Maxine Peake is coming to Ilkley for one of Ilkley Literature Festival’s round-the-year events, this one to commemorate the Grand Depart.

Maxine, known for her roles in TV’s Silk and Shameless, will be in conversation with James Brining, artistic director of West Yorkshire Playhouse, and will talk about her theatre writing debut for the Playhouse.

Beryl, written by Maxine Peake, celebrates the achievements of Morley cyclist Beryl Burton.

The event takes place on Sunday, June 8, at the King’s Hall at 7.30pm.