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By George Frideric Handel
Directed by Barrie Kosky

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Yann Martel

The celebrated author of Life of Pi discusses his new novel, a haunting exploration of great love and loss.

John Elder Robison

Robison explores the cutting-edge brain therapy that dramatically changed his experience of living with Asperger’s.

Chris Cleave

A perfect wartime story, inspired by the real-life love letters of Chris Cleave’s grandparents.

The festival

It's the only festival of its kind to which art lovers from across Australia still make a pilgrimage

The Australian

The full 2017 festival program will be announced on Thu 27 Oct 2016

For more than 55 years Adelaide Festival audiences have delighted in an outstanding mix of internationally acclaimed theatre productions, an eclectic array of world-class musicians, breathtaking dance pieces, renowned writers and striking visual arts displays. Enjoyed amid warm March days and starry nights, Adelaide Festival’s celebration of creative excellence makes for an event of truly epic proportions.

2017 will mark the first Adelaide Festival presented by Co-Artistic Directors Neil Armfield AO and Rachel Healy. Both have established reputations of excellence throughout Australia and beyond and there is much anticipation about their first program. Neil and Rachel direct the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Adelaide Festival.

Adelaide Festival has shared Australia’s best new work along with some of the world’s great companies and artists including Sylvie Guillem, John Zorn, Marlene Dietrich, Allen Ginsberg, James Thiérrée, Philip Glass, Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal, Isabelle Huppert, Schaubühne Berlin, Yehudi Menuhin, Isabella Rossellini, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Nina Simone, Jane Birkin and Malcolm McLaren. Check out the full list of past festival artists here.

Future festival dates
2017: 3 – 19 Mar | Writers' Week 4 – 9 Mar
2018: 2 – 18 Mar | Writers' Week 3 – 8 Mar
2019: 1 – 17 Mar | Writers' Week 2 – 7 Mar

 

Fresh Festival Fanfare

Historic Agreement brokered between Festival Cities Adelaide and Edinburgh

16 August 2016

Today in Edinburgh the Adelaide Festival signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Edinburgh International Festival

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Adelaide Writers' Week

A marvellously free six-day event in a shady spot on the edge of the Torrens River.

Sydney Morning Herald

Adelaide Writers’ Week is Australia’s largest free literary festival, offering both writers and readers a unique opportunity to spend time sharing ideas and literary explorations in a garden setting in Adelaide’s city centre. Curated by Director Laura Kroetsch, each carefully selected program brings the world's most celebrated established and emerging writers together for a week that delights, surprises and enlightens audiences.

Each Adelaide Writers’ Week includes six days of free panel sessions that are presented live in the gardens, and made available online via podcast. The program also features a series of ticketed special events throughout the year, and the popular free Kids’ Weekend, which attracts hundreds of families for fun and engaging literary adventures.

Over the last 55 years, Adelaide Writers’ Week has seen some of the world’s greatest writers and thinkers in conversation about literature, politics, poetry, current events, biography, the short story and so much more. Take a look at the guest lists from 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Listen to the conversations as they happened with these podcasts from 2013, 2014 , 2015 and 2016.

Future Adelaide Writers' Week dates
2017: 4 – 9 Mar
2018: 3 – 8 Mar
2019: 2 – 7 Mar

 

From the blog

Collected Stories:
The Open Road

29 August 2016

As it is almost spring now I thought I would suggest a few books I’ve been reading, all of which involve some time on the open road.

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