The past week has seen festivals quickly adapt their programmes to the changing times and the launch of some brand new virtual festivals. Emergency…
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It is far too hot for you to be reading this or me to writing it, so a slightly shortened version of the newsletter today - let’s call it a holiday…
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Hi everyone, February is already upon us and it is clear the disruption to our indutry will carry on throughout the year. Glastonbury, that takes place…
I have spent a fair amount of time over the last couple of months trying to calculate a definitive figure for the number of literary festivals that take…
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Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been intrigued to see the different ways people are organising their online events. Hay on Wye, who recently…
As the last couple of weeks have seen more festivals reinvent themselves as purely online events, literary programmers are the new digital content…
March 2021 Edition
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Just a brief update, and a rather gloomy one at that as the first cancellations are being announced. I am obviously not going to be just listing them…
Digital festivals attract the crowds Director Peter Florence declared the first weekend of the festival a success with events streamed over 210,00 times…
Special Edition: How a small(ish) literary festival went large(ish)
We took a break over the summer but we are back. One of the positives of the last couple of years has been the way that the festival season now extends…
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In this edition… Derby Book Festival goes live, James Holland from the Chalke Valley History Festival interviewed, Chrys Salt MBE explains how BIG LIT…