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Due to the unprecedented situation with Covid-19/Coronavirus we have decided to postpone this year's programme of theatre events and school workshops, but we will be back in theatres and schools in Autumn 2021 with some wonderful writers, illustrators and poets.

Now, more than ever, we need uplifting stories and ways to stay connected. Through reading, writing and drawing children can explore their own feelings and the feelings of others, as well as escaping into other worlds.

Following on from Letters from Lockdown and our weekly Bookshow At Home newsletter, we are planning projects that enable children to connect with authors and illustrators over the next year before we are able to deliver live performances again.

It is vital for us to carry on with our work, find new ways to connect with children and teachers, and bring the joy of reading to children everywhere. Please donate now.

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"Thanks very much for the newsletters, we have been using them weekly. Today is extra special as Neal Layton visited our school after the Gatehouse production a couple of years ago.

Please don't forget us, when we return to some form of normality as we would definitely like to be involved in any future projects you have locally."

Feedback from St Michael's First School in Stafford

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9A Peploe Road

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It is such a shame that we will not be able to attend the Bookshow this year. It is one of my favourite trips and always a great way to start the school year with authors and workshops... The 'Letters from Lockdown' are lovely! The letters already written and shared from the authors are comforting and inspiring and I believe many of our children will enjoy them immensely.

Feedback from Sana Khokhar, teacher at Bangabandhu Primary School