Our little festival was five years old this year!
It seemed only yesterday that we said ‘hey, let’s have a festival!’ – 16 weeks later, Gladfest was born. Since then, thousands of you have been through the doors, some for the very first time. Gladfest brings together award-winning, internationally-renowned and breakthrough writers for a wonderfully eclectic weekend. We’re very proud of it.
Big names for the 2017 Gladfest lineup included TV historian Diarmaid MacCulloch (All Things Made New: The Reformation), Sarah Perry (The Essex Serpent), Sally Magnusson (Where Memories Go: Why Dementia Changes Everything), Joanna Cannon (The Trouble with Goats and Sheep), Kathryn Hughes (Victorians Undone), Francesca Haig (The Forever Ship) and BBC Official Historian Jean Seaton (Pinkoes and Traitors) and more. Listen again on SoundCloud.