Following on the heels of editions number one and two, this year’s EA Festival returns to Hedingham Castle on 10th and 11th June with an exciting line-up that features top creative leaders in literature, lifestyle, media, music, comedy, spoken word, art, history, philosophy, environment and more.
Known for presenting a true smorgasbord of topics and themes, the programme of dEA Festival 2023 ranges widely – from Africa to avocados, and comedy to classical music. One of the main highlights of this year’s festival will be the official launch of ‘One Midsummer’s Day’, the new book by Mark Cocker, the award-winning naturalist-writer most associated with East Anglia with 13 books and 1000 newspaper articles under his belt. Other speakers include V&A Director Tristram Hunt, Country Life Editor-in-Chief Mark Hedges, veteran BBC Four presenter Justin Webb, disinformation specialist Marianna Spring, horse racing legend Sir Mark Prescott and renowned TV producer John Lloyd. Day One’s programme will culminate in a dazzling recital by 18-year old Shunta Morimoto, the current winner of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition.
For the first time, the Keep of Hedingham Castle, the best-kept Norman keep in England, will be converted into a performing arts centre with free concerts of musical theatre, soul/blues and jazz, performed throughout the weekend in the soaring double-height space of the Keep’s Ceremony Hall.
For the full programme and to buy tickets, please visit eafestival.com