For press information relating to The Festival in a Factory, please contact Steph Woodhouse, Marketing & PR Manager at Emma Bridgewater, for more details using the contact details below.


Mar 14

*FESTVIAL NEWS* Coronavirus delays 2020 launch

Like many UK event organisers, the Festival in a Factory team has been considering changes we may need to make to our plans in response to the Coronavirus epidemic. Due to the uncertainty about the spread and impact of the disease we’ve decided to postpone our 2020 programme launch which... read more →
May 18

Quick! Extra tickets now on sale for some previously sold out events!

Availability is limited but we're pleased to announce a small number of additional tickets are now on sale for some previously sold out 2018 Festival events including: Prue Leith in conversation with Emma Bridgewater Call the Midwife festival finale with series producer Pippa Harris, actress Jennifer Kirby with host Jenni... read more →
Jun 19

2017 ‘festival in a factory’ is the best yet!

Thanks to the kind and generous support of the Bertarelli Foundation, the fourth Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival took place from 8-10 June 2017 and has been an enormous success. More than 2,500 people enjoyed events including discussions about great lives, history, heritage, the environment, literary heroes, politics, entertainment and family fun.... read more →
May 16

Emma’s picks for SOT Lit Fest 2017

  Amongst the eclectic and inspiring programme for the Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival 2017 are some real gems with internationally renowned experts and champions in their fields. Discover some of the events Emma Bridgewater is most looking forward to this June: "Paula Byrne is an unstoppable force, her enthusiasm for the life stories... read more →
May 05

Sue Perkins & Anna Richardson Announced as New Festival Guests

Literary Festival Announces Top New Guests For 2017 Comedian, TV Presenter and author Sue Perkins has been announced as the latest guest to appear at the UK’s only ‘festival in a factory”, the Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival held at the Emma Bridgewater Factory, Hanley on Saturday 10th June at 4pm. The... read more →
Apr 11
Jan 31

2017 Stoke Literary Festival Dates CONFIRMED!

The Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival returns to the Emma Bridgewater Factory on Thursday 8th, Friday 9th and Saturday 10th June 2017 for another celebration of brilliant books and outstanding writing. Sign up for the Festival newsletter and receive the first news of our line up to be announced in March. Tickets... read more →
Feb 22

New Vic Theatre Supports the Hot Air Literary Festival

Hot Air 2016 has  announced a new box office partnership with the New Vic Theatre in Newcastle-under-Lyme to support the continuing development of the festival. Tickets priced at £6 for all Stoke Literary Festival events are available for sale via: the New Vic’s website at the theatre’s box office over... read more →