Event Information


Limmud Festival is taking place Sunday 24 - Thursday 28 December 2017.

Before the rest of Festival starts, Limmud Shabbat will take place Friday 22 - Saturday 23 December 2017. Find out more about Limmud Shabbat.


For the third year in a row, Limmud Festival will be taking place in the hotels surrounding Pendigo Lake, near Birmingham, UK.

There are many options for getting to Festival:

  • Driving: Pendigo Lake is conveniently situated near the M6 and M42, making the drive simple from either the north or south. Parking is available on-site at the hotels used by Festival.
  • Limmud Coach: As always, Limmud will be organising several options for travel to Festival by coach. Limmud coaches are available for travel to/from Golders Green, Edgware, Stanmore, Finchley Central, Victoria, Heathrow Airport and Manchester. All coaches will depart on the morning of Sunday 24 and return on Thursday 28 in the afternoon. In addition, coaches from Golders Green and Heathrow Airport are available on Friday morning for travel to Limmud Festival for Shabbat. All coach options are available subject to demand and can be booked via the application form.
  • Public Transport: Festival is within easy walking distance of Birmingham International train and coach stations. Please note that public transport may not be running on some of the bank holiday dates during Limmud Festival, particularly 25 and 26 December.


As in previous years, Limmud Festival will be supported by the Community Security Trust (CST) who will be providing security 24/7 throughout the event. The CST are working closely with West Midlands Police and the NEC security, who we have met with as part of our Festival planning. You can help the CST team to help us, by always wearing your Limmud ID badge, and by ensuring you do not leave any unattended items around the site.