Book Events Round-Up (27th & 28th April 2013)

If you’re wondering what to do with the kids this weekend, look no further than our round-up of book-related activities across the country.

Starting in Edinburgh, young fans of Eric Hill’s Spot books are invited to Spot’s Birthday Party at King’s Theatre. The show runs until this Saturday and has been adapted by David Wood, the much-acclaimed children’s playwright. (Click here to read our interview with David.)

In the north-east, Hiccup Theatre build on the success of The Owl and the Pussycat to bring Rumpelstiltskin to ARC in Stockton-on-Tees. Catch the show this Saturday. Heading across the Pennines, you can also catch Rumpelstiltskin at TheLowry on Sunday.

If you’re in the West Midlands, Felicity Fly author Christina Gabbitas will be signing copies of her children’s books at WHSmith Merry Hill in Birmingham on Saturday. The books in the series explore common childhood fears.

Janet and Allan Ahlberg’s much-loved picture book Each Peach Pear Plum is a bookshelf staple. The simple tale is adapted for the stage with puppetry, songs and music at  Aberystwyth Arts Centre this Sunday.

Foyles Bookshop in London is hosting a day of workshops aimed at young graphic artists; come and create an ‘awesome robot’ or take part in a ‘Wild Animals and Curious Creatures’ illustration workshop. Elsewhere in the capital you can enjoy storytelling in (easy) French at the French Institute or catch Hue Boy at Jackson’s Lane on Sunday



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