COMING UP IN 2024:
Wimbledon BookFest’s autumn festival will take place 17-31 October 2024.
We will also be running events throughout the year at King’s Arts in June (King’s College School, Wimbledon), New Wimbledon Theatre, Merton Libraries and Polka Theatre.
We hope to announce a rescheduled date for this event shortly.
Digital Recordings Advent Calendar 2023
Alexander McCall Smith
Wimbledon BookFest on ITV
WATCH US ON CATCH UP WITH LENNY HENRY
Wimbledon BookFest is featured in the ITV documentary Sir Lenny Henry: One of a Kind
Over a million viewers tuned in to watch the documentary looking back on the amazing achievements of the actor and writer’s life on Thurs 26 Oct.
It’s available to watch on ITVx and features Lenny’s appearance for BookFest at New Wimbledon Theatre for World Book Day 2023.
Every year more than 10,000 children from schools across south London attend events or take part in projects focused on literacy and run by Wimbledon BookFest. School events this autumn include David Walliams, Cressida Cowell, George the Poet, Nikita Gil, SF Said and Katherine Rundell. For the full line-up click here.Find out more
Click here to download the full line-up of our autumn 2023 programme of events.Download PDF here
Merton Big Read 2023
This year we’re running our first Merton Big Read with Merton libraries. We want as many people to read Mohsin Hamid’s engaging story The Last White Man. Borrow the book and register as a reader for a chance to win £100! The Big Read runs until December.Register now!
What’s been happening?
Wimbledon BookFest features in Sir Lenny Henry documentary
Sir Lenny’s World Book Day event captured on film for One of a Kind
Wimbledon BookFest Partners with the Lahore Literary Festival
Free tickets for Merton residents at Wimbledon BookFest
Partnership with Merton Libraries brings free events to selected postcode areas
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