CALENDAR

Our most recent Festival ran from 8-18 March 2018 with a theme of ‘Time’.
Unfortunately, snowy weather meant we had to postpone some events during the Festival weeks, which we are rescheduling for later in 2018. If you booked a ticket for a postponed event we will be in touch when we have confirmed a new date. 

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BOOKING INFORMATION

To book your tickets, follow the booking link by the event entry.

Please note: Some events are free but may require advance booking.

You can also book tickets in person at:
Waterstones, 12-13 Kingsgate Centre, King Street, Huddersfield HD1 2QB
Tel: 01484 430701
Opening hours: 9.00-17.30 Mon-Sat, 10.30-16.30 Sun
Accessibility: the shop is on one level and accessed by lift from the Kingsgate Centre car park.

We strongly advise that you check our website for ticket availability and any last-minute changes to the programme before travelling to an event.

ACCESSIBILITY

We have commissioned DisabledGo to produce Access Guides for our key venues, which can be viewed here.

Dine with Crime

March 17, 2018

With Linda Green, Liz Mistry & Cath Staincliffe Date: Saturday 17 March, 12.30-2pm Venue: Café Ollo, The Media Centre It would be criminal to miss our first ever Crime Lunch, where you can enjoy murderously good food and talks from three arresting crime fiction writers.

Please note:  Ticket includes homemade soup and sandwiches, plus hot drinks. Tables can accommodate a maximum of four people. If you have particular dietary requirements please contact Cafe Ollo directly.
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WORKSHOP: Creating Suspense, with Liz Mistry

March 17, 2018

Date: Saturday 17 March, 2-4pm Venue: Café Ollo, The Media Centre This workshop will target ways of creating suspense in your writing through a series of practical writing exercises. The emphasis will be on the crime fiction genre but many of the tools used to create suspense can be used in other genres. Suitable for any level of writer.  Come along and have your creativity unleashed! For venue Access Guide, please click here:   

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Fables & Fiction Cosplay Ball 2018

March 17, 2018

Date: Saturday 17 March, 4pm-8pm Venue: Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield, HD1 3DH The royal King & Queen humbly invite you to the first ever Fables & Fiction cosplay ball. An evening of dancing, food & fun for all ages. The ball is in celebration of all the fictional characters of literature, manga, comics, animation & film. Present yourself as your favourite character, self-creation or in your best outfit.

*Please note there is a 50p booking fee 
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Helen Pankhurst In Conversation – with Joanne Harris

March 17, 2018

Date: Saturday 17 March, 5pm-6pm Venue: Huddersfield Central Library, Princess Alexandra Walk HD1 2SU To mark the 100th anniversary of voting rights for women (over 30 and who owned property), the award-winning author Joanne Harris will talk to Helen Pankhurst, the great-granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and a leading women’s rights campaigner in her own right. Helen’s new book, Deeds Not Words, charts how women’s lives have changed over the past century and offers a powerful and positive argument for the way forward. This event will have live subtitling by Stagetext to give deaf, deafened or hard of hearing audiences access to the event. For venue Access Guide, please click here: 

NOTE: Book here with "Joanne Harris In Conversation - with David Barnett" event and receive a discount for both events
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BUNDLE : Helen Pankhurst & Joanne Harris

March 17, 2018

Date: Saturday 17 March, 5pm-6pm & 7pm-8pm Venue: Huddersfield Central Library, Princess Alexandra Walk HD1 2SU Book Tickets for Both Events at a Discounted Price:

Helen Pankhurst In Conversation – with Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris In Conversation – with David Barnett

Each individually usually £5 (£3 conc)

Buy Both Now at £8 (£5 conc)

These events will have live subtitling by Stagetext to give deaf, deafened or hard of hearing audiences access to the events. For venue Access Guide, please click here: 

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Joanne Harris In Conversation – with David Barnett

March 17, 2018

Date: Saturday 17 March, 7pm-8pm Venue: Huddersfield Central Library, Princess Alexandra Walk HD1 2SU The internationally bestselling author Joanne Harris chats to journalist and author David Barnett about her latest publications. Originally written in short form as a #Storytime live Twitter story, A Pocketful of Crows is a dark and magical story of love jealousy and revenge. Joanne will also talk about her love of Norse mythology and how it inspired her fantasy novels, including The Testament of Loki, due out later in 2018  

NOTE: Book here with "Helen Pankhurst In Conversation - with Joanne Harris" event and receive a discount for both events
  This event will have live subtitling by Stagetext to give deaf, deafened or hard of hearing audiences access to the event. For venue Access Guide, please click here:    SaveSave

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10 x 10 Poetry Cabaret

March 17, 2018

Date: Saturday 17 March, 9pm-11pm Venue: Northern Quarter, 27-30 Wood Street Ten of the best and most exciting poets and spoken word artists in Yorkshire will take the mic for 10 minutes each in this word-packed cabaret. Hosted by Huddersfield’s adopted Canadian poet Rose Condo, this cabaret promises to be a rich and riveting poetic spectacular. Featuring Henna Can, Rose Condo, Hannah Davies, Rosa Lucy, Lisa Luxx, Laura Potts, Maria Stephenson, Sez Thomasin, Simon Widdop and Judith Wilson. Age guidance: 16+

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HLF 2018 Wrap Party

March 18, 2018

FREE 

Date: Sunday 18 March, 7-10pm Venue: The Taproom, Magic Rock Brewery

With DJ sets from Simon Armitage & special guest Stuart Maconie

Join us at Huddersfield's very own Magic Rock Tap for a bit of disc-spinning, with Simon Armitage and 6 Music DJ, author and broadcaster Stuart Maconie. No Need to book, Just turn up!
Please note: the event prior to the Wrap Party - Simon Armitage - The Unaccompanied: Back when it all Began - is Sold Out.
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Stafflex Free Family Day - moved to 7 July

July 07, 2018

FREE

Date: Saturday 7 July, 10am-3.30pm Venue: North Huddersfield Trust School, Woodhouse Hall Road, HD2 1DJ  

**IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT*** New date following postponement of original event due to snow.

This event will now take place on Saturday 7 July. All other details remain the same.

  A family day of free activities brought to you by: 10.30am-11.15pm - Salma Zaman: Bollywood dance and storytelling 11.30pm-12.15pm - Michaelmas Twist: Merriment, magic and balloon modelling 2pm-3.30pm -  FILM: Charlotte’s Web (Paramount Pictures, 2006, Cert U) Plus refreshments, stalls, face painting, games and activities, including how to turn yourself into your favourite Charlotte's Web character with The Children's Art School! No booking required, just turn up. For venue Access Guide, click here:   

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Literary Afternoon Tea - moved to Sunday 11 November

November 11, 2018

Please note rescheduled date - original date postponed due to snow - all tickets remain valid.

If you are unable to make the new date and would like a refund, please email: Office@huddlitfest.org.uk with your details Date: Sunday 11 November, 3-5pm Venue: Huddersfield Golf Club, Fixby Hall Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the beautiful setting of Fixby Hall, with talks from two special guests Tim Dowling and Vaseem Khan. Tim Dowling is one of the UK’s best-loved journalists. Inspired by his popular column in the Guardian, his latest book, Dad You Suck, documents family life candidly and with dry humour. Vaseem Khan works in the Department of Security and Crime Science at University College London, and has written four Baby Ganesh Detective Agency novels.
Price includes afternoon tea. Tables can accommodate a maximum of ten people. If you have particular dietary requirements please contact Huddersfield Golf Club directly.
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