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.

Ben Lamb: You're Nicked

Sat, 17 Oct 2020
6.00pm - 7.00pm

Ben Lamb is a cultural theorist based at Teeside University who has written the first comprehensive study of television police series in the UK. He shows how British TV’s most popular genre has developed from 1955 to the present. He covers all the most popular series that have helped to shape our cultural landscape over the last 50 years - from Dixon of Dock - Z Cars - Sweeney - Frost - Happy Valley.

This will be a fascinating talk which will be of real interest to crime-drama enthusiasts everywhere!

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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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