Pop Up Festival at Waddesdon Manor

19-22 August join us for a children’s literature festival at the beautiful Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire.

Join us for a festival on the green by the incredible Aviary in a summer showcase of some of the best children’s writers, illustrators and storytellers – with readings, performances and activities for all the family to enjoy participating in together.

This series of events is brought to Waddesdon by national children’s literature development agency Pop Up Projects, supported by the Rothschild Foundation.

Pop Up Festival events are included in the price of admission to Waddesdon grounds. Book your tickets on Waddesdon’s website.

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Thur 19 Aug 2021

James Carter
Poet and author of Zim Zam Zoom!Weird, Wild and Wonderful and Once Upon a Star.

Jessica Spanyol
Writer and illustrator of the Clive and Rosa series.

Fri 20 Aug 2021

Sally Pomme Clayton
Storyteller and author of The Phoenix of Persia.

Philip Ardagh
Author of the Eddie Dickens series, High in the Clouds written with Sir Paul McCartney and Mistaken for a Bear, part of Pop Up’s 10 Stories to Make a Difference collection.

Sat 21 Aug 2021

Marion Leeper
A storyteller who tells stories for children of all ages, and specialises in multi-sensory storytelling for the very young and for people with learning difficulties.

An immensely talented artist and musician. His natural, generous spirit and ability to work with children resonate with all who work with him.

Sun 22 Aug 2021

Ellie Sandall
Writer and illustrator of Follow Me!, Everybunny Dance and Everybunny Dream.

A.M. Dassu
Author of Boy, Everywhere.