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Children’s book festival planned at Mile End’s Genesis


A youngsters’s book festival is coming to east London for the primary time after a turbulent 12 months of pandemic restrictions. 

Free occasions are planned for major faculties at Genesis Cinema in Mile End Road on June 17 and 18 as half of the 10-day Barnes Children’s Literature Festival. 

Some best-known youngsters’s authors are participating, together with British Book Awards winners MG Leonard and Sam Sedgman, Supertato authors Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet and TV’s Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq. 

“We’re inviting all major state faculties to affix us,” organiser of Barnes Children’s Literature Festival, Amanda Brettargh, defined. “These occasions are free for pupils and lecturers within the space because of the Arts Council who’ve given us the funds.” 

The festival started with a number of mother and father at a faculty at Barnes in west London holding an end-of-term studying occasion.

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It quickly grew into an annual attraction with households turning up from different components of London — till Hammersmith Bridge was closed final 12 months over structural issues and lockdown got here into pressure.

So now the organisers have taken the present on the street and are coming to east London. The full programme and bookings particulars are now on-line.