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Blackburn Children’s Literature Festival

Blackburn Children’s Literature Festival

Contact Information

Blackburn Central Library
Town Hall Street

Tel: 07852 804999

* New date 17th - 19th September 2020 *

A virtual festival, with sessions for schools on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th September.  Saturday 19th September is a families and communities day for anyone who wants to dial in.

9.30am - 2.30pm Live Streaming via Facebook Live

Thursday 17th September from 9.30am, 

Introduction Christina Gabbitas with Read Aloud from new book Believe in the Magic of Blackburn Town Centre. Visit the website at (Years 2-6)

10:30am Andy Seed - Interview with a Tiger (Years 2-4)

11.15am Liz Million - Illustration - Space Cafe (Years 1-2)

1:00pm Stuart Read - Gorgeous George & the Timewarp Trouser Trumpets (Years 4-6)

1:50pm Dom Conlon - This Rock, That Rock (Years 4-6)

Friday 18th September from 9.30am

9.30am Christina Gabbitas - Introduction & story for reception (Years 1-2)

10.30am Donavan Christopher aka Rappaman - Read ALOUD Proudly (Years 3-5)

11.15am Ursual Hurst - Design a character and book (Year 1-6)

1.00pm Matt Goodfellow - Bright Bursts of Colour (Years 3-6)

1.50pm Salma Zaman - Greedy Ghertie & HELP! I Can't Dance Without My Bhangra Pants (Years1-3) 

Road Directions

Blackburn Central Library is located in the Northgate Area of Blackburn Town Centre. There is plenty of parking around the town centre & on The Mall Shopping centre car park.

Public Transport Directions

A 10 minute walk from Blackburn Rail & Bus Stations. 

Contact Blackburn Visitor Centre for details of public transport from where you live 01254 688040.

Alternatively, for public transport information out of normal office hours contact: Travel Line: 0871 200 2233 (for bus services around the Lancashire area) National Rail Enquiries 03457 48 49 50

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Establishment Features

  • Disabled Access/Toilets

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Blackburn & Darwen Town Centre Maps to download
  • Transport and Parking in Blackburn and Darwen