COVID-19 UPDATE: We’re raring to go ahead in June but we’re also watching the same news reports you are, and with things still looking a bit dicey it breaks our hearts to say that we will have to reschedule. We’re not ready to say goodbye to the amazing Festival we had planned for you so we’ve just popped ourselves on pause while we sort out some dates for later in the year. If the government says it’s OK of course! We’ll keep in touch but until then stay home, stay safe and keep reading! 

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“I’m delighted to welcome everyone to the very special Barnes Children’s Literature Festival. As the Chancellor of Roehampton I’m proud that the University is in partnership with the Festival and will involve our lecturers and students in the programme. As a writer of children’s books I have very fond memories of taking part in the Festival myself, and know it to be delightful, imaginative, innovative – and beautifully organised.
Enjoy, everyone!”

Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Chancellor, University of Roehampton

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