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Important News

Due to Covid-19 we have had to postpone our Festival, scheduled for 29 May- 6 June 2020, but we are committed to bringing you an extended and extensive Autumn Edition. If you would like to see what we were planning for the Festival, you can take a look at our proposed Festival programme

Our planned Festival programme

Autumn Events Coming Soon


Our committed and enthusiastic team of volunteers help us deliver the Festival with many coming back every year.

We recruit about 80 volunteers to support our Festival in a variety of roles. Ahead of the Festival we organise volunteer briefing sessions and provide Festival t-shirts and name badges to wear at events.

In the run up to the Festival, volunteers help distribute marketing material, such as posters, fliers and programmes.

During the Festival volunteers support events by:

  • welcoming the audience
  • helping with queries or requirements at our venues
  • managing microphones at the Q&A sessions
  • supporting authors at book signings
  • carrying out questionnaires with audience members after events

Each event is managed by a Lead Volunteer who briefs the team of volunteers before the start of each event. Volunteers are often able to attend the event they are supporting.

Following the festival, we invite all our volunteers to a celebration event to thank them for their support.

If you would like to get involved, we’d love to hear from you. 
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