Crossing the Tees returns with film festival for 2016

Crossing The Tees Book Festival returns this year with a special treat for film fans!

Teesside’s largest book festival Crossing The Tees will return this year between 10 – 25 June, and there’s plenty in store for book and film fans alike.

Crossing The Tees, now back for the third year, is organised by library services across the Tees Valley including Stockton, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and Darlington.

The festival is programmed entirely by the library services with support from local councils who, together, have organised a wide range of events.

Highlights this year include talks and discussions with authors, poets and writers, a range of creative workshops plus plenty of opportunities to chat to writers from the region and beyond.

Frances Brody, Jenny Colgan, Kate Ellis and Stuart Cosgrove are just a few of the celebrated authors who will be sharing writing tips and ideas on how to take the first steps in publishing.

Poets Natalie Scott and Andy Willoughby will deliver discussions on poetic writing techniques, plus, there will be a range creative writing sessions to take part in.

For the second year in a row, ARC will host the Crossing the Tees Film Festival, as part of the literary celebrations on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 June.

Cinematic classics will be brought back to life on ARC’s cinema screen including Martin Scorsese’s award-winning mob drama Goodfellas, the adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox and the 1946 film adaptation of Great Expectations, starring John Mills. The 2015 film Room, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, will also be screened.

Each event is priced differently and booking is essential unless otherwise stated.
Further information and tickets for all Crossing the Tees events can be purchased through ARC’s Box Office in person or by calling 01642 525199.

All dates, prices and general information on events can be found at