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THIS YEAR’S STROUD BOOK FESTIVAL WILL BE ONLINE AND FREE!

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We launched a fundraising campaign to raise £10,000 to make the Festival free and accessible to all - and we did it!

EXPLORE THE FESTIVAL

WHAT’S ON

This year, our Festival will be FREE to all.

Discover more about the fantastic online events planned for Stroud Book Festival 2020.

Forthcoming Events for 2020 >

SUPPORT US

Thanks to community fundraising, this year we raised £10,000 to help make the Festival events FREE to everyone. We still need your help. Please consider donating the price of a Festival ticket...

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GET INVOLVED

We are always delighted to hear from anyone who can lend their support to our Festival, by volunteering, donating their time or money, or simply by following us on social media.

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ABOUT STROUD BOOK FESTIVAL

Stroud Book Festival celebrates all things books. Headed up by a team of local authors, literary and cultural professionals, and with Ian McEwan as patron, the festival presents a creative programme of high-quality, entertaining and thought-provoking events to engage this vibrant local community. Stroud Book Festival contributes to the town’s thriving cultural landscape, making sure books are fully represented.

ALL AROUND STROUD

This year, Stroud Book Festival will be online only.

We look forward to working with our fabulous venues in 2021.

LATEST NEWS & UPDATES

We did it! £10,000 raised to make the 2020 Festival free and accessible to all

September 8, 2020

We are overjoyed to announce that we have raised over £10,000 to meet the target of our crowdfunding campaign. Our fundraising campaign, which ran for 6 weeks over the summer and ended on 31st August, was launched to help make the 2020 online programme of events free and accessible to everyone, whatever their means, location…

Update on our Crowdfunder: Incredible news!

August 29, 2020

We’ve received incredible news! With just a few days left of our Crowdfunding Campaign to make Stroud Book Festival 2020 free, the Laura Kinsella Foundation has offered to match all donations until we reach our target of £10,000! Our Crowdfunder ends on Monday 31st August at 11am. So if you haven’t yet donated, or know…

SO NEAR…AND YET STILL A LITTLE WAY OFF!

August 20, 2020

An update on our fundraising campaign for Stroud Book Festival 2020

Festival Illustration announced, 16 July 2020

July 16, 2020

This year’s Stroud Book Festival will be ONLINE! Please watch this space for news on our crowdfunder, launching end of July 2020.

Stroud Book Festival ONLINE this year

June 30, 2020

This year’s Stroud Book Festival (4th-8th November) will take place ONLINE.

Arts Council England Grant

June 1, 2020

We are very grateful to announce that we’ve received a grant from the Arts Council England, which means we are able to confirm that Stroud Book Festival 2020 will take place, and will be ONLINE!