Thursday, April 28, 2016

Boogie on down to the Barnes Children's Literature Festival on the 14th and 15th May for a corking lineup of awesome family friendly events, authors and illustrators!

Yummy! It's litfest season again and in idyllic surroundings at Barnes Pond down in that there leafy south west London on 14th and 15th May, you can find a truly stunning lineup of events, workshops, craft sessions and of course a stellar line up of authors and illustrators.

The Barnes Children's Literature Festival is a brilliant, community-run event for families with children of all ages. Following the success of the inaugural 2015 festival (70% of events sold out), the programme has doubled in size this year to become London’s largest dedicated children’s book festival, and features some of the biggest names in children’s literature including Michael Morpurgo, Judith Kerr, Jacqueline Wilson and Costa Book Award winner Frances Hardinge.

The Barnes Festival is run entirely by local volunteers and despite being only in its second year, offers a programme akin to something much more established such as Edinburgh or the Bath Children’s Literature Festival. It’s set to become a destination festival on the literary calendar and is a brilliant asset for the Capital.  

Younger children are catered for with a truly astonishing lineup of picture book authors and illustrators joining in.  Lauren Child, David Mackintosh, David Melling, Michelle Robinson, Axel Scheffler, Kristina Stephenson, Ed Vere, Emily Gravett and Anthony Browne will all be attending various author events and workshops during the fest. . 

Events take place throughout the weekend of 14th & 15th May on and around Barnes Pond, SW13. Tickets cost £5. For the full programme and tickets, visit http://www.barneskidslitfest.org/

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