Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

It was once said that “No-one can whistle a symphony, it takes an orchestra to play it.”

Filling the Gaps Others Can’t Reach…

Festivals... you’ll have often see me talk about how they fill the gaps in the town, they create community, produce events that are unique and are built around the area in which we live.

Harrogate International Festivals welcomes key ministerial visit

Harrogate International Festivals was delighted to welcome Arts Minister Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay to Harrogate to discuss the current state of the arts following the pandemic.

Raworths Programme Announcement

Royals, Politicians, Scientists, Academics, Journalists and Animal Behaviourists ‘Book’ into Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival

Nazir Afzal OBE  joins Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival line up

‘Three Girls’ Rochdale grooming gang prosecutor Nazir Afzal OBE joins

New Term & Raworths Literary Festival

Where has the summer gone? It feels like it went in a flash.

Festival Recovery Team

It’s safe to say HIF are in the late stages of recovery

Theakston Old Peculier crime novel of the year 2021

“This story saved my life” – Chris Whitaker wins  Theakston Old Peculier crime novel of the year 2021 with ‘we begin at the end’

Delays and Rules

What’s that an extension? 4 weeks you say? A terminus date…

#TheakstonsCrime 2021 Programme Announced!

The full programme for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival 2021 is announced.

New Blood 2021: Val McDermid Picks Crime Fiction’s Ones To Watch

The inimitable New Blood with Val McDermid panel returns for 2021 with the hottest debut talent around.

Crème De La Crime

Shortlist Revealed for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel Of The Year 2021

Revealing A Criminally Good Special Guest Line-up…

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival reveals a criminally good Special Guest line-up curated by Rebus legend Ian Rankin.

Shakespeare back on the HIF calendar with welcome return of Oddsocks Productions

Pack your picnic and join the crazy theatre troupe for a festival of music, magic and mayhem.

Welcoming Luke Jerram’s In Memoriam touring Covid memorial

Measuring 36m in diameter, it features more than 100 flags made from hospital bed sheets arranged in the form of a medical symbol and is designed as a temporary memorial to those we have lost over the last 15 months, In Memoriam has been designed as a tribute to frontline NHS staff and care workers who have constantly put their lives at risk during the ongoing pandemic.

Announcing the 2021 #TheakstonAward longlist

We are thrilled to announce the longlist for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel Of The Year 2021 - the most wanted prize in crime fiction.

Peter Blackburn CBE announced as Harrogate International Festivals’ new President

Harrogate International Festivals has named former business leader Peter Blackburn CBE – the former Chairman and Chief Executive of Nestle UK – as its new Honorary President.

A Year Without The Arts?

We reflect on the last year, the devastating impact of Coronavirus on the arts, and our hope of the returning to events this summer.

Natural Goodness At Berwins Salon North with Alan Levinovitz

Berwins Salon North, will expand your horizons and make you think again about topics you thought you had already made up your mind about.

The Astonishing Story Of How Culture Enabled Us To Become The Most Successful Species On Earth

Recognised as the ‘go to cultural series’ in the North, this March Berwins Salon North returns for its next digital foray with award winning scientist: Gaia Vince, as she explores the epic sweep of human progress in an entirely fresh view of human history.