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Cuckfield Bookfest 2018
Children and Young Adults’ Programme

Saturday 6th October will be a fun-filled day at the Baptist Church in Cuckfield. This year the Bookfest events for children and young adults are being held here, where there are exceptional spaces to make the most of the fantastic range of activities planned.

There’s a distinctly community feel about the day, with several local authors contributing and providing varied and exciting sessions. What is it about Cuckfield that produces such creativity?

We are also very delighted that three people who are particularly well known for their writing targeting three different age groups have accepted our invitation to take part in a presentation which will be unmissable for anyone involved in choosing books for young people.

Two of the sessions involve competitions – one for a poster about the importance of bees based on Tony De Saulles’ series, Bee Boy, and the other is a writing competition connected to Joshua Raven’s 5Fingers session. Flyers with all information about how to enter both competitions have been distributed locally since June. 

With grateful thanks to the sponsors of the Children and Young Adults’ Programme: Central and Mid Sussex Council for Community Funding and Cumnor House Sussex.

What’s On

nicky dee dinosaurs

Nicky Dee & Rebecca Skiming

Fun for Dinosaur Fans
Saturday 6th October 11.45am – 12.45pm for younger fans
1.15pm – 2.15pm for all fans

dog on wheels

Gillian McClure, Pippa Goodhart, Rosemary Hayes

Saturday 6th October 2.45pm – 3.45pm
All ages, young and older

alison milford dear sam dear rose

Alison Milford

Dear Sam….Dear Rose
Saturday 6th October 1.15pm – 2.15pm
Ages 10-13

the buried crown

Ally Sherrick

Saturday 6th October 2.45pm
Ages 9+

Bee Boy

Tony De Saulles

Saturday 6th October 10.30am – 12 noon
Ages 7-11

the polka dot shop

Laurel Remington

Saturday 6th October 1.15pm – 2.15pm 
Ages 9+

joshua raven 5 fingers

Joshua Raven

Saturday 6th October 2.45pm – 3.45pm
Ages 8+


Caroline Crowe SOLD OUT

Saturday 6th October 11.30am – 12.15pm
Ages 5 and under

Alison Milford SOLD OUT

A Trip to Giant Land
Saturday 6th October 10.15am – 11.15am
Ages 3-7



Joshua Raven has devised a writing competition – winners will be announced at the workshop. For details on how to enter visit!

There’s also a competition for a poster about the importance of bees based on Tony De Saulles’ series, Bee Boy