Bookfeast has been passionate about providing opportunities for everyone, no matter what their age or background, to enjoy writing, reading and talking about books. Bookfeast was founded in June 2010 by Angie Prysor-Jones who launched the Bookfeast schools festival in Oxford which ran for 10 years until 2019.
Bookfeast ran the successful TeaBooks project – engaging with around 150 older adults across Oxfordshire through regular book groups led by volunteer group leaders and supported with a special borrowing scheme from Oxfordshire Libraries. TeaBooks is now run by Age UK Oxfordshire
In the Autumn 2019, Bookfeast launched a new intergenerational project called Snackbooks, bringing together pre-school children and older adults to share books and stories.
Until July 2019, it also ran the Lunchboox project in schools for children in years 5&6. Up to 20 schools took part every year for 10 years, introducing new titles and authors to hundreds of children and giving them a unique opportunity to enjoy reading for pure pleasure. For more information about the Bookfeast festival and the Lunchboox project, click here.