Theakston Old Peculier crime novel of the year 2021

“This story saved my life” – Chris Whitaker wins  Theakston Old

#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.

Historian Hallie Rubenhold sets out to reclaim the lives of the women killed by ‘Jack The Ripper’.

Praised for its fresh approach to arts, science and psychology, this March Berwins Salon North returns for its next digital foray with the historian Hallie Rubenhold, as she sets the record straight on the victims killed by ‘Jack The Ripper’.

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival Returns

The world-renowned Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival has announced that it will go ahead later this year, after the Government unveiled its roadmap out of lockdown.

Truth, boredom and fashion in the spotlight at Berwins Salon North

Three different though highly relevant subjects will come under the spotlight when the North’s ‘go to cultural series’ fires up for 2021.

Dame Fanny Waterman

22 March 1920 – 20 December 2020

Berwins Salon North returns with end-of-year digital showstopper

Streaming from Thursday 10 December

The North Pole Post Office

HIF and Harrogate BID have joined forces to host the North Pole Post Office.

Meet Zoe Robinson, Managing Partner of Raworths Solicitors

Watch now

Digital success for the Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival

The Festival, which went digital due to the pandemic, has been hailed a great success.