York Literature Festival 15th – 26th March 2018
The celebration of history is at the core of this year’s York Literature Festival, back for the 11th year and another spectacular run of events which includes some exciting events for children of all ages !
Guy Bass (Sunday 18th March, 11am – 12.30pm), whose bestselling book series follows the adventures of a mad scientist’s forgotten creation, known as Stitch Head Ideal for ages 7+, Guy will be reading from his books and exploring his childhood inspirations and aspirations.
For a theatre experience for all ages, the Hot Coal Theatre is presenting Finders Keepers (Saturday 17th March, 3pm and 7pm performances) – a fun-filled highly visual and touching piece using music and puppetry.
Also on the programme is A.P. Winter (Saturday 24th March, 1-2.30pm) whose debut novel is The Boy Who Went Magic. A.P. will be talking about magic and spooky things and facilitating a short creative writing exercise – ideal for ages 9-12.
For poetry lovers, Carole Bromley and Anneliese Emmans Dean (Saturday 24th March, 11am – 12.30pm) will be helping children to write their own poems; and a series of Children’s Storytimes will be celebrating 200 years of Frankenstein with monster-themed sessions of stories and rhymes.
The 12-day long programme, which starts on the 15 March, is also aimed at the mums, dads and grandparents too and includes: Dr Lucy Worsley, the hugely popular writer, broadcaster and speaker, who will be sharing her new book “Jane Austen At Home: A Biography”; Dr Janina Ramirez, author and BBC documentary presenter on the medieval mystic Julian of Norwich, who will explore the power of mystical tradition; and medical historian Dr Lindsey Fitzharris discussing “The Butchering Art”, which examines the turning point in the brutal history of British medicine thanks to surgeon Joseph Lister (a must for anyone who enjoyed the recent BBC comedy “Quacks”!).
York Theatre Royal is the main box office for the York Literature Festival, and the majority of event tickets can be obtained from York Theatre Royal: 01904 623568 or www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk. However, please see the individual event information in the Festival brochure, available from the HUB in York Theatre Royal, for full ticketing details.
There are also lots of free events to attend so please visit the festival website www.yorkliteraturefestival.co.uk to reserve your tickets.
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