The Further From Festival was founded in 2016 and is currently the only literary festival in West Lothian. From the beginning, we were determined to curate a festival that had something for everyone, young, old and in between. Every year have presented an eclectic programme of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, music, food & drink and children's events over three days in deepest winter when everyone needs a bit of cheering up!
We are committed to making the festival as accessible as possible, from ticket prices to venues. We don't receive any external funding or sponsorship, so all the money raised from ticket & book sales goes straight back into venue hire and performer fees.
In 2019 we made the move from our main base being in Queen Margaret Hall to the beautifully renovated and restored St Peter's Church, nestled in the heart of Linlithgow High Street like a hidden Byzantine jewel.
Of course, the festival couldn't go ahead in 2021, but we will be back in 2022 with a bigger, better and brighter lineup than ever before!
Here's a flavour of festivals past and if you'd like any more information on upcoming events please sign up to our mailing list here. Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leo du Feu
Ron Butlin & Jim Hutcheson
Bruce Jamieson, Ed Hodge, Peter Wright, Harry Knox, John Fowler and Mary Easson.
Leo du Feu
Stephanie Brown, Pat Byrne, James Carson, Samina Chaudry, James Connarty, Pauline Lynch, Calum Maclean, Gillian Margaret Mayes, Michael Norton and Stephen Watt.