14th September – 15th September 2020


Welcome to the Kingsbridge Festival! This is a one-off global virtual event to celebrate the publication of my new book The Evening and the Morning, the prequel to The Pillars of the Earth. From 18:00 BST on 14 September until 12:00 BST the following day, join me and readers worldwide on my social channels for exclusive talks, fun activities, Kingsbridge quizzes and more to celebrate the world of Kingsbridge.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Ken Follett

Please note that the festival has now finished. You can however catch-up on all the events and activities that ran by clicking the links on the schedule below.

What to expect


Join Ken for a series of exclusive video talks about Kingsbridge, his writing and the new book on his Facebook page


Take a special immersive look at the history behind Ken’s writing with help from our museum partners

Download a festival pack to find out how you can celebrate from home, including recipes, reading group questions and more


Look back at everything you love about the Kingsbridge series with the ultimate quiz, a look through Ken’s photo archives, group discussions and more

The schedule*

Be the first to start reading 
The Evening and the Morning

Secure a place on a special virtual ‘read-along’ of the first 6 chapters of The Evening and the Morning in partnership with the digital book club, The Pigeonhole. Be one of the first to read the opening of the book during the festival and interact and chat with fans worldwide as you read.

How to get ready!

Download your ‘Celebrate at Home’ festival pack



Download our festival pack of images to share on social during the festival


Pre-order your copy of The Evening and the Morning


Join us here on 14th Sept 
@ 6pm BST to start the 
line-up of events


Festival Partners

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