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Bournville BookFest arrives at EHS

26 January 2018

More than 10,000 people are set to flock to Bournville BookFest, Birmingham’s festival of children’s stories, from 15 - 25 March. Edgbaston High School for Girls is delighted to be hosting ‘Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World’ author Kate Pankhurst (relative of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst), as she introduces some more ‘Fantastically Great Women who Made History’, from her new book which comes out next month.

Bournville BookFest will welcome families to 150 events over 10 days, at different venues across south and central Birmingham. This event is run by social community enterprise Busy Parents Network and the event is celebrating its fifth year as the city’s only book festival for 0-12 year olds. New for 2018 is a Schools Programme featuring prolific children’s author, poet and former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen and author and illustrator Nick Sharratt.

There are non-fiction events with presenter and children’s author Lucy Worsley, Lego Animation, and Tony De Saulles will be enthusing children with his Horrible Science. There will also be a very special performance of Michael Morpurgo’s, I Believe in Unicorns, at Town Hall, and appearances by Ben Faulks aka CBeebies’ Mr Bloom.

The festival also includes a range of free events at libraries, story walks and campfire tales. We make our events as affordable as possible so bigger families can attend, with many tickets on sale for as little as £3.50.

Bournville BookFest isn’t just about the written word – it’s a celebration of all stories through comics, illustrations, animation, poetry, drama and play.

Events will take place in schools, concert halls, libraries, theatres, parks, medieval buildings and even around campfires at night. For more information and to book your tickets visit: www.bournvillebookfest.com

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