FILL is a festival of literature and ideas which brings together writers and thinkers from different backgrounds to discuss literature, politics, migration, translation and contemporary topics in the inspiring setting of a treasured Victorian theatre, The Coronet Theatre, in the heart of Notting Hill, London.

Launched in 2017 in the aftermath of the Brexit referendum by an indipendent group of London based Italian authors, journalists, translators and academics.

The festival is now at its fourth edition with a very ambitious
programme, featuring an impressive line-up of award winning names, established writers and emerging ones, panel discussions, performances and special events. The festival has a strong focus on community, it relies on a close partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute in London, which has supported the project since its first steps and on a growing number of partners and supporters, without whose help we couldn’t make possible.


The 2023 edition was organised by:

Art Direction: Marco Magini, Giorgia Tolfo
Project Management: Eleonora Sammartino
Programme consultants: Paolo Nelli, Gianluca Didino, Eleonora Sammartino, Emiliano ZappalĂ , Livia Franchini, Olga Campofreda, Maddalena Vatti, Carmine Pariante
Web design: Francesco Prosperi, Stella Grotti
Graphic design: Raissa Pardini, Stella Grotti


The Coronet Theatre
103 Notting Hill Gate
London W11 3 LB


The Coronet Theatre, Notting Hill Book stall run by the Italian Bookshop. Visitors will be able to buy drinks and Sicilian Street food in the atmospheric bar of the theatre.