Tuesday, 25 April 2017

The 2017 Barnes Children's Literature Festival arrives on May 13th and 14th! Join one of the biggest children's literature festivals in London!

It's springtime, and there's no better way to celebrate the sunny weather than by coming along to a truly mammoth children's literature festival.

The Barnes Children's Literature Festival is coming up on Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th May 2017 and you can now book tickets for the events through the festival's web site.

London’s largest dedicated children’s literature festival will be returning to south west London for the third year, and tickets are in demand, with some sessions already sold out! 

Bigger and better than ever, the programme includes more than sixty events for children of all ages, including author talks, workshops, story time and craft sessions, music, film and much more.

There is an exciting mix of bestselling authors and illustrators, up and coming new writers, and household names. Highlights include the former Children's Laureates Michael Rosen and Anthony Browne, star author-artist Nick Sharratt and Horrid Henry creator Francesca Simon. 

Photo (C) Becky Jeffries 2017
They'll be joined by a few famous faces including comedians David Baddiel and Adrian Edmondson, popular television presenters Clare Balding and Lucy Worsley, and radio personality Christian O’Connell. Other authors and illustrators on the programme include blog faves Ed Vere, MG Leonard, Michelle Robinson, Lisa Stickley, Sophy Henn and Book Trust Illustrator in Residence, Sarah MacIntyre. WOW!

Photo (C) Liesel Brockl 2017

Special events this year include illustrator, Axel Scheffler appearing alongside Barnes Resident and Mog creator, Judith Kerr in an event called When Zog met Mog – not to be missed! 

Another exclusive is an interview with Little Princess creator and top illustrator, Tony Ross. You can also experience the interactive Harry Potter show, a new production of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes set to live music, and an exclusive screening of the short animation based on Jon Klassen’s award-winning I Want My Hat Back.
Tickets are on sale now at: http://www.barneskidslitfest.org/ where the full programme can be found.