Guest Blog: Wakefield Lit Fest’s Children and Young People Weekend

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Now in its fourth year, Wakefield Lit Fest is taking place across Wakefield and district from 18th – 27th September 2015. This festival of reading and writing, programmed by the arts charity Beam, is introducing its first Children and Young People … [read more]

‘The Narnia Experience’ Review

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Having driven to Leeds on a wet Tuesday evening, my son and I had little idea of what to expect from ‘The Narnia Experience’. According to the buzz around the event, the piece of community theatre featured over a hundred performers as well as a huge … [read more]

‘Sleeping Beauty’ at Harrogate Theatre, North Yorkshire

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How can I have spent over a decade living in Harrogate and yet never have watched the panto at Harrogate Theatre? With three children under ten, the panto should have been firmly on my radar.  And so it was; my children have enjoyed several … [read more]

Half-Term Theatre for Children Across England (Sat 26th October-Sun 3rd November)

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You’ve been conker-collecting, made crumble with all those apples and now you can sit back and enjoy the best of children’s theatre across England this autumn. We’ve pulled together a pick of children’s book adaptations currently touring theatres … [read more]

‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ Review

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A suitably overcast afternoon in Ilkley provided the perfect wintery backdrop to tutti frutti’s Aesop-inspired production of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. As we entered the hall of All Saints’ School, we were greeted by the three actors, all dressed for … [read more]

‘The Dragon Who Hates Poetry’ with Dominic Berry: Review

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Reading poetry is often described as a moving experience and listening to readings by the winners of Ilkley Festival’s Children’s Poetry Competition really did bring a lump to my throat. The children took to the stage before Dominic Berry's poetry … [read more]

Ilkley Literature Festival: Children’s Tea Party Review

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The thought of a children’s tea party conjures up images of Enid Blyton’s lashings of ginger beer, Roald Dahl’s chocolate factory and the amazing double-page spreads in the book You Choose. So celebrating Ilkley Literature Festival’s 40th anniversary … [read more]

Book-Event-A-Day Guide

Here it is, our one stop guide to book events up and down the country, throughout the summer holidays. We've got events from Aberdeen to Cornwall, including storytelling in ancient castles, Mad Hatter tea parties in Roman amphitheatres and a chance … [read more]

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

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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 … [read more]

Review of ‘War of the Buttons’ at Harrogate Theatre

Here at Book Events for Children, we were recently invited to review 'War of the Buttons' at Harrogate Theatre for DigYorkshire.com, a cultural website and guide to events in Yorkshire, covering theatre, art, books, film and children's events. The … [read more]

David Wood Interview

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Anyone who has taken a child to the theatre in recent years will need no introduction to the work of David Wood OBE. As well as writing his own plays (since the 1960s), David has adapted numerous children's books for the stage, including Roald Dahl's … [read more]

Jacqueline Wilson at The Royal Hall in Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Jacqueline Wilson at the Royal Hall I must admit that, before attending Jacqueline Wilson’s recent event at Harrogate’s Royal Hall, I wondered how an author event in such a large venue would work (the Royal Hall can seat over 1000).  Would the … [read more]

Jacqueline Wilson Interview

To say that Book Events for Children is delighted that the wonderful Jacqueline Wilson took the time to answer our questions would be something of an understatement! Book Events for Children collates the details of book-related events for children … [read more]

The Book Events for Children’s Holiday Guide: Week Six

The Book Events for Children’s Holiday Guide Week Six: Sat 25th - Fri 31st August Here at Book Events for Children, we’ve lined up a book-related event for every day of the summer holidays (from Sat 21st July to Fri 31st August.) The guide will … [read more]

The Book Events for Children’s Holiday Guide: Week Five

The Book Events for Children’s Holiday Guide Week Five: Sat 18th- Fri 24th August Here at Book Events for Children, we’ve lined up a book-related event for every day of the summer holidays (from Sat 21st July to Fri 31st August.) The guide will … [read more]

The Book Events for Children’s Holiday Guide: Week Four

The Book Events for Children’s Holiday Guide Week Four: Sat 11th - Fri 17th August Here at Book Events for Children, we’ve lined up a book-related event for every day of the summer holidays (from Sat 21st July to Fri 31st August.) The guide … [read more]