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 be published weekly and will include events across the country, so hopefully you’ll find something near to you.

Sat 25th August: Joshua Seigal at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Six More Fringe First Winners AnnouncedHave you ever wanted to know where Johnny eats mango, why pine cones are so scary, or what yabbing is? If so, then this is the show for you! Joshua Seigal’s interactive and fun poetry is perfect for children.

If you do not have children don’t worry – it is also perfect for adults. It is so far untested on llamas, but Joshua is sure it would be perfect for them too!

Sun 26th August: ‘The Twits’ at Lytham Hall, Lancashire

The TwitsIllyria theatre company perform their interpretation of Roald Dahl’s The Twits at Lytham Hall.

Adapted for the stage by children’s theatre supremo David Wood.



Mon 27th August: ‘Wind in the Willows’ at Brockwell Park, London

Sixteen Feet Productions presents an outdoor adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows.



Tue 28th August: Storytelling with Katrice Horsley at IWM North, Manchester

HomeTake a last chance to see Once Upon A Wartime and join the new National Storytelling Laureate, Katrice Horsley who will be asking ‘Are you sitting comfortably?…’ in this special storytelling session for all ages.

The event will be held at 1pm and 3pm.

Wed 29th August: StoryCloud with David Almond at Seven Stories, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

David Almond makes a special guest appearance as part of this national story building project. Seven Stories hosts the StoryCloud Builders who will inspire you to create your own stories and share them with your family, friends and the world on the StoryCloud online gallery. Suitable for ages 5+.

Free event, booking recommended. Admission fee to centre applies.

Thu 30th August: ‘Book Builder’s Workshop‘ at The Book Barge, Staffordshire

Your chance to write and illustrate your very own picture book with expert tuition from Magpie’s Treasure author/illustrator Kate Slater!  Suitable for ages 7+.

Final session to create finished artwork for your book. There will be a  choice of materials available to use and expert advice on how to make the most of them!  Learn how to bind your finished book together, ready for sharing!

Fri 31st August: Emma Thompson at Waterstones Glasgow Argyle Street

The Academy Award-winning actress and screenwriter will be signing copies of The Further Tales of Peter Rabbit. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment: the queue will be limited to the first 200 customers only. Call 0843 290 8343 for more information.


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