What the Festival Offers

Each year, the Festival presents an exciting mix of talks and discussions, performances, exhibitions and hands-on activities accessible to a broad range of people.

Owing to COVID-19, the 2020 Festival took place online with 100 digital events and a companion printed magazine. We are hopeful to run some live, face-to-face activity by October 2021 and will continue to offer digital events too.

The Festival includes any size of event, from a one-off discussion to a multi-week workshop series or a mass-participation drop-in hands-on zone. We host quizzes, film events, skills and craft workshops, simple talks and performance events.

A comprehensive marketing campaign covers digital, broadcast and print media, including thousands of newsstand-quality magazines featuring articles, games and events listings, and social media reach of 1m people.

The participation fee to include your event in the Festival programme is £1,000 per event / activity per day.

If you are unable to pay a participation fee, please contact the Festival team. We can help you with grant applications to fund your participation, or you could apply to our hardship fund to have your fee reduced or waived. Read more information about fees.