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.

Philip Ardagh: Medieval Mayhem

Age 7-10

Saturday 26 August 3:45pm - 4:45pm

This is Philip Ardagh's 20th year at the Book Festival but he promises that he does go home inbetween. Join the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning author as he shares the silly secrets of being a knight in training in The Secret Diary of John Drawbridge....

Philip Ardagh & Elissa Elwick: Little Adventurers

Age 6-9

Sunday 27 August 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Are you brave enough to become part of the curious Little Adventurers' team? Join the author and illustrator of this wonderful picture book series, Philip Ardagh and Elissa Elwick, for an hour of nature and drawing fun. Help them to spot animals in What...