Unfortunately, due to health considerations, Ronald Blythe and Richard Mabey are unable to appear at the festival as advertised. Tickets can be used for other events or returned for refund. Please go to the information tent on the Village Green.

Booking Tickets

Tickets can be booked on our website here and will be available on the days of the festival (June 10th & 11th). Please go to the Information Tent on the Village Green (cheque or cash only).

Tickets can also be booked by visiting

The Mercury Theatre, Colchester or phoning them on

01206 573948

Stoke-by-Nayland Church James Dodds

Stoke-by-Nayland Church
James Dodds


Disclaimer: This is accurate at the point of publication, but please look out for updates.

Highlights include

Deborah Moggach

Deborah Moggach has written 19 novels, several of which she’s adapted as TV dramas. Her novel “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” was made into the hit movie, and “Tulip Fever” is due to be released early 2017, starring Judi Dench and Alicia Vikander. Her screenplay for “Pride and Prejudice”, starring Keira Knightley, was nominated for a BAFTA. Her latest novel is “Something To Hide”. She lives in London and Wales.

More artists can be viewed here