The fifth Lavenham Literary Festival came to a hugely successful conclusion last November, after three days of sessions which were invariably as interesting as they were brilliantly delivered, and therefore both inspiring and entertaining. Our beautiful mediaeval village with its Guildhall, heralded as the finest example of a timbered building of the period in the UK, and its 300 listed buildings, became once again a celebration of the written word. Visit the Archive 2018 for information on the speakers who took part.

We are beginning to plan the sixth literary festival, which will take place in November 2019,  but before that there are more events in store: the Second Children’s Festival will take place on 20 and 21 October 2018, and the annual literary dinner at the Swan in Lavenham is planned for 16 November 2018.