Aspects Literature Festival

The festival returns for a 24th year, celebrating the many different forms of writing with an inspiring and entertaining programme

Festival Details


Wednesday, 23 September 2015 to Sunday, 27 September 2015



Aspects are pleased to present a diverse and exciting programme showcasing the wealth of local talent along with Aspects favourites and special guests.

This year Aspects presents events from spoken word to crime, theatre to comics and from history to poetry. The thread woven through all of them is that at their core, they are telling a story.

In addition to high quality reading events, there is also a range of workshops and discussions that will support and assist the next budding writer trying to get published, write for the large and small screen as well as creative children’s classes. The festival marquee is located right in the centre of Bangor at Project 24 with highlights including poet Michael Longley, best-selling author Sheila O’Flanagan and one of the UK’s most respected spoken word artists, Polarbear.

This year guest curator’s Brown and Bri will take a multi-disciplinary approach to some of the events. They looked at story-telling from all angles and programming included the Beckett play, The End, the premiere of a new production of The Metamorphosis and the festival finale, The Supper Room.