The Alderney Literary Festival is the Channel Island’s boutique history festival where people who enjoy reading and writing about the past come together to talk books and have a great weekend.

“The organisation was flawless and that’s WHY this festival and the last were such a success. It’s a great mix of contributors, organisers and audience. There’s no festival quite like it.” Simon Scarrow

“I have never been so well looked after at any literary festival – the atmosphere is completely unique, and the islanders are literate, engaging and inspiring. If you haven’t been, go! You won’t forget it.” Manda Scott

 

The festival takes place over a long weekend every March in the historic Island Hall, Alderney’s seat of government, built in 1763. Audiences are kept small to create an intimate, friendly feel to this ‘salon’ style gathering of historians, biographers, novelists and fans of historical literature.

In the Festival, history is explored through thrillers and detective stories, the fantastical and the supernatural, romance, adventure, warfare and politics, and even poetry. We encourage our visiting authors to throw new light on old events and reinterpret them anew to make history relevant to the present.

For more information about 2018’s Festival please visit

www.alderneyliterarytrust.com 

Festival Books www.alderneyliterarytrust.com/festival

Programme www.alderneyliterarytrust.com/programme

Speakers www.alderneyliterarytrust.com/speakers-page-for-2018

 

Fringe Festival Event:

Friday 23 March:

10am-12noon – St Anne Heritage Town Walk. Free but booking required. Reserve a place at the Visitor Information centre – 01481 822333 or tourism@alderney.gov.gg.

3.30-4pm – Reading & Chat with Robyn Young at the Alderney Library. Free, no booking necessary.

Saturday 24 March:

11am-12noon – ‘The Horseman’ with Tim Pearl at the Georgian House. Free event, booking required. Email info@alderneyliterarytrust.com to save a seat.

11-11.20am – Explore Alderney’s Bayeux Tapestry Finale at the Alderney Library. Free, no booking required.

11.30am-12noon – Reading & Chat with Joy Rhoades at the Alderney Library. Free event, no booking necessary.

2-4.30pm – Island Tour. Festival discount: £10 (normally £15), please quote ALDERNEYLITFEST when booking. To book, phone John on 07815549191 or email alderneytours@gmail.com.

3pm – Martin Thomas Lord Gresford & Afternoon Cream Tea at The Braye Beach Hotel. £10 (includes cream tea). Booking advised but walk-in may be possible depending on numbers. Contact the Braye Beach Hotel +44 1481 824300

4.30-5pm – Reading & Chat with Antonia Hodgson at the Alderney Library. Free event, no booking necessary.

6-7pm – Pre-cinema Meal Deal at the Georgian House – £14 pp, booking advised but walk-ins possible. Contact The Georgian on 01481 822471 or email info@georgianalderney.com.

8pm – Darkest Hour at the Alderney Cinema. £6, tickets available from the Visitor Information Centre, 01481 822333 or tourism@alderney.ggov.gg.

Sunday 25 March:

2-4.30pm – Island Tour. Festival discount: £10 (normally £15), please quote ALDERNEYLITFEST when booking. To book, phone John on 07815549191 or email alderneytours@gmail.com.

10am-12noon – St Anne Heritage Town Walk. Free but booking required. Reserve a place at the Visitor Information centre – 01481 822333 or tourism@alderney.gov.gg.

11-11.20am – Explore Alderney’s Bayeux Tapestry Finale at the Alderney Library. Free, no booking required.

Click below to view the full programme

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