Whatever social and political upheavals Britain is going through, the English language and the printed word endure. Whether you read for insight into the modern world, or simply to escape from it, the Hexham Book Festival can help.

Nature at least is free from post-Brexit divisions; HBF authors take a look at the common blackbird, explain how to navigate by the stars, explore the old Romany way of life and encourage us to look afresh at the daisy, the little flower Chaucer thought was full of virtue.  There’s also food and farming, Harry Potter and horticulture, ancient myths and music, economics and assassins, dinosaurs and disease, booze, blood and bicycles. So take a seat and let the real world wait outside.

Remember, you can buy all your tickets online - and receive 15% discount when you buy tickets to 4 events. 

Thanks to our  partners: Queen's Hall Arts, media partner BBC Newcastle, and to our main Festival sponsors: Parabola and Gillian Dickinson Trust.