Lavenham 2016 Children’s Book Festival is a brilliant success!

Our first Children’s Book Festival is over and has been voted a great success by those who came along to support us. Lavenham was full of the sounds of children and their families enjoying themselves!

 A total audience of around  500 came to the 16 sessions, which included ‘meet the author’ events; entertainment for pre-school children; and various workshops relating to writing, drawing and illustrating in the world of books.

After the event, one Mum wrote saying ‘I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had this afternoon. The workshop that we attended was great fun and all the children seemed to be enjoying themselves. I want to commend you on a wonderfully organised event and the fantastic array of authors and illustrators...such a fine choice of great activities’.

Many, many thanks to all who came, to our wonderful volunteers and, of course, the authors and illustrators for their excellent contributions.

Here are a few photos.

 

Storyteller Vanessa Woolf entertaining pre-school children

Storyteller Vanessa Woolf entertaining pre-school children

UK Children’s Laureate, Chris Riddell, doodling his answers to children’s questions

UK Children’s Laureate, Chris Riddell, doodling his answers to children’s questions

Author and illustrator Jane Ray drawing her ‘feathered bird’

Author and illustrator Jane Ray drawing her ‘feathered bird’

Gary Northfield and the fun of illustrating comics

Gary Northfield and the fun of illustrating comics

Gary Northfield, author and illustrator with his book Julius Zebra

Gary Northfield, author and illustrator with his book Julius Zebra

Book display from the festival

Book display from the festival