2017 was our most successful festival ever. Over four days 819 people came to our 16 events. Over 90% of audience responses gave us an “excellent” rating. Several events were sell-out.

We are working hard to finalise this year’s authors, and as usual, we are trying to find something for all tastes, including family events. Once again, a big part of our festival is “unseen” as we provide author events in local schools in the run-up to the main festival.

Our full programme will be announced on 20 June 2018.


2017 audience feedback:

“Very interesting – a great festival.”

“Excellent. On a par with better-known festivals and Guardian Livetalks.”

“Fantastic! In my opinion this is the best Tidelines overall that I have been to.”