19-21 April


Winchester Books Festival

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Welcome to

Winchester Books Festival

This exciting new celebration of reading and creativity offers established authors, new voices and stories well told. The aim of the Festival is to celebrate the best of writing and books in the City where one of the UK’s best loved and most celebrated writers, Jane Austen, lived and died.

The Festival will be taking place on Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April 2024.
We have a full schedule of events taking place across the City of Winchester.
Tickets will be on sale from 12 noon on 28 February 2024.

To purchase tickets please use the links in our website or call our box office on: 01962 840440 or email: [email protected]

For further information about the festival contact us at: [email protected]

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Upcoming Events

Reverend Richard Coles

Rev. Richard Coles in Conversation
22 June, 2023
Winchester Cathedral

Emma Sims-Hilditch & Giles Kime

The Evolution of Home: English Interiors for a New Era
21 April, 2023
10.30am - 12.30pm
Neptune, Chapel Lane, Winchester SO21 1HG

Charles Spencer

The White Ship: Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry I's Dream
21 April, 2023
12.00pm - 1.00PM
St Michael’s Church, St Michael’s Passage, Kingsgate Street, SO23 9PF

Mandy Hickson

An Officer, Not a Gentleman
21 April, 2023
7.30pm - 8.30pm
Theatre Royal Winchester, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB

Thank you to our Festival Sponsor

And to our event sponsors: