Friday 25th and Saturday 26th February 2022

Create, Inspire, Imagine.

Our exciting lineup for 2022 coming soon

Authors

Axel Scheffler

Axel Scheffler

Axel Scheffler reading and drawing. Axel will be reading some of his classic stories, like The Gruffalo and The Smeds and The Smoos, and drawing some pictures in this lovely family event. You can even get a book signed! Axel Scheffler was born in Hamburg, Germany in...

Laura Ellen Anderson

Laura Ellen Anderson

Ten-year-old Ray Grey lives in the magical Weatherlands, high in the sky. Ray is surrounded by Weatherlings with astounding weather power at their fingertips . . . but she doesn't have ANY magic! Then, after a trip to Earth, Ray’s life changes forever. She is...

Reeve and McIntyre

Reeve and McIntyre

Kevin the Roly-Poly Flying Pony wants to take part in the local Magical Pony Club Steeplechase, but some snobby unicorns and their riders aren't so keen on this idea. And a dastardly villain has his eye on snatching the valuable winner's cup... can Kevin win the race...

Philip Reeve

Philip Reeve

For centuries, Utterly’s family have acted as Watchers, keeping a look-out for mysterious islands which are believed to appear from time to time on the western sea. When the current Watcher mysteriously drowns, his young ward Utterly takes over his duties. Gradually,...

Rhubarb Theatre | Dustbin Doris

Rhubarb Theatre | Dustbin Doris

A dustbin, a homeless lady and an extra-ordinary tale of courage. In a makeshift cardboard home-made home Lives a kind old lady with a heart of gold. Rescuing creatures great and small, Dustbin Doris will amaze us all. It's bin collection day and our two heroic waster...

Sarah McIntyre

Sarah McIntyre

Instantly recognisable in her pointy specs, Sarah McIntyre writes and illustrates the Grumpycorn picture books, as well as Dinosaur Firefighters and The New Neighbours. Her co-author collaborations with Philip Reeve include Oliver and the Seawigs and Pugs of the Frozen North, and they’ve had a lot of fun creating their new four-book series about Kevin the Roly-Poly Flying Pony. Sarah loves drawing and creating characters that make her laugh out loud. Visit her website for activities based on each book: jabberworks.co.uk
Twitter/Instagram: jabberworks
Sat 26th Feb 10.00am

Kieran Larwood

Kieran Larwood

From bestselling author and winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, this is the sixth adventure set in the world of Podkin One-Ear. After capturing Charice, there is only one spirit left for Uki to find: Mortix, the most dangerous of all. With his friends Jori, Cole and...

Peta Rainford

Peta Rainford

Peta will share her exciting, funny, rhyming story about fishy friends and plastic pollution, Crab,Dab & Blenny. Find out how all of us, even children, can do our bit to reduce the amount of plastic in the sea. There will also be some hands-on fun, with a...

Jules Marriner

Jules Marriner

Do you know what is in your garden? who slinks around your park? which animals leave footprints in the snow? and what noises they make? Nature Calls gives you a sneaky peak into the lives of wild animals and birds that live in Britain all year round and some, that are...

Tall Tales storytelling

Tall Tales storytelling

Funny, interactive stories about tall trees, tall giants or tall stories about unbelievable things; with island storyteller Sue Bailey. Sat 26th Feb 11.15am

Frederick the Fox

Frederick the Fox

Frederick the Fox begins with an unhappy fox who has started taking everything for granted – his home, his possessions, his friends. Feeling unfulfilled he sets off on a journey to find happiness. Whilst Fox is off having lots of disastrous adventures, we visit his...

Monster Making with Adam

Monster Making with Adam

Adam will take young people on an artistic exploration of ways to create monsters for their own stories, comics or art. Adam Gaterell is a spoken-word poet and illustrator/artist based on the IOW, performing regularly at Isle of Wight festival, Rhythmtree and other...

IW Bat Hospital

IW Bat Hospital

The Isle of Wight bat hospital is a non profit voluntary organisation run by Donna and Graham Street, we run a 24/7 collection service completely free of charge (donations welcome) in which injured, sick or trapped bats are collected and returned to health where...