Paddington Book Festival continues…

Paddington Book FestivalAs the brilliant Paddington Book Festival runs into its seventh week, Barrie Taylor – Chair of the Paddington Festival group – tells us how he first came up with the idea:

“The book festival felt like a natural extension of the popular Paddington Festival. This film festival in Paddington, which has been running for two years, had been a great success and I saw an opportunity for a festival celebrating the written word, in our libraries and in the communities of Paddington. This was how the idea of a book festival was first conceived.”

So far there have been some great, well-attended events with expert authors discussing Tudor and Stuart Africans in London, Victorian women travellers and the current situation in Syria.

If that wide range of subjects wasn’t enough, coming next are events for both children and adults: former Home Secretary and successful author Alan Johnson is at the Beethoven Centre next week [event now FULLY BOOKED], followed by ‘How to Write Everything’ author David Quantick at Paddington Library.

Later in the month we have a brilliant ‘Funny Bones’ event at Queen’s Park Library, based around the ever popular Janet & Allan Ahlberg book.

Come and join us and make the most of Paddington Book Festival and your library service!


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