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The Agatha Christie Festival

The International Agatha Christie Festival takes places across Torquay and The English Riviera in the second week of September every year to coincide with the anniversary of her birth. 

The Agatha Christie Festival Torquay


A Literary Festival dedicated to thriller writer Agatha Christie

The next five day festival will take place 7th to 15th September 2024.

The festival features a wide range of actvities and events. Some are artistic and use the life and works of Agatha Christie as their inspiration and starting point.

There are opportunities to learn more about the works of Agatha Christie as well as to re-visit some favourite film adaptations of her crime stories. Some events are serious and others are pure fun.

International Agatha Christie Festival


Highlights of the 2024 International Agatha Christie Festival

The festival programme is taking shape and there are many events which are now bookable online. 

Some fascinating talks include Agatha Travels in which travel writer Andrew Eames talks about Agatha's trip from London to Baghdad in1928 - an event that completely transformed her life but which was part of an extremely widely travelled life.

A number of events focus on the film and TV portrayals of Agatha's detectives. These include All About Agatha Live in which top experts John Curran and Dr Mark Aldridge debate which adaptation has been the best in their view, Agatha Christie She Watched in which Teresa Peschel discusses the 201 productions she has watched and Joan Hickson's Miss Marple in which Dr Mark Aldridge assesses the portayal of the spinster sleuth.


Miss Marple - sleuth created by Torquay born Agatha Christie and discussed in The international Agatha Christie Festival


Agatha Christie Fringe Festival

And no festival would be complete without a festival fringe. So, there are also a number of fringe events ranging from improvised theatrical productions to a dog walking murder mystery walk.


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