A Taste of Children’s Literature During September in The Spa City of Bath | roguecasting.info

If you’re looking for something interesting to do in the South West this September then look no further than the “Daily Telegraph Bath Festival of Children’s Literature”. Starting from Friday 23rd September until Sunday 2nd October it is guaranteed to be a fun week for children and adults alike.The festival is in its 4th year of running and is the UK’s largest children’s book and reading event. Last year was a huge success with guests including local author “Michael Morpurgo”, whose book “War Horse” is currently one of the best shows on London’s West End. Previous guests also included Children’s Laureate Anthony Browne and locally born Jacqueline Wilson, whose books, along with illustrator “Nick Sharratt”, have inspired millions of children. The list of events for 2011 is sure to be fantastic if the guests of previous years are anything to go by.This year you can expect to see some more national favourites; Francesca Simon who writes the Horrid Henry books will team up with “Ciaran Murtagh”, writer on CBBC’s entertainment show The Slammer for what will undoubtedly be a hilarious take on finding out what makes us laugh. Over at the Guildhall on Sunday 25th November ‘The Adventures of Tin Tin’ is sure to be a popular event in the run up to the release of Steven Spielberg’s animated movie in December this year. Michael Farr is a special guest at this event and can answer almost any question about Tin Tin you could ever ask; after all he is a “Tin Tin-ologist”!There are more hands-on activities for the younger children as well, for instance the ‘Where’s Spot?’ event is designed for those aged between three and five. Storytelling is combined with games, dancing and you can even meet the famous little puppy. And for those more interested in the classic literature Bath is famed for, on Wednesday 28th September at the Guildhall people will be celebrating “200 years of Jane Austen”, who lived in Bath and used the beautiful city as a setting in “Persuasion” and “Northanger Abbey”, two of her most famous novels. Discover why her stories are as popular now as they ever have been and share your thoughts with other enthusiasts.Tickets for the events are an absolute bargain with prices start for under a fiver. Many events are already beginning to sell out, so if you had your heart set on seeing ‘The Monsters of Doctor Who’ event I’m afraid you’re too late. So book your tickets and accommodation soon, so not to miss out on what is going to be an amazing Festival of Children’s Literature for all the family.