In Memory of Colin Dexter

We were saddened to hear of the death of the best selling crime writer

New Blood Showcase: Criminally Good Class of 2017

2017’s debut crime authors were celebrated at a new event designed to showcase and support

Law Firm on the Literary Case

Raworths, one of Yorkshire’s longest established law firms, has announced its continuation as title sponsor


As reader-in-residence at Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival it’s my pleasure to tour the

Martin Bell: Literary Lunch

  The Yorkshire Post has joined forces with Harrogate International Festivals to bring back the

Salon North: Q&A with Adam Rutherford

Geeks are just people who are interested in stuff. And we’ve already taken over.

Friends’ Priority Booking Open!

Harrogate International Festivals has opened priority bookings for Friends of the Festival today for its

The Heath Quartet Announce New Member

We are delighted to announce that Sara Wolstenholme will join the Heath Quartet as their

Top 10 reasons to come to crime…

Welcome to the best crime writing festival in the world! Whether this will be

Dedicate A Tree

To celebrate our 50th Anniversary we are planting 50 Festival Trees and we would

#FestivalFever – Joseph Finder!

This Special Guest first planned to become a spy. Or maybe a professor of Russian history. (Keeping

February’s Book of The Month

Melanie Raabe grew up in Thuringia, Germany, and attended the

Meet… Clarinettist Julian Bliss

Julian Bliss is considered the world’s finest clarinettist. He heads to Harrogate International Festivals’ Sunday

Global Villages Returns

Global Villages, the popular free music workshops for 8-13 year olds, returns to North Yorkshire

#FestivalFever – Dennis Lehane!

#FestivalFever has officially spread! Weekend Break Packages are flying out and the excitement continues

Library of Live

Harrogate International Festivals has launched a ground-breaking initiative in 2017 to give young people free

January 2017 Festival Newsletter

We hope you enjoy reading this overview of the work of Harrogate International Festivals

#FestivalFever – Grantchester!

#FestivalFever is heating up again! So far we have announced Special Guests, Lee Child,

Meet… Violinist Francesca Dego!

Francesca Dego is one of the most sought out young violinists on the international scene.


This week we are pleased to announce 2017 Special Guest... Arne Dahl! It's time