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.

The Mermaid and The Cow: Interactive Performance Workshop

Sat, 23 Oct 2021
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Real life mermaid and author Lindsey Cole will read her fantastic tale about her adventures when she swam the Thames and rescued a cow! Children can dress up and join in with her moooving tale and act out the best parts!

The Mermaid and the Cow is a fun children’s (3-8 years) adventure book, based on a true story, which inspires readers to help save our mermaids and their friends from plastic pollution.

Most suitable for ages 3-7

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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 £75! The competition is free to enter for all school aged children, with prizes for primary and secondary.

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