Big Read line-up unveiled ahead of book festival

Sid Sloane, star of CBeebies
Sid Sloane, star of CBeebies

Churchill Square is holding a two-week literary festival.

Churchill Square is holding a two-week literary festival that got underway yesterday (Friday).

A host of authors will visit the shopping centre to read from their best-loved books, meet young fans and take part in fun activities during the Big Summer Read.

CBeebies star Sid Sloane will visit to read three of his favourite books on film which will be screened throughout the two weeks.

Other highlights include the mother and daughter team behind Mr Hendrix and the House that Talked’s appearance at 2.30pm on Tuesday and Emily Gravett, author of Little Mouse’s Big Book of Beasts, session the following day at 2.30pm.

On Saturday August 16 Chris Bradford, the man behind the Young Samurai series, will give a sword demonstration at 2.30pm, then on Monday August 18 Joanna Simmons will talk about her Pip Street series at 2.30pm.

Events run until Thursday August 21, with full line-up online at: www.churchillsquare. com.