Tuesday, February 12, 2008


We're all looking forward to the Children's Book Festival which starts on Saturday, 23 February at Eastgate Shopping Centre with storytellers, competitions and book trails. From 25th February we'll be able to see many children's authors at the Towngate Theatre, Basildon who will be hosting some wonderful writers, including Children's Poet Laureate Michael Rosen, Jeremy Strong, Francesca Simon, Anne Fine in the Main House, with Dan Freedman, Grace Dent, Betty G Birney and GP Taylor in the Studio. Phone the Box Office 01268 465465 for dates and times or the website www.basbookfest.co.uk. Then at Chalvedon School on Wednesday 5th March the great Jacqueline Wilson will be talking about her books - tickets from Waterstones,Basildon 01268 532255