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21-22 SEP 24

BBC Audio to broadcast from Festival

We are delighted to announce a collaboration with the BBC who will be at the Festival in September. 

The Food Programme (Radio 4, hosted by Sheila Dillon*) and This Natural Life (Radio 4, hosted by Martha Kearney) will be recorded in the Octopus Books Dome at the Castle on the Saturday (21 September).

Additional BBC Radio output will be recorded and produced from the Festival for various channels, including Radio Cymru and Radio Wales.

Festival Director Lucie Parkin speaks for everyone involved: “On behalf of the team, our Board and the very special town of Abergavenny, I’d like to say how excited we are to be working together. BBC Audio has many superb programmes that tie in with our themes and ethos and we look forward to hosting some of them. This collaboration will enable elements of the content and spirit of the Festival to be shared to a wider audience.”  

Colin Paterson, Head of BBC Audio Wales and the West of England said: “The combination of food, great speakers, a wonderful location and innovative content are fantastic ingredients for brilliant programmes. We’re really looking forward to bringing the best of the Festival to audiences across the UK in September.”

* top photo: Sheila Dillon