Patron: Carol Ann Duffy, the UK’s Poet Laureate

NiddFest -Poet Laureate (credit K Peel)

Poet Laureate Carol Anne Duffy

NiddFest aims to establish itself as the first on-going festival celebrating nature in writing for both children and adults, using the Upper Nidderdale landscape to ensure a link between talks and the environment, creating an inspirational festival for the widest possible audience.

NiddFest offers a weekend of talks, debates and workshops by some of the UK’s leading writers, linked to related outdoor events.

ThNiddFest Logoe first festival took place on 24-26 July 2015 in beautiful locations around Upper Nidderdale and was a great success.

Find Out More

You can find out more details about the festival – including, as the 2016 festival approaches, which authors are featured and how to book tickets – by visiting the NiddFest website. Or follow the NiddFest Facebook page.

You can also watch our short trailer featuring local author, Rob Cowen, talking about nature and writing:

Get Involved

NiddFest is always interested to hear from people who can volunteer to help run the festival. Get in touch with the organisers via the Contact Us page on the NiddFest website.