The Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition has launched the careers of several successful children’s authors. Who is the next to win their £10,000 publishing deal? Join Chicken House Managing Director – and original publisher of Harry PotterBarry Cunningham, judges Nikesh Shukla (The Good Literary Agency) and Alex O’Connell (The Times) and previous winner Jasbinder Bilan (Asha and the Spirit Bird) as they share their top tips on how to get your children’s book in print and answer your publishing questions.


Town Hall, Pillar Room

The Town Hall, situated on Imperial Gardens in the centre of Cheltenham comprises of a Grand Main Hall, distinguished by its Corinthian styles columns and coved ceiling. The Main Hall is accompanied by dining and drawing rooms, as well as the Pillar Room bar.

The venue’s early 20th century Edwardian elegance makes it the classic ‘shoebox’ concert hall. With a seating capacity of 900, the Town Hall is perfectly suited to grand symphony orchestra performances with a thrilling impact.

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