The Programme

Our main 2017 Festival weekend ran from Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July, but with a much expanded range of really exciting fringe events before and after.

You can download the 2017 Festival Brochure here!

We still have some great fringe events to come.  To reserve tickets for any of the events listed, please email  [email protected], or telephone the Festival Chair, Sue Ablett, on 0787 1285606, or purchase online via Paypal. Tickets are also available from The Almonry Museum & Heritage Centre, tel: 01386 446944.
Planning for 2018 has now started, scroll down for a glimpse of some of the great events to come next year.

 – This colour indicates a child & family event! 


 –  This colour indicates a fringe event! 


  – This colour indicates a regular event!

  • Saturday 6th January 2018

    'Christmas Quiz Sheet'

    If you fancy whiling away a few minutes or hours over Christmas, then have a look at our Christmas Quiz – all questions are book or word related.  If need be you are allowed to consult Mr Google!  Closing date: Saturday 6th January 2018.  There will be a prize of a £10 book token to the winner.  Do pass on to family and friends.  Have fun and good luck!


    Click here to download the Christmas Quiz

  • Thursday 21st December, 7.30 pm

    'Christmas at the Almonry'

    To celebrate the magic of Christmas, come and join us for a fabulous Evening Concert, featuring Musyck Anon, with Cambridge-based Geoff Hales, for a concert of music, songs and readings.

    Tickets: £5, including mulled wine and mince pies, available from the Almonry.

    Venue: Almonry Museum & Heritage Centre, Evesham

  • 2018

    A glimpse of what else is to come in 2018!

    Regular free monthly events:

    Meet and Write: 1st Monday of month, 2.45pm, Flavours

    Writers Meets: 1st Wednesday of month, 10.30 am, various cafes

    Meet the Authors: 2nd Friday of each month, 11am – 12.30 pm, upstairs room, Evesham Library

    Forthcoming events include:

    Great Big Poetry Read; Poetry Walk; Quiz Night; events for children; an evening concert by Evesham Operatic & Dramatic Society; another talk by Sue Ablett, combining travel and words; Giles Shenton featuring in the wonderful one-man play, Old Herbaceous; lots of great writers; workshops; Open Mic, and so much more.


  • Thursday 11th January 2018, 12 noon

    'Evesham Abbey - its appearance, disappearance and legacy' with Tim Porter

    Once again we join forces with Holland House, Cropthorne, for a two course lunch with talk.  This month’s Festival fringe speaker will be Tim Porter, with what is bound to be a fascinating talk, entitled ‘Evesham Abbey, its appearance, disappearance and legacy.’  These events have been incredibly popular, so book early to avoid disappointment.

    Tickets: £15, to include lunch, from Holland House, tel: 01386 860330 (

    Venue: Holland House, Cropthorne

  • Friday 12th January 2018, 11.00 - 12.30

    'Meet the Authors'

    Formerly known as Second Friday Stories, come along and hear tales from local authors and others connected to the literary world.   This month its Cathy Evans, Lynn Forth and Janice Preston.  Upstairs in Evesham Library, its free, tea/coffee and biscuits included.  Everyone very welcome.

  • Tuesday 30th January 2018, 2 - 4pm

    'Presenting your work - tips for the terrified!' with Sue Ablett and Sue Johnson

    Keen on writing, but terrified of presenting or talking about it?  Don’t worry, you’re certainly not alone!  Sue Ablett and Sue Johnson have many years of presenting their work, and will share with you some of the tricks of the trade to help you overcome those nerves.  By the end of the session, just see how your confidence has grown!  A handout will be provided.

    Tickets: £10, to include tea/coffee and home-made cake

    Venue: Almonry Museum & Heritage Centre, Evesham

  • Friday 9th February 2018, 11.00 - 12.30

    'Meet the Authors'

    Formerly known as Second Friday Stories, this is your chance to come along to a free event upstairs in Evesham Library – hear the tales of local authors.  Tea/coffee/biscuits included.  This month you will meet Helen Barrell, Morton S Gray and Suz Winspear.  Hope to see you there!

  • Monday 19th March 2018, 2 - 4pm

    'Flash Fiction Workshop' with Sue Johnson and Roz Levens

    Struggling with the idea of writing a novel, then this could be just where you need to start!  In this Flash Fiction Workshop, Sue Johnson and Roz Levens offer inspiration from start to finish.  Guaranteed to be a fun afternoon.  There will be an opportunity for participants to read their stories at the Almonry on Sunday 1st July.

    Tickets: £15, to include tea/coffee and home-made cake

    Venue: Almonry Museum & Heritage Centre, Evesham

  • Tuesday 27th March 2018, 12 noon

    'The House of Beaufort and the Battle of Tewkesbury' with Nathen Amin

    In our second joint venture of the year with Holland House, join us for Evesham Festival of Words speaker Nathen Amin, talking about ‘The House of Beaufort and the Battle of Tewkesbury’, a talk which explores who the Beauforts were, and how the family was destroyed at the Battle of Tewkesbury, bringing to a bloody end the family’s 100-year existence.  Nathen is founder of the Henry Tudor Society.

    Tickets: £15, to include two course lunch, available from Holland House (tel: 01386 860330,

    Venue: Holland House, Cropthorne