Ignite your child's imagination during half term!
Get ready to ignite your child's love for reading and embark on a day of imagination, adventure and storytelling at the prestigious Royal Institution in London on Tuesday 24 October 2023. It's the perfect way to make the most of your half-term break. From captivating performances on our theatre-style stage from your favourite authors to interactive and immersive workshops that inspire and spark creativity.
The festival will be a day to remember.
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Four captivating performances from our fantastic authors providing over 1 hour and 30 minutes of enjoyment in our theatre
One workshop of your choice. Dive even deeper in to the world of storytelling in these 45–60 minute-long intimate and interactive sessions.
*Note that authors from the theatre line up will be signing books but this is on a first-come, first served basis and access to all authors cannot be guaranteed.
Incredible stage line-up...
Our stage will come alive with captivating performances from your child's favourite authors, transporting them to enchanting worlds and introducing them to unforgettable characters. From heartwarming tales to thrilling adventures, there will be a wide range of stories to delight every young reader and allow their imagination to soar.
Mesmerising Poetry Performance From Michael Rosen!
Children will be immersed in the world of words as Michael Rosen takes the stage to captivate them with his lively rhymes! They’ll enjoy the power of his performance and get the chance to meet him in person during the book signing.
David Farr and Michael Morpurgo - The Secret Of The Blood Red Key **Option One only**
Dive into the enchanting world of storytelling with David Farr and the legendary Michael Morpurgo as they take you on a thrilling journey through The Secret of the Blood Red Key. This captivating session explores the art of storytelling in all its forms, from the mesmerising stage to the spellbinding page. Includes book signing.
A Hilarious And Interactive Adventure With Jenny Pearson
Join us for this session filled with laughter and excitement as Jenny takes to the stage, engaging the audience with quizzes, games, and even world record attempts! Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through the pages of The Boy Who Made Monsters. Includes book signing.
The Escape Room With Christopher Edge **Option Two only**
Welcome to The Escape – the ultimate Escape Room with puzzles and challenges to beat before time runs out. Join author Christopher Edge on a heart-racing journey as he brings The Escape to life and explore the imaginative, empowering world of his mind-bendingly brilliant novel, Escape Room. Can you help Christopher find the answer and save the world? Includes book signing.
Join JT Williams and the Lizzie & Belle Mysteries Adventure during Black History Month
This thrilling session offers a fresh and unique approach to exploring black history, as JT Williams encouraging children to become detectives and historians themselves. As participants follow their journey, they'll be inspired to think critically, piece together clues, and unlock the untold stories of black heroes and heroines throughout history
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