We asked Jenny Helldahl at the Junibacken Fairy Tale house to write something about this year’s Children’s Culture Festival, which takes place just after the award week:
The Junibacken Children´s Culture Festival takes place on the 7th and 8th of June this year! It is the second year this event is organized for the purpose of highlighting children´s culture and promoting children´s literature.
The festival is being held on the island of Djurgården, just outside the Junibacken building itself. It is a lovely green spot in the heart of Stockholm, ideal for music performances, theatre plays, illustration workshops and much more. Some of Sweden´s most appreciated children´s book authors and illustrators will be conducting educational, inspiring, and most of all, fun, workshops for children between the age of 0 to 10. Our great international star this year is Chris Haughton, the author of, among other works, A Bit Lost, who will visit us with a reading and picture-showing event on the Sunday. Just before Mr Haughtons workshop, Boulevardteatern will perform the play Mamma borta, the Swedish translation of A Bit Lost, on the main stage. Other authors and illustrators are Stina Wirsén, Martin Widmark, Sara Lundberg, Sarah Sheppard, Johan Egerkrans and Maria Nilsson Thore, to mention a few, and on stage we welcome you to see, and dance and sing along with, Bröderna Lindgren (coincidentally two of the members are sons of this year´s ALMA- laureate Barbro Lindgren!), Prinsessans rockband, Oscar Danielsson as well as Junibacken´s own ensemble.
We are delighted to have such a grand line-up for this year´s festival and hope to see you there! More information and details can be found here.
ps. Did you know that there´s a spot in the Junibacken exhibitions where the new laureate of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is presented? Do not miss during your visit!