Get ready for the Children's Festival!

Inspiring your children's love of reading with a variety of authors, energetic storytelling and a barrel of laughs!

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.

Peter Hain: The Rhino Conspiracy

Fri, 16 Oct 2020
7.00pm - 8.00pm

Peter Hain was brought up in South Africa and moved to the UK when his anti-apartheid parents were forced into exile in 1966. He was a leader of the Anti-Apartheid Movement and the Anti-Nazi League during the 1970s and 1980s. A Labour MP between 1991 and 2015 and a senior government minister for twelve years, he chaired the UN Security Council, negotiated international Treaties curbing nuclear proliferation, banning the trade in blood diamonds and the 2007 Northern Ireland peace settlement.

Hain has written or edited twenty-one books - including his memoirs Outside In (2012) and Mandela: His Essential Life (2018).

His first fiction book, The Rhino Conspiracy, is an epic tale of corruption, collusion and courage set in contemporary South Africa.

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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 prizes for primary and secondary.

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