IW Story Festival – 19th – 20th Feb 2021

Create, Inspire, Imagine.

ANNOUNCING OUR EXCITING STARS FOR 2021:

COMING SOON…

Our 2020 programme

Nick Sharratt

Nick Sharratt

You Choose in Space. Join Nick Sharratt for a family event as he goes on an intergalactic adventure celebrating his fabulous picture book. He'll be doing lots of drawing, playing space-themed games and you can help him invent some hilarious new space creatures. Fancy...

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Korky Paul

Korky Paul

kOrky Paul was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. He is a much loved artist and among his illustrated work is the multi-million selling Winnie and Wilbur series. He is a patron of The Art Room, Pegasus Theatre, ARCh and Reading Quest. View website

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Sarah McIntyre

Sarah McIntyre

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. View website

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Kieran Larwood

Kieran Larwood

Kieran Larwood is the author of children's books The Peculiars and The Five Realms series. He worked as a Reception class teacher for fifteen years, and has just about recovered. He now writes full time and drinks far too much coffee. He won the 2011 Times Children's...

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Michele O’Brien

Michele O’Brien

The Ark And Dove Show How far would you go to be free? Would you leave your home? your family? Join Michele O'Brien as she tells the story of The Ark and Dove. View website

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Jules Marriner

Jules Marriner

Jules is nuts about nature; she has spent all of 2019 making a picture each day as a 'citizen science' project, keeping an eye on the local natural world and the effect of climate change. View website

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Zoe Sadler

Zoe Sadler

Adventure awaits. Come and listen to Zoe read her captivating picture book Chasing Butterflies and then make your own beautiful dreamcatcher. View website

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Debbie Webb

Debbie Webb

My name is Debbie and I was a primary school teacher for 20 years, specialising in Reception and Y1.  I told the Stevie stories to the many children that passed through my class, and my colleagues suggested that I should get them printed. When I “retired” from full...

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Kathryn Rossati

Kathryn Rossati

Kathryn Rossati is a writer of fantasy, children's fiction, short stories and poetry. View website

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Sue Bailey

Sue Bailey

I'm Sue Bailey and I love stories, and the ideas and images they can convey. My favourite stories are those with a twist in the tail and some humour. I tell stories that may be traditional, modern or new and original. I love listening to stories and delight in finding...

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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...

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Adam Barron

Adam Barron

Entertaining Talk on Butterflies, Moths and The Natural World, including the Harry Potter butterfly!

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Emergency Turtle shadow puppetry

Emergency Turtle shadow puppetry

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.

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