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NiddFest Literary Festival - Celebrating Nature & Writing


NiddFest Literary Festival - Celebrating Nature & Writing

In the core of the Yorkshire Dales, an upland area of the Pennines in Northern England, there is a little town called Nidderdale. This settlement is surrounded by an astonishing nature and a breathtaking landscape. Pateley Bridge is a market town in Nidderdale and it will be the main location for the NiddFest, a literary festival with a remarkable mission: to instigate a greater love of nature and books in children and adults. It runs from the 5th to the 7th August 2016.


NiddFest hosts mainly writers who have written books about the environment. Patron of the NiddFest is Carol Ann Duffy, a poet who will also be the presenter of the opening night. Some of the guests will include: Tony Juniper, former director of ‘Friends of the Earth’, and writer, sustainability advisor and environmentalist; Christine Walkden. Satish Kumar will also be present, a world-famous Indian activist and editor. Hattie Garlick, author of Born to be Wild: A Foraging Manifesto, and Nick Davies, field naturalist, zoologist and Professor at the University of Cambridge.


Some of the festival's main locations include isolated churches, a barn transformed in a coffee bar, farms, a riverside tent and the market town. During the three days of the festival, there will be numerous outdoor events in the whole valley and also a schools’ poetry competition.


If you enjoy the environment or writing (or both), this is a perfect occasion to spend some time with your friends and family, to meet some of the British leading writers talking about our planet and its destiny... or just to discover this beautiful region, its countryside and valleys.

When: Friday 5th – Saturday 7th, August 2016

Where: Various locations in and around Pateley Bridge (Nidderdale), near Harrogate, in the North Yorkshire county (HG3). A pre-booked bus service will operate between Pateley Bridge and Middlesmoor on Saturday 6th August to reach main venues of the festival. For more info about location and bus service, please visit: http://www.niddfest.com/nidderdale/getting-here

Price: Tickets from £7 per event. For more information, please visit www.niddfest.com/programme

Why: To celebrate nature and writing surrounded by a spectacular location.

For more information: www.niddfest.com

Written by Alessandro Volpino

1 comment (Add your own)

1. Carolyn. Randolph wrote:
What a triamph terrific speakers, wonderful organisation. Every one from the oldest and the youngest ,Awen and her little sister Paloma had great experience. Something for everyone . Kit and Megan deserve a well earned break, but I know lots of people are keen to know the date for 2017! 8vw4e

09/08/2016 @ 4:02 PM

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