Special Festival event with Michael Morpurgo

We are partnering with the Budleigh Music Festival for a special event on 7th July with Sir Michael Morpurgo presenting his Carnival of the Animals

Posted on 26th March 2024

Poet Laureate delivers special event for schools

Simon Armitage talks about and reads poems A-Level students are studying

Posted on 6th March 2024

Award-winning author Manjeet Mann visits local schools

Her visit was part of the Festival's outreach work

Posted on 14th November 2023

Festival Bench in memory of Dame Hilary Mantel

A specially designed bench takes its place outside Budleigh Library in memory of the Festival President

Posted on 27th September 2023

David Cornes 1944-2023

It is with huge sadness that we report the death our good friend and colleague. He will be sorely missed.

Posted on 15th September 2023

Books for Kids

We're raising money to make sure every child has a book. Please donate if you can.

Posted on 15th September 2023

Download the 2023 Festival Programme

You’ll find full details here.

Posted on 14th September 2023

Download the 2023 Festival Events for Families

Full details of interactive fun, workshops and free activities here!

Posted on 14th September 2023

Emma Carroll events for schools

Leading children's author Emma Carroll inspires students at Sidmouth College and Exmouth Community College

Posted on 22nd June 2023

Beach Hut Book Swap gets Kids Reading

The Festival was down on the beach for Gala Week with storytelling and books to share.

Posted on 2nd June 2023

Festival in Schools

We take authors into schools to inspire children to get reading!

Posted on 15th May 2023

Children’s Beach Hut Book Swap

27th May - 1st June: bring a book you've loved and swap it for one you want to read.

Posted on 15th May 2023

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