Uckfield’s Chrissy Noble who sells Usborne books is bringing together people from around the world to tell stories live on Facebook tonight.
The occasion is World Book Night, a celebration of reading and books which takes place each year on April 23.
Members of a Facebook group set up by Chrissy have been practising their story-telling ready for the event. They come from Spain and Italy as well as more locally in Kent and Sussex.
Find Chrissy’s World Book Night International Bedtime Story Evening Facebook group here. Stories will be read from 5-7pm.
• A bedtime story is also due to be read live tonight on the Bridge Cottage Facebook page from 6.30-6.45pm as part of a literary festival they are organising this week. Read more about literary festival events here: Literary festival begins in Uckfield.
• Contact details for Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre can be found 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in categories for Education, Function Rooms, Heritage, History, Meeting Venues, or Visitor Attractions.
• Books are given out across the UK on World Book Night with a focus on reaching those who don’t regularly read, and are gifted through organisations including prisons, libraries, colleges, hospitals, care homes and homeless shelters.
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