Thursday 15 September marks the birthday of the Queen of Crime, and her birthplace of Torquay is hosting a very special event to celebrate 100 years since she wrote her first published novel. It was in 1916, aged just 26, that Agatha wrote The Mysterious Affair at Styles, the novel that introduced Hercule Poirot to the world.
Working with artists, writers and the extraordinary people and histories of Torbay and South Devon, International Agatha Christie Festival is an arts organisation dedicated both to promoting new stories and connecting to the voices of artists across the world. Inspired from the ingenuity and curiosities of Dame Agatha Christie Mallowan, it celebrates creativity and works to nurture and support artistic innovation, well-being and enjoyment across all ages.
The next annual festival event will be a one-day celebration of Agatha Christie's birthday in Torbay. The next 5-day festival is scheduled for 11 to 15 September 2019.
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