16th, 17th & 18th February 2023

Create, Inspire, Imagine.

Watch out for our 2023 headliners

Neal Layton

Neal Layton

Every animal and plant on earth is part of an incredible WEB OF LIFE. But living things are disappearing all over the world, and it’s a big problem. Award-winning author-illustrator Neal Layton is here to introduce the concept of biodiversity to younger readers,...
Nicholas Allan

Nicholas Allan

Nicholas will be reading his book Picasso’s Trousers, the true story of the artist and his trousers. In this session there will be magic, illustration, readings and a fun workshop in which you can make Picasso’s Pants and everyone wins a chocolate prize!...
Rhubarb Theatre Drama Workshop

Rhubarb Theatre Drama Workshop

Rhubarb Theatre create our own stories, Dustbin Doris being one of many.  To come up with our ideas, we use lots of daft drama games and exercises.  Join Rhubarb for a fun session, creating stories and characters out of your imaginations. A session perfect for...
Tale-Off Storytelling Challenge

Tale-Off Storytelling Challenge

Feast your ears on eight original stories set in Newport’s Guildhall in the past, present or future, created during the past week, by children aged between 6 and 13.   Vote for your favourite and welcome in the IW Story  Festival  2022 storytelling champion. Hosted by...
Debbie Webb

Debbie Webb

Following on from the successful stories about Stevie, the cheeky Stegosaurus, this tale introduces us to one of Stevie and Stella’s offspring. Stanley is a very adventurous dinosaur who longs for exciting things to happen. One day he sees an opportunity to...