Described as 'a beacon of excellence amongst literary festivals' by patron and author Michael Morpurgo. This festival includes literary themed events at venues across Shrewsbury.
Shrewsbury Children's Bookfest was created in 1999 and became a registered charity in 2007. The aim of the organisation is to bring the world of books alive for children in Shropshire and to inspire and enthuse them with a love of reading. In recognition of its work in Shropshire, Shrewsbury Children's Bookfest was given a Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in 2009.
FRIDAY 28th APRIL
CLARE BALDING. Tickets: £7. 5.30pm – 6.30pm, at Prestfelde School, London Road, Shrewsbury, SY2 6NZ. For ages 7+
APRIL BOOKFEST IN THE SQUARE: £FREE! 11am – 4pm, The Square, Shrewsbury. For all ages/family event “Come along to The Square where we be hosting our annual, free drop-in event. The ‘Rhyme Around the World’ exhibition in the Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery just across the way in The Square has inspired us to dance, sing and recite to you throughout the day.”
LET THE GOOD RHYMES ROLL! Tickets: £5. 11.30am – 12.15pm / 2pm – 2.45pm at The Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH. For ages 5+.
‘GROMIT’ MODEL MAKING WORKSHOPS. Tickets: £10. 11am – 12 midday / 2pm – 3pm / 4pm – 5pm at The Shropshire Wildlife Trust, 193 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6AH. For ages 8-108!
HORRIBLE HISTORIES WITH MARTIN BROWN Tickets: £7. 11am – 12 midday at The Ashton Theatre, Shrewsbury School, SY3 7BA. For ages 6+ BOY.
WIZARD. HERO. Celebrating the Harry Potter books. Tickets: £7. 2pm - 3pm at The Ashton Theatre, Shrewsbury School, SY3 7BA. For ages 8+
MATT SEWELL’S SPOTTING & JOTTING CLUB. Tickets: £5. 3.45pm – 4.30pm at The Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH. For ages 7+.
SUNDAY 30th APRIL
THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA. Tickets: £4. 11am - 11.45am / 2pm -2.45pm, 3.30pm – 4.15pm at Button & Bear Bookshop, 27-28 Castle Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 2BQ. For ages 4+
KATHERINE RUNDELL and EMMA CARROLL – interviewed by BBC Radio Shropshire’s
VICKI ARCHER. Tickets: £7. 2.30pm – 3.30pm at The Maidment Auditorium, Shrewsbury School, SY3 7BA. For ages 9+
SUNDAY 7TH MAY
MUDDY PUDDLES WITH BEN FAULKS. Tickets: £4. 11am – 11.45am at Shrewsbury High Prep School, Old Roman Road Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 9AH. For ages 4+