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10:30 am

Grumpycorn Sarah McIntyre ages 4-7 sponsored by The Wight Book

22nd February 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 pm
Trafalgar Room
£5

Sarah McIntyre presents: GRUMPYCORN! Unicorn wants to write the most fabulous story in the world. He has a fancy notebook. A special fluffy pen. He has everything just perfect. But Unicorn has NO IDEA what to write! When his friends try to join in, will Unicorn turn into a ... GRUMPYCORN? Join writer-illustrator legend Sarah […]

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A Rabbit’s Tail Paul Barrett ages 7+


22nd February 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Carisbrooke room
£3

Paul writes about the life and adventures of his giant french lop rabbit called Louis. Paul also writes short stories and educates humans on his Facebook page ‘A Rabbits Tail.’ Tickets £3 (ticket price includes one accompanying adult)

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Sensory Play – 3+, free

22nd February 2020 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Medina Room

Thanks to Doodles, you can join in the sensory play. Please note that spaces are limited. Age 3+, parents must accompany children. This is a free drop-in activity.

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World Book Day costume making – all ages, free – sponsored by Peter Morton

22nd February 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Staplers room

Not long until World Book Day - 5th March - so come and make something to wear on the day. Bring anything with you that you want to alter, or see what we have in our workshop. Free drop-in activity. Children under 12 must be accompanied.

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11:30 am

You Choose in Space Nick Sharratt ages 3-6, sponsored by Wight Aid and Cowes Town Waterfront Trust

22nd February 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Trafalgar Room
£5

The man who illustrated Tracy Beaker! Join Nick Sharratt for a family event as he goes on an intergalactic adventure celebrating his fabulous picture book You Choose in Space.  He'll be doing lots of drawing, playing space-themed games and you can help him invent some hilarious new space creatures. Fancy dress encouraged - astronauts and space monsters most welcome! Nick’s […]

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Make a Monster design Adam Gaterell ages 7-11

22nd February 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Carisbrooke room
£3

Make a monster design with Adam Gaterell Arts. Meet Adam Gaterell who makes monsters of his friends for fun, join him and learn how to create funny monsters. Tickets £3 (ticket price includes one accompanying adult)

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12:15 pm

3D story box making – all ages, free

22nd February 2020 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Staplers room

Make your own 3D story in a box with artist and author Fran Heath. Free drop-in activity, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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12:30 pm

Bloomin’ Marvellous Jules Marriner ages 6-10

22nd February 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Carisbrooke room
£3

Jules is nuts about nature; she spent all of 2019 making a picture a day as a citizen science project, keeping an eye on the local natural world and the effect of climate change. Come and make your own nature journal entry. Tickets £3 (ticket price includes one accompanying adult)

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Nature story walk Sue Bailey Storyteller all ages

22nd February 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Courtyard
£3

Join Sue Bailey on a nature-themed story walk. Tickets £3 (ticket price includes one accompanying adult)

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1:15 pm

Emergency Turtle – A Box of Light & Dreams ages 7+ sponsored by ERMC

22nd February 2020 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Hunnyhill Room
£5

Emergency Turtle combines storytelling, shadow puppets and multi-instrumental live music. You are invited to come on some journeys with us… Let us take you through ancient landscapes and hidden worlds with masterful music and storytelling and awe-inspiring shadow theatre. When the giant Plynlimon’s heart breaks in two the most unexpected thing happens. Three daughters are born. […]

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Chase your Dreams Zoe Sadler ages 3-6


22nd February 2020 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Carisbrooke room
£3

Adventure awaits. Come and listen to Zoe read her captivating picture book Chasing Butterflies and then make your own beautiful dreamcatcher, to hang above your bed and catch hold of your dreams. Tickets £3 (ticket price includes one accompanying adult)

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Make your own book – all ages, free

22nd February 2020 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Staplers room

Drop in workshop - draw some pictures, write some words, staple together your pages and make your own book. All ages, free, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Beasts, bones and barn owls – all ages, free

22nd February 2020 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Courtyard

Join Kathy Grogan and Nature Works as we find out what owls eat, what pellets are and what’s inside them. This is a free drop-in activity for all ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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2:15 pm

The Legend of Kevin Sarah McIntyre ages 6-9

22nd February 2020 @ 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Trafalgar Room
£5

Sarah McIntyre presents: The Legend of Kevin Who doesn't love ponies? Especially roly-poly ponies who can fly? Come meet Kevin, the four-legged, two-winged hero of The Legend of Kevin and Kevin's Great Escape. Join the co-author and illustrator Sarah McIntyre for story fun and drawing, and take home a drawing of your own! Sarah McIntyre is half of […]

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Shadow puppet workshop age 7+

22nd February 2020 @ 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Staplers room
£3

Following their shadow puppet show 'A Box of Light and Dreams', come and help Emergency Turtles create your own shadow puppets in this workshop activity. Tickets £3 (ticket price includes one accompanying adult)

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The Stories of Wihtlore: Re-enchanting the Island – ages 10+, free

22nd February 2020 @ 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Carisbrooke room

The Stories of Wihtlore: Re-enchanting the Island by Paul A.T. Wilson Part story telling and part imagination workshop -- these will be the stories of the Island, the inspiration and magic behind them. We will look at how the smallest of things can inspire us in the largest of ways; these are the stories that […]

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3:15 pm

Bats, bugs and bunnies. Sue Bailey all ages

22nd February 2020 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Hunnyhill Room
£3

Listen to storyteller Sue Bailey spin tales about bats, bugs and bunnies. Tickets £3 (ticket price includes one accompanying adult)

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Nonsense poems Adam Gaterell ages 9-13


22nd February 2020 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Staplers room
£3

Nonsense poems - Join Adam Gaterell Arts in an introduction to poetry and spoken word through the form of nonsense poems. Tickets £3 (ticket price includes one accompanying adult)

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