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Barnes Children's Literature Festival returns

Community news on behalf of Barnes Children's Literature Festival | 19 May 2023

Barnes Children's Literature Festival returns on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June 2023, with more than 100 fun readings, workshops and performances for young book fans and their families.

Comedy legend Sir Lenny Henry, the mega bestselling author of the How to Train Your Dragon series Cressida Cowell, Gruffalo creator Axel Scheffler and superstar space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock will be in attendance.

The event will also celebrate the centenary of beloved Barnes resident Judith Kerr, who lived and worked in the village for over sixty years. Judith's daughter, Tacy Kneale, will join with her mother's dear friends, the former Children's Laureates, Sir Michael Morpurgo and Lauren Child, to remember her remarkable life. 

This year's programme is packed with family friendly theatre including a brand new show based on the extraordinary world of Roald Dahl, a magical Pippi Longstocking storytelling session and a trip to the wacky world of The Wizard of Oz. 

For more information and how to book tickets, visit the festival website.

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Up to: May 2023

Updated: 19 May 2023

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