We are looking forward to welcoming you back to in-person events. We will be hosting in-person events with reduced capacities and distanced seating. Venue information can be found in the event details of each listing.
If you require an accessible seat – including a seat near the front, an aisle seat, a wheelchair space or a complimentary Essential Companion ticket – please call the Box Office on 01943 816714 so that we can reserve you an appropriate seat.
Selkie Press founder Tanya Shadrick (a rural working-class writer first published after forty) will be returning to the festival to provide six free mentoring opportunities for those wishing to build…more
Barbara Hepworth is now acknowledged as one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. Hepworth Gallery curator Eleanor Clayton’s fascinating new biography offers a penetrating insight into the…more
Sun 3rd Oct at 11:00 am - Clarke Foley Centre - J.L.A
If you would like to attend this workshop please email us at email@example.com. Workshop places are free of charge. Ilkley Lit Fest will provide a contribution towards reasonable travel expenses…more
Venue: Jam on Top Music Studios, Melbourne House, Chesham Street, Keighley, BD21 4LG Testament is an acclaimed rapper, spoken word poet and Guinness world record breaking human beatboxer. Join him…more
The changing seasons have shaped all our lives, but what happens when the weather changes beyond recognition? Yorkshire-based journalist and author Joe Shute has discovered a curious thing: the British…more
Born in 1806, a time when women could neither attend university nor vote, Elizabeth Barrett Browning remains Britain’s greatest female poet, whose work has inspired writers from Emily Dickinson to…more