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24 Nov 2019
Rushbury CE, Longden CE, Greenacres and Castlefields (Bridgnorth) primary schools have each been awarded a Leading in Reading accreditation award for their outstanding commitment to developing a reading for pleasure culture in their schools. Chair of Trustees, Sophie Peach, says: “Shrewsbury Bookfest has been facilitating literacy based activities for Shropshire primary schools for over 21 years...
19 Oct 2019
Are you interested in or working in the area of children's literacy and reading for pleasure?  Do you want to share ideas on how to help children develop a life-long love of books? Do you want to hear from nationally renowned educators and specialists in children's books, literacy and education? Then come to this conference, right in the heart of Shropshire, to share strategies to empower, unlock...
28 Sep 2019
The latest Shrewsbury Bookfest Book Award project for primary schools in Shropshire has been snapped up by a record number of schools within days of it being launched earlier this month.  Organisers at Shrewsbury Bookfest have been inundated, and nearly overwhelmed, with applications from primary schools up and down and across the county.  Places for the awards ceremony, scheduled for April 2020...
Paul Kirkbright - University Centre Shrewsbury, Ali McGowan - Shrewsbury Bookfest, Claire Rogers - The Wynn Foundation
24 May 2019
Since 2010, the charity Shrewsbury Bookfest has run its exciting Book Award scheme every two years, reaching almost 2,000 primary school children each time across Shropshire and it has become the charity’s flagship project winning plaudits from schools, teachers, children’s authors and the Education Centre at The Guardian newspaper.  No wonder then that this impactful reading development project...
Jacqueline Wilson
27 Mar 2019
One of Britain’s most successful children’s authors and Children’s Laureate (2005-2007), Jacqueline Wilson, will be in Shrewsbury on Saturday 4th May for Shrewsbury Bookfest’s annual children’s literature festival.  The multi-award winning, best-selling author is also the very loyal and supportive President of Shrewsbury Bookfest, which celebrates its 21st birthday this May Bank Holiday weekend...
07 Mar 2019
One of Britain’s most successful children’s authors and Children’s Laureate (2005-2007), Jacqueline Wilson, will be in Shrewsbury on Saturday 4th May for Shrewsbury Bookfest’s annual children’s literature festival.  The multi-award winning, best-selling author is also the very loyal and supportive President of Shrewsbury Bookfest, which celebrates its 21st birthday this May Bank Holiday weekend...
19 Oct 2018
Shrewsbury Bookfest invite families and children aged 6+ to Button & Bear Bookshop, 28 Castle Street, Shrewsbury. SY1 2BQ to join author Hilary Robinson as she introduces her new book ‘Peace Lily’ which tells the story of Lily, a young girl who becomes a nurse and follows her childhood friends Ben and Ray to the battlefields of France. ‘Peace Lily’ is beautifully illustrated and with a...
22 Jun 2018
Last Monday award-winning TV historian and Beanstalk Ambassador Dan Snow took time before his talk ‘An evening with the History Guy’ at the Theatre Severn to meet and thank Beanstalk’s longest-serving volunteer in Shropshire Ann Powis for her work supporting local primary school children with reading. He came along to Beanstalk’s stand in the foyer of the theatre to present Ann with tickets to...
University Centre Shrewsbuyr reading group
02 Nov 2017
A free event is taking place at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) to discuss the Victorian classic novel, The History of Sir Richard Calmady by Lucas Malet. The book, written in 1901, was outsold only by Rudyard Kipling’s Kim and caused much controversy, prompting one commentator to remark that “certain passages of it are quite as bad and immoral as anything that Zola has written.” But who is...
22 Mar 2017
Shrewsbury Bookfest is proud to present its ‘May Festival’ programme for 2017. This event,  described as ‘a beacon of excellence amongst literary festivals’ by their patron, author Michael Morpurgo, is their annual children’s literary extravaganza, with authors, illustrators and artists coming to this beautiful town to share their creative secrets, showcase their work and meet their fans. Since...
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