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Pop Up Education ignites imaginations! We connect awesome books and inspirational authors with thousands of children in hundreds of classrooms (primary, secondary and SEN) every year through our specialist, tailored whole-school literature programmes, and through creative events and opportunities for teachers.

Explore Pop Up Hub - a site connecting children, teachers and authors in schools across the UK taking part in our programmes - to see the wide range of literature we are working with.

We are working with school clusters across the UK, currently in the following regions: Canvey Island (Essex), Hackney and Islington (London), Medway (Kent), Peterborough (Cambridgeshire), Telford (Shropshire) and Wrexham (Wales).


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Pop Up in King’s Cross

We’ve presented two huge summer programmes for schools around King’s Cross in Camden and Islington in 2011 and 2012, involving over 100 nursery to year eight classes. Each class worked with a great book then met the author of their book in a range of cultural spaces including Wellcome Collection, British Library, Jewish Museum, Magic Circle, Sir John Soane’s Museum, Camley Street Natural Park, Petrie and Grant Museums. Encountering authors in these fantastic venues enabled children to further explore the contexts and themes of their books, through additional workshops and tours facilitated by the venues.


Pop Up in Hackney

The second annual Booklinks brought nine Hackney schools together to celebrate their shared love of reading, writing and illustration. 120 classes from nursery to year eight read a book title then experienced a creative workshop with the author of their book in Booklinks week (4th-8th March 2013) – that’s a total 3000 children and 120 author events! Tour the Booklinks schools website here.

Booklinks is commissioned and funded by Linklaters in association with Inspire! Hackney and the nine partner schools. Supported by Bertrams and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.


Supported by

  • bloobberg
  • Paul-Hamlyn
  • inspire
  • linklaters
  • Bertrams