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Agatha Christie Festival 2014 in Torquay

Posted on July 21st 2014 by

With September approaching Torquay is already getting ready for The Agatha Christie Festival and this year looks to be even bigger and better than ever before. The Festival takes place from the 14th September 2014 – 21st September 2014 which is a significant week as it incorporates Dame Agatha Christie’s Birthday on Monday 15th September 2014. With an amazing line up of bestselling writers attending and some fantastic events being held the Agatha Christie festival is quickly becoming a worldwide premiere Crime Writing Festival.

The event is held annually here in Torquay but this year with funding from the Arts Council the Festival has grown in size with over 30 events featuring famous guest authors, discussion panels, tours, films, social events and workshops all to honour life and work of Dame Agatha Christie.

The main Festival Hub for the 2014 Agatha Christie Festival will be based at Torre Abbey which will be the perfect setting due to its historic significance here in Torquay and also has its famous Potent Plants Garden to intrigue guests.

This year’s headline guests include Sophie Hannah who will be making her first public appearance at Torre Abbey fresh after launching her brand new novel “The Monogram Murders”. Other famous guests include Mathew Prichard and the controller of drama commissioning at the BBC, Ben Stephenson.

In addition to the headlining guests and events taking place at the Hub there will be many wonderful fringe events taking place throughout Torquay and Torbay.

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To book our Special Agatha Christie Special Offer see our website

I will be following up this blog post with updates on the festival including what events are on and key dates to put in the diary.

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