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Ray Davies, Brian May and Helen Fielding to lead literature festival

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Jul 31, 2013 | 4:32am EDT

Musicians Ray Davies, Brian May and Bridget Jones's Diary author Helen Fielding are among the big names set to make appearances at an upcoming literature festival in the U.K. Queen star May will team up Midge Ure to discuss legendary 1985 charity concert Live Aid during this summer's (13) Cheltenham Literature Festival in Cheltenham, England, and The Kinks' Davies will also give a talk. Fielding will unveil her highly-anticipated third installment in her Bridget Jones's Diary series, and other stars to join discussions include actress Emma Thompson, comedienne Jennifer Saunders, funnyman David Mitchell, The Beatles artist Peter Blake and historical novelist Philippa Gregory. Former Catatonia frontwoman Cerys Matthews will also be performing. The event runs from 4-13 October (13).

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