Bath cancels 2020 children's litfest

News - Festivals Tuesday, 9th June 2020

Cressida Cowell will front online events


Bath Festivals is, "with heavy hearts", cancelling the 2020 Bath Children's Literature Festival. The festival, with Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell as guest curator, was to have taken place from 25 September to 4 October.

The organisers said: "We had hoped that we could work with our venue partners to safely open in the autumn but the uncertainty around whether this will be possible and the advanced logistical planning needed to put on our events has led us to our decision."

Cowell will instead front online "a small programme of carefully curated content that is original, inspiring and engaging for schools and families".

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