Wimbledon BookFest Author Events for Schools 2023

Wimbledon BookFest works with over 150 London schools. We have a great programme of schools events kicking off with our World Book Day Events in Feb/March 2023 and our main events festival in September 2023.

For information, teachers can email: Laura Byrne at education@wimbledonbookfest.org Click here for more information on our Word Up Schools Programme.

World Book Day 2023

 

LennyWBD2023.jpg Sir Lenny Henry - The Book of Legends - Years 5 and 6
Monday 27th February 2023, 1.30-2.30pm

New Wimbledon Theatre
Ticket price £12.50 (Includes a copy of ‘The Book of Legends’ (RRP: £6.99) and a copy of Lenny’s World Book Day book ‘The Boy with Wings’ funded by Wimbledon BookFest)

Following a successful event at Wimbledon BookFest last summer we are delighted to welcome back the award-winning and much-loved author, comedian and actor for an inspirational event set to inspire all young readers.

Students will be inspired by an afternoon of fun storytelling with a World Book Day author. Prepare to laugh out loud during this hugely thrilling fast-paced caper through mythical legends where everything changes! Expect a rousing mix of jokes, readings, writing tips & anecdotes from the comedy legend that is Sir Lenny Henry.

Bookings now open via Laura Byrne education@wimbledonbookfest.org


 

Steadman.jpg AF Steadman – Skandar and the Unicorn Thief - Years 5 and 6
Wednesday 8th March 2023, 10.30-11.30am

New Wimbledon Theatre
Ticket price £12.50 (Includes a copy of ‘Skandar and the Unicorn Thief’ (RRP: £7.99)

We are delighted to bring you the author of Waterstones Children’s Book of the Year for 2022, A F Steadman.

This enthralling event will introduce students to the magical world of Skandar. This internationally bestselling debut has been translated into 45+ languages and is the first book in her major new hit fantasy adventure series for children age 9+. There is even a film by Sony Pictures around the corner! Get ready for unlikely heroes, elemental magic, sky battles, ancient secrets, nail-biting races and ferocious unicorns, in this epic event that will leave hearts soaring.

Bookings now open via Laura Byrne education@wimbledonbookfest.org


 

Simon.jpg Francesca Simon & Steve May – Two Terrible Vikings - Years 3 and 4
Thursday 9th March 2023, 10.30-11.30am

New Wimbledon Theatre
Ticket price £12.50 (Includes a copy of ‘Two Terrible Vikings’ (RRP: £7.99)

Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon is back for more hilarious tales of rib-tickling terror from the terrible Viking twins Hack and Whack.

In the snowy fjords of their kingdom, the terrible twins are proud to be the best-worst Vikings, and nothing can stop the marauding pair. Learn lots of educational and interesting facts about Vikings and expect plenty of anarchy and chaos in this fun-filled event.

Includes a live draw-along from animation director and illustrator Steve May to keep the younger years active and engaged.

Bookings now open via Laura Byrne education@wimbledonbookfest.org