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First Events Announced!

July 25, 2022

Dear Festival Friends And…we’re off! Today we’re thrilled to reveal our first events for Stroud Book Festival 2022, which takes place on 2–6 November. Our 2022 programme for adults will be headlined by Festival patron, Ian McEwan (pictured left), who will be talking about his new novel, “Lessons”. Legendary Guyana-born poet John Agard  will be here to give an evening…

Schools’ Days 2022: Save the Date!

July 14, 2022

STROUD BOOK FESTIVAL SCHOOLS’ DAYS 2022   Thursday 3rd November & Friday 4th November   Join us on a thrilling, time-travelling adventure… Journey with us to a mysterious island… Discover the power of poetry with a legendary poet… Eat a caterpillar cake & join a rocket race into space… Meet a tree called Adouette and…

Festival design launch for Stroud Book Festival 2022.

June 24, 2022

Today we’re thrilled to launch our design for Stroud Book Festival 2022. The launch of our unique and original Festival design each year is always a hugely exciting moment for us. Committed as we are to supporting creators here in the Five Valleys, each year we commission a local illustrator to help us provide a…

Welcome to our 2021 Programme!

September 28, 2021

Dear readers of Stroud and beyond! The sixth annual Stroud Book Festival is almost here, and we are thrilled to share our 2021 Festival brochure with you! For 2021, we have created a new Festival strapline – A Celebration of Stories, Ideas and Community for Readers of All Ages – to encapsulate the ethos behind…

First Names announced: Mary Portas, Sir Michael Morpurgo, Kate Mosse, Hassan Akkad & more!

July 23, 2021

We are delighted to announce the first names for Stroud Book Festival 2021!

Heartfelt Thanks to Arts Council England

July 7, 2021

We are very grateful to again receive a Project Grant from the Arts Council England, particularly with the universally challenging conditions of COVID-19. We can’t wait to bring our programme of events to venues in Stroud this November.  This grant also allows us to create digital versions of some of our events, for those who…

Stroud Book Festival shortlisted for SoGlos Event of the Year!

July 7, 2021

We are absolutely over the moon to be shortlisted for the SoGlos Event of the Year 2021! The winner will be decided by a public vote, which will close on Friday 17 September. There are so many wonderful events in Gloucestershire, many worthy winners, well done everyone! We would be so grateful to get your…

STROUD BOOK FESTIVAL 2020 – Launch of full programme

October 5, 2020

Dear Friends of Stroud Book Festival, In this, our 5th birthday year, we are thrilled to launch our online programme for 2020. Every single one of our 24 online events has been programmed in the spirit of celebrating community, not just in Stroud and the Five Valleys, but also in the context of our wider…

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…

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.

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