UK campaign announces 4-day ‘Festival of Childhood’

The UK campaigning group, the Save Childhood Movement has announced a four-day ‘International Festival of Childhood’, which it describes as ‘the first of its kind in the world’.

 The Festival, taking place on 9th June – 2nd July 2017, will consist of a 4 day seminar ‘bringing ‘together some of the leading thinkers to share their thoughts, concerns and ideas about modern childhood, surrounded by an extravaganza of playful events and activities’. Speakers will include Tim Gill (Rethinking Childhood), children’s author David Almond and the Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield.


The Festival is the result of a collaboration between The Save Childhood Movement and the Bath-based cultural organisation 5x5x5=creativity. It will be aligned with Bath’s annual Forest of Imagination contemporary arts event and core festival partners include Bath Festivals, The National Trust and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).

The City of Bath, in the west of England, is hosting the event as part of its commitment to becoming a UNICEF Child Friendly City.

More information about the International Festival of Childhood can be found here

Author: Adrian Voce

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