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Canton Book Festival

Join us for the first ever Canton Book Festival. The programme of events is organised by Parthian Books and features a brilliant line-up of talented local authors. All events are free and will be taking place at Chapter, Canton Library and St Canna's - all in Canton, Cardiff.


Please see below for our ticketed events. Additionally, we have the following four events taking place (they are not ticketed and you do not need to RSVP!)


Friday 29 Nov, 4:30-5:30pm: Jon Blake kids’ event at Canton Library
Children's author Jon Blake will give an interactive talk with readings and Q&A. Signed copies of his latest books, Thimble Monkey Superstar and Thimble Holiday Havoc, will be available at the event (recommended reading ages: 7-10).


Saturday 30 Nov, 10-11am: Catherine Fisher kids’ event at Canton Library
Award-winning author Catherine Fisher will read from The Clockwork Crow, followed by a Q&A (recommended reading ages: 9-12).


Saturday 30 Nov, 8pm onwards: Band (Starlings Planet) & Guest Ale at St Canna's
An evening of quirky cabaret and literary-inspired songs from Ironirock Art Pop band Starlings Planet. St Canna's will be offering a special array of guest ales to enjoy throughout the performance.


Sunday 01 Dec, 7:30pm onwards: Literary Pub Quiz at St Canna's
Come and show off your bookish know-how at our closing event - the literary pub quiz, run by Parthian publisher Richard Davies. St Canna's will have a range of brilliant beers, ciders and soft drinks available to keep us going throughout the quiz and there will be literary prizes for the winning team.


All events are free but in the spirit of Fair Saturday (30 November) we are encouraging donations to Chapter, who are a registered arts charity and our hosts for the majority of the programme. Your generous donations will help Chapter continue to support talented artists, fund their community missions, bring outstanding exhibitions to Cardiff, and much more. A contactless donation device will be available throughout the festival if you'd like to donate.


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