but moving cautiously in 2021!!

In view of the understandable nervousness of many of our supporters, we have revised our plan for the next twelve months.


On Saturday 23rd October we will launch a new event for children that builds on our successful in-school online event hosted by Tom Palmer during November 2020. Kidsfest ’21 is a day of entertainment for children between the ages of 5 and 10 which is hosted by Blue Peter award-winning author and entertainer Gareth P Jones – limited capacity so you are advised to book now. Full details can be found here.


We came a long way in our first two years, building on our initial success by adding more artists, new events and new venues within our beautiful historic village. Just have a look at Gallery 2019 to refresh those memories. 


The festival experience we offer is hugely enhanced by the stunning historic setting of Repton School and we are delighted to announce the return of our live festival for 8th-10th July 2022. We had always planned to become a summer event and hope that the sun will shine on us all and that you can get in Edinburgh festival mode with a little help from us!

There are still covid concerns and we would not dream of holding the festival in anything other than current secure covid compliant conditions. We believe this will be possible and are busy planning an exciting programme for your entertainment.


Our always ambitious team of volunteers are also working on a 24 hour Filmfest  for Saturday April 2nd 2022 and we will keep you updated on the progress of this event.


Despite being a festival that is entirely operated by volunteers we have gained a little online presentation experience in the last year and intend to build on this so that we can share our wonderful festival experience around the world.


We are an independent, volunteer, not for profit organisation. The pandemic could not have come at a worse time for us as we seek to establish a festival that is sustainable into the future. We have not had the opportunity to build financial reserves but despite this adversity have persevered. Other than our commercial sponsors, who have themselves suffered the slings and arrows of the outrageous covid, our patrons are our only source of income. Please consider becoming a “Repton Angel” – we really do need your support.


Our " Angels" are automatically enrolled in our members club - The Repton Litfest Friends and only Friends are invited to join the live online events we stage and directly put questions to our online guests.

We recognise the generous support of our Angels, alongside our commercial sponsors and are developing a range of VIP events for these very special people. Most importantly you are directly helping to sustain our vision of a festival that Repton can be proud of and you can enjoy. The minimum donation is only £15.

Just click in the selection box on the number of donations of the value indicated that you would like to make.

We would particularly like to express our appreciation to LCS Containers and Repton School whose encouragement and support through difficult times is hugely appreciated by  Repton Literary Festival.

​Building our supporter base is very social media-dependent and it would be great if you could take a little time to leave us a comment or recommendation for others to see on our Facebook page! (If you need a little guidance on how to do that – just click here!) If you are a newcomer to the festival please join our mailing list to make sure you don’t miss out on any news!


Thanks again for your support! 

Festival Founders – Nick Brown and Chris Ward-Brown.

Programme Director – John Cavey

The Repton Literary Festival Ltd is a not for profit company registered in UK