Taking Flight: our 2018 theme

This is your Captain speaking.

As we have reached our cruising height, I have turned off the ‘seat belt’ sign. Now you can peruse the list of entertainments coming up at the Penzance LitFest: from the absurd to the sublime, poetry to music, crime to romance, history and geography – and not forgetting The Archers!

So sit back and enjoy the flight because once we’ve touched down in Penzance, sitting on the shore of the iconic Mount’s Bay, you’ll have four days of the best the West can offer. Read on to learn more about the events we’ve planned and those who will be making this the friendliest LitFest in the country.

Tickets are available now, click here to book yours!

Paul Hunter and Robin Knight were talking about the LitFest BBC Radio Cornwall on Thursday June 28th, listen again on BBC iPlayer Radio from 40 minutes.


Unfortunately Tom Stockley is now unable to do his two shows at the festival, full refunds will be made by CRBO for any advance tickets.

Peter Pan which is being performed by the John Daniel Players will now be on Friday at 2.00pm rather than Thursday as previously advertised.

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