Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival 2018

Published 21 November 2017 - By Literature Wales
Launch event on 12th December with Sir Chris Hoy MBE


The sixth Cardiff Children’s Lit Fest gets off to a flying start this December as Olympic cyclist Sir Chris Hoy rides into town to introduce his new book from the series for young readers; Flying Fergus 7: The Wreck It Race, which is out on the 16th November.

Team GB’s most successful Olympic athlete Chris Hoy along with award-winning co-author Joanna Nadin and illustrator Clare Elsom will take you on a fantastically fun, magical cycling adventure to explore the enchanting world of Flying Fergus through teamwork, creativity and a whole lot of action. Flying Fergus is an action-packed series of cycling adventures featuring nine year old Fergus Hamilton and his friends as he travels back and forth to a parallel universe called Nevermore, where cycling is banned and his dad is trapped by the evil King Woebegot.

The event will mark the launch of the 2018 Cardiff Children’s Lit Fest programme. The festival is spread over 2 weeks from 21st – 29th April, and offers events in English and Welsh, celebrating the very best in contemporary children’s books. No back peddling – book your tickets to the launch NOW!

Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival 21 – 29 April 2018 will be on sale from 12 December 2017. Fuel your little book worm’s imagination and love of reading this Christmas by buying tickets to 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 it’s an ideal stocking filler for all those who love children’s books.

For more information regarding the event, the new website is

All launch tickets £5 from TicketlineUK 02920 230 130 or click here