Lit/Up East Riding

28 September to 21 October 2017


Welcome to Lit/Up. We are Beverley Literature Festival and Bridlington Poetry Festival, a celebration of all things literary in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Lit/Up is part of East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Culture and Information Service.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is a principal partner of Hull UK City of Culture 2017.






Out of this Word brings top writers, poets, playwrights, artists and musicians from the UK to the East Riding to celebrate the power of language.

Expect the best names in literature and poetry at Lit Up Festival, plus a site-specific art installation at one of the UK’s busiest Leisure Centres, pop-up theatre from John Godber and strands exploring community voices, women’s voices and free speech.





Latest News…

Festival countdown begins

6 April 2017

We are are gearing up for some fantastic surprises for 2017. Our festival director has been visiting the festival’s favourite publishers and catching up with the wonderful publicists who work so hard to bring some of the best UK and international authors and personalities to the festival.

Mr Brown’s Directions – a SELL OUT production.

Huge thanks to the wonderful team of actors, producers, volunteers and staff at Burton Constable for making Mr Brown’s Directions such a great success.

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A new play by Rachel Feldberg in partnership with Burton Constable Hall and Lit Up East Riding, working across the region with partners to support and promote innovation in literature. 

Mr Brown’s Directions  Capability Brown

Passion, entanglement and a superstar gardener….

It’s 1769 and William Constable Esq of Burton Constable Hall has big ideas. Not content with refashioning his house and tearing down the stables, the old park now HAS to go.

Aided, abetted – and sometimes blocked – by his lively sister Winifred and faithful steward John Raines, William is determined to transform his parkland into the height of 18th-century fashion. But where is the elusive Mr ‘Capability’ Brown? And will he ever agree to come to Holderness?

Inspired by original archive material with live music and sumptuous costumes, eavesdrop on a dramatic decade in Burton Constable’s history, a time of Rousseau, curiosities, love and loss.