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.

Drawing on the Imagination

Families & 8+

Monday 14 August 10:30am - 11:30am

Do you like drawing? For fascinating insights, inspiration and top tips, join leading illustrators Lydia Monks, Helen Oxenbury and David Roberts. Discover what inspires them to transform writing into beautiful illustrations and find out their preferred...

Julian Clary & David Roberts: Crazy Camping

Families & 6+

Monday 14 August 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Comedian, entertainer and novelist Julian Clary and award-winning illustrator David Roberts bring you the hilarious third instalment of animal madness in The Bolds On Holiday. Britain’s craziest family are camping by the sea when Bobby Bold gets...