SPRING Festival: Wed 1st May-Sun 5th May 2024
On sale NOW!
Highlights for May 2024:
Mary Beard * Val McDermid * David Nicholls * David Troughton * Polly Toynbee * Alistair McGowan * Jojo Moyes * Alan Johnson * Daniel Finkelstein * Michael Rosen * Tamara Harvey * Michael Wood * Alex Wheatle * Rachel de Thame * Patrick Grant * Derek Bardowell * Adam Rutherford * AL Kennedy * Clare Mackintosh * Marcus du Sautoy * Ros Atkins * James O'Brien
Plus much more!
AUTUMN FESTIVAL DATES: Fri 25th October-Sun 27th Oct 2024
Our Big Give Campaign for 2024
19th-26th March - Arts for Impact. We're aiming to raise £2500 to restock the depleted libraries in 5 regional primary schools. The Big Give will match us £1 for £1. Can you help?
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Bridging the Literacy Gap
Please donate to help us in our work in schools to support literacy and all the benefits of books and reading on well-being and life skills
Julia Donaldson becomes Patron of our outreach work
The most popular author for young children in the UK has become Patron of the work we do in schools, the community and prisons banging the drum for all the brilliant benefits of books and how they can change lives.
Spreading the Word
Since 2008 we've been bringing you an exciting mixture of debate, ideas, celebrity author events, workshops and humour in spring and autumn. We're also a charity promoting the benefits of reading and writing on education, literacy and well-being with activities and workshops in schools, the community and prisons.
The Festival is one of the most significant literary festivals in the UK, attracting thousands of people to the world famous literary town of Stratford-upon-Avon, and all of whom share one passion: a love of books, writing and reading.