Each year, the Trust holds the Alderney Literary Festival of Historical Literature, having as its consistent theme the convergence of historical fact and literary fiction. This is a boutique literary festival, kept deliberately small to create a 'salon' feel and encourage interaction between authors and audience.
The Festival takes place over a long weekend every March in the historic Island Hall, Alderney's seat of government, built in 1763. We keep audiences small to create an intimate and friendly feel to this 'salon' style gathering of historians, biographers, novelists, and fans of historical fiction and non-fiction. In 2017, we inaugurated a special speaker slot - the Festival's Debut Novelist - inviting a new author who we believe is one to watch for the future.
In this Festival, history is explored through biographies, thrillers and crime stories, the fantastical and the supernatural, romance, adventure, warfare and political analysis. Our guest authors bring fresh insights into old events, reinterpret them in the light of new evidence, and make history relevant to the present time.
Individual Tickets to talks & panel discussions at the Island Hall - £10 each.
Rover Tickets (one ticket to all 12 talks in 2023) - £100 (save £20) SOLD OUT
Contact Alderney Visitor Centre for returns 01481 822333.
Young PersonTicket - 16 year olds and under go free to all talks.
Please note, unused individual tickets from the Rover Tickets selection are not refundable. Tickets are fully transferable to another person.
Places are limited, so please reserve your Young Person's ticket by emailing us and collect your ticket in person at the ticket desk at the Island Hall just before the talk. You may be asked to provide ID to confirm your age.