This year the International Agatha Christie Festival celebrates the life, literature and legacy of Agatha Christie on the 125th anniversary of her birth in Torquay with an exciting mix of literary talks from best-selling crime writers, theatre performances, talks, writers’ workshops, children’s events, cookery demonstrations, film screenings, a birthday garden party, a tea dance and a glamorous ball.

Each day of our nine-day festival has a theme around which the events have been programmed.

Friday 11 September – Festival launch

Saturday 12 September – Festive Family Fun

Sunday 13 September – Agatha Christie and the First World War

Monday 14 September –  Miss Marple, Music and Unsolved Mysteries

Tuesday 15 September – The Birthday and the next 125 years.

Wednesday 16 September – The Golden Age of Detective Fiction

Thursday 17 September – International Christie and Adaptations

Friday 18 September – Agatha Christie and the Theatre

Saturday 19 September – Agatha for Everyone

Sunday 20 September – Festival Finale