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Newsletter 2021

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Celebrating Literature and the Arts……

If you hadn’t heard of us before that’s because ILF was established only in 2016. But it’s grown year on year, becoming a star event in the annual Ilminster calendar and attracting speakers from across the arts.

Thanks go to our wonderful audiences, speakers, volunteers and venues for helping to put Ilminster Literary Festival so firmly on the map.


Save the Dates……

Although the Arts and Festivals like ours have been hard hit by Covid -19, ILF is back in 2021 after cancellation last year, with a smaller number of events. 

Dates are Sunday October 31st for the annual Literary Quiz 

Wednesday November 10th to Saturday November 13th for the main Festival 

Look out for our free, full programme brochure from September, when tickets will be available, including online. Details will also be on this website and in the ILF Newsletter.


Credit: REX

ILF Patrons (left)……………

Alan Johnson, former Home Secretary, now author and Alice Temperley MBE, top fashion designer whose business is a vibrant new addition to the Ilminster community.

ILF also supported by ………… Ilminster Town Council, South Somerset District Council, The Ilminster Educational Foundation, Tesco Stores, The Gooch Charitable Trust, Friends of ILF and numerous community sponsors.