Free Family Events for #RaworthsLitFest

Talking Heads & Harrogate Book Trail


Talking Heads at Rawroths Harrogate Literature Festival

Imagine looking up at The Crown Hotel and being confronted by three giant ‘Easter Island’ heads which talk, sing and tell jokes – but the face on one of those heads is yours!

As part of the 10th Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival we bring you Talking Heads, a free outdoor installation at The Crown Hotel from dusk, Thursday 20 – Saturday 22 October. Find yourself reciting Shakespeare or singing to the crowd, and have everyone laughing their metaphorical heads off.

Or, if you’re looking for daytime fun in the blustery Autumnal weather, head down to the Pinewoods this month for the Harrogate Book Trail. Search for the QR codes to find out some fascinating facts about literature, collect the clues and solve the puzzle.

As Half Term approaches, keep little minds and bodies healthy this October with fresh air, fun and #RaworthsLitFest!

Talking Heads

See your own face on a giant talking head and hear yourself saying and singing hilarious things. A playful outdoor installation that invites you to become a part of it. Suitable for all the family.

Talking Heads | Thursday 20 – Saturday 22 October| 7pm – 9.30pm | | The Crown Hotel | Free

Harrogate Book Trail

Scan the QR codes on all 10 of our signs hidden around the Pinewoods. Each base has a fascinating fact to celebrate 10 years of Raworth’s Harrogate Literature Festival. Each message includes a clue. Write them all down somewhere safe and once you’ve found all 10 clues, put the letters together to create the name of a famous author and receive your certificate.

Harrogate Book Trail | October| All Day | Pinewoods, Harrogate| Free


The Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival runs from Thursday 20 – Sunday 23 October 2022 in its celebratory 10th anniversary year. Find out more and book tickets here.

Find out more about #RaworthsLitFest here