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Litfest

Type:Arts, Crafts & Galleries

The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1TH

Tel: 01524 621 66

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A literature development agency that organise Lancashire's annual literature festival. Established in 1978, the annual festival has been running every year since 1979, making it one of the oldest literature festivals in the UK.

Litfest develops writers, engages readers and audiences, and celebrates literary excellence. This is acheived through the festival and a range of other publishing, development and participatory projects that have positioned the organisation at the heart of Lancashire's cultural and creative activity.

Litfest takes place in The Storey on Thursday and Friday, and in The Sanctuary at Lancaster Library on Saturday and Sunday.

Current programme highlights include:

  • A Day of Poetry
  • Inspiring Stories
  • In Skriker’s Footsteps
  • The Lancaster Bookshop Trail
  • Spotlight Literacy Cabaret
  • Telling Tales – performance storytelling course
  • Annual Lancaster Literature Festival

Opening Times

Litfest (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Friday09:30 - 17:00*
Saturday - SundayClosed*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018

Directions

Road Directions

Exit the M6 at J34 (Lancaster) head south on Caton Rd for Lancaster City Centre. At fork keep left onto Bulk Rd, then left onto A6 Thurnham street (Lancaster one way). At Penny Street turn right then keep left. At Waterstones bookshop turn left onto Meeting House Lane. The Storey is on your right. Parking available at Parksafe or Dallas Rd.

Public Transport Directions

Litfest is based in The Storey Creative Industries Centre, Lancaster, adjacent to Lancaster Castle just 2 mins walk from the Lancaster Railway station and 5 mins walk from Lancaster bus station.

Facilities

Children & Infants

  • Baby Bottle and Food Warming Facilities Available

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Venue Facilities

  • WiFi available

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