Students use creative talents to help promote Richmond Walking and Book Festival

A group of students at Richmond School and Sixth Form College have pooled their creative talents to help spread the word about the Richmond Walking and Book Festival.

Building on the posters that the school’s media students produced for the 2021 festival, the designs for this year’s event have been hand drawn and the results are stunning.

The designs of eight students have been selected as promotional posters which will be displayed across the area to publicise the events in the festival’s programme.

Three students in Years 9 and 11 have also written previews about some of the book events to provide more background about the authors and their work to encourage more people to attend.

Barbara Gravenor, chair of the festival, said: “We are delighted to be working with the Richmond School students for a second year and we have been blown away by the standard of their artwork, which is not only eye-catching but really reflects the ethos of the Festival.

“The previews will be perfect for sharing more information about the events and the students have been invited to attend the talks so they can then do a review as a follow up. We are most appreciative to these talented young people for their support.”

The Festival programme includes 28 walks varying in length and difficulty around Richmondshire and the Dales, with 21 speakers and authors to listen to, as well as two events for children taking place on Saturday afternoons in Richmond and Catterick libraries.

As a charity, the festival relies on volunteers and would love to hear from anyone who would like to join its Friends Scheme.

You can find out more on becoming a Friend of the Festival at

Tickets for the Festival are now on sale with full details of the programme and online booking at

Tickets can also be purchased from the festival box office at Richmond Information Centre in the Market Hall in Richmond and via the Georgian Theatre for events taking place there.

In addition, tickets for the children’s events can be purchased at Richmond and Catterick Libraries.