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.

House of Fiction: From Pemberley to Brideshead

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Date
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
Time
11.30am - 12.30pm
Venue Room
Beverley Art Gallery
Description
Houses in literature have captured readers’ imaginations for centuries, from Gothic castles to Georgian stately homes, Bloomsbury townhouses and high-rise penthouses. Step on to a tour of real and imagined houses that great English writers have used to reflect the themes of their novels... houses that became like characters themselves, embodiments of the social and historical currents of their time.

Phyllis Richardson takes us on a journey through history to discover how authors’ personal experiences in their homes helped to shape the imaginative dwellings that have become icons of English literature.

Using historic sources, authors’ biographies, letters, news accounts, and the novels themselves, The House of Fiction presents some of the most influential houses in Britain through the stories they inspired, while offering candid glimpses of the writers who brought them to life.

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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Poetryscope

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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