We are already very busy planning the 4th Earls Barton Literary Festival which will take place on the 13th and 14th June 2020.

Keep the date! You will not want to miss it!

Lots of new ideas and few returning favourites await you. Our Crime in the Conservatory feature was extremely popular and is being reprised, courtesy of Jeyes of Earls Barton, one of our main sponsors for the festival. An added feature will be the recording of a ‘Partners in Crime’ Podcast by Adam Croft and Robert Dawes (you remember him from his many television appearance), during a live session at the festival.

Our own village Ukulele group, Ukes of Earl will be entertaining visitors at the beginning of the festival again – featuring several members of library volunteer community. We are particularly pleased to have them back as they were a great hit last year.

Another returning element of the festival will be our ever popular writing workshops run as always by Mike Richards.

Due the popularity of the Northamptonshire Lives last year (featuring speakers who have not yet written a book), we are again going to mix it up with some unusual sessions. These include Food and Drink (who doesn’t love chocolate, wine, cheese and chillies – not necessarily all together!); a day in the life of the British Library and transport of all sorts.

If this doesn’t wet your appetite we are sure you will love the talks by the variety of authors lined up.

Each day will again be rounded by some stunning entertainment in All Saints Church. Saturday evening will be a play of Willy Russell’s, Blood Brothers. Many will have seen the musical version but this is something a little different. On the Sunday evening we are delighted to welcome Neil Richardson’s Theatreworkz who will given us a fantastic musical evening featuring lots of our local young artists.