3 to 7 June 2021
16 to 20 September 2021
Wimbledon BookFest is a not for profit charity promoting arts, culture and education. Our aim is develop the cultural offering for the locality through provision of:
An Annual Public Festival based on Wimbledon Common in October
Educational projects with schools & young people in Merton and South London
The Public Festival takes place in early October in a ‘pop up’ festival site on Wimbledon Common in its Baillie Gifford Big Tent, William Morris & Robert Graves tents. Wimbledon Bookfest hosts over 100 events in its 10 day period and has grown from 1,000 visitors in its first year to over 20,000 people now attending.
BookFest also runs a year long Education Programme with South London schools.10,000 school children from over 80 schools also now enjoy the festival every year. Over 3,000 books are given to children from a lower socio-economic demographic every year to encourage reading and literacy.
We cover our costs year to year and any money raised is put back into the festival and education work with local schools. Wimbledon BookFest is a community arts organisation and has a small team of core workers with a large volunteer input.
For more information please visit Wimbledon BookFest
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