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.
Our 2019 students came from a mixture of schools in Merton - Ursuline High, Wimbledon College, Wimbledon High and King's College School. This 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, Battles of Ideas Satellite event, Poetry Live, Gender Gender Politics and Young Adult novelist events.
In 2019 our Gig Night which gives young musicians the opportunity to perform ran for the 7th year. It is hosted by Radio X's John Kennedy.