Ryedale Book Festival


November 9th 2017 - Pickering

NYCC-In-partnership-with-ColMeet Julia Chapman, author of the Dales detective mysteries, Date with Death, and Date with Malice.

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October 6th 2017 - Malton

Multi instrumental folk musicians and performance poetry with The Mile Roses and Mandy Coe.

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September 23rd 2017 - Malton

Thrillers, historical fiction, crime, racing, literary heroes, fast cars, space travel and station cats. We have something for everyone this September in Malton.

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September 23rd 2017 - Malton for kids

Stories, art, pottery and more for young readers and pet-lovers with special guest appearances from Lauren Child, Tim Hopgood and Andrew Cope.

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September 22nd 2017 - Malton

Austentatious is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country’s quickest comic performers. Every single show the cast conjure up a brand new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience.

Meet historical writer, Leanda de Lisle and hear about her new book, Tudor – The Family Story, a fascinating tale of our most vivid royal dynasty.

And for younger book fans, we have a special story about a puppy’s search for friendship using a mix of storytelling, physical theatre, puppetry music, song and even close up magic.


September 7th 2017 - Norton

NH_VectorMeet Wendy Holden and hear about her extensive writing career, latest books and find out about what it was like editing a news column for a celebrity IT girl in the 90s.

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August 20th 2017 - Yorkshire Arboretum

logo-portraitJoin Ryedale Book Festival for a day of literary delights with a tree theme. Our events are included with standard admission to the Arboretum.

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July 13th 2017 - Kirkbymoorside

Clic_LogoMeet MP and author Rachel Reeves and hear the remarkable story of Alice Bacon, narrating one woman’s extraordinary progression from the coalfields to the Commons.

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June 25th 2017 - Scampston Hall

Scampston logoJoin Ryedale Book Festival for a day of literary delights with a nature theme. These are free events included with standard admission to Scampston Walled Garden.

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April 1st 2017 - Nunnington Hall

National_TrustVisit the romantic National Trust property at Nunnington Hall for free on Saturday 1st April and take part of a range of activities that are designed to appeal to book lovers of all ages.


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