Stephen Fry has visited a school in London to support a free children’s reading festival coming to the capital soon.
Fry visited Jubilee School in Tulse Hill, London to participate in a reading of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone with the pupils.
The Get Reading festival for children and their families takes place in Trafalgar Square on the 13th July from 11am – 5pm.
Authors Anthony Horowitz, Sally Gardner, Marianne Levy, Steve Cole, actor Sam West and children’s author Anne Fine will join names from the world of theatre, literature and film, including actor Rupert Everett, a performance from Billy Elliot the Musical, ‘Joey’ from War Horse, children’s TV character Peppa Pig, CBBC’s Dick & Dom, Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman and actress Niamh Cusack at the event.
The famous authors and celebrity storytellers will be helping children to take part in a giant read-a-thon throughout the day. The free event is for the whole family and is open to everyone.
Stephen Fry said: “I loved books when I was young and passionately believe that reading is one of the most important life gifts you can give a child. I am so pleased to be able to support the marvellous Get Reading event that London Evening Standard is organising in partnership with NOOK, and hope the immensely talented acts that have been announced so far will inspire children to develop their reading skills and learn to love reading as much as I do.”
So now we want to know – what book are you reading right now?