A SELECTION OF THIS YEAR'S AUTHORS AND PERFORMERS
Fifteen years ago Steve decided that he wanted to keep bees in central London.....

STEVE BENBOW The Urban Bee Keeper

Fifteen years ago Steve decided that he wanted to keep bees in central London…..

his talk by William Sitwell, well-known food writer and TV presenter, will highlight some of the fascinating.....

The Sitwell Society presents WILLIAM SITWELL Ten Dishes that Changed the World

his talk by William Sitwell, well-known food writer and TV presenter, will highlight some of the fascinating…..

Joanne Harris is the author of Chocolat (made into an Oscar-nominated film with Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp.....

JOANNE HARRIS

Joanne Harris is the author of Chocolat (made into an Oscar-nominated film with Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp…..

Lucy Worsley is Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity which opens the unoccupied palaces of London.....

LUCY WORSLEY If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home

Lucy Worsley is Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity which opens the unoccupied palaces of London…..

"Who knew actors could write so well?" said Barry Norman on reading John Gordon Sinclair's first novel.....

JOHN GORDON SINCLAIR

“Who knew actors could write so well?” said Barry Norman on reading John Gordon Sinclair’s first novel…..

Penny Junor is a writer and broadcaster. She is the author of many bestselling biographies, including both the Prince and Princess of Wales and.....

PENNY JUNOR Prince William: Born to be King

Penny Junor is a writer and broadcaster. She is the author of many bestselling biographies, including both the Prince and Princess of Wales and…..

After answering a BBC advertisement for trainee film assistants, Alan J W Bell soon found himself.....

ALAN J W BELL – Last of the Summer

After answering a BBC advertisement for trainee film assistants, Alan J W Bell soon found himself…..

David Hewson is the author of nine novels in the highly acclaimed Detective Nic Costa series.....

LITERARY LUNCH WITH BESTSELLING CRIME WRITER DAVID HEWSON

David Hewson is the author of nine novels in the highly acclaimed Detective Nic Costa series…..

Written by Vincent Billington, So Deep in the Night is an authentic dramatisation of Chopin’s life story.....

THE VINCENT BILLINGTON MEMORIAL CONCERT: So Deep in the Night

Written by Vincent Billington, So Deep in the Night is an authentic dramatisation of Chopin’s life story…..

A true storyteller and master of gripping storylines whether historical dramas like Belle or the emotionally powerful Trust Me.....

EMOTIONAL LANDSCAPES with Lesley Pearse and Dorothy Koomson

A true storyteller and master of gripping storylines whether historical dramas like Belle or the emotionally powerful Trust Me…..

One of Britain’s most eminent and best-loved novelists and twice Booker shortlisted.....

DAVID LODGE

One of Britain’s most eminent and best-loved novelists and twice Booker shortlisted…..

Mark Billingham is one of the UK’s most acclaimed and popular crime writers. His series of novels featuring Detective Inspector Tom Thorne.....

FACT AND FICTION CRIME PATHOLOGY EVENT With Mark Billingham and Stuart Hamilton MB, ChB, BMSC (Hons), FRCPath, MFFLM

Mark Billingham is one of the UK’s most acclaimed and popular crime writers. His series of novels featuring Detective Inspector Tom Thorne…..

Where do ideas come from? And what to do with them when you've got them?.....

WORKSHOP 1: WHERE DO IDEAS COME FROM?

Where do ideas come from? And what to do with them when you’ve got them?…..

Gina is the sole survivor of the Campbell dynasty, founded by her grandfather Sir Malcolm Campbell, who set 13 records on land and.....

GINA CAMPBELL Daughter of Bluebird

Gina is the sole survivor of the Campbell dynasty, founded by her grandfather Sir Malcolm Campbell, who set 13 records on land and…..

The Ice Walk offers a tour of Russia that takes us behind the official Kremlin line into an intimate sphere of life.....

HELEN WOMACK – The Ice Walk Hosted by Peter Guttri

The Ice Walk offers a tour of Russia that takes us behind the official Kremlin line into an intimate sphere of life…..

Would you love to see your name in print? Tinder Press author Morgan McCarthy and publisher Imogen Taylor will offer advice.....

WORKSHOP 2: HOW TO GET PUBLISHED?

Would you love to see your name in print? Tinder Press author Morgan McCarthy and publisher Imogen Taylor will offer advice…..

Steve Mosby is an author of six dark psychological thrillers. His books include the Barry-nominated The 50/50 Killer.....

STEVE MOSBY

Steve Mosby is an author of six dark psychological thrillers. His books include the Barry-nominated The 50/50 Killer…..

William Sitwell, great-nephew of Dame Edith Sitwell, gives a talk on his illustrious forebears.....

The Sitwell Society presents WILLIAM SITWELL On Seven Sitwells

William Sitwell, great-nephew of Dame Edith Sitwell, gives a talk on his illustrious forebears…..

Fifteen years ago Steve decided that he wanted to keep bees in central London.....

STEVE BENBOW The Urban Bee Keeper

Fifteen years ago Steve decided that he wanted to keep bees in central London…..

his talk by William Sitwell, well-known food writer and TV presenter, will highlight some of the fascinating.....

The Sitwell Society presents WILLIAM SITWELL Ten Dishes that Changed the World

his talk by William Sitwell, well-known food writer and TV presenter, will highlight some of the fascinating…..

Before Bletchley Park could break the German war machine’s codes, the enemy’s radio traffic and daily communications were listened into and.....

THE SECRET LISTENERS – How the ‘Y’ Service Intercepted German Codes for Bletchley Park by Sinclair McKay

Before Bletchley Park could break the German war machine’s codes, the enemy’s radio traffic and daily communications were listened into and…..

Hazel Cushion’s story is quite remarkable. She set up an international publishing company from her kitchen table.....

LITERARY LUNCH WITH ADDED SPICE AND PLENTY OF SAUCE! Hazel Cushion, publisher of erotic fiction

Hazel Cushion’s story is quite remarkable. She set up an international publishing company from her kitchen table…..

Joanne Harris is the author of Chocolat (made into an Oscar-nominated film with Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp.....

JOANNE HARRIS

Joanne Harris is the author of Chocolat (made into an Oscar-nominated film with Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp…..

The line-up for this stimulating discussion panel comprises Barry Forshaw, a leading expert on crime film.....

BRITISH CRIME FILM PANEL Barry Forshaw, Mike Hodges and Peter Guttridge (chair)

The line-up for this stimulating discussion panel comprises Barry Forshaw, a leading expert on crime film…..

In Ian Buxton’s new collection of whisky recommendations he has cast his net wider than before.....

IAN BUXTON Whisky Event

In Ian Buxton’s new collection of whisky recommendations he has cast his net wider than before…..

Dr Kevin Corstorphine, will talk through the history of gothic fiction from traditional folk tales to classic literature.....

DELIGHTFUL TERROR: A GUIDE TO GOTHIC FICTION by Dr Kevin Corstorphine

Dr Kevin Corstorphine, will talk through the history of gothic fiction from traditional folk tales to classic literature…..

Penny Junor is a writer and broadcaster. She is the author of many bestselling biographies, including both the Prince and Princess of Wales and.....

PENNY JUNOR Prince William: Born to be King

Penny Junor is a writer and broadcaster. She is the author of many bestselling biographies, including both the Prince and Princess of Wales and…..

After a successful career in IT but with no real affection for corporate life, Anne opted out of the commercial.....

SEVEN DEADLY SINS BOOK GROUP EVENT WITH ANNE ZOUROUDI

After a successful career in IT but with no real affection for corporate life, Anne opted out of the commercial…..

“Who knew actors could write so well?” said Barry Norman on reading John Gordon Sinclair’s first novel.....

JOHN GORDON SINCLAIR

“Who knew actors could write so well?” said Barry Norman on reading John Gordon Sinclair’s first novel…..

Lucy Worsley is Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity which opens the unoccupied palaces of London.....

LUCY WORSLEY If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home

Lucy Worsley is Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity which opens the unoccupied palaces of London…..

This performance group promising ‘magic, mayhem and murder’ was created 12 years ago when the motley murderers.....

FESTIVAL FINALE Medieval Murderers with Susanna Gregory, Karen Maitland and Michael Jecks

This performance group promising ‘magic, mayhem and murder’ was created 12 years ago when the motley murderers…..

Have fun with professional musician and creator of Scarborough’s Fun Music Kathy Seabrook.....

MUSICAL STORIES WITH KATHY SEABROOK (0 to 5 years)

Have fun with professional musician and creator of Scarborough’s Fun Music Kathy Seabrook…..

Young people will work with artist Andy Burns to take photographs of themselves and manipulate the images to morph them into their favourite.....

PHOTOSHOP TEE-SHIRT MAKING (11 to 19 years)

Young people will work with artist Andy Burns to take photographs of themselves and manipulate the images to morph them into their favourite…..

A taste of Shakespeare’s England, as Haydon the Tudor player retells a few of the Bard’s great stories.....

A SPOT OF SHAKESPEARE WITH STORIES ALIVE (7 to 12 years)

A taste of Shakespeare’s England, as Haydon the Tudor player retells a few of the Bard’s great stories…..

Come along and he will help you turn your favourite stories in to moving cartoons that come alive at your fingertips.....

FLIP BOOK ANIMATION

Come along and he will help you turn your favourite stories in to moving cartoons that come alive at your fingertips…..

Join Mara Menzies on a rollercoaster ride of stories and songs as we go in search of the world's most incredible animal!.....

AMAZING ANMALS! WITH MARA MENZIES (3years+)

Join Mara Menzies on a rollercoaster ride of stories and songs as we go in search of the world’s most incredible animal!…..

A must for all Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans and great family entertainment. Host Alastair Watson brings the books to life.....

THE WIMPY KID SHOW (8years+)

A must for all Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans and great family entertainment. Host Alastair Watson brings the books to life…..

Kathy Seabrook invites you to put music, sounds and words together to craft a story that will take over the Children’s Library.....

SOUND STORIES WITH KATHY SEABROOK (6 to 9 years)

Kathy Seabrook invites you to put music, sounds and words together to craft a story that will take over the Children’s Library…..

They're waiting in the shadows and the corners, under the hills, below the waves and even in the cracks.....

THE OTHER PEOPLE – STORYTELLING AND WORKSHOP WITH DOMINIC KELLY (8 to 12 years)

They’re waiting in the shadows and the corners, under the hills, below the waves and even in the cracks…..

Guard a Silver Sixpence chronicles a family history with one dark secret at its heart – a secret that coloured the lives.....

FELICITY DAVIS – GUARD A SILVER SIXPENCE: HER YORKSHIRE FAMILY’S SECRET

Guard a Silver Sixpence chronicles a family history with one dark secret at its heart – a secret that coloured the lives…..

Inspired by the dramatic coastal location of Scarborough, Helen presents poetry, photography and artwork drawn from her.....

HELEN BIRMINGHAM – TIME & TIDE

Inspired by the dramatic coastal location of Scarborough, Helen presents poetry, photography and artwork drawn from her…..

A collaborative story writing event over the Long Weekend. Festivalgoers can write notes to and from a host of characters.....

KATE EVANS – SCARBOROUGH CONSEQUENCES

A collaborative story writing event over the Long Weekend. Festivalgoers can write notes to and from a host of characters…..

Phil’s stylish digital production sets the scene for this year’s Long Weekend. His projections form the welcoming.....

PHIL OGDEN – SLF13 DIGITAL PROJECTION

Phil’s stylish digital production sets the scene for this year’s Long Weekend. His projections form the welcoming…..

Planning your next holiday? Want to get the lowdown on the best places to stay? Need to ask for a beer in Swahili?.....

SCARBOROUGH TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE – TRAVEL BOOK SWAP SHOP

Planning your next holiday? Want to get the lowdown on the best places to stay? Need to ask for a beer in Swahili?…..

A special exhibition of maritime poetry and literature over the Festival weekend hosted by SMHC. Visitors can write their.....

SCARBOROUGH MARITIME HERITAGE CENTRE – POETRY AND LITERATURE OF THE SEA

A special exhibition of maritime poetry and literature over the Festival weekend hosted by SMHC. Visitors can write their…..

Poetry fun for children (6-11yrs) and well-behaved parents. Act out your favourite seaside poems and produce your own.....

JULIE LERPINIERE – SALTY SEASIDE VERSE!

Poetry fun for children (6-11yrs) and well-behaved parents. Act out your favourite seaside poems and produce your own…..

Enjoy a diverse offering of poetry and prose presented by these talented students as well as an informal ‘open surgery’.....

BEWARE – WRITERS ON THE LOOSE

Enjoy a diverse offering of poetry and prose presented by these talented students as well as an informal ‘open surgery’…..

Can you judge a book by its cover? Join Jamie McGarry, designer of more than 100 book covers, to take an entertaining.....

VALLEY PRESS – JUDGED BY THEIR COVERS: A DISCUSSION ON BOOK DESIGN

Can you judge a book by its cover? Join Jamie McGarry, designer of more than 100 book covers, to take an entertaining…..

Celebrate the colourful arts festival of 1963 organised by one of the first so-called ‘Angry Young Men’, playwright and.....

HERBERT READ OF RYEDALE GROUP – THE ARDENS’ 1963 MOORSIDE ENTERTAINMENTS: 50 YEARS ON

Celebrate the colourful arts festival of 1963 organised by one of the first so-called ‘Angry Young Men’, playwright and…..

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