Celebrating words, stories and imagination
Our programme showcases fun, family-friendly, innovative events over three days, in a range of venues across the city. Children will have a chance to meet their favourite authors and illustrators, experience beautiful music, take part in craft workshops, develop new skills and have their imaginations sparked left, right and centre. Humdinger! will inspire a love of reading for years to come and is sure to be a mustattend event for babies, children and parents in 2013. Since setting up in 2010, Dog Ears has proven that there is a huge appetite in Derry-Londonderry for children’s events which celebrate books and offer children and parents quality experiences. We’re committed to bringing the best writers and illustrators to meet local children and we want to do something amazing for UK City of Culture 2013. We’re proud to present this festival programme and delighted to work with great partners to deliver events that will fill the city with little bookworms.
THURSDAY 7th MARCH WORLD BOOK DAY 10:00am 10:00am 10:00am 10:30am 1:30pm 4:30pm
From all of the team at Dog Ears we are delighted to welcome you to our inaugural children’s book festival, Humdinger! – a key children’s event for UK City of Culture 2013, Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th March 2013. Humdinger! celebrates words, stories and imagination and features some of the biggest and best-loved names in children’s books, including: Julia Donaldson, Roddy Doyle, Meg Rosoff, Alex T. Smith and Malachy Doyle. Humdinger! is Dog Ears’ first large-scale children’s book festival and kicks-off on World Book Day 7th March 2013.
Our programme at a glance... BOOKTRUST STORYTIME STORYTELLING IN IRISH RODDY DOYLE BOOKTRUST STORYTIME QUERCUS ENSEMBLE / RED RIDING HOOD BOOKTRUST STORYTIME
EDENBALLYMORE SURESTART AN CULTÚRLANN THE PLAYHOUSE WATERSIDE SURESTART THE PLAYHOUSE CENTRAL LIBRARY
FRIDAY 8th MARCH It is important that we acknowledge and thank all of the organisations, funding bodies, and businesses who have joined forces with us to help us deliver such an exciting programme. Thanks very much to: The Culture Company ltd; Tesco; Libraries NI; Booktrust; The Millennium Forum; The Playhouse; St. Cecilia’s; The Nerve Centre/Fab Lab; An Cultúrlann; Derry City Council; Foras na Gaeilge; Scholastic NI and Children’s Books Ireland. A special thanks to Clive McFarland for creating the gorgeous Humdinger! logo and artwork.
9:30am 9:30am 9.45am 10:00am 11:00am 1:30pm 1:30pm 1:30pm 3:30pm
MAKE YOUR OWN BOOKENDS INCLUSIVE STORYTELLING WORKSHOP ALEX T. SMITH AND CREATORS OF RASTAMOUSE STORYTELLING IN IRISH BABY’S DAY OUT BOOK LAUNCH MEG ROSOFF QUERCUS ENSEMBLE / RED RIDING HOOD MAKE YOUR OWN BOOKENDS GRUFFALO / GRUFFALO’S CHILD SCREENING
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SATURDAY 9th MARCH
Dog Ears is an award-winning children’s media company based in Derry, making books, apps, tv and events for children. Dog Ears is planning to produce an animated TV series featuring Miss Rosie Red, its first children’s character, created by local writer and author, Trisha Deery. Dog Ears has also partnered with Penguin and Cartoon Saloon to produce Puffin Rock as a TV series, books and apps in 2014. Find out more at cheersdogears.com...
10:00am 10:00am 11:30am 1:00pm 1:00pm 2:00pm 2:00pm 2:00pm 3:00pm 3:00pm 4:00pm
STORIES THROUGH PICTURES ‘WRITING FOR CHILDREN’ WORKSHOP JULIA DONALDSON LIVE STAGE SHOW MALACHY DOYLE BOOK-MAKING WORKSHOP ALEX T. SMITH GRUFFALO / GRUFFALO’S CHILD SCREENING JULIA DONALDSON LIVE STAGE SHOW ROSIE RUA BOOK LAUNCH CREATORS OF RASTAMOUSE DEREK KIELTY
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Fionnuala, Laura, Jackie, John + Trisha Dog Ears Ltd.
Opening 25 February
DIGITAL EXHIBITION - CONTEMPORARY BOOK ILLUSTRATION FROM IRELAND
All Humdinger! events are ticketed. Please note different venues are helping us host our festival, with different booking systems, please see each event listing to ensure you book your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Quote DOGEARS13 for a special rate at the Tower Hotel - £70 B&B per single and £80 B&B per twin/double room. Subject to availability.
Roddy Doyle A special treat for World Book Day, and a chance to listen to by one of our literary greats When? Thursday 7th March, 10am Where? The Theatre in The Playhouse Booking: derryplayhouse.co.uk / 028 71268027 Price: £2 Age range: 8-12 years Roddy Doyle will be reading from his extensive catalogue of books in the beautiful surroundings of The Playhouse followed by a question and answer session. Roddy Doyle is the author of nine novels, two collections of stories, and Rory & Ita, a memoir of his parents. He has written six books for children and has contributed to a variety of publications including The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Metro Eireann and several anthologies. He won the Booker Prize in 1993, for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. Roddy has written for the stage and his plays include Brownbread and Guess Who’s Coming for the Dinner. He co-adapted with Joe O’Byrne his novel The Woman who Walked into Doors and he co-wrote with Bisi Adigun a new version of The Playboy of the Western World. He also wrote the screenplays for The Snapper, The Van, Family, When Brendan Met Trudy and he co-wrote the screenplay for The Commitments. Meet the man himself after the performance, buy a book and get it signed at the festival bookshop in the Playhouse Plaza.
Wear your pyjamas! Bring along your teddy to these free bedtime story sessions...
Special Bedtime Story Sessions presented by Booktrust as part of Humdinger! to encourage all the family to get involved in the sheer joy and pleasure of reading aloud. Parents and carers are invited to bring the kids along in their pyjamas to share old and new bedtime stories and rhymes. Don’t forget to bring your teddy and a blanket! (The Bookstart Bear will be giving out books AND cookies and milk will be provided by the lovely people at Tesco).
SESSION I Anita Robinson When? Wednesday 6th March, 10.30-11.30am Where? St. Bridget’s Hall, Carnhill, Surestart Group SESSION 2 Anita Robinson When? Thursday 7th March, 10.30-11.30am Where? Ebrington Business Centre, Waterside Surestart Group SESSION 3 Mary-Elizabeth Hagenson When? Thursday 7th March, 10.00-11.00am Where? The Gasyard, Lecky Road, Edenballymore Surestart Group SESSION 4 Anna McQuinn When? Thursday 7th March, 4.30-5.30pm Where? The Central Library, Foyle Street
Anna McQuinn Inclusive Storytelling Workshop When? Friday 8th March, 9.30 – 12.30am Where? The Central Library, Foyle Street
Final session for Early Years adult practitioners. How do we make children with other languages welcome through visual clues - using stories and rhymes? To book a place contact Liz Canning at Booktrust on liz.canning@ booktrust.org.uk
Julia Donaldson One of the world’s favourite children’s authors, Children’s Laureate and creator of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson returns to the city... When? Saturday 9th March at 11.30am + 2pm Where? The Millennium Forum Booking: millenniumforum.co.uk / 028 71372492 Price: £7.50 Age range: 3+ Following the incredible success of last year’s sell-out performance, Dog Ears is delighted to welcome Julia and her troupe back to the city for two stage shows in the Millennium Forum. Julia will bring her best-loved stories to life, with a rollicking performance of stories and songs from her picture books, including; The Gruffalo, A Squash and a Squeeze, Room on the Broom and The Highway Rat. Her events are world renowned for entertaining and inspiring young readers. Guaranteed fun for all the family, so book early to avoid disappointment. Julia will sign her books following the 2pm performance.
Exclusive Humdinger! Festival Screenings The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child Don’t miss these two gorgeous animated films based on the classic picture books written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Featuring the voice talents of Helena Bonham Carter, Rob Brydon, Robbie Coltrane, James Corden, Shirley Henderson, John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson and more...
When? Friday 8th March 3.30pm + Saturday 9th at 2pm Where? The Nerve Centre Cinema Booking: Tickets available at door Price: £1.50 “The Nerve Centre, in association with the Foyle Film Festival, is delighted to sponsor the Humdinger! Festival’s screenings of The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child.”
Alex T. Smith Storytelling through words and live drawing with a bright young talent in kids books When? Friday 8th 9.45am + Saturday 9th 2pm Where? The Gallery in The Playhouse Booking: derryplayhouse.co.uk / 028 71268027 Price: Friday free for school groups / Saturday £2 Age range: 5-8 years After considering several career options (space traveller, cake maker, professional rabbit) and working as a production assistant for an outdoor theatre events company, Alex decided to train to do the job he’d wanted to do since he was five - an illustrator specialising in the world of children’s publishing. Alex graduated with a 1st Class Hons degree in Illustration in 2006 and having won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Picture Book Illustration in his final year, Alex began working on his first commission as he put his degree show up! Since then Alex has created picture books, many of which have won prizes and have been read on TV during the Bedtime Hour on the CBeebies channel. Alex is also the creator of the CLAUDE (right) fiction series for early readers. The first title, CLAUDE in the City was selected for the Richard and Judy Children’s Book Club 2011 and was shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize in 2012. Let Alex introduce you to CLAUDE and some of his other favourite characters... Alex will be signing books after his performance so bring yours along.
Meg Rosoff Talking to school groups about her writing, inspiration and finding a voice... When? Friday 8th 1.30pm Where? The Assembly Hall in St. Cecilia’s College Booking: Catherine Currie at St. Cecilia’s College / 028 71281800 Price: Free and open to all school groups Age range: 14-16 years Meg Rosoff was born in Boston, educated at Harvard and St Martin’s College of Art in London, and worked in New York City for ten years before moving to England permanently in 1989. She is best known for the novel How I Live Now (Puffin, 2004), which won the Guardian Prize, Printz Award, and Branford Boase Award and made the Whitbread Awards shortlist. Her second novel, Just In Case (Penguin, 2006) won the annual Carnegie Medal in Literature from British librarians recognising the year’s best children’s book published in the U.K. She worked in publishing, journalism, politics and advertising before writing How I Live Now (which is due to be released in 2013 as a feature film directed by Kevin MacDonald and starring Saoirse Ronan). Her books have won or been shortlisted for 18 international book prizes, including the Carnegie medal and the Orange first novel prize. Meg’s most recent book is There Is No Dog. Picture Me Gone, her sixth novel, will be published this month. After the performance in St. Cecilia’s, Meg will be available to sign her books. She’ll also be taking part in the ‘Writing for Children’ workshop for adults as part of the festival. See workshop info on P.18 for booking.
Quercus Ensemble Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood – a musical storytelling event for all the family. When? Thursday 7th and Friday 8th at 1.30pm Where? The Gallery in The Playhouse Booking: derryplayhouse.co.uk / 028 71268027 Price: £2 Age range: 4+ years Experience this fantastic musical adaptation by the composer Paul Patterson, of Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood. A dark and funny take on the traditional fairy tale. BEWARE! Prepare for a few of Roald Dahl’s twists and turns along the way – this is not the story quite as you know it! The performance will be accompanied by projected images of Quentin Blake’s original illustrations. Quercus Ensemble draws on some of Ireland’s finest internationally renowned musicians, and aspires to breathe new life into classical music with its fresh and dynamic performances. This production for chamber ensemble and narrator offers a wonderful opportunity for children to experience live music and meet the performers and their instruments. This production is supported by the Roald Dahl Foundation.
Pictiúr Contemporary Book Illustration from Ireland 2013 When? Monday 25th February until March 11th, 9am to 5pm Where? The Plaza area of The Playhouse Price: Free Pictiúr is a digital exhibition showcasing the best of Irish Children’s Book Illustration. Curated by Niamh Sharkey, Laureate na nÓg, in association with Children’s Books Ireland, the exhibition will bring the work of twenty Irish children’s book illustrators to international audiences in Austria, Italy and Belgium in 2013. Dog Ears is delighted to host the digital version of the exhibition during our festival, and especially excited to showcase the artwork of Lily Bernard from Cartoon Saloon who was a key artist on our Puffin Rock project. Featured Illustrators 1. Lily Bernard (yukudoodle.canalblog.com/) 2. Michael Emberley (www.michaelemberley.com) 3. Tatyana Feeney (www.illustratorsireland.com/index.php/portfolios/gallery/tatyana_feeney) 4. Marie – Louise Fitzpatrick (www.marielouisefitzpatrick.com/) 5. Adrienne Geoghegan (www.adriennegeoghegan.com) 6. Olivia Golden (oliviagolden.wordpress.com/) 7. Chris Haughton (chrishaughton.com) 8. Paul Howard (www.egmont.co.uk/contributor.asp?contid=166) 9. Oliver Jeffers (www.oliverjeffers.com) 10. Anita Jeram (www.anitajeram.com) 11. Chris Judge (www.chrisjudge.com) 12. Pj Lynch ( www.pjlynchgallery.com) 13. Oisin McGann (www.oisinmcgann.com) 14. Mary Murphy (www.walker.co.uk/contributors/Mary-Murphy-4505.aspx ) 15. Donough O’Malley (www.pencilrobot.net/) 16. Niamh Sharkey (niamhsharkey.com/ www.childrenslaureate.ie) 17. Steve Simpson (www.stevesimpson.com) 18. Kevin Waldron (www.kevinwaldron.co.uk) 19. Olywyn Whelan (www.franceslincoln.co.uk/en/Contributor/4252/Olwyn_Whelan.html) 20. Andrew Whitson (antsnathaidmhor.blogspot.ie/)
Get ready to dance, sing and lively up yourself! When? Friday 8th 9.45am + Saturday 9th 3pm Where? The Gallery in The Playhouse Booking: derryplayhouse.co.uk / 028 71268027 Price: Friday free for school groups / Saturday £2 Age range: 5-8 years Michael De Souza and Genevieve Webster, the creators of Rastamouse, are coming back to town following the incredible reception they received last year. They will be reading from their books and bustin’ some wicked riddims from Da Easy Crew and more. Get ready to rock steady an’ nice up da place. Irie man! Rastamouse is one of CBeebies hit shows, following the adventures of the crime fighting mouse and his reggae band as they help the president of Mouseland.
Reading, singing and a lovely Saturday afternoon When? Saturday 9th March, 1pm Where? The Gallery in The Playhouse Booking: derryplayhouse.co.uk / 028 71268027 Price: £2 Age range: 3-8 years Doyle’s stories are inspired by his childhood in Ireland and his children growing up in rural Wales. He will be reading from his picture books and the session will be interactive. Malachy will chat with the kids and take questions. Expect a bit of fun and singing on stage too. Meet Malachy after the performance, buy a book and get it signed at the festival bookshop in the Playhouse Plaza. The author will also be taking part in the ‘Writing for Children’ workshop for adults as part of the festival. See workshop info on P.18 for booking.
Derek Keilty Fantasy meets Wild West! When? Saturday 9th March, 4pm Where? The Gallery in The Playhouse Booking: derryplayhouse.co.uk / 028 71268027 Price: £2 Age range: 8-12 years
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Babyâ€™s Day Out Book launch and storytime in the library
Saturday Treats Some family friendly events happening in The Playhouse on Saturday 9th March...
Series of Scary Stories!
When? Friday 8th, 11am Where? The Central Library, Foyle Street Booking: None, free public event Age range: 0-3 years
David Maybury and Deirdre Sullivan will be telling scary stories from the Annie Graves collection throughout the afternoon in the Plaza area of The Playhouse.
Dog Ears is delighted to host the official launch of the beautiful board book Babyâ€™s Day Out at the Rhyme Time session in the Central Library. Every child born in 2013 will be gifted a specially commissioned book to encourage parents and children to embrace books and reading together from day one. The board books are a lovely keepsake for the all the babies born in 2013. Come along and enjoy the celebration.
Clive McFarland, Live Mural Drawing
Anita Robinson will read the book aloud and from a 5-03-2 selection of other favourites to suit the young audience. book special. Anita is a teacher, writer and broadcaster, who works in schools on a programme of language development through the medium of story, poetry and creative writing. She broadcasts weekly opinion pieces on BBC Radio Foyle and is a frequent contributor on Radio Ulster. Her regular column is published on Tuesdays in the Irish News. She tutors both children and adults in creative writing for the Pushkin Trust and other arts and community organisations Live music and refreshments will be served for all to enjoy. This project has been supported by:
Clive McFarland created the beautiful Humdinger! Logo and artwork and will be at The Playhouse on Saturday afternoon creating a large mural on the spot! Since he was little he only wanted to draw things and avoid papercuts. He grew up in Northern Ireland but took a boat to Liverpool to study animation and illustration at Liverpool School of Art and Design. Surviving endless paper cuts, he passed his degree with flying colours and (after a few other less exciting jobs) became an illustrator. Clive is currently working on his first picture book. So he still gets paper cuts.
Tesco Humdinger! Indoor Picnic It might be Spring, but we thought it might be wise to have our Tesco Humdinger! Picnic with a roof over our heads! Our festival sponsor, Tesco, will host a free Indoor Picnic for children attending events at the Playhouse on Saturday 9th March. Subject to availability.
Teenage Kickz - Fun and Games The Teenage Kickz Project is delighted to be involved in Humdinger! and will be hosting free games and sports for kids throughout the afternoon to help raise the profile of their work. The Teenage Kickz, Red Card to Sectarianism Schools Project is aimed at Key Stage 2 pupils and explores issues around sectariansim, racism and discrimination through the writtern word, illustration, debate and play.
Féile Bheag na Leabhar i gcomhar le Féile Litríochta Humdinger!
Féile leabhar do pháistí is í Féile Bheag na Leabhar a bheas ar siúl sa chathair ón 7ú go dtí an 9ú Márta 2013 mar chuid de Sheachtain na Gaeilge. Beidh réimse imeachtaí scéalaíochta agus léitheoireachta do pháistí mar chuid den fhéile mar aon le haonach leabhar Gaeilge a bheas ar fáil i rith na féile. Tá Féile Bheag na Leabhar á heagrú ag Comhairle Cathrach Dhoire i gcomhar le Féile Litríochta Humdinger! le maoiniú ó Fhoras na Gaeilge. Beidh gach imeacht ar siúl ag Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin agus tá tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ó: Pól Ó Frighil, Oifigeach Gaeilge, Comhairle Cathrach Dhoire, T: 028 71376 579 nó seol ríomhphost chuig firstname.lastname@example.org. uk. Ní mór áit a chur in áirithe do gach imeacht. Déardaoin 7ú Márta 10.00rn – 12.00in, Gearóidín Bhreathnach Imeacht idirghníomhach scéalaíochta as Gaeilge do pháistí ó 8-11 bliana le Lá Domhanda na Leabhar a cheiliúradh. Tabhair leat an leabhar Gaeilge is fearr leat nó aimsigh leabhar nua, b’fhéidir? Aoine 8ú Márta 10.00rn – 12.00in, Séamas Mac Annaidh Imeacht scéalaíochta as Gaeilge do pháistí ó 5-7 bliana le finscéalta agus fabhalscéalta athshamhlaithe do pháistí. Satharn 9ú Márta 3.00in – 5.00in, Cara Ní Mhaonaigh Imeacht léitheoireachta as Gaeilge agus cóisir bheag do pháistí ó 3-4 bliana le seoladh an leagain Ghaeilge de leabhar ‘Déanann Rosie Réidh’ le maisitheoir leabhair áitiúil Trisha Deery a cheiliúradh. Bí linn gléasta don chóisir! Aonach Leabhar Gaeilge Déardaoin 7ú, Aoine 8ú & Satharn 9ú Márta Aonach Leabhar Gaeilge le leabhair ar díol do pháistí agus dhaoine fásta i rith na féile. Tá Féile Bheag na Leabhar á maoiniú ag: Féile Bheag na Leabhar is supported by:
The Little Festival of Books as part of the Humdinger! Children’s Literature Festival
Féile Bheag na Leabhar (The Little Festival of Books) is the first children’s Irish language book festival to take place in the city. The festival runs from 7th to 9th March and will feature a series of Irish language storytelling and reading events for children alongside an Irish language book-fair featuring the very best in Irish language publishing. Féile Bheag na Leabhar is organised by Derry City Council in partnership with the Humdinger! Children’s Book Festival and is funded by Foras na Gaeilge. All events will take place during Irish Language Week 2013 at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin and further information is available from: Pól Ó Frighil, Irish Language Officer, Derry City Council, T: 028 71376 579 or by emailing email@example.com. Booking is essential for all events. Thursday 7th March 10.00am – 12.00pm, Gearóidín Bhreathnach Interactive reading and storytelling event in Irish for children aged 8-11 years to celebrate World Book Day. Bring along your favourite book in Irish and maybe find some new favourites? Friday 8th March 10.00am – 12.00pm, Séamas Mac Annaidh Storytelling event in Irish event for children aged 5-7 years featuring Irish folklore, myths and fables reimagined for young ears. Saturday 9th March 3.00pm – 5.00pm, Cara Ní Mhaonaigh Irish language reading and dress-up party event for children aged 3-4yrs to celebrate the launch of the Irish language version of local illustrator Trisha Deery’s Miss Rosie Red - Let me See…What Will I be. Come along dressed for the party! Irish Language Book Fair Thursday 7th, Friday 8th & Saturday 9th March Irish language book fair featuring titles for both children and adults available throughout the duration of the festival.
Workshops FRIDAY 8TH MARCH 9.30am and 1.30pm
Make Your Own Bookends
Fab Lab, Nerve Centre During this workshop participants will design and manufacture custom personalised bookends. A Fab Lab (fabrication laboratory) is a fully kitted fabrication workshop which gives everyone in the community from small children through to entrepreneurs and businesses, the capability to turn their ideas and concepts into reality. Using 2d and 3d design software, coupled with 3d printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters and routers, users can design and make almost anything. Suitable for School groups – FREE - Places 12 max per session Booking: firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY 9TH MARCH 10am
TESCO GOOD FOR NORTHERN IRELAND
Stories Through Pictures
with Aileen McDaid and Kerry McWilliams The Community Room, The Playhouse Aileen McDaid was the head of Art in St. Mary’s College for over twenty years and taught there for almost thirty-six years. She has inspired local children to develop their artistic talents and passed on her passion for collage, fabric, Art Noveau and ‘drawing what you see.’ Along with former pupil, Kerry McWilliams, who’s now an Art Teacher too, Aileen will explore how children can tell their own stories through colours, symbols and shapes they see in their home-town. PLACES: 20 max PRICE: £2 Booking: email@example.com
SATURDAY 9TH MARCH 1pm
Create Your Own Picture Book
with Trisha Deery The Community Room, The Playhouse Trisha Deery, the popular local children’s author and illustrator of Miss Rosie Red, Let Me See What Will I Be…? will host a two-hour workshop with kids creating their very own picture books. This session will explore how to get your ideas onto paper through drawing, colours and sticking things together. Guaranteed fun and mess! PLACES: 20 max PRICE: £2 Booking: firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY 9TH MARCH 9.30am-2pm
For Adults - Writing for Children
with Meg Rosoff, Alex T. Smith, Malachy Doyle and David Maybury Dog Ears HQ, The Diamond Are you interested in writing/illustrating books for children? Join us for an inspirational creative session - designed to build confidence, spark ideas and help you hone your skills. With speakers including the acclaimed writers: Meg Rosoff, Alex T. Smith and Malachy Doyle, this will be a fun, relaxed day devoted to finding your ‘voice’ as well as practical tips to develop your ideas. David Maybury, co-editor of Inis magazine and Freelance Editor at Penguin will provide an invaluable insight into the publishing industry, with tips on how to submit your work to publishers and agents. The course is limited to 15 places and a light lunch will be served. Book early to avoid tears. PLACES: 15 max PRICE: £30 Booking: email@example.com
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