National Association of Wrting Groups (NAWG) is having it's festival of writing in Nottingham this year. Much more easily accessible, I think. At least it's in the middle-ish of the country and not so far to travel for most people... It will be held from 2nd - 4th September.
The festival weekends have been excellent events in the past and this year will be just as well planned. It promises to be a packed weekend of tutors, speakers and plain old-fashioned fun!
Do come along for the whole weeked - or just part of it - if you can. Details can be found on NAWG's website http://www.nawg.co.uk/