Bookfest returns

One of Britain’s most successful children’s authors Jacqueline Wilson will be in Shrewsbury on Saturday 4 May for Shrewsbury Bookfest’s annual children’s literature festival. The best-selling author, who is also Bookfest President, will be helping the event celebrate its 21st birthday this May Bank Holiday.

‘Book Birthdays’ will be the theme for Bookfest’s hugely popular all-day family event in the Square on Saturday, where there will be free drop-in activities for children of all ages to enjoy. Families can also have fun joining in with the Bookfest Birthday Quest treasure trail around the town, spotting art creations by local primary schools celebrating some special birthdays of the very best-loved children’s books.

The ever-popular Aardman Animations will be back on Sunday 5 May, offering children (and their grown-ups!) the chance to make their very own Morph, Shaun the Sheep or Feathers McGraw clay models under expert guidance from one of the studio’s top model-makers. To find out more about all the events and book tickets, visit


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