Literary Events this Autumn

Monday, November 14, 2016

The weather is getting colder and the nights are drawing in so it’s the perfect time of the year to read more with the kids. Here are a few of the events that are on this Autumn and Winter to keep you and your family busy and exploring exciting new books.

15th November- Meet and Greet with the Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell. (Deansgate Waterstones).
One for book fans up north, youngsters can meet the Children’s Laureate Chriss Riddell, winner of the Kate Greenaway medal in their special children’s room. Email them at for more information about times and availability.

18th November- ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ released in cinemas.

The long-awaited Harry Potter spin-off starring Eddie Redmayne comes out in the cinema this week coming up.

26-27th November- Cambridge Literacy Festival.
This biannual event features talks by various authors and performances for the whole family as well as children over a course of the weekend. There’s also a Spring festival.

30th November-4th December- Mr Popper’s Penguins. Artsdepot, London N12.
A performance of the popular children’s book about a painter who finds a penguin on his doorstep. You can book tickets online via their website here.

Don’t forget to check out your local library too for literacy events and reading challenges.

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