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.

Martin Brown: Lesser Spotted Animals

Age 4-7

Saturday 19 August 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Take an around-the-world expedition with Horrible Histories illustrator Martin Brown and discover some of the lesser spotted creatures of the animal kingdom. Then draw your favourite finds. Expect singing, dancing and lots of fun in this wildly...

Martin Brown & Mark Price: Checkmate

Families & 8+

Saturday 19 August 3:45pm - 4:45pm

The Foolish King: The Secret History of Chess teaches you how to play the strategy game with the help of wacky and original characters. Learn the secrets of chess with author Mark Price while illustrator Martin Brown brings to life the whimsical...