MORECAMBE & VICE / #CrimeWritingFestival

In September 2017, Morecambe & Vice made its sparkling debut at the glorious Morecambe Winter Gardens. Described as a weekend ‘full of warmth, wit and wisdom’, authors, speakers and guests from across the globe flocked to the sunny seaside for a weekend filled with criminal shenanigans.

Now, in 2019 we are back for our third year running! This year the North West’s quirkiest crime-writing festival will be bigger and better than ever before! Keep an eye out on our Facebook page and Twitter stream, as we start to announce authors and panels.

bring me some crime…

In 2018 we themed our entire festival around the idea of ‘hidden talents’: we had cocktail making, singing and even fire-eating! 


This year, the theme for Morecambe & Vice is (rather fittingly!) :

‘Bring Me Sunshine’ 

We’ll be shining a bright positive light on the world of crime fiction, filling our festival with tales of inspiration, overcoming hardships and that warm fuzzy feeling you get when good things happen!

The midland hotel

Built in 1933, this iconic art deco hotel is the jewel of the Morecambe Bay coastline, offering unparalleled views across the bay to the Lake District.

Find out more about The Midland Hotel, by visiting their website.


2019 authors & guests

Lin Anderson

Quentin Bates

Alison Belsham

Prof Dame Sue Black

SJ Bradley

Matt Brolly

Dr Liz Brewster

Anne Coates

Dr Jacky Collins

Adam Croft

Robert Daws

Ashley Dyer

Jane Elson

Mary Evans

Jennie Finch

Fleur Hitchcock

Noelle Holten

Sharna Jackson

Hazel Johnstone MBE

Lesley Kelly

Margaret Kirk

Gytha Lodge

Ceri Lowe

Bob McDevitt

Chris Merritt

Sarah Moore

Mandy Morton

Margaret Murphy

Barbara Nadel

Sheila Quigley

Danielle Ramsey

KA Richardson

Jacqui Rose

Robert Scragg

Rachel Sargeant

William Shaw

Graham Smith

Nicki Thornton

Sarah Todd Taylor

Nicola Upson

​Eileen Wharton

Appearing at Polari Salon

The Midland Hotel

Fri 27th Sept | 7.30pm

 Paul Burston, Lesley Thomson, 

Derek Farrell, 𝕃𝕚𝕝𝕛𝕒 Sigurðardóttir

Tickets £6.00

not included in the weekend pass price