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Fringe Festival Now On Sale

Wednesday 24th January 2024, 10:00am,

Fringe Festival Now On Sale

We have been working really hard behind the scenes to ensure that we get our 2024 programme of events out earlier than ever before and with this in mind, we are delighted to announce the main events in our Fringe Festival, which will be running from Saturday 7 - Wednesday 11 September.

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Agatha Christie Sea Swim Supports Local Charities

Monday 22nd January 2024, 12:00pm,

Agatha Christie Sea Swim Supports Local Charities

The 2023 Agatha Christie One-Mile Sea Swim between Beacon Cove and Meadfoot Beach saw an incredible 225 swimmers taking part.

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Winners announced for festival Young Writers Mystery Story Competition 2023

Saturday 16th September 2023, 10:00am,

Winners announced for festival Young Writers Mystery Story Competition 2023

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

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Writer in Residence

Thursday 14th September 2023, 11:00am,

International Writer in Residence 2022, Ruby Gupta, India, reflects on her residency

Crime writer Ruby Gupta, based in Dehradun, India, accepted the Festival’s invitation to take up an International Writer’s Residency during last year’s Festival which ran 10-17 September 2022. She joined UK-based crime writer Vaseem Khan on stage at the Festival for a lively conversation, attended most if not all the week’s talks, film and theatrical performances and helped judge our Young Writers Competition of that year.

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People's Dance on Youtube

Monday 28th August 2023, 10:20am,

People's Dance on Youtube

To help promote both the festival and this beautiful English Riviera town, we created a people's dance over the summer of 2023 using local people to dance (and swim) along the Agatha Christie Mile.

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Rosalind Hicks Charitable Trust


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