About the festival 2021

Covid 19 continues to create enormous restrictions on the festival world – on travel, on meeting, on creative expression .

We are determined that the 2021 festival will not just such survive through an online presence but be one of the most exciting Audio Drama Festivals yet – We are delighted to launch the first collaborative micro drama award; see here for more details.

This year’s virtual festival 22 – 26 March 2021 will combine collaborative creative sessions with real time and on demand listening and real time collective jury discussions.

Festival Schedule now available

…being at the festival is like travelling elsewhere without having to undergo the hassle of airport security

Kate Chisholm

March 2019

The Speak Softly Shop

 A season of newly made shortform dramas from around the world. Created as a response to the pandemic, they are a powerful reminder of the versatility of audio drama as an art form. Covid 19 made us postpone the 2020 festival but it brought this extraordinary cycle of work.