Championing black writers and black narratives, this literature festival is now in its fourth year, and the theme this year is ‘healing stories’. Attendees can expect to see award-winning playwright and author Travis Alabanza, author and broadcaster Lemn Sissay OBE (pictured), journalist and poet Bridget Minamore, as well as many others.
Most of the programme is free, and the rest is ‘pay what you can’, as the organisers focus on accessibility. There will be evening talks throughout the week, an extensive digital programme, events specially for kids and workshops including ‘speed pitch your book’.
Image: Lemn Sissay (Credit: Jamie MacMillan)