Events & Exhibitions case study: International Agatha Christie Festival

The ultimate pilgrimage for Agatha Christie fans, the International Agatha Christie Festival takes place on a bi-ennial basis around Christie's birthday, in her birthplace of Torquay, England. The programme includes a mix of arts and literary events celebrating the life and works of Agatha Christie.

The festival has charitable status and is supported by the Arts Council for England. It is a partnership initiative between the local authority and local and regional cultural organisations, with support from Agatha Christie Ltd and HarperCollins publishers.