'London's largest dedicated children's book festival'
Barnes has a rich literary legacy. From Henry Fielding writing about London life in the mid-eighteenth century to the legendary Judith Kerr, who has written and illustrated more than thirty books for children from her home in Barnes including The Tiger who Came to Tea, and Britain’s best loved poet Roger McGough who has lived here for over twenty years.
2015 witnessed the area's first children's literature festival which brought together an impressive line-up. It was a great success with over 2,000 tickets sold and we are please to see that it will be back for a second outing over an entire weekend in 2016. Destined to become a welcome annual event we hope?
When? Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 May 2017
Where? Barnes, London SW13
Who is Appearing? 2017 TBA
Twitter feed? @kidsfest
Facebook page? https://www.facebook.com/BarnesKidsLitFest
Who has appeared at past festivals?
2015 - Axel Scheffler, Sally Gardner, Piers Torday, Horrible Histories Martin Brown, Karen McCombie, Roger McGough, Jim Smith, Chris Haughton, Abie Longstaff, Emer Stamp, Marcia Williams, David Mackintosh, Alexander Gordon Smith, Mary Evans, Smriti Prasadam-Halls, The Superhairies, Karen Inglis, Mark Brake & Jon Chase PLUS a special appearance by the sensational 15 year old author Helena Coggan AND the UK premiere of Chris Haughton's 'A Bit Lost' by Sweden's Boulevard Theatre and a performance by A Thousand Cranes theatre company