'more arts.' SUPPORTS WOKINGHAM CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL
Wokingham Children's Book Festival Success
We were delighted to help sponsor the 2019 Wokingham Book Festival, an annual event over the weekend of 19th/20th October, with 27 authors and 26 events at Wokingham Library and Town Hall.
The festival was accessed by over 180 families (based on customers booking, which takes into account families booking multiple events) with 834 seats sold out of a total 1050 (80%). Some sessions sold out early.
Three days of schools session were planned in the lead up to the Book Festival 2019. Joseph Coelho spoke to 690 students at St Crispins about his poems and encouraged the children to create a group poem. Feedback fron students:
- Year 2 student – "Loved learning how to create Alphabet poems but the favourite was creating one word poems together."
- Year 4 student – "That he was really funny and his poems and stories were so epic! I’m gonna get his next book!"
- Year 7 student - "Was great to learn about how poems can be constructed and loved hearing the scary story about statues of 'The watchers'"
You can view a video which recorded some of the highlights of the festival.