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5 Reasons to visit Bath’s Children Literature Festival

Books and stories come alive this autumn as Bath Children’s Literature Festival RETURNS from Friday 29 September – Sunday 8 October!

Over 100 of the hottest debut, local and national writers, creators and illustrators from the world of young people’s books will be across the city of Bath at different venues. Don’t miss out on your favourite authors and illustrators including Sir Lenny Henry, Robin Stevens, Cressida Cowell, Rob Biddulph, Holly Jackson, Dapo Adeola and Nathan Bryon, Nikita Gill, Katherine Rundell, Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, Holly Bourne, Chris Riddell, Tom Holland and Dermot O’Leary.

Here are our 5 reasons to visit Bath’s Children Literature Festival …

1. You’ll discover new authors and enjoy festival favourites in a wide range of genres from funny and silly, mystery and adventure, write, make and create and so many more. There’s a big line up of brilliant authors including festival favourite Rob Biddulph who has also guest curated a group of creative/illustrator events for the whole family to enjoy.

2. Experience children’s literature in different venues across Bath.

  • The Guildhall
  • Bath Central Library
  • Cricket Club
  • Forum
  • The Egg
  • Bath Royal Literary and Science Institution
  • St Swithen’s Church
  • American Museum and Gardens
  • Roman Baths Clore Learning Centre
  • The Little Theatre Cinema.

3. Some TV favourites will be there including best-selling Author and Broadcaster Dermot O'Leary. He is back in Bath by popular demand! Join him at the Guildhall on Sunday 8th October to hear all about his brand new action-adventure story with a feathery twist! Award-winning Author, Comedian and Actor Lenny Henry will be at The Guildhall on Saturday 7th October talking about his popular books including his latest release.

4. Will this be your little ones first festival? There’s plenty for the littlest festival-goers! Bring the smallest members of the family along for story time and fun and lots more including Mog the Forgetful Cat, The Gecko and the Echo, Captain Looroll and Heavy Metal Badger! The Little Theatre will also be hosting Toddler Time screenings of Julia Donaldson’s The Gruffalo, Zog and The Snail and The Whale.

5. The Happiness Hub. Bath Children’s Literature Festival have teamed up with The Egg Theatre for two days (30th September and 1st October) for young people and their families to take part in loads of free activities which is sure to be packed with fun and creativity. You’ll be able to help create a giant butterfly with author and illustrator team Lucy Reynolds and Jenna Herman. You are invited to create a huge origami model city inspired by Bath’s city and community and write a happy headline with Happy News Founder Emily Coxhead. There’s heaps more happy activities to get involved with.

For more information, click here!

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