Monty Lit Fest, founded by Simon Baynes, is being organised by Myfanwy Alexander, Amanda Jenner (pictured with her family below) and Simon and Maggie Baynes (pictured). The first Monty Lit Fest will take place on the 9th June 2018 in the ten acre gardens of Bodfach Hall which are set within the hundred acre Bodfach estate just outside Llanfyllin.

Bodfach Hall is a familiar place to many people as the gardens are regularly opened for charity and the Llanfyllin Show is held on the parkland every August.

More can be seen about the gardens and the history of Bodfach at



Festival Themes, Authors and Entertainment

This first Festival will showcase several wonderful authors who live in Montgomeryshire and has two main themes: history and love of the countryside. The talks will start at

10am and will last for 50 minutes each, including Q&A, and will be held in a central marquee with a PA system so everyone can hear clearly. The day will finish with

complimentary live music performed by Ruth and Ken Powell from 6.30pm to 8pm.

Our intention is to make the Monty Lit Fest an annual event, held at a different location in Montgomeryshire each year. We are very keen to involve as many people as possible in its organisation and are therefore setting up a Festival Committee; if you would like to join, please email Simon on baynes@bodfach.com.

Pop-up Bookshop

The authors speaking will be signing copies of their books for you to purchase from a pop-up bookstore at the Festival provided by Oswestry’s award winning independent Booka Bookshop http://www.bookabookshop.co.uk/


Food & Drink

We are delighted that food for the Festival is being provided by Cwpan Pinc of nearby Llangadfan www.cwpanpinc.co.uk and the drink is being provided by the Llansantffraid Sports & Social Club.


Childminding Area and Children’s Activities

There will be a special tent and activities for children organised by Llanfyllin-based professional childminders Closeknit Teulu Agos. We are very keen to make the Monty LitFest a day out for all the family.

Accommodation nearby

Please click on the link below to download a list of accommodation nearby.

Accommodation near Bodfach 2018

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