Wimbledon BookFest features in Sir Lenny Henry documentary 

Sir Lenny’s World Book Day event captured on film for One of a Kind 

Global Connections 

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

BookFest Announces Word Up! Events For Schools

Wimbledon BookFest has announced its celebrated Word Up! programme of events for schools – welcoming some of the UK’s leading children’s authors to the New Wimbledon Theatre this autumn.

The Merton Big Read: Connecting community through books

Wimbledon BookFest – in partnership with Merton Libraries – has launched Merton’s first ever Big Read; a shared reading scheme which aims to connect the local community through books and stories.

Wimbledon BookFest, London’s leading arts and culture festival, announces 2023 line-up with community and big ideas at its heart 

Wimbledon BookFest, London’s leading literary festival, returns for its sixteenth year this autumn with 10 days of thought-provoking, inspiring and entertaining events focussed on culture, community and global connection.

A Q&A with Joy Kluver, author and creator of Murder in Merton crime writing events and workshops

Joy Kluver has written three DI Bernadette BernieNoel books ‘Last Seen’, ‘Broken Girls’ and ‘Left For Dead’ The series was shortlisted for Best New Kid on the Block (best new series) in the Dead Good Reader Awards 2022.

Mayor of London Sadiiq Khan taking selfies with school students
Mayor of London Addresses Local State School Students

Six hundred students from state schools across Merton and Wandsworth had the chance to experience undergraduate life for themselves on Wednesday 24 May – joining us on campus for our ‘Introduction to University Day’ in partnership with the University of Roehampton.

Alastair Campbell on stage with an interviewer, talking about his book But What Can I Do?
Alastair Campbell reveals his Labour slogan for the next general election at Book Tour Launch

Alastair Campbell former political adviser and co-host of the UK’s chart-topping podcast, The Rest is Politics, kick started the tour for his new book ‘But What Can I Do?’ at a packed New Wimbledon Theatre.