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Save the Date for Victorious festival! 23rd-25th August 2019


By LoveReading on 12th July 2019

We are proud to announce we are sponsoring Victorious festival with the LoveReading tent! Victorious Festival is a three-day music/ alternative festival held in Portsmouth, United Kingdom.

Along with multiple music stages and headline music artists, the festival has an array of alternate stages and events, such as Kids arena, market way, comedy, skatepark, circus and of course, the Literacy Live arena. 

Literacy Live aims to be an entry point into books for ANYONE who is interested in the written word. Children, adults, teens, working class, ethnic minority, majority, gender… there’ll be something for everyone.

“Last year was our first year bringing books to Portsmouth, and we found an amazing amount of diverse readers and book enthusiasts among festival goers,” said Bookollective co-founder Aimee Coveney. “For a city with a population of 1M, there is only Waterstones and one main WHSmith in Portsmouth! The libraries do a brilliant job but they don’t reach everyone and the nearest independent is Southampton, some 20 miles away. People said they loved finding books, culture and a space to relax at Victorious and authors got a great response, selling lots of books."

Check the Literacy site here.

Saturday and Sunday will be packed with two full days of author talks, including Yvonne Battle-Fenton talking about her book Remembered that was long-listed for The Women’s Prize 2019, Helen Whitaker, author of The School run, a perfect summer read for parents and Astra Bloom, contributor of Common people (Unbound) who will talk about what it means to be a working-class writer in a world piled high with middle-class books.

There’ll be poetry readings from Ana Sampson Laughlin, anthologist behind poetry anthology She Is Fierce and music infused poetry from Steafan Hanvey.

LoveReading Managing Director, Deborah Maclaren said: “Our mission is simple - to share book love. Our passion for books ensures that whatever your age, and whatever your interest, that you have a steady stream of brilliant book recommendations for you and your child. Here we have found a corner of the world where we can reach new and established readers, in unique surroundings, and create a memorable platform for shouting about the joy of reading.”

The LoveReading Stage will form the central entity of Literacy Live 2019 on 24 and 25 August 2019 as part of Victorious Music Festival.

Check Out all the social links:

Instagram: @victoriousfestival

Twitter: @victoriousfest

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