Saturday, February 23, 2008


Saturday 23 February and the very successful launch of the first ever Children’s Book Festival at Basildon’s Eastgate Shopping Centre in Essex. Jeanette, Heather and Malcolm manned the tannoy and were delighted with huge enthusiastic response from children eager to learn about forthcoming appearances at the Towngate Theatre when Michael Rosen (We’re Going on a Bear Hunt) Anne Fine (Madame Doubtfire), Francesca Simon (Horrid Henry), GP Taylor (Shadowmancer) and Jeremy Strong (I’m Telling you, They’re Aliens, will be attending the festival and meeting their fans. Jacqueline Wilson will be coming to Basildon on 5th March and we’ll be there to welcome her. For full details of all Festival Dates and Authors ring Serena on 01268 247251