Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival

    Runs until Sunday, September 19th, 2021 (See all dates)

    Time
    12:00pm - 7:00pm
    Venue
    The Green, Budleigh Salterton
    Price
    Various

    We're really excited to announce our 2021 programme and, fingers crossed, we'll be able to be live, with the Festival Marquee in pride of place on the Green

    The leading literary festival in the South West

    The Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival, set up in 2008, is now one of the leading cultural events in Devon and the South West. Set on the stunning Jurassic Coast, we run five days of events in September featuring some of the most exciting writers, thinkers, experts and opinion-formers, as well as lively panel events, workshops for writers and crafters, and lots of events for families to enjoy. 

    We also run a series of one-off events in spring, with a weekend of speakers in March 2021, and we've embraced the opportunities that online events bring featuring authors who wouldn't normally be able to be with us in person.

    Our activities also include taking authors and illustrators into schools throughout the area to inspire children to read and enjoy books.

    With its beautiful seaside setting, authors flock to the Festival and over the years we have welcomed some of the most admired writers in the UK. Our programme offers a wide range of topics and genres, and after each event audiences meet in our Festival marquee on the Green to talk about what they've heard and share ideas over a cup of coffee and a freshly prepared lunch, before browsing the Festival Bookshop.

    We look forward to welcoming you to East Devon and to sharing our very special festival with you.

    Venue

    The Green
    Station Road
    Budleigh Salterton

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    Dates

    The event runs from 12:00pm to 7:00pm on the following dates.
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    Schedule

    • Ben Clark

      7:00am - 10:00am

      Breakfast Show Sponsored by Home Instead

    • Ian Williams

      10:00am - 1:00pm

      Daytime Show Sponsored by Rose Lodge

    • Non Stop Pop

      1:00pm - 4:00pm

      Sponsored by The Clinton Arms

    Tide Times

    Today's Weather

    • Exmouth

      Sunny intervals

      High: 18°C | Low: 10°C

    • Sidmouth

      Sunny intervals

      High: 18°C | Low: 12°C

    • Exeter

      Sunny intervals

      High: 18°C | Low: 11°C

    • Dawlish

      Sunny intervals

      High: 19°C | Low: 13°C

    What's On

    • Exmouth Country Market - 8.30 til 11.30am

      Cooperative market selling cakes, meals, savouries, preserves, eggs, plants, crafts, vegetables and fruit. All home made and locally produced

      at The Glenorchy Hall
    • In Conversation with Dr Hilary Jones

      A Festival Plus event from Sidmouth Literary Festival. Dr Hilary Jones is one of the UK’s most-loved TV personalities, offering advice and support for over 30 years on programmes including TV-AM, GMTV, Daybreak, and ITV Lorraine. Frontline is Dr Hilary's first book in a sensational new series charting the rise of a prominent British medical family in the twentieth century. Prescient and moving, and introducing a cast of irresistible characters, this pacey, brilliantly told story is set to be the read of the Autumn. Come and hear him In Conversation with Jane Corry.

      at The Old Meeting Unitarian Chapel
    • Karaoke

      Karaoke at The Clinton Arms Every Saturday from 8pm with Dave Commer

      at The Cliton Arms