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.

Nydia Hetherington/Natasha Pulley: Myth, Magic and History

Sun, 18 Oct 2020
12.00pm - 1.00pm

Louise Beech leads this dazzling panel discussion on Myth and Magic in historical fiction.

Nydia Hetherington's novel 'A girl Made of Air' is a lyrical and extraordinary debut packed with myth magic and folklore...step inside and enter the strange and spectacular world of the circus... You just might find you belong

Natasha Pulley is the best selling author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street and The Bedlam Stacks. Her latest novel 'The Lost Future of Pepperharrow' returns readers to the singular universe of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street in this bewitching sequel set in a gloriously gothic Japan. Bizarre hauntings and electrical storms blight a Tokyo mired in mystery and mayhem, as The Lost Future of Pepperharrow dazzles and beguiles with fast-paced plotting and quirky characterisation.

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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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