‘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]

Christopher William Hill and ‘Osbert the Avenger’ Review


Whilst combining the smells of apple pie and vomit may not sound an appealing element of a literary event for adults, at Ilkley Literature Children’s Festival, it all seemed highly appropriate. Smells – some pleasant and some downright disgusting – … [read more]

Ilkley Literature Festival: Children’s Tea Party Review


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]