We’re thrilled announce that Gyles Brandreth has agreed to be Patron of the Festival this year. Gyles is well known to so many as a writer, broadcaster and former MP and Government Whip. He is also a reporter on The One Show on BBC1 and a regular on Radio 4's Just a Minute. His many books include The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries and the No 1 best-seller: The 7 Secrets of Happiness. Gyles has of course a connection to Goring via Oscar Wilde and says "“As President of the Oscar Wilde Society and as the author of a series of Victorian murder mysteries featuring Oscar Wilde, his world and the places he knew best, I am honoured to be Patron of The Gap Festival. We in turn are truly honoured to have his support.