We can't think of a prettier place to host a festival for bookworms, and The Appledore Book Festival's fast becoming one of the county’s most popular literary programmes. The festival usually runs over the last week of September and the first of October, and it welcomes some of the most successful writers and speakers in the world.
The picturesque village makes the perfect setting for the festival that celebrates everything we love about the written word, especially as it was fondly described by Charles Kingsley as “the little white fishing village”.
The festival programme always includes talks, readings and film nights from some of the literary scene’s biggest names (and some of the newest too), and all tickets are available to purchase in advance as they book up quickly. 2014’s guests include Michael Morpurgo, Richard Madeley and Penny Junor.
Events take place at various venues throughout Appledore, and their themes include everything from music to theatre and live workshops as well as poetry and book readings. The festival usually includes a competition for under 16s in the run up to the start date, so if you know any budding writers keen to join in check out the official website.