Kids and Foxes

Kids and Foxes

Now there are two things that I wouldn’t recommend you putting together, however, this week it worked out well. Yesterday morning we welcomed Alastair, self-proclaimed super fan of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid and host extraordinaire, of the Wimpy Kid Roadshow. The... read more
The Wish Game

The Wish Game

Sunday mornings are usually a time for snoozing, maybe eating a substantial breakfast and generally resting before the next working week begins. But not so for Lara Williamson…well, not this Sunday anyway. Lara didn’t come alone. Apart from her lovely... read more
BRENTWOOD BRINGS BOOKS BACK

BRENTWOOD BRINGS BOOKS BACK

That’s the headline I have *ahem* borrowed, from one of the children who attended the First News session this morning. It’s pretty great isn’t it! Charlie, from the First News team trekked across London this morning, to deliver a fascinating session... read more
Last Leg

Last Leg

Picture the scene: A mid-Autumn afternoon, in a cosy bookshop. Brentwood, Essex. Natasha: I think we should put on a children’s lit festival. Jim: No. (weerily). Fast forward two or three weeks. Jim: Maybe we should… Papers fly around in a whirlwind of... read more
Nearly there

Nearly there

In a little under a week First News will be kicking off this year’s festival, with a highly interactive journalism workshop. This year is the first year that we have decided to include non-fiction based sessions, and we’re dleighted that First News will be... read more
Tickets, tickets…

Tickets, tickets…

To make life easy for you, there are lots of ways that you can purchase tickets for this summer’s festival. Don’t miss... read more
Let the celebrations begin

Let the celebrations begin

The absolutely lovely Elissa Elwick dropped into Chicken and Frog Bookshop today, to create a beautiful ‘Leafy the Pet Leaf’ window. Not only does the art work celebrate our festival, which will be kicking off in just a few weeks, but it’s also part... read more
Phoenix

Phoenix

You may have noticed that our sponsor list is looking very healthy and we are incredibly grateful to all of those businesses and individuals who have chosen to support us this year. The latest additions to the list are the Brentwood Breakfast Rotary, who worked with... read more
Breaking News

Breaking News

We have exciting news! The festival has been extended by a day, so that we can fit in two more cracking events for you. On Sunday 30th July, you can sign up for a writing workshop with Lisa Thompson, author of The Goldfish Boy, and you can join Gareth P.Jones, for... read more
It’s the final countdown

It’s the final countdown

We’re heading for Venus (Venus)…sorry, I got caught in an 80’s big-hair rock loop. I’ve wrangled myself free from the hairspray and bandanas, to let you know that we are almost ready to go live with this year’s schedule. Tickets will be... read more