Magical folk tales, superheroes and even the well-loved Gruffalo story will be bringing the library and Treasure House alive, as part of Beverley Literature Festival’s exciting children’s programme. From Saturday 12 to Sunday 13 October,
Young readers and budding writers can take part in kids cabarets, storytelling sessions, comic workshops and much, much more.
Saturday sees Beverley Library become the site of a thrilling adventure, as the Stephen Joseph Theatre Outreach team presents three bite-sized performances of The Quest – a tale of friends setting off on a mysterious journey with some rugby balls for good measure.
Three is the magic number for workshops too, as the Treasure House plays host to a trio of exciting, inspiring sessions to help get youngsters writing.
The Etherington Brothers will be unleashing a whirlwind of energy and creativity, as they share their brilliant story-making tips, followed by Daniel Webb bringing Roald Dahl and book reviewing to life, in a workshop that may also contain chocolate.
And Wordquake Wordsmith Andrew McMillan hosts a day-long course for teens on writing and performing poetry, ending with a short public performance at the library, which includes poems Andrew has written exclusively for the Festival.
Jules Howard helps junior scientists explore the fantastic world of fossils, as they learn how to research the mysterious world of dinosaurs. Saturday ends, fittingly, with milk and cookies, pyjamas and a Gruffalo-themed bedtime story from Puppets, Plays and Story Days.
Love drawing? Go along on Sunday and join superhero duo, Art Heroes, at their two comic workshops –just drop in on Sunday morning and create your own comic superheros.
Later in the day you can make your very own comic – get ready to thrill your friends at playtime on Monday. Leading UK storyteller, Xanthe Gresham weaves her very special magic as she leads a world tour of global folk tales.
Crazy poetry double act Spill the Beans present their kids’ festival finale – a family cabaret, packed full of rhymes, jokes and rock n roll.
For more information and to book visit www.bevlit.org or call 01482 392699. Tickets can also be bought in person from Beverley Library.