Something for the kids at this year’s Literature Festival

Release Date: 19 October 2017

A fantastic range of activities for kids are on offer this November as part of Richmond’s iconic Literature Festival.

There will be an interactive story time, a fancy dress craft workshop with the creator of the Isadora Moon books, stories, and drawing activities with Future Ratboy author Jim Smith. Meanwhile, David Baddiel will be introducing his new book Birthday Boy, and Chris Riddell his latest Goth Girl book.

Children will also have the chance to do some live drawing with Axel Scheffler, take part in craft workshops, and chat to award-winning authors,

Cllr David Linnette, Cabinet member for Culture, Sport and the Voluntary Sector, said:

“This year’s Literature Festival has a diverse programme of events that people of all ages can enjoy.

“Encouraging children to find the fun in reading, telling stories and learning can kick-start a lifelong love of the written word, and I hope being exposed to the calibre of authors who are in Richmond over the coming month will do that.”

Tickets are available online via the Richmond Literature Festival website, by telephone on 020 8831 6494, in person via the Orleans House Gallery Visitor Centre or at the door up to 30 minutes prior to each event, subject to availability.

Notes for editors

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Reference: P489/17

Updated: 31 October 2017