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

Poet Laureate Carol Anne Duffy talking to and signing a book for a child

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: