Wimbledon BookFest Student Panel - for sixth formers
Wimbledon BookFest Student Panel works with sixth formers from local schools to programme and run events that interest a younger target market. The aim is to get their input on event they would like to see as well as giving them experience of running a major arts & cultural event. meetings are held in Curzon Wimbledon.
Students come from a mixture of schools in Merton - Ursuline High, Wimbledon College, RR6, Wimbledon High and King's College School. Last year the Student Panel contributed to the Politics Panel and Gig Night, as well as interviewing Malorie Blackman!
Wimbledon BookFest's Student Panel have programmed a selection of events for the festival since it set up in 2015. Events have included the Future of Journalism, Translated Fiction, Battles of Ideas Satellite event, Poetry Live, Gender Gender Politicsand Young Adult novelist events. Our annual Gig Night gives young musicians the opportunity to perform and is now in its 8th year. It is hosted by Radio X's John Kennedy.
6th Formers wishing to join the panel can email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The programme will commmence in April 2020.