Tickets now on sale for Cardiff Children's Literature Festival 2019, following David Baddiel launch night

Crowds turned out to meet David Baddiel last night, as the comedian and author visited Cardiff to launch the seventh Cardiff Children's Literature festival.

Over 350 fans young and old, attended the launch event at City Hall to hear David talk about his latest laugh out-loud, wish fulfilment adventure story, Head Kid, one of his five wildly entertaining books for young readers which have sold over 1 million copies.

The event marked the launch of the 2019 Cardiff Children's Literature Festival, a programme spread over two weeks from 30th March - 7th April. It celebrates the very best in contemporary children's books, with events in both English and Welsh for all ages.

Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, Cllr Peter Bradbury said: "2019 marks the seventh annual Cardiff Children's Literature Festival, an event which ensures to captivate young readers and provides an exciting programme of events during an impressive two week festival.

"The festival has grown each year and continues to inspire and engage children of all ages, promoting the love of books and reading. It also attracts a wealth of popular and accomplished authors and illustrators."

Fuel your little book worm's imagination and love of reading this Christmas by buying tickets for next year's Cardiff Children's Literature Festival. A perfect stocking filler, children and youngsters can see their favourite authors and illustrators as they make their words and pictures come to life.

Held in iconic venues across the city centre, with amazing tales and performances featuring a cast of wonderful characters they're ideal stocking filler's for all those who love children's books. Tickets for the 2019 Cardiff's Children's Literature Festival are now on  sale at

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