Festival Marquee & Book Signing


Festival Marquee On The Green

The Marquee on the Green is a haven of hospitality, the hub of the Literary Festival. Over the past years, it has become known as a rendezvous for meeting friends, authors and other festival visitors. It is also a place in which to relax with delicious food and drink, and a venue for browsing the festival books and listening to music. Musicians will be playing for you during Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes, and during each early evening from Wednesday 13 September.

We will also be displaying an exhibition of book covers by Little Toller Books.

Wednesday: 11am until 7pm.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 9.30am until 7pm.
Sunday: 9.30am until 4pm.


The Posh Nosh Crew - Festival Marquee

We are delighted that once again Posh Nosh will be providing the refreshments, serving a range of home made, locally sourced dishes. Wines, spirits, beers and refreshing cold drinks will be available throughout the day.

On offer for light bites will be sandwiches, cakes and scones; for lunch there will be a range of fresh seasonal salads, homemade tarts and occasional special treats! If you visit the Marquee in the early evening there will be a different hot dish served daily as an alternative to simple mezze platters, and all this to the accompaniment of live music.

Wednesday: 11am until 7pm.Posh Nosh logo
Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 9.30am until 7pm.
Sunday: 9.30am until 4pm.

Morning: pastries and beverages served 9.30am – 12pm.
Lunch: hot and cold dishes served 12.30pm – 2pm.
Afternoon: cakes and snacks served 2pm – 5pm.
Evening: light suppers with a different theme each day, including Greek mezze or vegetarian option, served 5pm – 7pm.


Waterstones-logoThe Festival Bookshop will be featuring books by all the authors appearing at the Literary Festival, and it’s here that most of our authors will be signing after their event. (Some authors will be signing at their venue.)

Pop in and buy signed copies by any authors whose events you might have missed!

(N.B. It’s advisable to bring cash – debit and credit cards are accepted but unforeseen delays can sometimes be caused by unreliable WiFi connection to debit/credit card reader.)

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