The home of books by the sea…The Felixstowe Book Festival 2021 will take place over the weekend of the 25th to the 27th of June 2021.
Our programme this year will be a mixture of socially distanced events, held at Harvest House, Felixstowe, and online live-streamed interviews with authors from their sofa to yours.
Tickets go on sale 5 April through our website or by phoning Eastern Angles Theatre Company 01473 211498 (Mon-Fri 10am – 2pm)
Tickets for a Live event at Harvest House Felixstowe cost £10 (£8)
Tickets for an Online event will be “pay what you can” with suggestions of £5, £8, £10 per event. Please support the festival as much as you can.
Day tickets for Friday night and Saturday £35, £55, £75 (9 sessions)
Day tickets for Sunday £25, £35, £45 (6 sessions)
Day tickets will allow you to view the online programme will be until 11pm on 11 July 2021
In the event of cancellation full ticket price refunds will be made. For Live events refunds will be made should you contact Covid or have to self-isolate.
Click on Programme to find out further details about our speakers.
About our festival…
“A good audience, lovely town, a great Festival!” Author Louis de Bernières
Driving home after an exciting weekend at Cambridge Word Fest, Felixstowe resident Meg Reid thought “why can’t Felixstowe have its own book festival? Why should other towns have all the fun?” Meg spoke with fellow book lovers in the town and realised that there was enough interest in literature to support a book festival.
With the generous support of local funders, friends, family and volunteers, Meg got the book festival off the ground, and the first festival took place in June 2013. Felixstowe Book Festival has become one of the highlights of the East Anglian Arts Calendar. One of our patrons, acclaimed author Esther Freud, says that we are:
“A flourishing festival, with a programme to catch the imagination.”
We are a bright and breezy book festival with a diverse mix of events that cover everything from politics to sport, crime fiction to romance. We exist for those who always have their head buried in a book and those who haven’t yet fully experienced the wonder of reading.
See you on the 25th -27th June 2021 for our winning combination of books by the sea!
“The Felixstowe Book Festival burst onto the literary scene in 2013 with a confidence, popularity and sparkle that made it hard to believe it was so new. For writers who took part, it felt like a much loved event that had been established for years.”
– Author Nicola Upson