Felixstowe Book Festival returns this week for a seventh year of talks, readings, book signings and workshops to entertain adults and children.
It begins on Thursday 27th with Great British Bake Off Judge Pru Leith at 7pm and then there is a launch evening on Friday 28th at 7pm with Martin Newell & The Hosepipe Band returning with their ‘Greatest Hits’ package of East Anglian poems and music ‘Coasts & Ghosts’
There are over 60 events during the weekend including talks by James Runcie, the author of the Granchester Novels, Politician Alan Johnson, actor James Hayes, local writers Esther & Annie Freud, Historian Simon Heffer, veteran author Barbara Erskin and festival favorite Liz Trenow, and Emma Healey, writer of the book everyone is talking about – Elizabeth is Missing.
With fiction, non-fiction and poetry, an adult Short Story Competition, and a Vintage Tea Party on Sat 29th from 4pm at Delicious Nutritious in 31 Bath Rd , there is really something for everyone.
Most events happen at The Orwell Hotel, but there are a number of pop up events in locations including Felixstowe Library, beach huts, Landguard Fort, Felixstowe Museum and The Seafront Gardens. Details of these can be found on the Felixstowe Book Festival website.
There will also be a Festival cafe and bookshop at The Orwell Hotel throughout the weekend.
Tickets are available online from the Festival website, or from The New Wolsey Box office 01473 295900. Most adult events cost £9.00 per person (£7.00 per person for concessions).