Free Activities

Free Activities

On top of our packed programme of events, there’s plenty more for people of all ages to discover on site – and for free! Throughout the Festival, join us in The Huddle for fun pop-up events, brain teasers and to listen to locally sourced live music.

The Times Crossword

FREE – No ticket required
9-13 Oct, 11am-12pm
Feast Café Bar

Get your thinking cap on as you make your way through the most tantalising crossword puzzle with help of The Times Crossword Editor Richard Rogan.


A Very Short Introduction To…

9-13 Oct, 11.30am-12.30pm and 2.30-3.30pm
The Huddle
FREE – No ticket required

Grab a coffee and settle in to hear about the most fascinating topics at our daily instalment of brainy, soapbox style talks with top authors and specialists. In association with Oxford University Press.

A Very Short Introduction To… Translation
Mon 9 Oct 2017 11:30am – 12.30pm, 2.30pm – 3.30pm

A Very Short Introduction To… Modern China
Tue 10 Oct 2017 11:30am – 12.30pm and 2.30pm – 3.30pm

A Very Short Introduction To… Voltaire
Wed 11 Oct 2017 11.30am – 12.30pm and 2.30pm – 3.30pm

A Very Short Introduction To… Clinical Psychology
Thu 12 Oct 2017 11.30am – 12.30pm and 2.30pm – 3.30pm

A Very Short Introduction To… Branding
Fri 13 Oct 2017 11.30am – 12.30pm and 2.30-3.30pm