Resource type: Literature Festival
Price band: Free
Key stage: KS1, KS2
Region(s): England - Greater London
Barnes Children’s Literature Festival is London’s largest dedicated children’s literature festival. Alongside the ticketed weekend Family Festival, it offers a free Schools Programme for state-funded primary schools across a number of London boroughs. Details of the 2024 schools programme to be announced.
Bookings usually open in February.
About Barnes Children’s Literature Festival: Barnes Children’s Literature Festival was launched in 2015 by a group of parents with a love of books and a desire to inspire the next generation of readers. The BCLF Schools Programme was launched in 2018 and is now the largest free schools programme of its kind in England.
- The main Barnes Children’s Literature Festival 2024 will take place over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd June on Barnes Green.
- BCLF also runs a monthly LitSoc children’s book club that takes place on a Saturday afternoon at St Paul’s School, Barnes.
- Find more literature festivals with dedicated schools programmes here.
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