Parties are the trend for this week's round-up of pictures, with book launches, premieres and awards. Cheers to that!
Dr Tony Ortega flew in from New York to celebrate the UK launch of his second self-help book, #AreYouHereYet: How to STFU & Show Up For Yourself, published by Ortus Press. The party at Bar Soho in London was hosted by Ru Paul's UK Drag Race Season One Finalist, Cheryl Hole, with 60 guests in attendance. Pictured from left: Dr Ortega and Cheryl Hole.
Kiran Millwood Hargrave & Katie Bowden (Head of Marketing, Picador) from a The Mercies installation at Waterstones Piccadilly – taken just ahead of a breakfast with social media influencers for the book launch.
Nomad Books, London hosted a book event for debut children's author, Holly Rivers to celebrate the publication of DEMELZA & THE SPECTRE DETECTORS. Pictured from left: Alex T Smith, who illustrated the cover, Holly Rivers and Barry Cunningham, Publisher at Chicken House.
The Waiting for Anya premiere, Michael Morpurgo said of the adaptation "I saw my story of Waiting for Anya in my mind's eye as I was writing it. Now all these years later, I have seen it on the screen. What a film they have made! Astonishingly beautiful and moving, it is a tribute to all those who have made it, who have given my story new life." Pictured from the left: Sarah Levson, Sarah Bates, Michael Morpurgo, Elke Desanghere and Siobhan McDermott.
The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education team, before heading to the Children's Book Circle Eleanor Farjeon Award 2019—which they WON for their "outstanding contribution to the world of children’s books".