Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival: Some Amazing Writers and A Kids Day Just Added

Posted by Justine Solomons on 3 July 2013, in News

We were intrigued to hear that as well as having some amazing speakers, Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival have also added a kids' day.

Here are some more details on the programme from the organisers the Jewish Cultural Centre:

Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival celebrates 5th Birthday with 3 day Festival, Kidsfest and Poetry in the Park, 15 - 17 September 2013

Returning author Tracy Chevalier said; ‘The Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival has the feeling of a local event, yet with national players. I am very pleased to be returning.’

The excitement is mounting.  The Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival, celebrating its 5th birthday, takes place from Sunday 15 – Tuesday 17 September at Ivy House, NW11. Top authors and celebrities scheduled to appear include Ruby Wax, Nick Ross, Danny Abse, Tracy Chevalier, Susie Orbach, Sathnam Sanghera, Judith Kerr, Gill Hornby, Marcus Burkemann,  Shelina Permalloo, Miles Jupp, Charlotte Mendelson, Mark Billingham, Countess of Carnarvon, Daisy Waugh, Kate Figes and Baroness Gillian Shephard, to name but a few. This year’s Festival is sponsored by Yelverton Properties.

Organisers, the London Jewish Cultural Centre in partnership with the Ham&High, are also delighted to announce the addition of Kidsfest on Sunday 15 September, a host of ‘kid for a quid’ events and activities designed to engage and entrance young readers from 4+. Don’t miss Tea and Jam Sandwiches with The Tiger Who Came To Tea author Judith Kerr, celebrating her 90th birthday, Lauren Child (Charlie and Lola), Horrible Histories, The One Hour Play, workshops and more. Kidsfest is sponsored by Diane and Allan Morgenthau Charitable Trust.

Carolyn Black, the LJCC’s Festival Co-ordinator, said: ‘Adding a children’s day was the obvious next stage as the Festival continues to grow. Our hope is that families will come from across London to enjoy a wide variety of events. And if that’s not enough, in partnership with the City of London Corporation, we are launching Poetry in the Park, a free event also on Sunday 15 September, in Golders Hill Park from 2 – 5pm, giving performance poetry a platform.’

Full line-up and online booking at hamhighlitfest.com
Dedicated booking line 020 8511 7900
Venue: Ivy House, 94-96 North End Road, London NW11 7SX.
Book sales and author signings by Daunt Books

For interviews and images: email Mandy King at mandy@jcc.org.uk  or call her on 020  8457 5019

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