The historic pub has acted as a cornerstone to the local community for 200 years, whether as a the courtroom for 19th century Charlie Bravo inquest, or as the site of early gigs for bands like The Clash, U2, and Ed Sheeran, and will now play host to a series of writers gathered to talk about new books centred around this years theme: Happy, Healthy, Home? Check out our top picks for family activities:
Saturday 10th June: 10.00. Suitable for ages 3+
Join Jane Clarke, author of Neon Leon and 80 other children's books for an interactive storytelling session. The children will learn all about Leon, the chameleon who suffers from not fitting in and neon pigmentation, and take part in a fun range of arts and crafts inspired by his story.
N.B. all children must be supervised by a responsible adult
Price: £5 per child
The Huntress and the Sea
Sunday 11 June: 10.00. Suitable for ages 9+
On Sunday morning children are invited to climb aboard for a special interactive session with author Sarah Driver for a special preview of Sea. Sea is the first book in a brand new fantasy adventure trilogy set aboard the sea-worthy vessel The Huntress. The book promises sea-churning, beast-chattering, dream-dancing, whale-riding, terrodyl-flying, and world-saving adventure.
With storytelling, arts and crafts, and creative writing activities for the children, it promises to be a fun-filled adventure.
Price: £7.50 including a copy of The Huntress: Sea
|What||Balham Literary Festival 2017|
|Where||Bedford Pub, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham , SW12 9HD | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Balham (underground)|
08 Jun 17 – 11 Jun 17, Times vary between events. Check online
|Website||Click here for more information|