Community Read 2019

Literature at the Bradworthy Arts Festival.  BAF Literature Projects.


Our CommUNITY  carboard models representing building that are significant to people.

On display in the Memorial Hall all weekend. Made by members of the community during drop in craft sessions at Holsworthy Library.


Saturday 4th May 10am – 1pm.  Collacott Room (upstairs in the Memorial Hall)
The Reading Room – all things book and reading related! In association with  Holsworthy Library.

Blind date with a book – select a mystery book, yours to keep for free. Books selected (and the wrapping creatively decorated) by BAF committee members and reading group members. Opportunity to meet up at Holsworthy Library at a later date (if you wish) and discuss your book with others.


Book swap table – bring a book, take a book.


Instant Reading Group – bring along a book you have enjoyed to discuss with other readers over a cup of tea.


Book related craft activities (make a bookmark and craft activities that recycle old books).


Find out what the library service has to offer - not just traditional paper books but, ebooks, audio books, events and activities, home delivery service for those unable to come into the library. AND MORE!


Sunday 5th May 11am - Noon. Collacott Room (upstairs in the Memorial Hall)

Children’s author Claire Barker.

Join us to be entertained and entranced by award winning children’s author Clair Barker. Claire writes the hugely popular Knitbone Pepper and Picklewitch and Jack books. Claire will have books for sale and be available to sign them after her talk (all books priced at  £6.99, cash only).

The Authors Abroad website describes Claire like this …
“Claire Barker’s brain is like a barrel of excited monkeys. Writing stories lets the monkeys run about, for which they are very grateful. Ten years ago she worked as an HLTA in a primary school. She was always trying to find special stories to put in book bags – ones that are easy to pick up but hard to put down. In the end her brain monkeys wrote their own book.
Her award-winning Knitbone Pepper series, about a lovable ghost dog, has been translated into eight different languages and is available in hardback, paperback and audiobook. In 2017 the first book was a runner up in the Sainsbury’s Children’s Fiction award, was shortlisted for the Fantastic Books award and then won The Book Factor; an award voted for exclusively by over 2000 children. In the same year she was thrilled to be nominated by Devon Librarians for the prestigious Ruth Rendell Award, for the author who has done the most to champion literacy. She has performed on stage at Edinburgh, Bath, Cheltenham and a variety of other festivals, not to mention in front of thousands of children in schools around the country. Claire lives on a small Devon farm with her family and several animals that are constantly trying to escape. None of them are actual monkeys.”