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All Aboard for the Herne Hill Kids' Lit Fest 2023!

An outstanding Children's Literary Festival, right at the heart of Herne Hill. Join us for our fourth festival of children’s poetry, performance, writing and illustrating, from 30th Jan - 5th Feb 2023. Meet leading lights from the world of children’s literature to share, create and celebrate stories in all their wonderful forms

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Stepping Into Story-Time

A new children’s story will be uploaded to the festival website each morning during the week. Stories will be read by a different author each time and we hope you will enjoy ten minutes a day listening to a special storytime with your little ones AGES 4+

Visit Stepping Into Story-Time 

Schools Workshops & Performances

 36 workshops, performances and virtual storytelling sessions by award winning authors and illustrators. 

Take me to school workshops

Workshops, Performances & Virtual Talks

A 7 day programme of talks with industry professionals and live streamed children's events

Take me to the public programme


We’re excited about receiving your story creations! The theme for 2023 is ‘All Aboard!’ and the deadline is 6th January 2023. Louie Stowell will be awarding our competition prizes. For more information and to enter your story visit our competition page here

Stepping Into Stories Festival is very grateful to our supporters

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