Get ready for the Children's Festival!

The children's festival features a fabulous line up of fun authors, energetic storytelling and a healthy dose of toilet humour! We're very excited about Nick Arnold's 'Horrible Science Show' which brings the multi-award winning Horrible Science series to life.

Fun-packed events

Little readers have lots of opportunities to talk to our authors. There will be terrific tales, creative crafts and fantastic facts! Celebrate the love of reading and inspire their imaginations with our line-up of children's events.

The Big Read: Du Maurier's Rebecca

Sun, 21 Oct 2018
10.00am - 11.00am
Venue Room
Beverley Art Gallery
Celebrating its 80th Anniversary, Rebecca is a novel that has haunted and enchanted generations of readers who find themselves drawn to return to Manderley again and again.

Recently voted the nation's favourite book of the past 225 years and repeatedly adapted for stage and screen - most famously by Alfred Hitchcock in 1940 - why does Rebecca retain its power to captivate and challenge readers, 80 years on?

Local author Cassandra Parkin will lead the conversation about our enduring fascination with this classic book. This event is free to attend, but places must be booked.

Please note: Tickets for this event are no longer available to buy online. A limited number of tickets can be purchased on the door of the event. Cash and card payments accepted. Tickets previously purchased online can be picked up at the event using your booking reference number.

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Using the power of poetry to educate people about dementia. Local poet Catherine Scott is working with East Riding secondary schools around the theme of dementia. Young people will perform their poetry at library reminiscence sessions, for those living with dementia and their carers. A project we are excited to be piloting in the East Riding.

Watch this space! We'll share more when the time comes

Poetry Competition

If you can say the words, you can write the words. Express yourself through poetry - whatever shape or form - and you could win £50! The competition is free to enter for all school aged children, with one prize for primary and one for secondary.

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