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UK's favourites head Children's Day

Monday 30th March 2015

Some of the country’s favourite and best-selling authors and illustrators for children feature in a stunning line-up for this year’s Stratford Literary Festival. 

On Wednesday, 29th April, the Festival welcomes the multi-million best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson who will be delighting audiences with details of her best known books, as well as her new novel The Butterfly Club.

Sunday, 3rd May is entirely given over to young audiences with a spectacular Children’s Day. An all-day ticket gives children aged 4 to 11 access to a variety of events from 10am until 4pm including the chance to meet the legendary Percy the Park Keeper writer Nick Butterworth, the hugely talented Chris Ridddell, and author/illustrator teams Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre, Tracey Corderoy and Steve Lenton. Puppetcraft Theatre, led by puppeteer John Roberts, will be putting on its captivating show, Monkey, written my Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen, and comic creator, Neill Cameron, will show children how to create their own comics. There will also be art workshops and story-telling with Festival favourites Sara Huxley-Edwards and Nikky Smedley.  

The Festival’s Children’s Day is once again sponsored by Lodder’s solicitors and it all takes place at the Stratford Artshouse with all day tickets at £20. The on-site cafe will be serving coffee and refreshments all day. 

And young book-lovers haven’t been forgotten either. Throughout the Festival week, from Monday 27th April to Friday 1st May, there will be free story-telling and activity sessions for pre-schoolers from 9.30am until 11.30am with craft and reading and sessions lead by Story Vine, and local authors Julie Fulton and Sharon Hopwood. 

For full details, find out more here. Call 01789 207100 to book tickets.

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