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IRON Press Awarded ACE Grant to Bring Back Festival for a Third Year

Stormy Sea at Cullercoats by John Falconar Slater, North Tyneside Council Art Collection

There’s dancing in the streets of Cullercoats today with news that Arts Council England have award IRON Press a grant of £14,500 towards their programme of new books and a third IRON Press Festival. The grant will go towards the publication of eleven new books during the next two years and also ensure that the IRON in the Soul Festival will take place as planned this June.

“This is brilliant news.” said IRON Press editor Peter Mortimer. “Eleven writers can sleep easier in their beds and the fine coastal village of Cullercoats can brace itself for a third festival.”

Several new IRON Press books will be unleashed at  the festival including Cold Iron - 21st Century Ghost Stories with a midnight launch at the magnificent St. George’s Church, whose imposing seafront presence is a Cullercoats landmark.

Inpress will be hosting a literary quiz as part of the festival, so stay tuned for more information!

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