A NEW literature and film festival is heading to East Lancashire on August 16 and 17.

And movie buffs are in for a treat as a special open air screening of Oscar-winning Bohemian Rhapsody will help round off the two-day extravaganza.

Taking place in the grounds of Stonyhurst College, the first Stonyhurst Literature and Film Festival is expected to attract thousands of visitors to the Ribble Valley.

Director of Stonyhurst Enterprises, Rebecca Cowley, said: “Bohemian Rhapsody will be shown in the magnificent grounds of the college, overlooking the stunning Ribble Valley countryside.

“We want our visitors to experience a quintessential English summer’s evening sampling some of Lancashire’s finest food and drink whilst discovering the creative pleasures of film.”

The event will feature seminars, workshops and Q&A panels, led by renowned speakers, award-winning authors and key literary figures. Among those, will be author and politician Ann Widdecombe.

Go to enterprises.stonyhurst.ac.uk/literature-film-festival/