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Redbridge Children’s Literary Festival goes down a storm this half-term

PUBLISHED: 15:04 27 October 2016 | UPDATED: 15:23 27 October 2016

The Kenneth More Theatre hosting it's first Children's Literary Festival and activities with the Recorder Press Gang

The Kenneth More Theatre hosting it's first Children's Literary Festival and activities with the Recorder Press Gang

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It has been a week of thrills and drama at the inaugural Redbridge Children’s Literary Festival, with the Recorder making a special appearance yesterday.

The Recorder’s Press Gang team, led by Maxine Leckerman, was on hand to keep all the visitors entertained – and even managed to get a few new budding young artists to join in, between storytelling sessions that left audiences amazed.

The festival has been running since Monday at the Kenneth More Theatre, Oakfield Road, Ilford.

And there is still more to come. On Friday at 11.30am, Elli Woollard will be giving a talk to those lucky enough to get tickets.

Having lived in Thailand for six years, Elli is a dab hand at translating Thai into English and works as a freelancer. Her books include The Giant of Jum, The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight and Woozy the Wizard.

Then, on Saturday morning, again at 11.30am, Julie Dawn Irwin will take to the Kenneth More stage.

Julie spent many years trying to become a published author, before her dream came true with the release in 2010 of Edwin Spencer Mission Improbable. The book is now part of a comic fantasy trilogy.


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