01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

Coronavirus – a statement

Monday 16 March 2020

In light of the increasing threat of the Coronavirus outbreak, it is with great sadness that we announce that this year’s Huddersfield Literature Festival is cancelled.

Although we were able to run several successful pre-Festival events, we feel that we have to take this global pandemic seriously for the sake of our authors, performers, audiences, Festival team and volunteers.

We will be making announcements about one or two events that we feel can potentially be rescheduled in the Autumn in due course. Ticket holders for other paid-for events will be issued with refunds as soon as possible. We would ask audiences to bear with us as we manage this process.

As you can imagine, the Festival team are devastated to be in this position after all our hard work and planning, especially as we hoped to be able to support authors, performers, booksellers and suppliers again through our events this year.

On behalf of myself and the Festival team, I’d like to thank you for your understanding at this difficult time and to send our hope that you will stay safe.


Michelle Hodgson
Festival Director

ADDITIONAL NOTE: Tickets for Anton Du Beke will be processed by the Town Hall. Tickets for Being Mr Wickham and Regency ReJigged will be processed by the Lawrence Batley Theatre. PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL US REGARDING REFUNDS for other events – we are being inundated and we have thousands of orders to process. We will be in touch as soon as we are able – thank you for your patience.

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