Shrewsbury Bookfest May Festival 2018

Get Hooked on Books!

The overriding theme of this year’s May Children's Literature Festival is about inspiring young minds to be creative, to challenge them with exciting new activities and masterclasses and, most of all, to enjoy words by celebrating them in both the written and spoken format.

By focusing on our ethos of inspiring children to develop a life-long love of reading, we have prepared a very special May Festival programme, designed to offer lots of fun, hands-on and interactive activities for them to enjoy.

With a whole range of exciting events designed to get right to the very heart of what books are all about, we hope children will relish lots of opportunities not only to listen and learn, but also to create their own literary magic. There are carefully researched workshops which will give your children the chance to create their very own masterpiece. And soft skills such as creative thinking sit side-by-side with expert model-making tuition

– all with a touch of humour, originality and, most important of all, FUN.

A highlight of the festival weekend is a children’s theatre group who will be running mischievous, interactive and inventive drama workshops, inspired by Roald Dahl’s extraordinary stories, to develop both creative and literacy skills through performance, games and creative play.

There is also a whole day of free, drop-in, book-related activities in the centre of Shrewsbury and a wonderful ‘Bookfest Quest’ that will take you on a winding trail through the town to spot artwork created by local primary schools.

We look forward to seeing you out and about over the Bank Holiday weekend.