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Edinburgh International Book Festival

10-25 August 2024

Globally speaking the Edinburgh International Book Festival is the largest public celebration of the written word. Established in 1983, each Summer the festival brings together about 1000 writers and thinkers from across the world. In 2020 the festival organisers built a free online programme for adults and children with the chance to connect with events that included online book signings, from over 30 countries. You can catch up on their visual output via the edbookfest YouTube Channel.

Go to their website to book your place(s)


Hay Festival for Schools 

Funded by the Welsh Government and partners, between 23 May - 2 June each day, from 8 a.m. each day (bar 23rd May). Events for 2024 can be found online. For those not able to attend in person an online pass is available to watch a curated selection of events.


Events for Schools will take place on 23rd and 24th May. Past Schools events are available via Hay Festival Anytime alongside related teaching materials.


The Stay-At-Home Literary Festival 26 April - 9 May 2021  

This festival celebrated the power of reading and writing in preventing loneliness, championing connectivity and community amongst social distancing. Workshops, panels, readings and talks were hosted from Writers' homes and have been made freely accessible to everyone.

Videos from the Festival are available to watch on its YouTube Channel.


TUC Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival 2023

On 19-21 July 2024, the festival will be bringing together topical discussions, lectures and musical performances.



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