Getting Started

Your step by step guide to the 2020 Festival

The content of our Festival has always been key whether it's our amazing films, literature talks or one-of-a-kind speaker sessions. This year is no different, except, we're bringing all this incredible content to you - at home, or wherever you have Internet access. Down jackets and beanies optional!

1. Create an account

You will be asked to sign up when you make your first purchase.

It is really easy using your email and personal password.

Our new online platform works just like many of your favourite streaming services. Everything is accessed through your account which you will be asked to create when you make your first purchase, no codes, no links, just your email and password.

2. Select and purchase your content

Just like buying a ticket at your local theatre or cinema!

There are two ways to purchase content at the Festival;

Purchase a 'Pass' which will unlock all the content included in that specific pass, for you to watch and rewatch to your heart's content.

Choose the pay-as-you-go option. Purchasing individual 'tickets' to access the events and films you want, when you want. Individual purchases can also be rewatched as many times as you like.

3. Plan your viewing

Live Shows or On-demand.

Every event/film can be viewed in two ways;

'On-demand' means content that is available to watch 24/7 as many times as you want, from the 19th of November to the 31st of December.

'Live Shows' are scheduled shows that will be broadcast live at a specific date and time for you to tune in and watch in real-time as the action unfolds.

Don't panic! If you miss a 'Live Show' they will all be available for catch-up as On-demand content the day after they have aired.

4. View your selected content

Grab your pass, popcorn and drink of choice!

Log into your account at on any computer, tablet or mobile device, and start watching your favourite films, events or authors.

If you want to go big and get it on the big screen, we have made our viewing platform compatible with both Google Chromecast and Apple Airplay so you can stream our content straight to many compatible smart TVs*

*If your smart TV or games console has a web browser you can access our platform direct at, or go old school without a smart TV and connect your laptop to the big screen via an HDMI cable.

Here to help!

We've tried to make it as easy as possible to access our content in this strange new world, but if you do have any questions, our FAQs page is full of useful information which we'll keep up to date. Alternatively, drop us a message. Our team are more than happy to help.

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