International Agatha Christie Festival

13/09/2017 to 17/09/2017
Torre Abbey - Torquay

Festival 2017 programme

Wednesday 13 September: Mathew Prichard - Trio of Men presents The Mystery Orchestra - Anne Martinetti & Guillaume Lebeau.

Thursday 14 September: John Risdon - Julius Green - Janet Morgan - Chanje Kunda - Philip Hoare.

Friday 15 September: Lurker - Linane Investigations - Agatha Christie & South Devon bus tour - Joan Nott - Dr John Curran - Ragnar Jonasson & Niki Orfanou - Hugh Nankivell & Guests - Endless Night.

Saturday 16 September: Children's trails & investigations - Institute of Making - Mark Aldridge - Al Saddiq al Raddi - Doorstep Arts - Stephanie Ridings.

Sunday 17 September: Dawn walk to Greenway - Sea swimming - Dance in Devon's "Come, dance with me ...." - Festival Closing.

Plus exhibitions and workshops with Poetry Translation Centre, Chanje Kunda, Encounters Arts, cinema and mystery film programme, Summer Fete at Greenway and the latest Agatha Christie previews.

International Agatha Christie Festival takes place in Torquay, the birthplace of Agatha Christie. Torquay is one of a three coastal towns set around the sheltered Tor Bay, interspersed with the many beaches and coves that make up the English Riviera, a designated UNESCO Global Geopark with a geology, landscape and coastline of international significance. International Agatha Christie Festival is based at Torre Abbey, Torbay’s museum of art and an English Heritage Ancient Scheduled Monument. Torquay railway station is a few minutes walk from the festival venue.

Festival events will also be taking place at Torquay Museum. A shuttle bus service runs from Torre Abbey to Greenway, Agatha Christie’s home in Kingswear overlooking the River Dart daily. Other local venues will be presenting events, talks and activities over the festival week, including the The Tale, Babbacombe Cliff Railway, Palace Theatre in Paignton and TOADS Little Theatre, Torquay.