Robertsbridge Literary Festival 2023

For the first time since 2019 we were delighted to bring back


Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April

Amongst many events for all ages – story telling for children, and the return of the ever-popular Pile By My Bed.

Other highlights  included competitions, an Open Mic session and window displays – SEE BOOK TRAIL MAP BELOW


The Festival began in The Club at 8pm on Friday 21st April with the inimitable Madame Galina in My Tutu Went AWOL!

  ‘A rare and perfect synthesis of art and larkiness.’  The Times    (Photo credit: Luke Casey-Brown)

When Olivier-Award-winning Iestyn Edwards took Russian ballerina, Madame Galina, to entertain the troops, he didn’t quite realise what he was letting himself in for.   In My Tutu Went AWOL he recalls how Galina danced Sugarplum on a misguided tour of Afghanistan and Iraq.

‘Only the divinely unique Iestyn Edwards could be in a tutu in war-zones and talk about it so perfectly.  Fascinating, moving and completely hilarious.’  Miranda Hart      ‘Achingly funny.’  Daily Mail