Crossing The Tees Book Festival Weaves In Wellness

Crossing The Tees, Teesside’s biggest literary festival returns 11-17 June with a special theme – “We Hope This Finds You Well”. The theme and programme is the work of the festival’s first ever dedicated coordinator Kirsten Luckins and experienced library teams from across all five Tees Valley boroughs. “We all felt that it was important… Continue reading Crossing The Tees Book Festival Weaves In Wellness

Welcome to a festival full of firsts for 2022!

This year, as well as continuing to support local writers with author readings and workshops, we’ve tried adopting a broad theme around wellness and recovery for individuals, communities and the environment. We’ve also committed to a hybrid programme of in-person, Zoom, pre-recorded, and for the first time live streamed events – to make sure as… Continue reading Welcome to a festival full of firsts for 2022!

A Time Capsule of Hopes

If you could send a message of encouragement to your future self, what would you say?   I hope you win Bake Off!   I hope you made that once-in-a-lifetime trip.  I hope you learned to throw a pot, speak Japanese, change a tyre.  I hope you kept dancing, no matter what.  The festival this year has the… Continue reading A Time Capsule of Hopes

Introducing… The World Cup of Book Club Books!

Thanks to an absolutely brilliant suggestion from our official Festival booksellers, DRAKE the Bookshop of Stockton, we’re going to have a Big Book Club for Teesside as part of our programme next summer. But which book should we read, and which author shall we invite to visit us? There can only be one winner in…The… Continue reading Introducing… The World Cup of Book Club Books!

We’re Ready For Our Close-up

Here at Crossing the Tees we love to bring in the perspectives of many art forms, which is why in the past we’ve had poets and illustrators in residence at the Festival. In 2022 we fancy a bit of film, so we’re calling out now for a filmmaker who can create two pieces – one… Continue reading We’re Ready For Our Close-up

CROSSING THE TEES BOOK FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES A NEW FESTIVAL COORDINATOR FOR 2022

Crossing the Tees Book Festival is delighted to announce the appointment of their first official festival co-ordinator, tasked with putting together a programme of fun, exciting and interesting book-based events with libraries across the five boroughs of Teesside in June next year. Kirsten Luckins is a freelance producer based in Hartlepool, who specialises in creating… Continue reading CROSSING THE TEES BOOK FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES A NEW FESTIVAL COORDINATOR FOR 2022

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11 - 17 June 2022