Pop Up Festival Presents

Pop Up Festival Presents, from Pop Up Projects, provided a free summer showcase of some of the best books for children and young adults.

24 authors, illustrators, poets and translators brought literature to life in classrooms in 700 schools between 14 and 18 June 2021.

Over 46,000 pupils and their teachers from primary, secondary and special schools took part in a variety of readings, performances, stimulating activities and creative challenges. Thousands enjoyed singing and dancing along with the author of the Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson. Teachers posted their pupils’ questions about how they first became authors and what inspires them, and were invited to access free class resources on Pop Up Hub.


Here’s a taster of Pop Up Festival 2020 – Online.