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Europe’s largest dedicated children’s literature festival with a vibrant array of talks and activities for children will return Friday 23rd September – Sunday 2nd October 2022!

Reading is Magic Festival: We are so excited that the Reading is Magic Festival returned in 2021! There were so many writers, illustrators and poets taking part in our five-day festival which was beamed straight into schools and homes across the globe. You can watch the 2020 and 2021 festival for a small one off fee of £5: https://www.readingismagicfestival.com/

Saturday 24 September

The Boy Who Got Accidentally Famous with David Baddiel

  • Date Saturday 24 September 2022
  • Time 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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The Boys and The Girls Storytime with Lauren Ace and Jenny Løvlie

  • Date Saturday 24 September 2022
  • Time 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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A Morning with Michael Rosen

  • Date Saturday 24 September 2022
  • Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Venue Forum
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Make Your Own Gromit with Aardman Animations

  • Date Saturday 24 September 2022
  • Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Venue Forum
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A Wonderful Wonderbly Party

  • Date Saturday 24 September 2022
  • Time 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Venue Bath Central Library
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A Better Day with Dr Alex George

  • Date Saturday 24 September 2022
  • Time 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Venue The Egg
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Painting Workshop with Tom de Freston

  • Date Saturday 24 September 2022
  • Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Venue Holburne Museum
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Magic and Mystery with Kiran Millwood Hargrave & Lucy Strange

  • Date Saturday 24 September 2022
  • Time 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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I Am Not A Label with Cerrie Burnell

  • Date Saturday 24 September 2022
  • Time 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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Make Your Own Gromit with Aardman Animations

  • Date Saturday 24 September 2022
  • Time 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Venue Forum
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A Wonderful Wonderbly Party

  • Date Saturday 24 September 2022
  • Time 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • Venue Bath Central Library
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Set Sail for a Bunny Boat Adventure With Philip Ardagh

  • Date Saturday 24 September 2022
  • Time 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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Elle McNicoll: Like a Charm

  • Date Saturday 24 September 2022
  • Time 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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Jacqueline Wilson: Project Fairy

  • Date Saturday 24 September 2022
  • Time 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Venue Forum
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Make Your Own Gromit with Aardman Animations

  • Date Saturday 24 September 2022
  • Time 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Venue Forum
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Wonderbly Story Factory Workshop

  • Date Saturday 24 September 2022
  • Time 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Venue Holburne Museum
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Ready to Play Rosy and Fizz? With Storyteller Lucy Walters

  • Date Saturday 24 September 2022
  • Time 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Venue Bath Central Library
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Be Climate Clever with Teenage Activists Amy and Ella Meek

  • Date Saturday 24 September 2022
  • Time 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Tom de Freston: Julia and the Shark

  • Date Saturday 24 September 2022
  • Time 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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Which Way to Anywhere with Cressida Cowell

  • Date Saturday 24 September 2022
  • Time 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Venue Forum
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Sunday 25 September

Journey to the Weatherlands with Laura Ellen Anderson

  • Date Sunday 25 September 2022
  • Time 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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Five Minutes’ Peace with Liz Fost

  • Date Sunday 25 September 2022
  • Time 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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Zim, Zam, Zoom with James Carter

  • Date Sunday 25 September 2022
  • Time 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Venue Holburne Museum
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The Art of Happiness with Tessa Yates

  • Date Sunday 25 September 2022
  • Time 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Venue The Egg
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Dermot O’Leary & Nick East: Toto the Ninja Cat

  • Date Sunday 25 September 2022
  • Time 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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The Secret Sunshine Project with Benjamin Dean

  • Date Sunday 25 September 2022
  • Time 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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Solve Your Own Mystery with Gareth P. Jones

  • Date Sunday 25 September 2022
  • Time 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Venue The Egg
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Gods and Spies with Maz Evans

  • Date Sunday 25 September 2022
  • Time 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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Patrice Lawrence: The Elemental Detectives

  • Date Sunday 25 September 2022
  • Time 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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Tuesday 27 September

Wednesday 28 September

Fergal Fun with Rob Starling

  • Date Wednesday 28 September 2022
  • Time 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Venue Bath Central Library
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Once Upon a Fever with Angharad Walker

  • Date Wednesday 28 September 2022
  • Time 1 morning event, 1 afternoon event
  • Venue Outreach
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Magicborn with Peter Bunzl

  • Date Wednesday 28 September 2022
  • Time 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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Incredible Untold Stories That Shaped Britain with The Black Curriculum

  • Date Wednesday 28 September 2022
  • Time 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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Thursday 29 September

Story Time with Emma Perry

  • Date Thursday 29 September 2022
  • Time 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Venue Bath Central Library
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Deadly Detentions and Terrifying Trips with Jennifer Killick

  • Date Thursday 29 September 2022
  • Time 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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The Marvellous Doctors for Magical Creatures with Jodie Lancet-Grant

  • Date Thursday 29 September 2022
  • Time 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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Meet The Worst Class in the World! With Joanna Nadin and Rikin Parekh

  • Date Thursday 29 September 2022
  • Time 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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Finding the Heart of your Story with Tanya Byrne

  • Date Thursday 29 September 2022
  • Time 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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Friday 30 September

Saturday 01 October

Twitch and the Magnificent World of Birds with M. G. Leonard

  • Date Saturday 01 October 2022
  • Time 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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Elmer Storytime with Mama G

  • Date Saturday 01 October 2022
  • Time 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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Draw with Rob! Monsters and Magic with Rob Biddulph

  • Date Saturday 01 October 2022
  • Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Venue Forum
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How To Draw Diverse Manga with Saturday AM Comics

  • Date Saturday 01 October 2022
  • Time 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Venue Forum
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Small’s Big Dream with Manjeet Mann and Amanda Quartey

  • Date Saturday 01 October 2022
  • Time 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Venue Bath Central Library
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The Zebra’s Great Escape with Katherine Rundell

  • Date Saturday 01 October 2022
  • Time 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Venue Cricket Club
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Julian Clary and David Roberts: The Bolds Go Green

  • Date Saturday 01 October 2022
  • Time 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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Journey to the Dragon Realm with Katie and Kevin Tsang

  • Date Saturday 01 October 2022
  • Time 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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How To Draw Diverse Manga with Saturday AM Comics

  • Date Saturday 01 October 2022
  • Time 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Venue Forum
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Luna Loves Dance with Joseph Coelho and Fiona Lumbers

  • Date Saturday 01 October 2022
  • Time 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Venue Bath Central Library
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The Bear, the Piano and Little Bear’s Concert with David Litchfield

  • Date Saturday 01 October 2022
  • Time 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Venue Cricket Club
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The Amazing Edie Eckhart with Rosie Jones

  • Date Saturday 01 October 2022
  • Time 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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Pages & Co. with Anna James

  • Date Saturday 01 October 2022
  • Time 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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The Ministry of Unladylike Activity with Robin Stevens

  • Date Saturday 01 October 2022
  • Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Venue Forum
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The Good Thieves with Katherine Rundell

  • Date Saturday 01 October 2022
  • Time 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Venue St Swithin’s Church
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Story Time and Live Drawing with Duncan Beedie

  • Date Saturday 01 October 2022
  • Time 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Venue Bath Central Library
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How To Draw Diverse Manga with Saturday AM Comics

  • Date Saturday 01 October 2022
  • Time 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Venue Forum
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You Need to Chill Storytime with Juno Dawson

  • Date Saturday 01 October 2022
  • Time 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Venue Cricket Club
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Joseph Coelho’s Perfect Poems with Matt Goodfellow and Alex Wharton

  • Date Saturday 01 October 2022
  • Time 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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Perfectly Weird, Perfectly You with Camilla Pang

  • Date Saturday 01 October 2022
  • Time 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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You Can Draw Tom Gates with Liz Pichon

  • Date Saturday 01 October 2022
  • Time 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Venue Forum
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Dogs of the Deadlands with Anthony McGowan

  • Date Saturday 01 October 2022
  • Time 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Venue St Swithin’s Church
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Heartstopper: Alice Oseman in conversation with Lauren James

  • Date Saturday 01 October 2022
  • Time 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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Talent to Triumph with Amy Williams in conversation with Lucy Stone

  • Date Saturday 01 October 2022
  • Time 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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Sunday 02 October

Reimagining the Classics with Emma Carroll

  • Date Sunday 02 October 2022
  • Time 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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India, Incredible India with Jasbinder Bilan and Nina Chakrabarti

  • Date Sunday 02 October 2022
  • Time 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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What the Ladybird Heard with Lydia Monks

  • Date Sunday 02 October 2022
  • Time 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Venue Cricket Club
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The Drama Llama: A Story about Soothing Anxiety with Rachel Morrisroe

  • Date Sunday 02 October 2022
  • Time 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Venue Holburne Museum
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Extinct! with Professor Ben Garrod

  • Date Sunday 02 October 2022
  • Time 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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The Life of One Tree, Adoette: Storytime and Craft with Lydia Monks

  • Date Sunday 02 October 2022
  • Time 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Venue Holburne Museum
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The Perfect Present Storytime and Craft with Petr Horáček

  • Date Sunday 02 October 2022
  • Time 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Venue Cricket Club
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Tyger with SF Said and Dave McKean

  • Date Sunday 02 October 2022
  • Time 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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The Secret School Invasion with Pamela Butchart

  • Date Sunday 02 October 2022
  • Time 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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Creative Writing with Jasbinder Bilan

  • Date Sunday 02 October 2022
  • Time 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Venue Holburne Museum
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Create Your Own Comic Guide to Life with Sue Cheung

  • Date Sunday 02 October 2022
  • Time 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Venue Cricket Club
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Spellbinding Eco Adventures with Emma Carroll and Hannah Gold

  • Date Sunday 02 October 2022
  • Time 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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Richard Ayoade and Tor Freeman: The Book That No One Wanted to Read

  • Date Sunday 02 October 2022
  • Time 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Venue The Guildhall
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