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Barnes Children’s Literature Festival

Branding, Website, Print & Merchandise


Barnes Children’s Literature Festival is London’s largest dedicated literature festival for children. Set in the surrounds of beautiful Barnes pond, the festival is a family-friendly fun-filled-to-the-brim event starring some of children’s literature’s biggest and best known names.


Back in 2015, the founder Amanda Brettagh’s brief was to illustrate the infamous Barnes pond scene and landmark buildings including the resident pair of swans if possible! We triumphantly accomplished this and more – setting the tone for the festival which has become a signature icon with followers in the local area, nationally and internationally. Each year the original logo has been re-freshed with a well-known featured illustrator for example Axel Sheffler in 2017, Judith Kerr in 2018 celebrating 50 years of the ‘Tiger Who Came To Tea’, Lauren Child in 2019 and Helen Oxenbury in 2021.


The festival’s website needed a bright, lively and dynamic feel to appeal to children and parents alike yet be simple to navigate through the 100+ events. The site also includes special event promotions, literary news feeds, guest columnist’s posts and children’s reviews. Needless to say the site has grown somewhat organically over time as the festival has increased in size and complexity.


Silent Deer has continued to produce all online, print and promotional material for 7 consecutive years. Now a 6 day event packed with a huge line-up of children’s authors and illustrators who all need promoting and listing, information packs for 150+ volunteers and media partners plus signage for all 10+ venues. Each year the items required range from programmes to pop-up stands, window decals to volunteers aprons and much much more…


View the website here



“Silent Deer has got what it takes to exceed your expectations every time. They seem to know straight away what we need and they go the extra mile – and a half! – every single day for us while dealing with our outrageous deadlines, our ambitious ideas and our skinny budgets with bucketloads of patience and big agency professionalism. And not only that they’re great fun to work with so if working with people you like is important to you then our advice is do not hesitate to give them a call.”

Amanda Brettargh, Founder & Owner




Branding, Marketing, Print & Packaging, Websites