Llandaff North Festival - Bookfest 2017

16 Feb 2017

Llandaff North Festival is to hold its first ever events for bibliophiles, bookworms and book lovers of all ages, with BookFest  -  a book festival to coincide with two big dates. On Tues, Feb 28th the local library Hyb officially opens its doors and Thursday 2nd March is World Book Day 2017.

Llandaff North Festival - Bookfest 2017

Llandaff North Festival is to hold its first ever events for bibliophiles, bookworms and book lovers of all ages, with BookFest  -  a book festival to coincide with two big dates.

On Tues, Feb 28th the local library Hyb officially opens its doors and Thursday 2nd March is World Book Day 2017.

The local festival organisers plan a series of events to promote reading for people of all ages after receiving a National Lottery 'Celebrate' grant.

BookFest opens with a Blind Book Club (see picture), running throughout the two weeks at Lew’s Coffee Shop on Station Road. People will be able to buy three books for £1, based only on the cryptic clues written on plain wrapping.

Llandaff North Festival chair, Lewys Wootten, said: "We want people of all ages to try something new, whether they're a new reader or they've been reading all their lives.

The Blind Book Club is a brilliant way to get people to take a chance, and that's what BookFest is for us.

We have a whole series of events, with authors and artists coming along to talk about everything from storytelling for children to Wales' football in the 2016 Euros, illustration to creative writing for adults.

We'll be publicising all our events soon on our Facebook page, with flyers and through our new library Hyb. We hope people from across Cardiff will come along to enjoy our first BookFest."

The idea came from members of the Llandaff North Festival Committee, and following the award of a National Lottery 'Celebrate' grant, they quickly contacted a number of authors, local schools, puppeteers, storytellers, Siop Y Felin, Waterstones, Bookstart and the Welsh Books Council.

Lewys Wootten said, "The response from everyone has been fantastic! We’ve got all of our local primary schools involved with story competitions, a Family Day on Saturday 4th March, Lucy & Rhodri Owen coming to read from their new children's book  Boo-a-Bog in the Park ; sports writers coming to our local rugby club, and even a book-based pub quiz later in the month.

Some events are in English and some in Welsh. We have something for children and for adults, and our new library Hyb is open to the public, so there really is something for everyone at BookFest!"

For more information call into Lew's Coffee Shop on Station Road (029 2055 5560),

call Norman Gettings on 07738 782803, or use the links below.

Contact: Norman Gettings 07738 782803 / normanllandaffnorthfestival@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/LlandaffNorthFestival           http://www.llandaffnorthfestival.wales/

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