If you thought that 8th July was the MCBF done and dusted, think again. We have many more snippets of information so that we can all to keep the celebration of children’s literature alive and kicking.
Here’s an article from one of our local papers
A TV star from Colne has been helping to inspire the next generation of young readers.
Natalie Gumede, who stars in “Coronation Street” as Kirsty Soames, was at the Manchester Children’s Book Festival gala dinner.
The 28-year-old, who wen to Park High School, was oiled by fellow starts of the ITV soap Shobna Gulati and Paula Lane at the glitzy event at the Midland Hotel.
Natalie, who also enjoyed onscreen roles in “Emmerdale”, “Ideal” and “Doctors,” got her big break as an 11-year-old at the Pendle Hippodrome Youth Theater when she was picked to be on Children in Need in 1995.
She attended the festival to help raise money to ensure disadvantaged children get the opportunity to develop a love of books and reading that could change their lives.
All money raised by the event will go towards continuing the festival’s outreach work, helping to ensure that children who may not receive the best chances in life have the opportunity to develop a love of books and reading that could change their lives.