Maggie Brookes


Maidstone Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1TF
Maggie Brookes and book 'Acts of Love and War' Graphic for Maidstone LitFest

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Internationally acclaimed author Maggie Brookes discusses the true stories of love and courage which inspired her novels The Prisoner's Wife and Acts of Love and War, and how imagination fills the gaps in historical record. 

This event is part of Maidstone LitFest 2023.

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The event will be held at Maidstone Town Hall, which has the following accessibility information:
• Lift to upper floors • Accessible toilet facilities • Wheelchair access 

Maidstone LitFest – Ticket Terms and conditions (in addition to the Maidstone Borough Council - Beyonk Terms and Conditions)

  • Can I get a refund on my tickets?
We do not offer refunds unless a show is cancelled. Tickets can be transferred to another person in your place. Please note on all bookings for children’s events that you are aware of the suitable age range and parental responsibilities. 
  • What age can children attend unaccompanied?
Children of 13 years or older can attend our events unaccompanied. However, we do not take responsibility of that young person. Children under 13 years need to be accompanied by an adult. 
  • Accessibility needs:
At the time of booking, please do email us with any accessibility needs you may have. We have tried to make our venues as accessible as possible, but one venue is a historic building, so we need to know in advance how to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. Our staff and volunteers will aim to help you as much as possible on the day. Unfortunately, we do not have a hearing loop system in place for our events this year. Email: 
  • Children with additional needs:
Please email us with any needs your child may have and how we can accommodate them at the events to ensure they can enjoy their visit:

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Tickets£8.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Monday, 2nd October 2023 - Sunday, 8th October 2023

Maidstone LitFest logo with sponsor logosMaidstone LitFestA warm welcome to Maidstone’s first Literary Festival, brought to you by Maidstone Borough Council!
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Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions


By Train

The nearest Railway Station is Maidstone East a 5-minute walk away.

Opening Times

Season (6 Oct 2023)
Friday18:30 - 19:30

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Maidstone Town HallMaidstone Town Hall, MaidstoneMaidstone Town Hall is a fine Georgian building originally dated 1763 used as the Magistrate's Courts. Above the richly decorated council chamber is the old prison cell where you can still see graffiti carved by prisoners awaiting deportation.

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