FOLLOWING a successful inaugural year in 2015, #NiddFest is returning to Nidderdale, #Yorkshire, to present a weekend programme of literary greats (August 5-7).
Focusing on celebrating nature in writing, the 2016 programme includes an intimate opening night with festival patron and poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy and ‘world laureate’ Imtiaz Dharker, a lively children's programme, and wild swimming and music from Mercury Prize-nominated Kathryn Williams.
Taking place in venues such as a Grade 2 listed church and Fish Pond Wood in Bewerley, the festival captures the spirit of the Yorkshire Dales, while providing a platform to world-class authors, poets and experts.
Outdoor events include a wood walk and wild swim, led by a local expert who will speak about managing ancient woodland.
Writers taking part include Adam Feinstein, Nick Davies, Ali Shaw, John Lewis-Stempel, and gardening expert Christine Walkden.
The children's programme has been extended, and including everything from den building to a big draw with children’s author and illustrator Helen Stephens.
Tickets are per event and range from £3 to £24, available from
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