McLays split from Bath Festivals to launch new children’s book venture

McLays split from Bath Festivals to launch new children’s book venture

The original founders of the Bath Festival of Children’s Literature, Gill and John McLay, are leaving Bath Festivals to run children’s book events in the city independently. 

The McLays launched the Bath Festival of Children’s Literature in 2007 but transferred ownership to Bath Festivals, an arts charity, when they started a family in 2010. They have since acted as artistic directors.

Under the new venture, as yet unnamed, the McLays will run events in Bath throughout the year, the highlight of which will be a children’s book festival  in October 2020.

“We wanted creative and financial ...

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