The East Riding Festival of Words 2019 will once again include the ever-popular Children’s Festival, with events across the area.
The Gruffalo Grand Tour will see Carol Burton bring Julia Donaldson’s story to life with interactive puppet storytelling at libraries including Beverley.
She Productions will present Drama Workshops at Beverley Library for secondary school children on Tuesday, 15 October at 4.30pm, and for primary school children on Thursday, 17 October at 4.30pm. These interactive and inclusive drama workshops encourage children to be creative, dynamic and empathetic, whilst having fun. Tickets cost £6 each.
Saturday, 19 October will see the Ninja Alien Pirate Party at Parkway Cinema in Beverley at 11am. Award-winning children’s author Gareth P Jones will sing, play and rap songs inspired by his collection of published books in a highly interactive, energetic performance. Tickets cost £6 each, and are suitable for ages four-plus.
Goole Library will host Baby’s First Jailbreak on Saturday, 19 October, at 10.30am – join author Jim Whalley and illustrator Stephen Collins for reading, drawing and games. Suitable for ages three – seven, tickets cost £4 each, with accompanying adults free.
On the same day, Saviour Pirotta will be at Beverley Library at 1.30pm to talk about ‘The Stolen Spear’, a chance to listen to ghost stories which became part of the story, and learn how to plot a Stone Age adventure. Suitable for ages seven-plus, tickets cost £4 each, with accompanying adults free.
Saturday, 19 October will also see author and illustrator Maisie Paradise Shearring in Beverley Library at 3pm, delivering a workshop featuring her brand new book, “I’m actually really grown up now”. There will be a chance to make a brand new outfit for Meena in the story from a colourful paper collage. Tickets cost £4 per child, with accompanying adults free, and are suitable for ages three-plus.
The day will conclude with Bedtime Stories at Beverley Library from 5pm, This will be a chance to come along in pyjamas for popular bedtime stories, full of fun and games, Suitable for ages three-plus, tickets cost £4 per child, with accompanying adults free.
Sunday, 20 October will bring Glove Puppet Animals from Indigo Moon Theatre to Beverley Library at 10.30am and 1pm. There will be a chance to make animal glove puppets with moving mouths, and perform stories. Tickets cost £6 per child with accompanying adults free, and are suitable for ages four-plus.
Author and illustrator Andi Dawson will be at Beverley Library at 1.30pm to talk about StevieThe Shark – a story of friendship, falling out and fixing things in the deep, dark sea. Suitable for children aged three-plus, tickets cost £4 per child, with accompanying adults free.
The Festival will conclude on Sunday, 27 October with The Funny World of James Campbell, at Parkway Cinema, Beverley, at 11am.
This is a stand-up comedy show for children over six, their parents and anybody who likes comedy without the rude words. James Campbell is a comedian and author and started ‘Comedy 4 Kids’. He has appeared on many TV programmes, including ‘Blue Peter’. Tickets cost £6 each and are suitable for ages six plus.