At the end of this month we’ll be celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Felixstowe Book Festival, which has become one of the highlights of the East Anglian Arts calendar. Described as “a flourishing festival, with a programme to catch the imagination” by patron and acclaimed author Esther Freud, this is an event not to be missed by book lovers and all who have an interest in literature.

The Festival is an opportunity to bring people together and offers people of all ages and all backgrounds the chance to experience the wonder of the written word. Running from 29th June – 1st July, the Festival includes a diverse mix of events, covering everything from politics to sport, crime fiction to romance. The organisers hope to attract those who always have their head buried in a book and those who haven’t yet fully experienced the wonder of reading.

Founded by Felixstowe resident Meg Reid in 2013, the Festival is entirely run by a team of volunteers and grows bigger every year. Many well-known authors have attended over the last four years and 2018 is no exception; with a fantastic line-up of confirmed authors, including The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable (Leader of the Liberal Democrats) and Dame Jenni Murray, presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.

Kingsfleet Wealth has been a proud sponsor the Felixstowe Book Festival since it began and shares the vision that events such as this are vital for the economic, artistic, social and creative prosperity of our community.

For several years Kingsfleet Wealth have sponsored the Felixstowe Literary Festival,” said Terry Waite CBE, author and Guest Speaker at the 2015 Festival. “Their support has been welcomed by many writers and not least by myself. By sponsoring the arts, Kingsfleet Wealth have not only helped make the Festival one of the leading festivals in the UK, but have also made a valuable contribution to the cultural life of the town.

The Felixstowe Book Festival takes place on 29th June to 1st July 2018. Come and enjoy the winning combination of books by the sea, or for more information visit


The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable, Leader of the Liberal Democrats. Credit Vince Cable 2015