Lancashire's literature festival, publisher and development agency

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph Fiennes with Sir Chris Bonnington at Lancaster University

On Thursday 29th September 2017 Lancaster Litfest and Lancaster Arts present: Sir Ranulph Fiennes in conversation with Sir Chris Bonington Venue: The Great Hall, Lancaster University Time/Duration: 6.30pm for 7pm start. The Talk with last for 1 hour Tickets: £25 – £21 (Includes copy of ‘Fear’) available here. We are delighted to welcome Sir Ranulph Fiennes…

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Performance poetry workshops (3)

Rural Rhythms

Lancaster Litfest has recently received funding from Arts Council England for an exciting new project! This summer we are offering young people living in rural areas of Lancashire and Cumbria a unique opportunity: the chance to work with a professional performance poet. We can arrange an initial taster performance by the poet at your venue,…

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Coming Soon! Adverse Camber at The Dukes

The nights may be drawing in, but we have something to delight you and take away the sadness of the passing summer.  Litfest, in partnership with The Dukes, brings you Adverse Camber’s acclaimed tour of “Fire in the North Sky: Epic Tales from Finland”. Be transported by the songs, stories and adventures of Finland’s cultural…

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The Devil’s Purse – a spellbinding storytelling performance by Dominic Kelly, Bridget Marsden and Leif Ottosson

A spellbinding performance of storytelling and music. A labyrinth of stories. A world where nothing is as it seems.

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The 37th Lancaster Literature Festival

The 37th Lancaster Literature Festival is sadly over; thanks to all who attended and supported it.


Spotlight Literary Cabaret

Usually the 3rd Friday of each month
Doors 7.00pm (Open Mic 7.15-7.45pm)
Music, poetry and comedy from diverse artists and writers

Square Cuts, Flax001

These are stories of people who want to live forever, unpack the contents of their lives, or simply rub along with one another. From acerbic to hushed, intense to curious, the people in this anthology will haunt you. The places they occupy are illuminated by both their actions and indecisions. Featuring some of the best…

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Over the the past few years Litfest’s Flax imprint has published some fantastic writers from the North West. We will be putting a range of fabulous ebooks, videos and audio pieces back on display in the very near future.

Midland Hotel

Information about The Midland Hotel by Sarah Hall. Out of print.

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