Words by the Water Festival

A Festival of Words and Ideas

Fri 4 - Sun 13 March

Words by the Water aims to deliver a memorable festival; to get people thinking, questioning, talking and laughing; to make sure that visitors have an interesting, challenging and unforgettable time; to bring together those who read books with those who write them. Novelists, poets, biographers, journalists, artists, historians, scientists, politicians, philosophers and many more are brought together to celebrate their love of words and to explore ideas new and old. Browse all events to see the people and topics coming up this year and make sure you're involved in this vibrant and inspiring festival.

A brochure with full details of all events is available here.

If you’d like to get the most out of your visit simply click on the links below to purchase everything from multi-day to single day passes. If you have a specific event in mind, click on 'Individual Speakers' to book for your chosen talk.

Festival passes

Individual speakers
Extra events