The 8th INK Festival will be on April 11th – 14th 2024

INK Team

Artistic Director

Julia Sowerbutts  – email

Associate Directors

Jane Zarins  – email

James Christopher


Heidi Gatfield – email

Peter Hennem– Independent Auditor

Marketing and PR

Sally Ball – email


John Bainer, Merlyn Agnew-Haycraft, Fiona Sanderson

Sponsorship and Halesworth Town Liaison

Cate Evans – email

Fund Raising Events

Cara Duffy

Festival Manager

Tor Stewart – email

Tour Manager

Cara Duffy


Lena Joffe

Technical Manager

Dave Hermon

Production Assistant

Ruth Lewis-Smith


Martin Smith


Chair: Anthony Mackintosh, with John Bainer, Ben Elder, Rob Gildon, Alastair King, Julia Sowerbutts and Simon Trewin. For all other enquiries email the team

Latest INK News

The Gaffer goes to Edinburgh

The Gaffer, by acclaimed journalist Rob Crossan, will be performed at this year’s  Edinburgh Festival starring fringe first award winner, Chris Larner. Selected from hundreds of short play submissions, The Gaffer was premiered  in April at the 2023 INK …

First Light Festival

INK marks its First Light debut on Sunday 18th June with a performance of 3 of the best short comic radio plays from the  INK Festival in Halesworth. The Flying Eye by the award-winning playwright Jan Etherington, Lost Dogs and Wheelie Bins by …

INK Festival 2023

Thank you to all who came and made INK Festival 2023 such a wonderful event. It’s been the biggest and best so far, with a record breaking number of amazing short plays and brilliant performances. …

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