16th, 17th & 18th February 2023

Create, Inspire, Imagine.

Watch out for our 2023 headliners

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...
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,...
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...