Shrewsbury Bookfest was founded in May 1999. It was at the time the only exclusively children’s literary festival in the country. Since then, Bookfest has grown considerably, developed new projects and has established a fine reputation for excellence amongst authors, publishers and keen supporters…learn more
When Shrewsbury Bookfest organised its very first May Festival in 1998, it was the only literature festival in the country exclusively dedicated to children’s authors and illustrators. Twenty-one years on, Shrewsbury Bookfest has brought hundreds of the UK’s best-loved authors and illustrators to Shropshire, and it has grown and developed into one of the mostread more
Bi-annual, child-led reading development project delivered into Shropshire primary schools
Series of events every November to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.