Once we’re gone, we’re gone

Writing for the Bookseller, Festival Director Fiona Razvi reflects on the importance of literary festivals in our cultural life and in the community, calling for support as this sector faces increasing pressure.

Celebrating Merton’s New Writers at Southside House

On Sunday, BookFest celebrated Merton’s New Writers at the historic Southside House.

Merton Big Read: Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

We’re delighted to announce that this year’s Merton Big Read is Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín.

Sue Barker launches new book at BookFest

BookFest were thrilled to host Sue Barker as she launched her newest book, Wimbledon: A Very Personal History at the New Wimbledon Theatre.

BookFest announces end of partnership with Baillie Gifford

The Board of Wimbledon BookFest has today announced that Baillie Gifford have ended their partnership with them.

Students experience university at BookFest open day

On Wednesday 22 May, we welcomed over four hundreds students to the University of Roehampton to experience undergraduate lives for themselves, on our annual Introduction to University Day.

Wimbledon BookFest at Polka Theatre’s Big Dreams Festival

BookFest is delighted to be partnered with Polka Theatre to produce Big Dreams, the theatre’s Early Years Festival on 28-29 September.

Wimbledon BookFest expands its year-round programme

Wimbledon BookFest has expanded its year-round programme with new events announced in collaboration with local partners including King’s Arts, New Wimbledon Theatre, Merton Libraries and the University of Roehampton.

Sharing the love of story-writing

Last month Wimbledon BookFest brought leading children’s authors Eve Wersocki-Morris and Nathanael Lessore to schools in the borough, for two inspirational sessions focusing on creative writing.