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...

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...

STOP PRESS!

Oh my goodness, we’re thrilled to add James Nicol (The Apprentice Witch) to the list of authors joining us this summer! Watch this space for the last few…  

And So It Begins

It’s hard to believe that half a year has been and gone since we wished everyone a fond farewell. But, now we’re back with news of this year’s festival! The schedule is already pretty full, with just a few spaces, so we thought that it was about time...

Do you feel lucky?

If you are local to Brentwood, you will know that the Brentwood Art Trail has been on since 15th June, and will be running up until 30th June. One of our authors and illustrators, David O’Connell, has been exhibiting his artwork in the window of Chicken and Frog...

Curious Caighlan

We are thrilled to add one final event to this year’s line-up. Caighlan Smith, is coming all the way from Canada to spend a year in the UK, and we have been asked to exclusively launch her new YA novel, Children of Icarus (published by Curious Fox). For details...

Good News, Bad News

Another quick update for you. The good news is that we have added Nikki Sheehan to our schedule for the summer. We are delighted to be able to welcome Nikki to the fold. To date, these are the accolades that Nikki has received for her powerful writing: Winner of North...

Tickets!

We are delighted to tell you that tickets for the festival will be on sale from…now! All you need to do is click the button for your chosen event/s and it will magically take you to the Brentwood Theatre website where you can purchase your...