Jump into the brilliant world of books at Littleport Library Book Festival

The Littleport Library Book Festival begins on September 7.

The Littleport Library Book Festival begins on September 7. - Credit: Archant

Littleport Library is inviting the town to delve into the world of books at its annual Book Festival.

The two-week celebration of local writers and poets will begin on Wednesday September 7 with a visit from Cambridge-based author and journalist, Midge Gillies.

As well as authors speaking about their work, the fortnight-long showcase will feature school visits, book launches and even a birthday party, courtesy of Arts Alive in Libraries.

Since 2015, Arts Alive in Libraries has brought exciting activities to eight libraries in the county, including transforming Littleport Library into an art studio, a theatre and a cinema.

Events have included spooky ghost stories from Robert Lloyd Parry, sing-along film screenings of Grease, West Side Story and Frozen, graffiti Art with Si Mitchell, poetry workshops with Elaine Ewart, classical cabaret from the wonderful Opera Dudes and magical storytelling and crafts with illustrator Karin Littlewood.

Through the project, the library commissioned storyteller Chip Colquhoun to produce a special retelling of the Littleport Riots story aimed at younger listeners.

The resulting tale - A Little Sport in Littleport – was performed to spellbound audiences earlier this year.

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Wednesday September 7: Midge Gillies at Littleport Library

Friday September 9: Benjamin Johncock at Littleport Library

Saturday September 10: Roald Dahl Birthday Party at Littleport Library

Tuesday September 13: Alison Bruce at Littleport Library

Thursday September 15: John Lyons at Littleport Community Primary School

Friday September 16: James Nicol at Millfield Primary School

Saturday September 17: Chip Colquhoun at Littleport Library

For more information, visit www.babylonarts.org.uk.