The Blue Coat School
Somerset Road

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Even if you buy tickets for just one event you can make a day of it at BookFest at The Blue Coat School weekend! (March 23-24)

There's free festival arts, with fun children's craft activities. Help arts Ros Ingram create an enormous Aslan the lion. Storytelling with Kate's Storytree (Saturday only) and in the Storytelling Yurt (both days). Supervised children can play in the school playground.

We also have our pop-up BookFest BookShop, where you can buy books to get signed by authors and illustrators.

And there are gourmet food vans selling crepes, toasted sandwiches, hot drinks and snacks - all of which take cards and cash.

Please note: there is no parking at the venue, so we have put on a free Park and Ride service. This will run from University Station and the free multi storey car park off Pritchatts Road, near the university, from 9.15am. Cars won't be allowed on site so please do use this service. Click on the FREE FESTIVAL ARTS link on the home page to find the full timetable. Printed flyers with the timetable will also be handed out at the event.