Deptford Literature Festival
Activities for Families

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As part of Deptford Literature Festival, our friends at Round Table Books have curated a day of activities for younger festival goers. Deptford Literature Festival takes place on Saturday 14 March 2020, and all our families events will take place in the children’s library at Deptford Lounge. Round Table Books will be selling books by authors featured at the festival and more in Deptford Lounge Library throughout the day.

All family events are free, with booking in advance essential. All family events require a parent / carer / guardian to stay with the children at all times.

The families lineup is:

Hannah Lee ‘My Hair’
Deptford Lounge Children’s Library
Saturday 14 March 2020 10am – 10.45am
Age recommendation 3+
Free, booking essential

Join Hannah Lee as she celebrates all the creativity that can go into finding your own unique (hair) style. Feel the excitement of getting ready for a celebration and explore an array of intricate hairstyles (inspired by one girls’ family and community), as Hannah reads from, and runs special activities around her first picture book; My Hair.
Book here: spreadtheword.org.uk/events/deptford-literature-festival-families-event-hannah-lee-my-hair/

Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola ‘Look Up!’
Deptford Lounge Children’s Library
Saturday 14 March 2020 11am – 12pm
Age recommendation 3+
Free, booking essential

Join author and illustrator Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola for an out-of-this-world event about their debut picture book Look Up! Find out all about Rocket, a science-mad chatterbox who is going to be the greatest astronaut, star-catcher, space-traveller that has ever lived…she just needs to get everyone around her to look up from their phones and up at the stars! So, get ready to look up from your screens and enjoy a lively event full of storytelling, fun facts and top drawing tips from this exciting debut duo.
Book here: spreadtheword.org.uk/events/deptford-literature-festival-families-event-nathan-bryon-and-dapo-adeola-look-up/

Alexandra Sheppard Oh My Gods
Deptford Lounge Children’s Library
Saturday 14 March 2020 1 – 1.45pm
Age recommendation 9+
Free, booking essential

From the goddess of hunting to the god of poetry, the worship of deities in the ancient world shows us their way of life. But what new gods and goddesses might we need to thrive in 2020? In this workshop, we will imagine our own set of deities designed for our lives today – god of memes, for example! – and what they say about our modern values.
Book here: spreadtheword.org.uk/events/deptford-literature-festival-families-event-alexandra-sheppard-oh-my-gods/

mayamada comic workshop
Deptford Lounge Children’s Library
Saturday 14 March 2020 2 – 4pm
Age recommendation 8 – 12
Free, booking essential

Join mayamada for a fun and interactive comic story workshop, aimed at children aged 8-12. Attendees will learn how to create their own characters and stories, and will also be able to draw the first pages of their comic book! This is the perfect event for any budding artist or storyteller!
Book here: spreadtheword.org.uk/events/deptford-literature-festival-families-event-mayamada-comics-workshop/

About Round Table Books 

Round Table Books is the only children’s bookshop in Brixton. It officially opened its doors in June 2018 after successfully running two pop up shops and crowdfunding £50,000 to do so. It stocks inclusive titles from underrepresented authors and illustrators for the ages of 0-18 and regularly holds events both in the store and wider community.


Deptford Literature Festival celebrates the creativity and diversity of South East London through stories, words and performance. Most events are free. It is funded by Arts Council England and run as a collaboration between independent producer Tom MacAndrew and Spread the Word. You can read more about the festival and see the full programme at spreadtheword.org.uk/deptford-literature-festival