We are very excited to announce the first GlossopBookFest!


12th November 1pm - 6pm Glossop Methodist Church

Glossop, ‘Gateway to the Peak District’, is home to many artistic events, groups and people – the Glossop Music Festival, Glossopera, the Partington Theatre Company – and an ideal place for this venture.

Free Entry!
(Small charges for workshops/some activities. Cafe selling light refreshments)

GlossopBookFest by Inspire team

Meet Authors, Poets and Illustrators

Chat with, check out the work of a dozen or more local authors, poets and illustrators, of different styles and genres. Buy signed copies of books, often at a discount.

Promote your work


Bring cards, leaflets etc. if you want to promote your work.

(Small charge of £5 this will go towards the cost of running the festival)

Join in Workshops and Activities


Learn new skills through fun activities and workshops for both children and adults.

Make connections and build networks

Information and support for authors, poets, writers and illustrators. Publishers, librarians and local bookshop owners will be with us during the afternoon.

Discover groups and events


Get information about local writing groups and spoken word events.


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Book to take part


We are looking for:


Stands and Stalls

Activity and Workshops


Booking details

We will need:

* Title
* Description, No more than a short paragraph as we need to fit in our online programme
* A picture to promote your work
* Any links you’d like us to include

Please send to:

Email: glossopbookfest@hotmail.com

Please note: We may not be able to offer everyone a place due to space and time.

We aim to provide a diverse mix as we would like to provide for different peoples interests.

Please send to email below

Email: glossopbookfest@hotmail.com

(Guest speaker slots are now going to part of our monthly Open Mics)

Please email Andy Milican



GlossopBookFest by Inspire Team

The Inspire team ran the 'Inspire Festival' back in 2013. The Inspire Festival was a community festival in Glossop, embracing all aspects of the local community. In 2014 we merged with The Bankswood Music Festival run by Glossopdale Trust, now called Glossop Creative Trust.

Creative Meet Up Group

Creative meet ups was a social group that brought together local artists from all genres to meet and share their work to build connections and develop projects with each other.

Community Get Togethers

Community get togethers brought the community together giving groups and organisations an opportunity to promote their work and engage with the public to prevent isolation. At the events groups came along to do a speech and or ran a taster session. Local bands performed afterwards and local independent cafes/restaurants serve food, drinks and refreshments.

Creative Fusion Events

The events raised money for charities and good causes. Events included performances from bands, musicians, comedians, film makers, storytellers and spoken word artists.