All Events

There are events for just about every age and interest at the Book Festival, bringing readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion. Around 1000 authors appear in over 800 events, including novelists, poets, scientists, sportsmen, illustrators, comics creators, historians, musicians, biographers, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.

Pant-astic Parties with Sarah McIntyre

Age 4-7

Saturday 26 August 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Prince Pip cannot wait to pick out his special birthday pants, but when he goes to the drawer it's empty! How can he go to the party without them? See award-winning illustrator Sarah McIntyre draw the crazy underwear found in The Prince of Pants and...

Sarah McIntyre & Philip Reeve: Funfair Repairs

Families & 7+

Sunday 27 August 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Dynamic duo Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve return with their highly-anticipated fourth adventure, Jinks & O'Hare Funfair Repair. Emily loves living on Funfair Moon but when chaos strikes, she must step up to save it from doom. Help Sarah and Philip to...