COVID-19 UPDATE: The Coronavirus pandemic has put us in to a bit of a spin but as always, our Festival families, our authors, illustrators, and volunteers, are at the heart of everything we do here in Barnes, and your safety is our top priority. As we’ve all learned lately, a lot can change in a few days so let’s see what the world holds for us over the next few weeks. We are monitoring the official guidance from the government and relevant authorities and we’ll keep you in the loop. In the meantime, make some time to read with your kids, and keep looking after yourselves and each other.

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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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