Get ready for the Children's Festival!

Inspiring your children's love of reading with a variety of authors, energetic storytelling and a barrel of laughs!

Fun-packed events

Little readers have lots of opportunities to talk to our authors. There will be terrific tales, creative crafts and fantastic facts! Celebrate the love of reading and inspire their imaginations with our line-up of children's events.

Vaseem Khan & Abir Mukherjee: Murderous Empire: from the Raj to Independent India

Sat, 17 Oct 2020
12.00pm - 1.00pm

Bestselling crime authors Abir Mukherjee and Vaseem Khan have both written tales of murder set in historical India.

In this conversation they will examine the critical period of Indian history from the 1920s to just after Indian Independence in 1947. In these three decades the Quit India movement, led by Gandhi, achieved its goal of ousting the British - but at a heavy cost.

Through the lens of their crime fiction, Abir and Vaseem will bring to life an era that has helped shape the modern India that we know today.

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Poetry Competition

If you can say the words, you can write the words. Express yourself through poetry - whatever shape or form - and you could win £50! The competition is free to enter for all school aged children, with prizes for primary and secondary.

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