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Festival of Words – Children’s Programme

October 12, 2021 - October 24, 2021

The East Riding Festival of Words is back! With live children’s events for 2021

East Riding Libraries are delighted to announce a varied and exciting programme for their literature festival, The East Riding Festival of Words which will be back with live events this autumn. Children’s events will take place from Tuesday 12 October to Sunday 24 October and tickets are available from www.festivalofwords.co.uk and from the venues hosting events.

Puppets Plays and Storydays are back again with another entertaining puppet storytelling, this time of ‘Three little fishes and the big bad shark’ by Ken Geis. This event will be touring around libraries in the East Riding, starting on the 12th October in Pocklington and then throughout the next 11 days visiting Hornsea, Haltemprice, South Cave, Cottingham, Goole, Snaith, Brough, Howden and finishing on the 23rd October in Bridlington and Beverley!

Scrumptious Saturday takes place on the 16 October at Beverley Library and starts with an interactive storytelling of ‘The Mouse’s Apples’ by Kristyna Litten, followed by ‘The Very Hungry Code-A-Pillar’, which is a fun and very interactive session for ages 3-7 to explore computer coding through storytelling, fun and games.

On the 23 October, it’s Under the Sea Saturday at Beverley Library and we are very excited to welcome real-life urban mermaid Lindsey Cole for a creative workshop and interactive performance of her true story about swimming down the Thames and rescuing a cow!

The closing day of the children’s festival is ‘Superhero Sunday’, 24 October. It starts with a workshop hosted by Carol from Puppets Plays and Storydays and children are invited to bring unwanted newspapers from home and recycle them into a puppet. Next is the very talented Bill Booth, who is running a superhero drawing workshop and the festival finishes with ‘Sleepy Tales for Superheroes’ hosted by our very own library super-storytellers, Gillian and Angela.

Program details are here:

Tickets are available now from www.festivalofwords.co.uk or at any of the venues hosting events and are priced at £6 for one child, £10 for two children and £12 for three children with accompanying adults free.


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October 12, 2021
October 24, 2021