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October, 4pm-7pm)
Mariella Frostrup (Monday 5th until Thursday 8th October, 1pm-4pm)

Tune in to hear their take on the top news stories of the day as well as exclusive interviews with a range of speakers featuring at the festival.

Listen daily on DAB radio, your smart speaker, online at and via the Times Radio app.

Times Radio


Launch day

Meet the presenters

David and Manveen

Stories of our times

Our daily news podcast, Stories of our times, takes you to the heart of the stories that matter, with exclusive access and reporting.

Published for the start of your day and hosted by Manveen Rana and David Aaronovitch.

Listen at and now also on the Times Radio app.

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Times Money Mentor

Money is an important part of life for all of us. Whether it’s saving into a pension, renewing your car insurance, or paying the rent, the subject of money is never far from our minds. Yet thinking about your finances can cause anxiety and stress.

Times Money Mentor is here to help. We want people to feel more confident about their cash and enable them to make smarter choices. Our tools and information will help you cut costs and grow your money. Through our articles and videos, and real-life stories we make even the most complex topics or questions easy to understand.

We’ve also reviewed hundreds of financial products, from insurance and credit cards to pensions and ISAs, so you don’t have to. Our independent product tables will help you feel in control and arm you with the knowledge to make the right choices for you.

Visit Times Money Mentor

Sunday Times Wine Club

Wine and literature make for happy bedfellows. As the nights draw in who can resist the pull of your snuggest armchair, a good page turner and a warming glass of wine? In that vein, The Sunday Times Wine Club has put together a selection for you to enjoy at home, including two delightful wines from New Zealand and Argentina. Why not give it a try? Pour yourself a glass and explore the world vicariously through The Club’s selection, either with a book in hand or in front of the live-stream from the world’s oldest literature festival.

Will Lyons

Vice President Sunday Times Wine Club

Enjoy six luxury autumnal wines for £95.44 £59.94 … with free delivery to your home.

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The Times Wine Case

You or anybody you buy wine for must be 18 years or over. One case per household. Offer ends October 31, 2020.


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