Our Ethos

Showcasing thought-provoking travel literature and photography, Vicarious is a not-for-profit festival of cultural diversity and the transformative power of storytelling.

NURTURING EMPATHY

…and understanding.

INSPIRING WANDERLUST

…and eager curiosity.

“Great travel writing is an invitation into everyone else’s ordinary.”

EmmaLucy Cole FRGS (Festival Co-Director)

CELEBRATING STORIES

…that illuminate the unfamiliar.

CULTIVATING CREATIVITY

…among aspiring travel writers and photographers.

“Travel storytelling can be a beautiful kind of alchemy.”

Iain Harper (Festival Co-Director)