Evesham Festival of Words 2016

Evesham Festival of Words got under way with the launch on Friday 17th June of the Festival Bookshop at the Almonry.  49 titles on offer and the bookshop is open for a whole month.  Do pop in, and get your tickets for Festival events at the same time!

The programme for The Evesham Festival of Words runs from Friday 1st July to Sunday 3rd July, with a Festival warmer Quiz Night on Thursday 30th June. The Festival Brochure is NOW AVAILABLE! All events are also listed on the website, including Fringe Events that take place before and after the main Festival.

Tickets for all events are now on sale:

  • Contact Festival Chair, Sue Ablett – telephone 07871 285 606, or email: .
  • Order online via the ‘Book an Event‘ page
  • For Michael Lunts ‘Coward at Sea’ contact Arts Centre/Almonry (telephone 01386 446944).
  • Tickets for all events now also available from the Almonry.

Some events are already proving popular – book early to avoid disappointment!

The Festival will be a celebration of words in all its forms (written, spoken, sung) and will offer plenty for all the family.   With events taking place at a range of venues throughout the town, at a range of prices, there really will be something for everybody.


We are thrilled to have popular and best-selling author, Katie Fforde, as our headline speaker on Friday 1st July.

Katie Fforde

The Festival Finale will be actor, pianist and singer, Michael Lunts, performing ‘Coward at Sea’, a nautical musical comedy based on Noel Coward’s ‘P & O 1930’.  Not to be missed!

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There are also a series of Fringe events in the run up to the Festival.  Read how you can plant a new word.

The Short Story Competition is now closed; and we’ve had an amazing set of contributions! Many thanks to everyone who sent in a short story!

If you have any queries about the Festival, please contact Sue Ablett, Festival Chair, email: .

The idea of Evesham Festival of Words evolved from the former AsparaWriting Festival which ran for two years (2014 and 2015).