ILF Dates 2024 – Thursday 30th May – Thursday 6th June

About Us
ILF is a highlight of Ilminster’s annual calendar, supported by enthusiastic audiences which increase every year in numbers. The most recent festival, held June 1 -8 2023 featured 20 events. Well over 1000 tickets were sold and the festival was widely acclaimed to be the best ever.  Please go the Gallery page of this site to see pictures from the week.

Working in Partnership

The festival is a genuine community event. We work closely with main venue partners – Ilminster Arts Centre, Monks Yard Conference Centre, the Warehouse Theatre, the Minster Rooms, and this year also with Whitelackington Hall and Nyanza Lodge.

Strong and much appreciated support from local businesses in the form of advertising in the Programme Brochure and sponsorship is especially important, since the festival is self supporting :

ILF’s 2023 Corporate Sponsor was estate agent Greenslade Taylor Hunt.

Event sponsors were:

Bonners the Butchers * Elite Auto Body Repairs 8 Harper Dolman and West * Spar Ilminster * Symonds and Sampson * A. J. Wakely and Son * Ilminster Home Hardware * Jordans Courtyard Wellness and Yoga * Mark Hebron Hairdressing *

HUGE thanks to them all!  


Ways you could help – Please e mail ilminsterlitfest@gmail.com to express interest

  • Planning the ILF programme of speakers and events
  • Programme Brochure distribution
  • Helping with box office sales during the run-up to the festival
  • Acting as steward/usher during the festival
  • Providing technical support (audio/visual) to speakers and venues during the festival
  • Taking photographs during festival week for publicity and the ILF archive.


To go on the ILF mailing list and receive copies of our free occasional newsletter to your inbox please e mail ilminsterlitfest@gmail.com

To find out more about becoming a FRIEND of ILF – without any obligation to do so – please e mail the same address and request an information sheet

We’re also always delighted to hear from businesses interested in sponsoring future ILF events.