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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.


Pyjama Party

Families & 10+

Friday 25 August 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Grab your pyjamas and join Lyra's Artist in Residence Lou Brodie for a celebration of girlhood in 2017. Drop in whenever you like and stay for as long as you want - let loose, be yourself and join in the fun! Then take part in Lyra's sleepover at...