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Friday 29 September — Sunday 8 October 2017  Bath Box Office 01225 463362    bathfestivals.org.uk  @bathfestivals #bathkidslitfest    bathfestivals  @bathfestivals


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Introduction

Hello...

Gill and John McLay ARTISTIC DIRECTORS

it’s great to be back and do we have some treats in store for you!

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e are so excited to be sharing this year’s programme with you. Kicking off with the fabulous Cressida Cowell, we have 10 days of awesome book celebrations in store. From Julia Donaldson to Miranda Hart, Michael Rosen to Harry Hill and Jacqueline Wilson to Nadiya Hussain we have something for everyone. Events that will inspire, make you think, make you laugh and most importantly have huge amounts of fun.

We hope you like this year’s cover too from the fabulous Liz Pichon! Tom Gates has officially taken his seat in the big red chair and now it’s your turn. Every year we celebrate authors, illustrators and storytellers and bring together words and story in the shape of 10 days packed with fun. We like to think this year’s line-up does just that. The only thing we need is thousands of bookworms!

We know you’re going to find your favourites but don’t just take it from us... read on, sign up and come along. We can’t celebrate books without you...

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Miranda Hart

Liz Pichon

Julia Donaldson

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Ade Edmondson

Cressida Cowell

Nadiya Hussain

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Jacqueline Wilson

Maggie Aderin-Pocock

David Baddiel

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AGE 7+

Cressida Cowell 1.15pm-2.15pm / Prior Park College Tickets £4 / A1 Sponsored by

FRI 29 SEPT

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Cressida Cowell 5pm-6pm / Forum / Tickets £8 / A2

AGE 7+

The multi-million bestselling author-illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon books is back in Bath for the launch of her exciting new series! Cressida Cowell will introduce you to The Wizards of Once – an exciting, high-adventure story, set in an ancient, magical time, full of Wizards, Warriors, Giants and Sprites. Cressida will give top tips on becoming an author or illustrator, and share behind-the-scenes details about how the How to Train Your Dragon books became DreamWorks films. Sponsored by

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SAT 30 SEPT

David Baddiel 10am-11am / Guildhall Tickets £7.50 / B1 He is a highly acclaimed comedian, novelist and television presenter. He’s the author of brilliantly funny and fantastic books such as The Parent Agency, The Person Controller and AniMalcolm. He is the one and only David Baddiel. Join him for a laugh-filled session, and hear about his amazing new book. Sponsored by

AGE 9+

THE GUIDE TO CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Winnie-the-Pooh with Giles Andreae AGE 10am-10.45am / Guildhall Tickets £6.50 / B2

3+

When Winnie-the-Pooh sets out to catch a Heffalump he finds himself in a sticky situation. Luckily his loyal friend, Piglet, isn’t far away... Join author Giles Andreae as he takes you on a new adventure with Pooh and Piglet to search for a Heffalump in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Kate DiCamillo 10.30am-11.15am Widcombe Social Club Tickets £6.50 / B3

All the way from the USA, awardwinning author Kate DiCamillo (Because of Winn-Dixie, The Tale of Despereaux) makes her Bath Festival debut for this very special event. Kate is a passionate advocate of the power of stories, and the connections they make. Come along to share her stories and to begin to imagine your own.

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AGE 8+


Saturday 30 September

Julia Donaldson

AGE 5+

10.30am-11.30am Forum / Tickets £8 / B4 Who’s that singing on the Savannah? Get ready to meet The Ugly Five – the loveable characters from Julia Donaldson’s riotous new picture book with Axel Scheffler. Wildebeest and Warthog, Spotted Hyena, Lappet-faced Vulture and Marabou Stork are called ‘The Ugly Five’… but are they really? Join the UK’s number one author for songs, stories and audience participation – and look out for favourites such as Zog, Superworm and… The Gruffalo. Sponsored by

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Saturday 30 September

AGE 7+

Doodle Masterclass 10.30am-12pm / Friends Meeting House Tickets £15 / B5 Indulge your inner doodler and join author and illustrator Dominika Lipniewska for this creative illustration masterclass. The session will take the form of a hands on activity – creating an imaginary town using stencils, pencils and other doodling materials. Participants will create their imaginary shops, playgrounds, town residents and other impossible creations. Please note: for masterclasses only, parents/ guardians attend for free, should they wish to stay – please see p.66 for more information.

AGE 6+

Star Wars with JAKe 11.45am-12.30pm / Guildhall Tickets £6.50 / B6 Love all things Star Wars? Channel your inner Wookiee. Dress up as a Droid. Join JAKe – illustrator of How to Speak Wookiee and How to Speak Droid with R2-D2 - as he teaches you the tricks of the trade, shows you how to draw your own Star Wars characters and answers your questions.

Joking About AGE with Dave Lowe 7+ 11.45am-12.30pm / Guildhall Tickets £6.50 / B7 In this fun, interactive event, Dave Lowe talks about how he gets the ideas for his books. In the process, there will be hamsters, terrible photos, unusual superheroes, a quiz, and an Incredible Dadventure-style treasure hunt (which the audience can take part in without moving!) Warning: this event may contain Dad jokes. 8 Book online at bathfestivals.org.uk or call 01225 463362


Saturday 30 September

Mog Storytelling AGE 3+

11.45am-12.30pm / Mission Theatre Tickets £6 / B8 Judith Kerr’s picture books starring the much loved feline Mog and the Thomas family have charmed generations of young readers. Join us as Mog’s adventures are brought to life in this fun and interactive storytelling session with the help of everyone’s favourite grey and black striped tabby cat.

AGE 3+

Dylan! with Guy Parker-Rees 12pm-12.45pm / Widcombe Social Club Tickets £6.50 / B9 Dylan's on his way - are you ready to play? Come and hear Guy Parker-Rees introduce his joyous new character, Dylan, an exuberant stripy dog, who just loves to play. See Guy draw Dylan and some of his friends. Expect lots of drawing fun and activities to join in with.

TV Writing Masterclass 1pm-2.30pm / Friends Meeting House Tickets £15 / B10 Writing partners Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler (Danger Mouse, Thunderbirds Are Go!, Shaun the Sheep), authors of fantasy book series Defenders of The Realm, reveal the secrets of writing for some of the biggest names in children’s TV. They’ll share their tops tips for turning your pageturning adventure into great TV!

AGE 9+

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Saturday 30 September

The Phoenix Live! 1.30pm-2.15pm / Guildhall Tickets £6.50 / B11

AGE 7+

Love Comics? Then join top writing and drawing duo The Etherington Brothers, from The Phoenix, as they embark on a frantic and laughter-filled session of fun and drawing. They’ll share the secrets of their success with tips and tricks for making your own comics truly awesome. Prepare yourselves for anything!

Supersaurs 1.30pm-2.30pm / Guildhall Tickets £6.50 / B12

AGE 9+

Imagine what the world would look like if dinosaurs hadn’t died out, but had survived and evolved alongside humans. Join creator and former TV children’s presenter, Jay Jay Burridge as he introduces their modern day descendants - the saurs - subject of his new, brilliantly illustrated adventure series. Expect to be amazed!

Dragons! with Jasper Fforde and Scarlett Thomas 1.30-2.30pm / Widcombe Social Club Tickets £6.50 / B13

AGE 10+

Magic, secret organisations, visions, wizards, shady book-collectors and… Dragons! Two top authors, Jasper Fforde (The Last Dragonslayer, recently adapted for Sky TV) and Scarlett Thomas (Dragon’s Green) discuss their fascination with the most famous mythical creature of all. There’ll be readings, questions & answers and plenty of dragon-flavoured repartee. Supported by our Creative Partner

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Saturday 30 September

The Cat in the Hat 1.30-2.15pm / Mission Theatre Tickets £6 / B14 The Cat in the Hat is 60 years old – so let’s celebrate! Don’t miss Dr Seuss’ iconic tale bought to life with all of its original mayhem and madness. There will be stories, rhymes galore and a special appearance from the Cat in the Hat himself, as this worldwide favourite comes to Bath!

AGE 3+

Operation Ouch! with Dr Xand Van Tulleken

AGE 7+

3.15-4pm / Guildhall / Tickets £6.50 / B15 Enjoy this fun and interactive Q & A session with one of CBBC’s favourite identical twin presenters from the hit TV series Operation Ouch! Packed with facts about the show, Doctor Xand’s experience of being a doctor, plus the chance to ask anything you might want to find out about the fascinating world of medical science, the awesome things bodies can do and much more!

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Saturday 30 September

Liz Pichon 3pm-4pm / Forum / Tickets £8 / B16

AGE 7+

Join bestselling author and illustrator Liz Pichon for a funpacked Tom Gates interactive event! There will be reading, drawing and doodling from the books so bring a pencil and paper! And there's even a LIVE performance from Tom’s favourite band in the whole wide world – DUDE3 – playing LIVE DOGZOMBIES tunes. What more could you want? (apart from snacks...)

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Saturday 30 September

Knightology with AGE 9+ Dugald Steer 3.15pm-4pm / Guildhall / Tickets £6.50 / B17 Join Dugald Steer, in character as the herald of Sir Lancelot Marshall, for a medieval event based on his latest book – Knightology! Help Dugald’s character and Squire Robert discover what happened to them, and whose version of life as a Knight is most likely to be true. An interactive, mysterious and fun event for all!

Animal Magic with Giles Andreae & Guy Parker-Rees

AGE 6+

3.15pm-4pm / Widcombe Social Club Tickets £6.50 / B18 If you enjoyed Giraffes Can't Dance, you’ll love Be Brave Little Penguin with its brave little hero, Pip-Pip. Join bestselling picture book creators, author Giles Andreae and illustrator Guy Parker-Rees, for an exuberant and energetic session of fun storytelling and amazing art creations. Feel-good rhyming stories don’t get any better!

AGE 8+

Amelia Fang with Laura Ellen Anderson 4.30pm-5.30pm / Mission Theatre Tickets £6.50 / B19

Join Laura Ellen Anderson on a fangtastic adventure into the world of Nocturnia, where darkness reigns supreme, glitter is terrifying, and unicorns are the stuff of nightmares! Amelia Fang would much rather hang out with her pet pumpkin Squashy and her friends Florence and Grimaldi. A barbaric, fun-filled hour of stories and drawings!

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Saturday 30 September

Lauren St John 4.45pm-5.45pm / Guildhall Tickets £6.50 / B20

AGE 9+

Join Lauren St John, the bestselling author of The White Giraffe series and the Blue Peter Award-winning mystery adventure series Laura Marlin, for a special animal-flavoured event. Hear all about Lauren’s fascinating childhood and how growing up with all sorts of amazing animals in Africa inspired her to write her popular stories.

AGE 6+

Dinosaurium with Chris Wormell 4.45pm-5.30pm / Guildhall Tickets £6.50 / B21 Join illustrator and print-maker Chris Wormell as he introduces Dinosaurium – a stunningly curated guide to the animals that used to rule the world. Join Chris for a creative insight into illustration with lots of dinosaur fun and opportunities to do some dinosaur drawing.

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SUN 01 OCT

Mr Men Storytime!

AGE 3+

10am-10.45am / Guildhall / Tickets £6 / C1 The Mr Men books have been delighting children for generations with their charming antics! Bold illustrations and funny stories make them the perfect first book experience for young children. Join Liz Fost for a fun-filled session of stories and activities. Meet a favourite Mr Men character as well and give him a hug! Sponsored by

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Alex T Smith 10am-10.45am / Guildhall Tickets £6.50 / C2 Join bestselling author-illustrator of Claude, Alex T. Smith, as he introduces Mr Penguin – an adventurer-detective who’s a cross between Indiana Jones and Hercule Poirot – and Mr Penguin’s best friend Colin, an intrepid spider! Alex will give top secret illustrator tips, and tell you about Claude’s next adventure – appearing on TV!

AGE 6+

James Patterson’s AGE Middle School Live! 9+ 10am-10.45am / Widcombe Social Club Tickets £6.50 / C3 Join your host, children’s author Steven Butler, as he brings the world of James Patterson’s bestselling Middle School series to life! Take part in a draw-a-long, get story writing tips and join in with hilarious games. Packed full of imagination, fun and creativity - it’s great for all the family!

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Sunday 1 October

AGE 4-6

Dinosaur Roar! with Paul Stickland

11am-12.30pm / Widcombe Institute Tickets £6.50 / C4 Meet Paul Stickland, co-creator of the classic Dinosaur Roar! picture book and design your own pop-up dinosaur to take home with you. See the process and development of the different dinosaur characters in his books followed by an inspiring pop-up paper dinosaur workshop led by Paul.

Football School 11am-12pm / Alice Park Tickets £6.50 / C5 Get your trainers on… Football School is going live! Join authors and footy fans Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton as they bring to life their bestselling book, which says there's nothing that football cannot teach! Maths, science, history, drama – the lot! Come on down to the park for games, penalty shoot-outs and more.

AGE 4+

AGE 7+

Meet Fergal the Dragon 11.45am-12.30pm / Guildhall Tickets £6.50 / C6 Join Robert Starling as he introduces you via stories and activities to Fergal, a little dragon with a short temper! He burns the dinner (literally), reduces the football goal to ashes and absolutely cannot play a nice, quiet board game. A fantastic family event for anyone with a fiery temper!

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Sunday 1 October

Michael Rosen

11.45am-12.45pm / Guildhall Tickets £7.50 / C7

AGE 7+

Join Michael Rosen for a riotous celebration of words - silly words, funny words, words you only use in your own family, new words, old words, and the very best words in the right order. Find out about his new books Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots and Uncle Gobb and the Green Heads and laugh your socks off. Supported by

Stories That Matter 11.45am-12.30pm Widcombe Social Club Tickets £6.50 / C8

AGE 9+

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Join authors Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin and illustrator Giovanni Rigano, the team behind the bestselling Artemis Fowl graphic novels, as they take you on an epic, heartbreaking journey across continents. Hear about their all-time favourite comics, how their new story came about and what it takes to make a graphic novel.

AGE King Coo 7+ with Adam Stower 11.45am-12.30pm / Mission Theatre Tickets £6.50 / C9 Ben Pole is running from his arch-enemy Monty Grabbe, when he discovers a secret wood full of traps, tree houses, Herbert the Wombat and best of all, King Coo! Meet Adam Stower to find out more about what’s in King Coo’s woods and join in with plenty of live drawing, too. 18 Book online at bathfestivals.org.uk or call 01225 463362


Sunday 1 October

Pop-Up Masterclass 1.15pm-2.15pm & 3-4pm / Widcombe Institute Tickets £15 / C10 & C15 Join paper engineering wizard, David Hawcock, for this pop-up making workshop. Get ready to be hands on as he shows our young festival goers how to bring favourite characters to life and make them leap off the page. Make your own pop-up and see how the magic happens! Please note: for masterclasses only, parents/ guardians attend for free, should they wish to stay – please see p.66 for more information.

AGE 7+

Deadly Drawing with Horrible Histories 1.30pm-2.30pm / Guildhall Tickets £7.50 / C11

AGE 7+

History has never looked so Horrible! Brace yourself for foul facts and deadly drawings with Horrible Histories illustrator Martin Brown. Full of jokes, stories, live drawing and suggestions from the audience – all the family will enjoy awesome art tips and horrible historical facts.

AGE 8+

Introducing Radio Boy with Christian O’Connell 1.30pm-2.30pm / Guildhall / Tickets £6.50 / C12 Meet Spike, aka Radio Boy: a new Adrian Mole on the radio for the internet generation. From leading breakfast radio star Christian O’Connell comes Radio Boy – a brilliant and laugh-out-loud story of your average awkward 11 year old boy with an extraordinary secret radio show. Broadcast from his shed! Book online at bathfestivals.org.uk or call 01225 463362 19


Sunday 1 October

Here Comes Molly Mischief!

AGE 4+

1.30pm-2.15pm / Widcombe Social Club Tickets £6.50 / C13 Cheeky, strong-willed Molly is a brand new character from Adam Hargreaves, the author and illustrator best known for the Mr Men and Little Miss series. Mischief is never far away! Adam will talk about his life as an illustrator and his inspiration for his work. Enjoy some live drawing too!

Grandads, Bears and Pianos with David Litchfield

AGE 4+

1.30pm-2.15pm / Mission Theatre Tickets £6.50 / C14 Billy doesn’t believe his Grandad when he tells him there’s a giant living in his town, but some secrets are too BIG to stay secret for long. Join David Litchfield author of the Waterstones-Prize winning The Bear and the Piano for a jam-packed session with storytelling and craft activities!

Introducing The Grotlyn with Benji Davies

AGE 3+

3.15pm-4pm / Guildhall / Tickets £6.50 / C16 What is the mysterious Grotlyn? What sort of creature could it be, scuttling across the town, frightening everyone in its path? And why has it stolen PC Vickers’ knickers?! Author-illustrator Benji Davies brings his new picture book characters to Bath in a session that includes drawing, rhymes and stories.

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Sunday 1 October

The Laugh Out Loud Funny Show AGE 3.15pm-4.15pm / Guildhall Tickets £7.50 / C17

7+

Get ready for giggles in a show that celebrates funny books. Former Children’s Laureate and head judge of The Laugh Out Loud Awards (The Lollies) Michael Rosen will be joined by Tom Gates superstar Liz Pichon and past award winners Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet (I Need a Wee!) for a show bursting with laughs, doodles, stories and fun.

Finding Gobi 3.15pm-4.15pm / Mission Theatre / Tickets £6.50 / C18 Racing across the Gobi Desert, ultramarathon runner Dion Leonard was joined by a small, stray dog who ran with him for 80 miles. At the finish, Dion launched a crowd-funding campaign to help transport “Gobi” to the UK. Meet these internet sensations and hear the true story behind their heart-warming friendship.

AGE 7+

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Sunday 1 October

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History Girls with Emma Carroll and AGE 9+ Eloise Williams 4.45pm-5.45pm / Guildhall Tickets £6.50 / C19 Nansi and Olive – two brave girls from turbulent times in our past that have secrets to uncover and adventures to enjoy. Hear both of their exciting stories from the two authors that created them – Emma Carroll and Eloise Williams. History comes alive in the hands of these two accomplished storytellers.

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Chris Riddell

AGE 7+

5pm-6pm / Guildhall Tickets £6.50 / C20

Musical mayhem and ghostly goings on are promised in this not-to-be-missed event with the genius that is Chris Riddell. Join Chris as he introduces the final book in his Goth Girl series; Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony, along with live illustration, laughs aplenty and some other rather familiar faces. Supported by our Creative Partner

MON 02 OCT

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Chris Riddell 10am-10.45am / Guildhall Tickets £4 / D1

AGE 7+

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Monday 2 October

Medieval Mayhem with Philip Ardagh 11.30am-12.15pm / Guildhall Tickets £4 / D2 What is a gong farmer, and why do they smell so bad? Why are the plates served at banquets made of stale bread, and is it alright to eat them? Find out the answers to all these questions, and more, from the always-entertaining Philip Ardagh. Prepare for a hilarious, interactive event full of fascinating facts about medieval times.

AGE 7+

Laura James 1.15pm-2pm / Guildhall Tickets £4 / D3

AGE 5+

Yee ha! Calling all Cowboys! Join Laura James to find out about Cowboy Pug and his owner Lady Miranda who are off on their next adventure. Come along to hear about Laura’s inspiration, her characters and hear some top tips on creating your own characters and adventure stories…

Creating Doctor Who with George Mann, Jonathan Morris, Cavan Scott & Mike Tucker 6.30pm-8pm / Guildhall / Tickets £7.50 / D4

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There is not much about writing, creating and making Doctor Who that these fellas do not know. George Mann, Jonathan Morris, Cavan Scott and Mike Tucker talk Daleks, Peter Capaldi’s regeneration, Bill, Nardole, Mondasian Cybermen, The Master and more besides. Michael Stevens asks the questions in this extra-special, extra-long event.

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TUES 03 OCT

Kiran Millwood Hargrave AGE 10am-10.45am / Guildhall Tickets £4 / E1

10+

Join Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of the bestselling The Girl of Ink & Stars and The Island at the End of Everything, as she talks about the myths, magic and adventure behind her stories. Learn about why her books are set on islands and discover Kiran’s top tips on creating your own fictional world.

AGE All Aboard with Alice Tait 3+ 10.30am-11.15am / BCURC Tickets £5 / E5 No, Nancy, No! is the story of a mischievous little girl, Nancy, and her long-suffering dachshund, Roger. It’s a wild and calamitous chase by boat, bus and bike across all of London’s signature sights! Meet Alice Tait to learn how to create red buses with spinning wheels and Big Ben’s with twirling hands!

AGE

Sir Charlie 5+ Stinky Socks with Kristina Stephenson

11.30am-12.15pm / Guildhall / Tickets £4 / E2 By the light of a silvery moon, Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and his faithful friends are heading for Thunder Mountain. Their mission? To take a little dinosaur home safely. Join Kristina Stephenson for an interactive musical storytelling journey, complete with songs, puppets and… Dinosaurs! Entertainment guaranteed. 24 Book online at bathfestivals.org.uk or call 01225 463362


Tuesday 3 October

AGE 6+

Poetry Fun with Joshua Seigal 1.15pm-2pm / Guildhall / Tickets £4 / E3 A dragons sneeze, a dinosaur, a wizards spell, a monsters claw. All these things and many more – that’s what’s in a poem. Join talented young poet Joshua Seigal for a fun and interactive event as he shows you that poetry is more than just reading and writing. Watch as words are truly brought to life!

Drawing Masterclass with Joe Berger 4.30pm-5.30pm / Roman Baths / Tickets £12 / E6 Feeling creative? Want some top drawing tips from an expert? Join children’s author and ace cartoonist Joe Berger as he introduces The Pudding Problem, the first book in his hilarious new series, Lyttle Lies. In this special Masterclass, Joe will teach you how to create stories and craft your own comics. Please note: for masterclasses only, parents/guardians attend for free, should they wish to stay – please see p.66 for more information.

AGE Novel Stories with Kiran Millwood Hargrave 10+ & Sally Gardner

AGE 8+

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7pm-8pm / Guildhall /Tickets £7.50 / E7 One is an extraordinary tale about the search for love from Carnegie-winning novelist Sally Gardner. The other is a mysterious island adventure by Kiran Millwood Hargrave that won the 2017 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Two fantastic books, two amazing authors, one great conversation. John McLay asks the questions.

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Ben Faulks 10am-10.45am / Guildhall Tickets £4 / F1

AGE 4+

Have you ever thought about what’s below the surface of puddles? Or what makes you a you? Come along and meet author Ben Faulks, aka Mr Bloom from CBeebies, for a super-fun and interactive event to find out! Enjoy hearing about his two picture books – What Makes a Me a Me? and Watch Out for Muddy Puddles.

WED 04 OCT

That’s Not My Dragon

AGE 3+

10.30am-11.30am / BCURC Tickets £5 / F5 That’s not my dragon… its tail is too prickly! Don’t miss this special, touchy-feely storytime session led by Chrissie Weltike with readings, song and activities inspired by Usborne’s bestselling baby book series, That’s Not My... Enjoy this event full of texture and fun. Be warned… it could get messy!

The Demon Headmaster with Gillian Cross 11.30am-12.15pm / Guildhall Tickets £4 / F2

AGE 9+

The Demon Headmaster is back! The classic series returns this summer with a hypnotic new story and author Gillian Cross will take you behind the scenes of Hazelbrook Academy, where a mysterious new Headmaster gets the students succeeding... beyond someone else's wildest dreams. Discover Gillian’s top storytelling tips and join her in making up new characters. Book online at bathfestivals.org.uk or call 01225 463362 27


Wednesday 4 October

Barry Loser with Jim Smith

AGE 7+

1.15pm-2pm / Guildhall / Tickets £4 / F3 Join Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Jim Smith, writer of the hilarious Barry Loser series, for an extra-keel session of stories, belly laughs and draw-a-longs. Jim will teach you how to draw Barry and his mates as well as live portraits of the audience! This amazekeel event will be fab!

Dance! with Kimberly Wyatt 4.30pm-5.15pm / Guildhall Tickets £6.50 / F6

AGE 7+

Billie has dreamed of being a dancer forever. Now she has an audition at the World Elite Dance Academy, but will Billie be able to get over her nerves and win a place? Join superstar Kimberly Wyatt as she dances you through her brand-new series and always remember… Be you. Be fearless. Be authentic!

Award Winners AGE with Gillian Cross, 10+ Geraldine McCaughrean and Alex Wheatle 7pm-8pm / Guildhall / Tickets £7.50 / F7 Enjoy an exclusive audience with Gillian Cross, Alex Wheatle and Geraldine McCaughrean – three award-winning authors of world renown – as they delve into their fascinating writing careers and discuss the latest novels from their brilliantly creative minds. This extravaganza of literary heavyweights and Supported by our master storytellers is not to be missed! Creative Partner

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Thu 05 OCT

AGE 5+

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World 10am-10.45am / Guildhall Tickets £4 / G1 Join illustrator, author and suffragette descendant Kate Pankhurst and get to know some fantastically great women who changed the world ...Soar above the Atlantic Ocean with adventurer Amelia Earhart. March with suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst to get Votes For Women! There will be drawing, dressing up and lots of inspiration to change the world!

That’s Not My Dragon 10am-11am / St John’s Community Room, Peasedown St John / Tickets £4 / G5 (Adults attend free but require a ticket) That’s not my dragon… Its tail is too prickly! Don’t miss this special, touchy-feely storytime session led by Chrissie Weltike with readings, song and activities inspired by Usborne’s bestselling baby book series, That’s Not My... Enjoy this event full of texture and fun. Be warned… it could get messy!

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Thursday 5 October

Grumpy Frog with Ed Vere

AGE 3+

10.30am-11.15am / BCURC / Tickets £5 / G6 Someone is not happy. In fact, someone is in a very bad mood indeed. Come and find out what Grumpy Frog is so grumpy about and help him get rid of the grumps. Author and illustrator Ed Vere will be reading his hilarious latest book and teaching you how to draw a very grumpy frog!

John Agard 11.30am-12.15pm / Guildhall Tickets £4 / G2

AGE 9+

Join John Agard, the legendary award-winning poet, performer and playwright, as he reveals the extraordinary life of none other than… the book! John tells the enchanting story of the book, from clay tablets and the first printing press to e-books. An event that will engage and inspire everyone, from the budding poet to the reluctant reader!

AGE 9+

Lockwood & Co with Jonathan Stroud 1.15pm-2pm / Guildhall / Tickets £4 / G3 Join Jonathan Stroud for a brilliant, interactive (and somewhat spooky) event. Watch the spine-tingling Lockwood & Co. trailer, hear how Jonathan became an author and learn about what’s required of a ghost hunter. Help create the creepiest setting for a ghost story possible and get the opportunity to ask probing questions!

30 Book online at bathfestivals.org.uk or call 01225 463362


Finding Animals with Nicola Davies

AGE 6+

10am-10.45am / Guildhall Tickets £4 / H1 Zoologist and acclaimed author of The First Book of Nature, Nicola Davies, takes you on a whistle-stop tour around the globe and guides you through the wondrous, weird and whacky world of animals. Did you know that blue whales have hearts the size of smart cars and that elephants hear through their feet?

FRI 06 OCT

The Phoenix Live! 11.30am-12.15pm / Guildhall Tickets £4 / H2

AGE 7+

Love Comics? Then join top writing and drawing duo The Etherington Brothers, from The Phoenix, as they embark on a frantic and laughter-filled session of fun and drawing. They’ll share the secrets of their success with tips and tricks for making your own comics truly awesome. Prepare yourselves for anything!

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Friday 6 October

FAMILY

Nadiya Hussain 4.30pm-5.30pm / Guildhall Tickets £7.50 / H3 Iconic Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain shares her favourite recipes and stories from new family cookbook and storybook compilation, Nadiya’s Bake Me a Festive Story. She’ll be reflecting on her life and getting the younger members of the audience to help her with some biscuit decorating! Includes a special take-home treat with every book purchase.

Harry Potter AGE 9+ with Jim Kay 6.30pm-7.30pm / Guildhall Tickets £7.50 / H4 Jim Kay, award-winning artist and illustrator for the Harry Potter books talks about his ideas and inspirations behind bringing some of the most iconic characters to life. From Dumbledore to Dementors, find out the secrets and stories behind Jim’s beautiful artwork.

32 Book online at bathfestivals.org.uk or call 01225 463362


My Festival Diary

Festival Diary C

EVENT

Friday 29 September

A1 A2

Saturday 30 September

B1 B2

ut Pu ll m e o n eo a n d pop m ! t h e f ri d g e

TIME

AGE

VENUE

PAGE

Cressida Cowell

1:15pm-2:15pm

7+

Prior Park College

5

Cressida Cowell

5pm-6pm

7+

Forum

5

David Baddiel

10am-11am

9+

Guildhall

6

Winnie the Pooh with Giles Andreae

10am-10.45am

3+

Guildhall

6

B3

Kate Dicamillo

10.30am-11.15am

8+

Widcombe Social Club

6

B4

Julia Donaldson

10.30am-11.30am

5+

Forum

7

B5

Doodle Masterclass

10.30am-12 Noon

7+

Friends Meeting House

8

B6

Star Wars with JAke

11.45am-12.30pm

6+

Guildhall

8

B7

Joking About with Dave Lowe

11.45am-12.30pm

7+

Guildhall

8

B8

Mog Storytelling

11.45am-12.30pm

3+

Mission Theatre

9

B9

Dylan! With Guy Parker-Rees

12pm-12.45pm

3+

Widcombe Social Club

9

B10

TV Writing Masterclass

1pm-2.30pm

9+

Friends Meeting House

9

B11

The Phoenix Live!

1.30pm-2.15pm

7+

Guildhall

10

B12

Supersaurs

1.30pm-2.30pm

9+

Guildhall

10

B13

Dragons! Jasper Fforde And Scarlett Thomas

1.30pm-2.30pm

TBC

Widcombe Social Club

10

B14

The Cat In The Hat

1.30pm-2.15pm

3+

Mission Theatre

11

B15

Operation Ouch! with Dr Xand Van Tullken

3.15pm-4pm

7+

Guildhall

11

B16

Liz Pichon

3pm-4pm

7+

Forum

13

B17

Knightology With Dugald Steer

3.15pm-4pm

9+

Guildhall

14

B18

Animal Magic with Giles Andreae & Guy Parker-Rees

3.15pm-4pm

6+

Widcombe Social Club

14

B19

Amelia Fang with Lauren Ellen Anderson

4.30pm-5.30pm

8+

Mission Theatre

14

B20

Lauren St John

4.45pm-5.45pm

9+

Guildhall

15

B21

Dinosaurium with Chris Wormell

4.45pm-5.30pm

6+

Guildhall

15

B22

Red Eye Horror with Alex Bell & Sharon Gosling

6.30pm-7.30pm

YA

Guildhall

52

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My Festival Diary

C

EVENT

TIME

AGE

VENUE

PAGE

Sunday 1 October

C1 C2

Mr Men Storytime!

10am-10.45am

3+

Guildhall

16

Alex T Smith

10am-10.45am

6+

Guildhall

16

C3

James Patterson’s Middle School Live!

10am-10.45am

9+

Widcombe Social Club

16

C4

Dinosaur Roar! with Paul Stickland

11am-12.30pm

4-6

Widcombe Institute

17

C5

Football School

11am-12pm

7+

Alice Park

17

C6

Meet Fergal the Dragon

11.45am-12.30pm

4+

Guildhall

17

C7

Michael Rosen

11.45am-12.45pm

7+

Guildhall

18

C8

Stories That Matter

11.45am-12.30pm

9+

Widcombe Social Club

18

C9

King Coo with Adam Stower

11.45am-12.30pm

7+

Mission Theatre

18

C10

Pop-Up Masterclass

1.15pm-2.15pm

7+

Widcombe Institute

19

C11

Deadly Drawing with Horrible Histories

1.30pm-2.30pm

7+

Guildhall

19

C12

Introducing Radio Boy with Christian O’Connell

1.30pm-2.30pm

8+

Guildhall

19

C13

Here Comes Molly Mischief!

1.30pm-2.15pm

4+

Widcombe Social Club

20

C14

Grandads, Bears and Pianos with David Litchfield

1.30pm-2.15pm

4+

Mission Theatre

20

C15

POP-UP MASTERCLASS

3pm-4pm

7+

Widcombe Institute

19

C16

Introducing the Grotlyn with Benji Davies

3.15pm-4pm

3+

Guildhall

20

C17

The Laugh Out Loud Funny Show

3.15pm-4.15pm

8+

Guildhall

21

C18

Finding Gobi

3.15pm-4.15pm

7+

Mission Theatre

21

C19

History Girls with Emma Carroll And Eloise Williams

4.45pm-5.45pm

9+

Guildhall

22

C20

Chris Riddell

5pm-6pm

7+

Guildhall

22

Monday 2 October

D1

Chris Riddell

10am-10.45am

7+

Guildhall

22

D2

Medieval Mayhem with Philip Ardargh

11.30am-12.15pm

7+

Guildhall

23

D3

Laura James

1.15pm-2pm

5+

Guildhall

23

D4

Creating Doctor Who

6.30pm-8pm

10+

Guildhall

23

Tuesday 3 October

E4

Writing Picture Books with Tessa Strickland

9.30am-12.00pm

Adults

BRLSI

55

E1

Kiran Millwood Hargrave

10am-10.45am

10+

Guildhall

24

E5

All Aboard with Alice Tait

10.30am-11.15am

3+

BCURC

24

E2

Sir Charlie Stinky Socks with Kristina Stephenson

11.30am-12.15pm

5+

Guildhall

24

E3

Poetry Fun with Joshua Seigal

1.15pm-2pm

6+

Guildhall

25

E6

Drawing Masterclass with Joe Berger

4.30pm-5.30pm

9+

Roman Baths

25

E7

Novel Stories with Sally Gardner & Kiran Millwood Hargrave

7pm-8pm

10+

Guildhall

25

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My Festival Diary

C

EVENT

TIME

AGE

VENUE

PAGE

Wednesday 4 October

F4 F1

Writing Middle Grade with Joanna Nadin

9.30am-12.00pm

Adults

BRLSI

55

Ben Faulks

10am-10.45am

4+

Guildhall

27

F5

That’s Not My Dragon

10.30am-11.30am

3+

BCURC

27

F2

The Demon Headmaster with Gillian Cross

11.30am-12.15pm

9+

Guildhall

27

F3

Barry Loser with Jim Smith

1.15pm-2pm

7+

Guildhall

28

F6

Dance! With Kimberly Wyatt

4.30pm-5.15pm

7+

Guildhall

28

F7

Award Winners with Gillian Cross, Alex Wheatle and Geraldine McCaughrean

7pm-8pm

10+

Guildhall

28

Thursday 5 October

G4

Writing YA with Clare Furniss

9.30- 12.00pm

Adults

BRLSI

55

G1

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

10-10.45am

5+

Guildhall

29

G5

That’s Not My Dragon

10-11am

3+

St John’s Community Room, Peasedown St John

29

G6

Grumpy Frog with Ed Vere

10.30-11.15am

3+

BCURC

30

G2

John Agard

11.30am-12.15pm

9+

Guildhall

30

G3

Lockwood & Co with Jonathan Stroud

1.15-2pm

9+

Guildhall

30

G7

Learning To Write For Young People with Jess Butterworth, Sarah Driver & Amy Wilson

7-8pm

YA

Guildhall

52

Friday 6 October

H1

Finding Animals with Nicola Davies

10am-10.45am

6+

Guildhall

31

H2

The Phoenix Live!

11.30am-12.15pm

7+

Guildhall

31

H3

Nadiya Hussain

4.30pm-5.30pm

Family

Guildhall

32

H4

Harry Potter with Jim Kay

6.30pm-7.30pm

9+

Guildhall

32

Saturday 7 October

J1

Kid Normal with Greg James And Chris Smith

10am-10.45am

8+

Guildhall

37

J2

Shifty McGifty And Slippery Sam Are Back!

10am-10.45am

5+

Guildhall

37

J3

Winnie The Witch Storytime

10.30am-11.15am

5+

Widcombe Social Club

37

J4

Jacqueline Wilson

10.30am-11.30am

9+

Forum

39

J5

Roald Dahl’s Imagination Seekers

11am-12pm

7-10

Mission Theatre

40

J6

Animation Masterclass

11am-12.30pm

10+

Widcombe Institute

40

J7

Moomins Mischief

11am-12pm

4-7

Keynsham Community Space

40

J8

Maggie Aderin-Pocock

11.45am-12.45pm

9+

Guildhall

41

J9

The Dragonsitter

11.45am-12.30pm

7+

Guildhall

41

J10

Mr Bunny’s Chocolate Factory

12pm-12.45pm

5+

Widcombe Social Club

41

J11

Moomins Mischief

12.45pm-1.45pm

4-7

Keynsham Community Space

40

J12

Roald Dahl’s Imagination Seekers

12.45pm-1.45pm

7-10

Mission Theatre

40

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My Festival Diary

C

EVENT

TIME

AGE

VENUE

PAGE

Saturday 7 October continued...

J13 J14

Ade Edmondson

1.30pm-2.15pm

7+

Widcombe Social Club

42

The Famous Five Show

1.30pm-2.15pm

7+

Guildhall

42

J15

The Royal Rabbits Of London

1.30pm-2.15pm

6+

Guildhall

42

J16

Box Craft Masterclass with Jemma Westing

2pm-3.30pm

7+

Widcombe Institute

43

J17

Miranda Hart

2.45pm-3.45pm

7+

Forum

43

J18

Roald Dahl’s Imagination Seekers

3pm-4pm

7-10

Mission Theatre

40

J19

Cathy Cassidy In Conversation with Katie Thistleton

3.15pm-4.15pm

9+

Guildhall

44

J20

Lara Williamson

3.15pm-4pm

9+

Guildhall

44

J21

Aliens Love Underpants with Ben Cort

3.15pm-4pm

4+

Widcombe Social Club

44

J22

Harry Potter Quiz

5pm-6pm

8+

Guildhall

45

J23

Here Be Dragons with Stephanie Burgis & Claire Fayers

5pm-6pm

9+

Guildhall

45

J24

The Greatest Magician in the World

5pm-5.45pm

7+

Widcombe Social Club

45

J25

Brian Conaghan & Sarah Crossan

6.45pm-7.45pm

YA

Guildhall

53

Sunday 8 October

K1

The Elmer Show

10am-10.45am

3+

Guildhall

47

K2

How to be a Witch with Kaye Umansky

10am-10.45am

7+

Guildhall

47

K3

Animal Encounters with Gill Lewis and Kieran Larwood

10am-11am

9+

Widcombe Social Club

47

K4

Creative Writing Masterclass for Teens With Emily Barr

11am-12.30pm

YA

Widcombe Institute

53

K5

Michael Grant, Teri Terry & Nick Lake

11am-12pm

YA

Komedia

53

K6

Moomins Mischief

11am-11.50am

4-7

Mission Theatre

48

K10

Lauren James and Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison

12.45pm-1.45pm

YA

Komedia

54

K11

Moomins Mischief

12.45pm-1.35pm

4-7

Mission Theatre

48

K7

Harry Hill

11.45am-12.45pm

7+

Guildhall

48

K8

Isadora Moon with Harriet Muncaster

11.45am-12.30pm

5+

Guildhall

48

K9

Murder Mysteries with Robin Stevens

11.45am-12.45pm

9+

Widcombe Social Club

49

K12

The New Adventures of Mr Toad

1.30pm-2.15pm

5+

Guildhall

49

K13

Norse Myths with Francesca Simon & Kevin Crossley-Holland

1.30pm-2.30pm

11+

Widcombe Social Club

49

K14

Holly Smale

1.30pm-2.30pm

10+

Guildhall

50

K15

Superhero Masterclass

1.30pm-3pm

6+

Widcombe Institute

50

K16

Do You Believe In Dragons?

2.30pm-3.15pm

5+

Mission Theatre

50

K17

Amy Alward, Gemma Cairney & Sara Barnard

2.30pm-3.30pm

YA

Komedia

54

K18

The Wimpy Kid Show

3.15pm-4pm

8+

Guildhall

51

K19

The One Hundred And One Dalmatians

3.15pm-4pm

4+

Guildhall

51

K20

Mythological Mayhem with Maz Evans

3.15pm-4pm

9+

Widcombe Social Club

51

K21

Frances Hardinge, Lucy Saxon & Maggie Harcourt

4.15pm-5.15pm

YA

Komedia

54

K22

Derek Landy

4.45pm-5.45pm

10+

Guildhall

51

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Kid Normal with Greg James and Chris Smith 10am-10.45am / Guildhall / Tickets £6.50 / J1

AGE 8+

Calling all heroes, villains and Superheroes! Join radio personalities and debut authors, Greg James and Chris Smith, for an action-packed, laugh-out-loud event. Expect lots of games and audience participation, and help to defeat the evil Nektar! Just because you don't have superpowers, it doesn't mean you can't save the day!

SAT 07 OCT

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam AGE 5+ are Back! 10am-10.45am / Guildhall Tickets £6.50 / J2 Come and meet pooches Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam, a loveable pair of robber dogs turned crime-solving bakers, with their creators, Bath favourites Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton. Hear all about Shifty and Sam’s wacky and hilarious adventures in this fun-packed event full of storytelling, participation and games.

AGE 5+

Winnie the Witch Storytime 10.30am-11.15am / Widcombe Social Club Tickets £6 / J3 Abracadabra! Come and join Winnie the Witch for a fun storytime session all about the world’s favourite witch! Now that you can follow the crazy, magical mishaps and adventures of Winnie and her black cat, Wilbur, on TV, it’s never been a better time to enjoy their colourful book adventures. Book online at bathfestivals.org.uk or call 01225 463362 37


YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE SUPER TO BE A HERO Don’t miss the hilarious and heartbreaking new story from bestselling author LARA WILLIAMSON

OTH ER BOO KS BY LAR A WILL IAMS ON £6.99

Age 9 +

Meet Lara on Saturday 7th October, 3.15-4pm

For more Usborne fiction titles, visit www.usborne.com/fiction


Saturday 7 October

Jacqueline Wilson

AGE 9+

10.30am-11.30am / Forum / Tickets £8 / J4 Join Bath-born writing superstar and festival favourite Jacqueline Wilson for this amazing event in our biggest venue. Hear her talk about how she started her writing career and created some of her best-loved characters including Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather – both now successful CBBC TV series. For her latest book, Wave Me Goodbye, she turns for the first time to the period of the Second World War. It’s a beautiful, moving story of friendship and bravery against the backdrop of the worst conflict the world has ever known. Every book by Jacqueline Wilson is very special. So is this event… There won’t be a book signing after this event but printed bookplates with Jacqueline’s signature will be available with every book bought in the Festival Bookshop.

Book online at bathfestivals.org.uk or call 01225 463362 39


Saturday 7 October

AGE 7-10

Roald Dahl’s Imagination Seekers 11am-12pm, 12.45pm-1.45pm & 3pm-4pm Mission Theatre / Tickets £10 J5, J12 & J18 All around the world Roald Dahl's words are disappearing – not only from books but from children's minds. Now only a secret organisation known as the Ancient Guild of Tale Tenders can save the stories, and they need your help. Get ready for a high level of fantangling, squish scrambling imagination and fun. Not suitable for adults, especially those with a serious disposition!

AGE 10+

Animation Masterclass 11am-12.30pm / Widcombe Institute / Tickets £15 / J6 Learn how to draw a simple flip animation and then a more ambitious strip for a Victorian zoetrope with author and filmmaker Peter Bunzl. Hear how his childhood interest in comics, books and films, led to a career in animation and writing and how research into airships and automatons (clockwork robots) inspired his adventure novel, Cogheart. Please note: for masterclasses only, parents/guardians attend for free, should they wish to stay – please see p.66 for more information. Sponsored by

Moomins Mischief

AGE 4-7

11am-12pm & 12.45pm-1.45pm Keynsham Community Space /Tickets £6 / J7 & J11 Join us on an unforgettable journey to Moominvalley where everyone is welcome, nature thrives and adventures are plentiful. Magical puppetry, an ingenious pop up book set, original music and interactive play will immerse young fans in a unique participatory story-telling. Expect snow, surprises and plenty of Moomin mischief!

40 Book online at bathfestivals.org.uk or call 01225 463362


Saturday 7 October

Maggie Aderin-Pocock 11.45am-12.45pm / Guildhall / Tickets £7.50 / J8 Fascinated by the wonders of the night sky glittering above us? Join space scientist, author and BBC Sky at Night presenter Maggie Aderin-Pocock as she speaks about her passion for the stars. Take a journey through the constellations and find out how to begin stargazing with new book StarFinder for Beginners. Perfect for budding astronomers!

AGE 9+

The Dragonsitter

AGE 7+

11.45am-12.30pm / Guildhall Tickets £6.50 / J9 Have you got what it takes to be a dragonsitter? Hear how even the simplest of things like dragonsitting can go horribly wrong for Eddie while he looks after his Uncle Morton’s monster pet. Meet series creators Josh Lacey and Garry Parsons in this fun-filled event with stories and live-drawing.

AGE 5+

Mr Bunny’s Chocolate Factory 12pm-12.45pm / Widcombe Social Club Tickets £6.50 / J10 Young readers will be in fits of giggles as author and illustrator Elys Dolan brings her hilarious new book Mr Bunny's Chocolate Factory to life in a storytelling session and workshop. Meet the demanding chocolate factory owner Mr Bunny, quality control unicorn Edgar and lots of hardworking chickens!

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Saturday 7 October

Ade Edmondson

AGE 7+

1.30pm-2.15pm / Widcombe Social Club Tickets £7 / J13 Tilly and the Time Machine is about a little girl who gets lost in time. Let author Ade Edmondson tell you what inspired him to write it, create a time machine live in the event, and learn how to clear a busy High Street just by wiggling your bottom! A fun, interactive event with one of Britain’s best-loved actors and writers. Sponsored by

The Famous Five Show 1.30pm-2.15pm / Guildhall Tickets £7 / J14

AGE 7+

Go on an adventure with the world’s bestloved storyteller Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five as they celebrate their 75th Anniversary. From going on a picnic to cracking clues and solving a mystery, Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog present an immersive theatre show for all the family.

The Royal Rabbits of London

AGE 6+

1.30pm-2.15pm / Guildhall / Tickets £6.50 / J15 Join bestselling author Santa Montefiore as she introduces her adventure-packed series The Royal Rabbits of London. With the help of illustrator Kate Hindley, you’re invited to create a new character to add to the cast of rabbits (and rats!). An interactive event for the whole family to hop along to!

42 Book online at bathfestivals.org.uk or call 01225 463362


Saturday 7 October

Box Craft Masterclass with Jemma Westing 2pm-3.30pm / Widcombe Institute / Tickets £15 / J16

AGE 7+

Get ready to be hands on with Jemma Westing, author of Out of the Box, as she shows you how to create your own recycled cardboard robot costume. Bring a small box that will fit squarely over your head and transform it with mechanical designs for a robot mask that is out of this world! Please note: for masterclasses only, parents/guardians attend for free, should they wish to stay – please see p.66 for more information.

Miranda Hart 2.45pm-3.45pm / Forum Tickets £15 (incl. a copy of The Girl With The Lost Smile) / J17

AGE 7+

Come along to see award-winning actress and Queen of Comedy Miranda Hart introduce young readers, and parents alike, to her debut children’s book. The Girl With The Lost Smile tells the story of Chloe, a girl with a big imagination and an even bigger heart. Until the day she loses her smile… With the help of some very unusual friends, Chloe embarks on an extraordinary, otherworldly adventure to find her smile - and much more besides. Hear all about Miranda’s inspiration for her story at this exciting and special event... prepare to laugh your socks off! Sponsored by

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Saturday 7 October

Cathy Cassidy in Conversation with Katie Thistleton

AGE 9+

3.15pm-4.15pm / Guildhall Tickets £7 / J19 Join Bath-favourite Cathy Cassidy, author of the bestselling Chocolate Box Girls stories, as she shares her top tips for daydreaming and creativity and hear about her new book, Love from Lexie, a story about friendship, family, romance and saving the world! CBBC presenter Katie Thistleton asks all the fun questions. Supported by our Creative Partner

Lara Williamson

AGE 9+

3.15pm-4pm / Guildhall Tickets £6.50 / J20 Join Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and Blue Peter shortlisted author, Lara Williamson, as she discusses her latest book, Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy. She’ll explore why you don’t have to be super to be a super hero, and reveal how her childhood diaries and stories have inspired her best-selling novels.

Aliens Love Underpants with Ben Cort AGE 3.15pm-4pm / Widcombe Social Club Tickets £6.50 / J21

4+

Meet Ben Cort, the illustrator behind the bestselling picture book Aliens Love Underpants, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. Watch Ben bring the aliens to life in this event suitable for all the family, with lots of drawing and laughs. Look out for a special guest appearance too!

44 Book online at bathfestivals.org.uk or call 01225 463362


Saturday 8 October

AGE 8+

Harry Potter Quiz

Boy. Wizard. Hero. Celebrating 20 Years of Harry Potter Magic 5pm-6pm / Guildhall / Tickets £7 / J22 Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter magic with this fun and interactive event. Explore the four Houses at Hogwarts and discover fun facts about the first Harry Potter books as well taking part in some of the key elements of life at Hogwarts – the sorting ceremony, Quidditch, potions class and much more.

A SK T H E PANEL!

Here Be Dragons AGE with Stephanie Burgis 9+ and Claire Fayers 5pm-6pm / Guildhall / Tickets £6.50 / J23 The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart is the entirely delicious new book by Stephanie Burgis – about a young dragon who finds out about being human. Journey to Dragon Island by Claire Fayers is equally scrummy – with an added twist of high seas adventure. Two ace authors not to be missed.

The Greatest Magician in the World with Matt Edmondson and Garry Parsons 5pm-5.45pm / Widcombe Social Club Tickets £6.50 / J24 Prepare to be amazed! Former professional magician and TV and radio star Matt Edmondson and bestselling illustrator Garry Parsons take you on an exciting quest story where you’ll meet magic-mad Elliot and a whole cast of personality-packed magicians and see jaw-dropping magic tricks performed before your very eyes

AGE 7+

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TAKING OVER AT THE

VICTORIA ART GALLERY BATH 22 JULY – 8 OCTOBER 2017

By Pulteney Bridge Bath BA2 4AT 01225 477233 www.victoriagal.org.uk Open Daily 10.30-5.00


The Elmer Show 10am-10.45am / Guildhall Tickets £7.50 /K1

SUN 08 OCT

AGE 3+

Elmer the patchwork elephant is tired of being different. But when he hides his “true colours” he discovers, with help from his friends, that he’s happiest just being himself. Enjoy this special theatrical experience – brought to you by Riverside Performing Arts and adapted from David McKee’s massively popular Elmer books.

How to be a Witch with Kaye Umansky 10am-10.45am / Guildhall / Tickets £6.50 / K2 Prolific children’s author Kaye Umansky, creator of the bestselling Pongwiffy series, has a brand new book, Witch For A Week. This is a spellbinding event for little wannabe witches comprising of poetry, readings and magical props. Be sure to brew up some questions in advance for Kaye. Witch hats optional.

Animal Encounters with Gill Lewis and Kieran Larwood

AGE 9+

AGE 7+

A SK T H E PANEL!

10am-11am / Widcombe Social Club Tickets £6.50 / K3 Come and see two amazing authors known for their riveting but very different animal stories. In Sky Dancer, Gill Lewis presents a beautiful tale of loss and change - with an important environmental message. Kieran Larwood’s Podkin One-Ear features a classic fantasy world of battling rabbits, with equally brilliant storytelling!

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Sunday 8 October

Moomins Mischief 11am-11.50am & 12.45pm-1.35pm Mission Theatre / Tickets £7 K6 & K11

AGE 4-7

Join us on an unforgettable journey to Moominvalley where everyone is welcome, nature thrives and adventures are plentiful. Magical puppetry, an ingenious pop up book set, original music and interactive play will immerse young fans in a unique participatory story-telling. Expect snow, surprises and plenty of Moomin mischief!

Harry Hill 11.45am-12.45pm / Guildhall Tickets £7.50 / K7

AGE 7+

Come and hear Britain's favourite comedian, Harry Hill, talk about his fantastically funny new book, Matt Millz! Matt is desperate to be a stand-up comedian, and he's pretty funny. But how can you get on the stage of the biggest theatres when you're only twelve? The comedy superstar returns to Bath and you won’t want to miss it.

Isadora Moon with Harriet Muncaster 11.45am-12.30pm / Guildhall Tickets £6.50 / K8

AGE 5+

Half vampire, half fairy, Isadora Moon is totally unique! In one of her latest adventures, Isadora goes on a school trip to a spooky old castle. Discover what happens next in an interactive storytime and fun craft workshop with Harriet Muncaster. Wear your best Isadora Moon fancy dress to win a prize!


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Sunday 8 October

AGE Murder Mysteries with Robin Stevens 9+ 11.45am-12.45pm / Widcombe Social Club Tickets £6.50 / K9 Join Robin Stevens, award-winning author of Murder Most Unladylike to hear her talk about writing mysteries and her new novel, The Guggenheim Mystery. Hear Robin read and help her create a very special detective story. There will also be the chance to ask your burning questions, like any good detective!

The New Adventures of Mr Toad 1.30pm-2.15pm / Guildhall Tickets £6.50 / K12 Join celebrated children’s author and ecologist Tom Moorhouse as he brings his latest book, The New Adventures of Mr Toad to life. Discover Tom’s top story writing tips, the real-life animals behind his stories, and an exploration of how to take inspiration from classic tales, such as Wind in the Willows.

AGE 5+

Norse Myths with Francesca Simon and Kevin Crossley-Holland 1.30-2.30pm / Widcombe Social Club Tickets £7 / K13 Long-recognized master of Norse mythology Kevin Crossley-Holland is joined by bestselling author Francesca Simon for an illuminating look at the Viking gods and their enduring popularity. Both writers have been drawn to the enthralling exploits of Odin, Thor and Loki in the latest works. Find out why! Beginners welcome!

AGE 11+

A SK T H E PANEL!

Supported by our Creative Partner

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Sunday 8 October

Holly Smale

AGE 10+

1.30pm-2.30pm / Guildhall Tickets £7 / K14 Celebrating the end of her epic Geek Girl series, Holly Smale will be in Bath to talk about the sixth and final instalment - Forever Geek. She’ll be discussing fascinating facts, happy endings and what the future really holds for Harriet Manners... surely this cannot be the last Geek Girl?

Superhero Masterclass 1.30pm-3pm / Widcombe Institute Tickets £15 / K15 Jason Ford’s Superhero books not only teach you how to draw superheroes and create super comics, but also explore everything you need to know to BE a superhero. Join Jason to help find your secret identity and how to place yourself at the centre of your very own Superhero comic.

AGE 7+

Please note: for masterclasses only, parents/guardians attend for free, should they wish to stay – please see p.66 for more information.

Do You Believe in Dragons?

AGE 5+

2.30pm-3.15pm / Mission Theatre Tickets £6.50 / K16 Do You Believe in Dragons? If you don’t, you will do by the end of M. P. Robertson’s event! The author and illustrator of The Egg and many other picture books, will be giving a very ‘dragony’ talk followed by a step by step workshop on how to draw a dragon.

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Sunday 8 October

AGE The One Hundred and One Dalmatians 4+ 3.15pm-4pm / Guildhall / Tickets £6.50 / K19

AGE 8+

The Wimpy Kid Show 3.15pm-4pm / Guildhall / Tickets £6.50 / K18 A must for all Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans! Event host Alastair Watson brings the books to life with fun activities including The Wimpy Kid Draw-Along and The Wimp Wars! Quiz. The event also includes exclusive clips of author Jeff Kinney talking about the books, his involvement in the films and showing how he draws the characters.

When Missis and Pongo’s darling Dalmatian puppies are stolen, they know just who to suspect… the evil Cruella de Vil! She’s enough to scare the spots off a pup and wants to turn them into a spotty fur coat! Join Peter Bently and Steven Lenton for a pawsome event of drawing and dastardly villians!

Mythological Mayhem with Maz Evans

All those who purchase a book on the day will be eligible for it to be stamped with an exclusive Wimpy Kid Show stamp.

3.15pm-4pm / Widcombe Social Club Tickets £6.50 / K20 Maz Evans presents a fun-filled family fiasco as she uses the world of her hilarious novels Who Let the Gods Out? and Simply the Quest to introduce Greek Mythology – as you’ve never seen it before. Packed with giggles and games, look no further for an epic dose of mythological mayhem.

AGE 9+

Derek Landy

AGE 10+

4.45pm-5.45pm / Guildhall / Tickets £7.50 / K22 You can’t keep a dead man down… Skulduggery Pleasant is back! Award-winning, bestselling author and children’s fiction superstar Derek Landy will be talking about the resurrection of his most famous character and what the highly anticipated tenth book in this hugely successful series holds in store for devoted fans.

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Young Adults

Saturday 30 September

Red Eye Horror with Alex Bell & Sharon Gosling 6.30pm-7.30pm / Guildhall / Tickets £6.50 / B22 Here are two authors that have written a couple of seriously scary books. Alex Bell reveals all about the creation of her much-anticipated prequel to Zoella Book Club pick Frozen Charlotte. Sharon Gosling’s chilling horror, Fir, has a family cut off and scared witless in some frozen Scandi wasteland. Yikes!

Thursday 5 October

Learning to Write for Young People with Jess Butterworth, Sarah Driver & Amy Wilson 7pm-8pm / Guildhall / Tickets £7 / G7 Want to write for children and teens? Here are three talented graduates from Bath Spa University’s MA in Writing For Young People. Jess Butterworth, Sarah Driver and Amy Wilson have all got publishing deals to set their writing careers afire. Author and MA Course Leader Julia Green directs the discussion. In partnership with

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Young Adults

Saturday 7 October

Brian Conaghan & Sarah Crossan 6.45pm-7.45pm / Guildhall Tickets £6.50 / J25 We Come Apart is the first book written by two of the biggest names in YA literature today - Sarah Crossan (One) and Brian Conaghan (When Mr Dog Bites). Hear how they joined forces on this extraordinary, high-impact, high-emotion collaboration - a story of star-cross'd lovers to break readers' hearts.!

Sunday 8 October

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Creative Writing Masterclass for Teens with Emily Barr 11am-12.30pm / Widcombe Institute Tickets £15/ K4 Crafting effective characters is one of the most important skills of a young fiction writer, but what makes a character that connects with your readers? Join author Emily Barr (The One Memory of Flora Banks) as she explores this and the essential elements that contribute to the creation of an enthralling story.

Sunday 8 October

Michael Grant, Teri Terry & Nick Lake 11am-12pm / Komedia / Tickets £6 / K5 Here are three authors with mighty imaginations – telling stories of monsters, contagion and space-born teens – all with an unputdownable otherworldy twist. Michael Grant (Gone series), Teri Terry (Slated trilogy) and Nick Lake (In Darkness) talk about the fantastical inspirations for their new books and shared love of great genre fiction.

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Young Adults

Sunday 8 October

Lauren James, Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison 12.45pm-1.45pm / Komedia Tickets £6 / K10 Love is a many splendored thing. Love, lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love. So say authors Lauren James (The Next Together) and Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison (Lobsters) – or do they? There’s more to their new books than a love story. Find out here!

Sunday 8 October

Amy Alward, Gemma Cairney & Sara Barnard 2.30pm-3.30pm / Komedia Tickets £6 / K17 Here are three authors totally suited to knowing about what sort of books teens like to read. And how they tick. Join Radio 1’s resident agony aunt Gemma Cairney, author (and editor of Zoe Sugg’s books) Amy Alward and Zoella Book Club pick Sara Barnard for much chat and laughs.

Sunday 8 October

Frances Hardinge, Lucy Saxon & Maggie Harcourt 4.15pm-5.15pm / Komedia / Tickets £6 / K21 Cosplayers unite! Come dressed as your favourite character and be rewarded with kudos and admiration from our panel of similarly-attired teen authors. Frances Hardinge, Lucy Saxon and Maggie Harcourt get creative to make an impression as they talk about their brand new books. An unmissable spectacle! (In a cool way…)

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Back to school for grown ups

Back to School for Grown-Ups with Writers & Artists We’ve joined forces with the Children’s Writers’ & Artists Yearbook to offer three practical workshops on writing children’s fiction. If you’re a new or aspiring author working on a picture book, middle grade title, or a novel for young adults, come and learn the techniques you need to take your writing to the next level.

SPECIAL OFFER: BUY ALL THREE MASTERCLASSES FOR £100 (RRP £120) USE CODE: BACKTOSCHOOL

The adult writing events are in association with

Writing Picture Books with Tessa Strickland

TUES 3 OCT

9.30am-12.00pm / BRLSI / Tickets £40 /E4 Join best-selling picture book author and founder of Barefoot Books, Tessa Strickland for a workshop on writing picture books. Bring your picture book ideas and get advice on developing key themes, creating strong characters and structure. Tessa will help you sharpen your technique and develop your own unique style, giving you the confidence to let your imagination fly.

Writing Middle Grade with Joanna Nadin

WED 4 OCT

9.30am-12.00pm / BRLSI / Tickets £40 / F4 If you’re writing fiction for children aged 8-12, join Joanna Nadine author of the Penny Dreadful series, Rachel Riley series and Spies, Dad, Big Lauren and Me, as she guides you through essential elements of the writing process. From crafting characters to creating a brilliant plot that’s guaranteed to have kids reading until the very last page, you’ll go away with the techniques you need to make your story sing.

THURS 5 OCT

Writing YA with Clare Furniss 9.30am-12.00pm / BRLSI / Tickets £40 / G4 Bestselling YA author Clare Furniss will help you to tackle head on some of the main issues YA writers face. Through writing exercises and engaging discussion, Clare will offer guidance on how to tap into your teenage years, how to write with an authentic voice and believable dialogue alongside the other essential ingredients of a successful YA novel that will resonate with teen readers. Book online at bathfestivals.org.uk or call 01225 463362 55


Creative Learning

Creative Learning Empowering children and young people to become confident & creative citizens YA Authors visiting Schools

We have 4 amazing authors who write brilliant books for young people who can visit your school and inspire your pupils on the next stage of their reading journey. These authors are perfect for KS3, 4 & 5 and cost £250. If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact us for availability.

MONDAY PATRICE LA 2ND WRENCE

Adventures through Words – a pilot research project

This project will explore the potential of using a book as a source of curiosity for teaching and learning. Developed in collaboration with education consultant Karen Hosack Janes and a small number of special partner schools, we will be working together over the Autumn term and celebrating the creations and creativity of the children and teachers online at the end of the project.

Paper Nations

TUESDAY 3RD FOX BENWELL

Paper Nations will be at Bath Children’s Literature Festival encouraging children and young people to write and make books. Look out for our Dare to Write challenges across the festival, and create editions of your stories with Book Kernel at our Dare to Write Library. We’ll also be sharing our Paper Nations passport – the way in to a new national Creative Writing Award launching in 2018. Funded by Arts Council England strategic fund for Creative Writing in Schools, Paper Nations is a new creative writing hub for young people, led by Bath Spa University in partnership with Bath Festivals and the National Association of Writers in Education.

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THURSDAY 5TH ALEX WHEATLE

Festival Bookshelf & Reviews

We are putting together a virtual festival bookshelf, filled with reading ideas and reviews of the best books for children and young people. We will be asking our festival authors, publishers and festival partners for recommendations and we’d like you to get involved too, check out our bookshelf page on the website.

Read for Good

We are delighted to be working with Read for Good and schools can take part in Read for Good’s amazing sponsored read during this year’s Bath Children’s Literature Festival. Sign up: www.readforgood.org or call 01453 839002

For further info please contact Hazel Plowman, Head of Creative Learning 01225 462231 or hazel.plowman@bathfestivals.org.uk

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Acknowledgements

Bath Festivals Board of Trustees John Cullum DL Chair

Artistic Directors John & Gill McLay Head of Programming Judith Robinson Bath Festivals would like to thank the following for their invaluable support: The Festival volunteers, event managers, freelance production team and the managers and staff of all the Festival venues.

Photo & Illustration Credits Cover Illustration Liz Pichon Ltd © 2017 Pg 2 + 33 – 36 + 61 + 65 Bath Sky Line © Christopher Mould Pg 7 Z  og (Scholastic Children’s Books) and the Gruffalo (Macmillan Children’s Books) © Axel Scheffler Pg 7 Photo of Julia Donaldson © Alex Rumford Pg 13 + 21 Liz Pichon Ltd © 2017 Pg 22 Chris Riddell © Tom Pilston Booktrust Pg 25 Joe Berger © Henning Löhlein 2016 Pg 27 Ben Faulks © Stephen Williams Pg 28 Kimberley Wyatt © Joseph Sinclair & Alice Theobald Pg 37 Greg James and Chris Smith © Jenny Smith P41 Maggie Alderin-Pocock © BBC Sky at Night Pg 44 Cathy Cassidy © Louise Llewelyn Pg 49 Francesca Simon © Helen Giles Pg 53 Brian Conaghan © Ben Turner 2015 Pg 55 C  lare Furniss © Lou Abercrombie Tessa Strickland © Philip Field

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Booking

We offer one free seat for every ten purchased to the same event when booked at the same time.

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Child Protection Policy

Children under 12 must be accompanied by a ticket buying adult at all festival events unless otherwise stated. Children under 2 who do not require a seat do not require a ticket, unless otherwise stated. Bath Festivals maintains a Child Protection Policy but we cannot act in loco parentis or take responsibility for wandering children.

Masterclasses for children

You need only buy a ticket for each young person attending. Adults attend for free, should they wish to stay. If not, we ask parents/guardians to drop children off at the venue, sign them in, and leave a mobile contact number in case of emergencies. Please ensure that you are able to collect your young person(s) at the specified event end time.

Accessibility

How to book In person at Bath Box Office By telephone on 01225 463362 Online at bathfestivals.org.uk By post to Bath Box Office at the above address – cheques made payable to ‘Bath Box Office’ Please note postal bookings are dealt with alongside telephone and counter bookings.

When to Book Members Booking

Monday 3 July

General Booking

Monday 10 July

Booking details Your tickets will be posted to you for a charge of £1 or free of charge if you include a stamped addressed envelope with your booking. Otherwise your tickets will be held for collection at the Box Office, or at the venue from one hour before the event. Booking by credit card either in person or by telephone incurs a £2 transaction charge. Booking by debit card either in person or by telephone incurs no charge. All online bookings incur a transaction charge of £1. Please note that tickets purchased through partner venues or ticket agents may incur additional booking fees. Booking fees correct at time of going to press.

Bath Festivals is keen to promote equality of opportunity for people with disabilities and to take the necessary steps to meet their requirements. Our festival takes place in a range of venues across the city, access details for these can be found on our Venue Information Page p59 or by visiting the Accessibility page on our website bathfestivals.org. uk/accessibility. Please contact the Box Office if you require the following: Wheelchairs spaces, a free Personal Assistant ticket, a British Sign Language interpreter. If you have any other requirements or would like to discuss any concerns regarding accessibility please contact our Access Officer on access@bathfestivals.org.uk or 01225 462231. Please note wheelchair spaces and free personal assistant tickets are not available to book online.

Other booking information

Please quote the event code when booking. Event times are approximate and doors open 15 minutes before each event. Tickets are non-refundable, but if an event sells out we are happy to offer returned tickets for resale. A £2 per ticket handling charge will apply on all resold tickets. Please note we cannot refund card transaction, postage or online booking fees. Programmes and performers may be subject to change. All information in this programme was correct at the time of going to press.

Filming

Some events or shows may be filmed or photographed. Buying a ticket affirms your consent to the filming, sound recording or photographing of yourself as a member of the audience.

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Proud to support Bath Children’s Literature Festival For more information or to arrange a tour please visit:

www.priorparkschools.com Book online at bathfestivals.org.uk or call 01225 463362 67


FEATURING ALEX BELL & SHARON GOSLING * SARAH DRIVER * JESS BUTTERWORTH AMY WILSON * LAUREN JAMES AND TOM ELLEN & LUCY IVISON EMILY BARR * MICHAEL GRANT * BRIAN CONAGHAN & SARAH CROSSAN NICK LAKE * AMY ALWARD * GEMMA CAIRNEY & SARA BARNARD TERI TERRY * FRANCES HARDINGE, LUCY SAXON & MAGGIE HARCOURT TICKETS NOW ON SALE See full details on pages 52-54 or visit bathfestivals.org.uk/ya

Friday 29 September — Sunday 8 October 2017  Bath Box Office 01225 463362    bathfestivals.org.uk  @bathfestivals #bathkidslitfest    bathfestivals  @bathfestivals

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