From our Artistic Director

2018 has proved to be a magnificent and record breaking year for the festival – a true celebration of our first forty years. Never have we received so many notes of appreciation than in July and more recently we have lived through a literary week that inspired on every level. And for the statistically minded you will hopefully understand our own excitement at having increased numbers in a single year by 35% in the company of the likes of Max Hastings, Julian Fellowes and Sebastian Faulks. That’s going it some and we thank you for your support in every way.

But as one festival season finishes plans for the next are already well developed so please make a note in your diaries of next year’s celebrations. Rest assured that we will be trying to raise the already high bar even higher.

With every good wish
Stewart Collins
Artistic Director