Primary Schools Days Programme 2019

Primary Schools Days Programme

Wednesday 8 – Friday 10 May 2019

At the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival we believe that every child should have the opportunity to experience the power of live literature which is why we are very proud to provide our Primary Schools Days Programme free to every state-funded primary school in London.

Our special Schools sessions introduce pupils to their favourite authors and illustrators, as well as to a few exciting new voices, who will be exploring a variety of topics linked to the national and London curricula, including poetry and Shakespeare.

We’re expanding our Schools Programme to three days this year from Wednesday 8 May 2019 and we’ll be kicking off with a rare schools performance by Britain’s best loved poet and Barnes’s finest, Roger McGough.

We can’t wait to welcome you and your students to Barnes.


Wednesday 8 May – Key Stage 2:  Roger McGough CBE, Ade Adepitan & Vashti Hardy

Thursday 9 May – Key Stage 1:  Joseph Coelho, Nadia Shireen, Tracey Corderoy & Steven Lenton

Friday 10 May – Key Stage 2:  Onjali Q Rauf, Dr Emily Grossman & John Dougherty

Download your FREE Festival Poster for your school here