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 Lightless Pumpkin

Mon, 29 Oct 2018
4.30pm - 5.30pm
After a sell-out run last year, She Productions returns this Halloween for a trick or treat of a show, following the loveable Lightless Pumpkin in a brand new adventure!

Join the BanSHEs, the warbling un-scary fairies, at the theatre and let them lead you on a mini-promenade to Beverley Library. There, you will seek out the Lightless Pumpkin and pals lurking amongst the literature, sing the spooktacular songs and participate in the Pumpkin Parade that takes you back to the comfort of the cafe-bar at ERT for the rest of the show.

Immerse yourself in this enchantingly interactive event, full of frightful delights for all the family. Clean up your cloaks and wave your wands for a performance that promises to be pumpkintastic!

Tickets available from East Riding Theatre. Children £5.50 Adults £6.50 Family ticket (one adult three children, one two adults two children) £20
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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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