The Festival runs from Monday 27th August to Saturday, September 1st 2018.

The festival takes place in Farley, a small village just seven miles drive from Salisbury. All events take place at the beautiful Christopher Wren inspired church, or the village hall next door. Pre-performance refreshments are enjoyed on the green in front of the church.

By train, frequently trains stop at Salisbury and then it’s a 20 minutes taxi drive to Farley. Dean station is only three miles away, but with less frequent trains and a 40 minutes walk through Bentley Wood to the village. The easiest is to drive or bike ride to the village.

There’s accommodation at various B&Bs in neighbouring villages and hotels in Salisbury. Visit Trip Advisor for all available within 5 miles of Farley. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Search?geo=2717719&q=wiltshire#&ssrc=h&o=0&dist=5mil

Free car parking is available in the field adjacent to the church and the event.

The Festival is located in the church and the village hall alongside. Drinks are served on the church green before and during the events. We have an easily accessible drop-off point directly outside each venue and disabled car parking can be arranged ahead of the event, if required.
Please call the Box Office on 01722 320333 to book and for any other accessibility queries that you have.

You can buy tickets online, or select the events you wish to attend and call the Box Office on 01722 320 333. Tickets for all events are £10
Events will sell out and booking can be competitive. If you sign up to our mailing list or become a Friend (where you receive priority booking) we can let you know immediately when tickets are released.

All tickets are £10, although you can buy a festival Friends pass for £30 which gives you access to all events. The ticket price includes a drink before the event begins.

Yes. All profits from the festival will be used for the maintenance of All Saints Church, Farley and to support the work of Morning Star, a registered charity, working for the benefit of the local homeless.

We are committed to increasing access to the Festival for students and those in full-time higher education. If you fall into this category you can come and enjoy educational events for free. We keep back a student allocation for all events.
You will need to quote your student ID when booking tickets

Our sponsors are loyal supporters whose involvement is greatly valued. In return for a charitable donation of £150, sponsors get 4 free tickets to an event of their choice, including drinks and their name on the programme and website. A £200 donation gives sponsors 2 free tickets to all events, as well as their name on the programme and website.  To become a sponsor click here.

2018 will be its second year

We invite the writers and thinkers we believe our festival goers will most enjoy and who cover a wide wide of topics, from theology to thrillers to flora and flaming hot murder mysteries! We are particularly keen to showcase up and coming new writers

Unfortunately only assistance dogs are allowed inside the church, village hall and the main festival site.

We do! On Saturday we have a closing quiz night at the local Hook and Glove pub. Come along for a meal, a drink and a literary quiz with the chance to win some great prizes!