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Children's Library

Children's Book Festival 2015

Come join in our festival, bringing together children’s authors and illustrators you can’t help but feel inspired by!

What ages are these events suitable for?

Please refer to the individual Eventbrite booking pages for age suitability information (linked below).

Will there be signed books to buy on the day?

Yes, the authors will be signing books on the day.

Can I leave my child unaccompanied?

Children under 8 years must be accompanied.  If children over 8 years are to be left unaccompanied, please leave a contact name and number with library staff on the event day.

When should we arrive?

Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the event.

Tickets

£3 per child (unless otherwise stated) Each ticket admits one child and one accompanying adult. Includes refreshments.

Events

Chris Wormell | Saturday 3rd October 2015 | 11am - 12:30pm | Shoeburyness Library

Come and meet Chris, a fantastic children's book illustrator, and help him to draw a great picture for our newest library.

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Billy Coughlan | Sunday 11th October 2015 | 2pm - 3:30pm | The Forum Southend-on-Sea

Listen to an imaginative story about a child who is reluctant to go to school until his whale gives him the confidence to interact with the other children.

Then draw your own fantastical creature who would inspire you in school!

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Karin Littlewood | Tuesday 13th October 2015 | 3pm - 4pm | The Forum Southend-on-Sea

Pop in anytime between 3 - 4pm to meet author Karin Littlewood and find out more about her books and illustrations.

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Alex English | Saturday 17th October 2015 | 2pm - 3:30pm | The Forum Southend-on-Sea

Join the Pirate Party! Come dressed for the occasion and create your own Hook hands to take to the seas with!

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Jane Lawes | Saturday 24th October 2015 | 2pm - 3:30pm | The Forum Southend-on-Sea

Celebrate the world of ballet dancing, and how passion and hard work can help achieve your dreams. Jane will also be introducing her brand new series Gym Stars.

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Karen Owen | Monday 26th October 2015 | 2pm - 3:30pm | The Forum Southend-on-Sea

Join in an interactive afternoon of storytelling, mask-making and other creative challenges.

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JD Irwin | Tuesday 27th October 2015 | 10am - 12:30pm | The Forum Southend-on-Sea

Do you like writing? Do you want to be an author? Come along to the Forum and get some hints and tips to write brilliant stories and invent amazing characters!

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Lorraine Carey | Thursday 29th October 2015 | 2pm - 3:30pm | The Forum Southend-on-Sea

Think you know the story of Cinderella?...Think again! This laugh-out-loud version turns the well-known fairytale completely upside down!

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Spooky Stories | Saturday 31st October 2015 | 2pm - 3:30pm | The Forum Southend-on-Sea

Are you hearing bumps in the night?  Are you ready to spook yourself silly? Then come join in our Spooky Stories event! Come dressed up in your spookiest outfit, get your face-painted to match your ghoulish garments and listen to some very creepy tales.

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Page last updated: 24/08/2015