Felixstowe Book Festival

Felixstowe Book Festival has become one of the highlights of the East Anglian arts calendar and returns for another exciting programme of events from 27th to 30th June 2019. 

2019 information will be available shortly!

So in the meantime, here's a reminder of all the brilliant things that went on in 2018!

As well as a full programme of fiction, non-fiction events (covering politics, history, art and the hippy trail), workshops and discussions, there were screenings of the film Life on the Deben and an evening of Brazilian music.

The festival popped up in some exciting new venues including beach huts, a container or ‘sea can’, the local Museum at Landguard Fort and the Seafront Gardens. 

Authors who made a welcome return included Esther Freud (the Festival patron pictured above) and Louis De Bernières.  Other festival highlights included Timothy Bentinck (‘David Archer’), Mark Billingham, Sir Vince Cable, Horatio Clare, Call the Midwife star Stephen McGann, Blake Morrison, Dame Jenni Murray, Juliet Nicolson, Simon Scarrow, Christopher Matthew and the actor Michael Pennington.

Have a look at all the events and activities in last year's programme here:

One of the many highlights of the 2018 festival:

Britain has traditionally been defined by its conflicts, its conquests, its men and its monarchs. It’s high time that it was defined by its women. In this unique history, Dame Jenni Murray tells the stories of twenty-one women who refused to succumb to the established laws of society, whose lives embodied hope and change.

Dame Jenni MurrayDame Jenni Murray - A History of Britain in 21 Women

Quotes from the festival

Don't take our word for it - here are some of the things the Festival authors and visitors had to say about the 2017 Festival…

"I imagine the dust is still settling on another hugely successful Felixstowe Book Festival. I just wanted to say congratulations on staging such a fascinating festival, and thank you for inviting me to take part. I had a lovely time and the audience was wonderful.”  Henry Hemming

"We just wanted to say thank you again for another wonderful book festival. You should be so very proud and satisfied with your success. It was lovely to see so many happy booky people across the weekend, and without exception the authors we met were all thrilled to be part of it. As are we. Thank you for the hospitality, the sunshine, and the truly lovely weekend.” Nicola Upson & Mandy Morton

"Thanks for your kind invitation to the festival - I had a really excellent, enjoyable visit and found it to be a great, friendly environment for book-lovers. The audience at my event were very attentive and asked fascinating questions and Richard Walker was a first-rate chairperson.” Richard T Kelly

"What a lovely evening that was! We’ve decided that your Festival is by far our favourite gig. And your audience were so appreciative.”  Martin and the Hosepipe Band

Festival goers rave reviews…

“An eclectic mix of authors, some well known, some new and subjects to stimulate the mind of anyone aged 8-80….worth coming all the way from Devon for”.

 “Absolutely love it.  The festival is absolutely amazing!”

“Bring on next year’s festival”

“It is lovely to have a book festival in our town”

“Really enjoyed the variety in the programme”

“As a first time attendee found something totally different well worthwhile”

For more details about all the events, speakers and to subscribe to the newsletter please go to www.felixstowebookfestival.co.uk

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