Festival 2011


Festival 2013




Here are some of the highlights from the 2013 festival:

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Kate Mosse on our Festival 2013: “a wonderful atmosphere, with the village hall packed to the rafters”

The Festival was a huge success, enjoyed by us the organizers, the visitors, and certainly not least, the speakers.  Here are some of their comments:

“Brilliant organisation and fabulous speakers – KB, Bures

“2013 was my third Lavenham Festival. Well chosen authors make this an excellent event.” AC, Bury St Edmunds

“The mix of authors and books worked extremely well, ensuring that there were sessions of interest for most readers.” RB, Birmingham

“Had a wonderful time listening to excellent talks – roll on your next festival!” JP, Nottinghamshire

“Impressive organisation of the speakers, book signing and refreshments.” T, Nayland

“I thoroughly enjoyed all the sessions and meeting the authors.  I do hope to return to the Festial in 2015, hopefully with my husband and some friends whom I know would thoroughly enjoy the experience.” SN, Bermuda

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Sir Andrew Motion: “It was a great pleasure to be with you and I deeply appreciated all the trouble you’d taken on my behalf.”

These are only a few of the many responses we had from attendees to our wonderful festival last November. We thank all those who filled in a Questionnaire, from which we extracted one, and the lucky winner of the East Anglian goodie bag (presented by sponsors Atkinson Bolton) was Mrs C of Essex.  We will make use of all your suggestions to make the 2015 Festival as enjoyable and rich an experience as the one we’ve just had.  

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Dame Stella Rimington: “It was a true pleasure. I enjoyed myself immensely in the village. And I can’t wait to be invited back.”

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Tracy Chevalier – “Thanks so much for having me to Lavenham – I really enjoyed it. Lovely festival.”

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Tracy Borman – “If ever you would like me to make a return visit, I would be back like a shot! You have been fantastic to deal with throughout, and this stands out as one of the most enjoyable events I’ve ever taken part in.”

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