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London's largest children's literature festival returns to Barnes


25 May 2022

Liz Pichon, the superstar creator of the Tom Gates series, the million selling author, Dr Adam Kay, and rock star comedian, David Baddiel, are just a few of the big names on their way to this year's Barnes Children's Literature Festival.

There are more than 100 fun family-friendly readings, workshops, performances, and free activities around the village over the festival weekend including appearances by festival favourites draw along genius Rob Biddulph and Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler.

Also on their way to Barnes are a few famous faces including the Green Wing funny man Steven Mangan, the star of much loved family television shows including Horrible Histories and Ghosts, Simon Farnaby, and BBC Radio One's Chris Smith.

This year's event will take place on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June. Highlights include a performance of Paddington Bear's First Concert, a chance to meet the Ancient Egyptians with Mr Dilly and workshops with Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and Aardman Animations.

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Community news on behalf of Barnes Children's Literature Festival

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Updated: 25 May 2022

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