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.

Schwa: Hope of a Tree

Sun, 18 Oct 2020
10.00am - 11.00am

Schwa take poems by a range of poets and sets them to intelligent, emotive music. Interspersed with the songs: readings from tree folklore, botany, as well as compelling accounts of tree activism from all over the world. Hope of a Tree; inspired by Richard Powers pulitzer prize winning, The Overstory, is about the resilience of nature in spite of what humans continue to do to it, and about hope - despite the odds.

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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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