The Ryedale Book Festival is back on 21st & 22nd Sepmbet and this year there are loads on for dragon fans!
Writing and Drawing Competition – Competition Closes 15th September
Tell Us a Dragon
Dragons have long been an inspiring subject for writers and illustrators. Why not have a go at creating a dragon of your own and enter our competition? We have a selection of signed book prizes from famous dragon writers for the winners! Competition Information https://ryedalebookfestival.com/writing-competitions/
Friday 21 September 10:00 – 12:00 The Milton Rooms, 46 Market Place, Malton YO17 7LW The Story Orchestra – Four Seasons in One Day The musicians of Eboracum Baroque and joined by author and illustrator Jess Courtney-Tickle for a 45-minute performance followed by two interactive workshops involving music making and craft. Suitable for 4 – 8 years Tickets and Information http://ryedalebookfestival.com/whats-on/the-story-orchestra-four-seasons-in-one-day/ 07983 943 029
Friday 21 September 17:00 – 18:30 The Milton Rooms, Malton Movie Night with Cressida Cowell Meet award-winning creator of the best-selling How to Train Your Dragon series at this special movie night in The Milton Rooms. The author will be signing books from 16.30-17:00 Tickets and Information https://ryedalebookfestival.com/whats-on/movie-night-with-cressida-cowell/ 07983 943 029
Saturday 22 September 10:00 – 18:45 The Wesley Centre, Saville Street, Malton YO17 7LL A Day of Dragons 07983 943 029 For families and children there is a day packed full of fantastic interactive literary activities with a dragon-theme. Special guests include writers Cressida Cowell, Elys Dolan and Sarah Driver, illustrator Emily Gravett and poet Nick Toczek. Be ready to decorate biscuits, make crafts and music, watch a film and paint pottery as well as meet really cool authors in Malton this Saturday. 10.00 – 11.30: The Reluctant Dragon Enjoy this children’s classic before joining in a craft activity inspired by the story. 10.00 – 1.00: Zog – Story and biscuit decorating Enjoy listening to this funny story from the creators of The Gruffalo and then decorate your own Zog biscuit to gobble-up or take-away. 10.00 – 2.00: Dragon Dot-to-Dot This is taking place at the Rickshaw Bazaar on The Shambles with Jane and Jamie Illingworth. 11.00 and 1.00: Sir Scaly Pants and the Dragon Knight – Story and Ceramics at Peagreen Pottery Listen to the story and paint a ceramic dragon inspired by the book. 12.00 – 1.00: Wizard School with Elys Dolan A special Wizard Training Academy where you can make your own potions, create your own trusty sidekick and design your own spells. 1.30 – 2.30: Dragon Drawing with Emily Gravett Draw your own dragon in this illustration workshop with an award winning illustrator. 3.00 – 4.00: Nick Toczek’s Dragon Show Dragons-themed magic tricks, stories, puppets and some of the best dragon poems you will have ever heard. 4.30 – 5.30: The Huntress Trilogy by Sarah Driver Join the creator of this stunning fantasy adventure for its epic and thrilling conclusion. 6.00 – 6.45: A Bedtime Story with Emily Gravett Grab a teddy, pull on your PJs and head out for a charming bedtime story.