Children and Young People

Agatha Christie Festival collaborates through the spring and summer months with local community-based charitable organisations to deliver a series of arts participation and performance events with residents and schools across the English Riviera.


Mystery Writing Competition - 2023

Saturday 16th September 2023, 5:00pm

Mystery Writing Competition - 2023

Winners Announced!

Agatha Christie Festival is delighted to announce the winners of this year’s Young People’s Mystery Story Writing Competition.

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Creative Writing Workshops for Schools - 2024

Monday 11th September 2023, 10:00am

Creative Writing Workshops for Schools - 2023

For five full days during Festival Week, September 11th through September 16th 2023, we took up residence at Torre Abbey in partnership with The Writers Block for a series of creative writing and puppetry workshops called ‘Shady & Shadowy Characters’. Each was designed to engage even the most reluctant young writer at Year 6 or Year 5 going to school in Torbay.

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Creative Writing Workshops for Schools - 2022

Saturday 10th September 2022, 2:45pm

Creative Writing Workshops for Schools - 2022

For five full days during Festival Week – Monday 12th – Friday 16th September – we plan to return to Torre Abbey learning lab and gardens in partnership with The Writers’ Block for a brand new series of creative writing workshops designed to engage even the most reluctant young writer at KS2 and KS3.

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Mystery Story Writing Competition - 2022

Wednesday 11th May 2022, 5:00pm

Mystery Story Writing Competition - 2022

We’re delighted to announce the winners of this year’s Mystery Story Writing Competition for young people aged between 8 and 18 years who live or go to school or college in the county of Devon.

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Kindly Supported by:

English Riveria Bid Company

Rosalind Hicks Charitable Trust


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