The amazing line up of writers, artists and performers we were to have presented this year have nearly all agreed to come in autumn 2021 instead. (See the slideshow above for some tantalising names.) Don’t forget to sign up to our mailing list so as to be at the front of the queue for 2021’s tickets! Please note that the dates of the 2021 festival are a little earlier than in previous years: September 23-26.
Grants from the Arts Council Emergency Fund and Feast have enabled us to shoot NCBF At Home in 2020, a series of interviews and readings involving many of next year’s festival authors, which you can find by going to our NCBF At Home page. What better way to keep our morale up during the virus crisis than getting glimpses into the private working lives of favourite writers? Teachers and parents alike may also enjoy our films for younger readers, which include creative tasks. You’ll find these in our NCBF At School section.
We are hugely grateful to the generosity of some fantastic musicians who let us use their music on our film soundtracks. Please take the time to click on the links below to enjoy videos of their latest songs.