2016 Events Calendar


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26th-28th February

Crime & Publishment at the Mill Forge, Gretna Green.  A fabulous creative writing course and the chance to pitch an agent.

Twitter:- @CrimeandPublish


5th March

A popular one day festival with some fantastic features including the Hampshire Police Fingerprint Bureau stand where you can discover the intricacies of fingerprint taking, and a mock up crime scene provided by students on the Forensic Science Course at South Downs College.


April 2nd

Only into its second year, Deal Noir got some cracking feedback from last years event, and has some fantastic authors lined up again this year.


30th April – 1st May

Now entering it’s third year Newcastle Noir is based at Newcastle’s Literary & Philosophical Society (The Lit & Phil) Britain’s largest independent library outside London, and celebrates the best in crime fiction.

Twitter: @NewcastleNoir

19th – 22nd May

The Royal Marriott, Bristol remains the venue for the nineth incarnatin of this ever popular and growing crime writing festival.

Twitter: @CrimeFest


Awaiting confirmation of dates….

Dark & Stormy Fest.  Held in conjunction with the month long Brighton Festival, Dark and Stormy covers all aspects of crime based, TV, Films & Books.



11th June

The Golden Age detective fiction conference at the British Library, where you can meet leading experts on classic detective fiction and talk with modern authors whose novels follow in the Golden Age tradition


theakstonscrimefictionvestlogo20021st – 24th July

It’s the Daddy of all the UK Crime writing festival’s. It’s the Theakston’s Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate.

Twitter:- @TheakstonsCrime


9th – 12th September

A fantastic festival that has grown to become one of the biggest highlights on the crime writing calendar both in Scotland and beyond.

Twitter:- @BloodyScotland


18th – 20th November

Iceland Noir. After a break away in 2015, this popular young crime festival returns to Reykjavik