Friday 30 Sept - Sun 9 Oct 2016

The Telegraph Bath Children’s Literature Festival 2015 is sadly over for another year. Huge thanks to brilliant Artistic Directors John and Gill McLay. We’ve loved every minute of it and hope you have too. Here’s a reminder of the great time had by all AND a date for your diaries Friday 30th September – Sunday 9th October 2016!

Don’t forget to tell us about your Festival experience in our 5 minute online survey. We’ll see you next year!

What's On

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Thursday 06 August

alice
KIDS’ BIG BATH READ WORKSHOP 3
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
Keynsham Community Space
£3

Friday 07 August

alice
KIDS’ BIG BATH READ WORKSHOP 4
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
Bath City Farm
£3

Friday 25 September

JuliaDonaldson
JULIA DONALDSON: WAITING LIST
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
Komedia
£4
A1
JudithKerr
JUDITH KERR
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
Guildhall
£7
A2

Saturday 26 September

WhatTheLadybird
JULIA DONALDSON AND LYDIA MONKS
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
Forum
£7.50
B3
ClassicStories
CLASSIC STORIES WITH KATE SAUNDERS AND HOLLY WEBB
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£6
B2
Horrible Histories
HORRIBLE HISTORIES
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£7
B1
pop up
POP-UP BOOK MAKING WITH DAVID HAWCOCK
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
Holburne Museum
£6
B4
pop up
POP-UP BOOK MAKING WITH DAVID HAWCOCK
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
Holburne Museum
£6
pop up
POP-UP BOOK MAKING WITH DAVID HAWCOCK
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
Holburne Museum
£6
AliceAnnaWilson
ALICE IN WONDERLAND WITH ANNA WILSON
11:00 AM
11:45 AM
Keynsham Community Space
£3
B5
GuessHowMuch
GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU
11:15 AM
11:45 AM
Bath Central Library
£5
B7A
PIP AND POSY
AXEL SCHEFFLER – PIP AND POSY
11:30 AM
12:10 PM
Mission Theatre
£6
B6
Cerrie Burnell
CERRIE BURNELL * Little ‘Mermaids’ Welcome
12:00 PM
12:45 PM
Guildhall
£5
B8
GuessHowMuch
GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU
12:15 PM
12:45 PM
Bath Central Library
£5
B7B
garth
CREATIVE WRITING WITH GARTH JENNINGS
12:30 PM
2:00 PM
Holburne Museum
£14
B9
Sam & Mark
SAM AND MARK
12:45 PM
1:30 PM
Guildhall
£7
B10
DannyWallace
DANNY WALLACE AND JAMIE LITTLER
1:00 PM
1:45 PM
Mission Theatre
£6
B11
PRINCESSES
PRINCESSES AND UNICORNS WITH LYDIA MONKS
1:45 PM
2:30 PM
Guildhall
£5
B12
fleur
Fleur Hitchcock
1:45 PM
2:20 PM
Bath Central Library
£5.00
MichaelRosen
MICHAEL ROSEN & CHRIS RIDDELL
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
Forum
£7.50
B14
SueHendra
SUE HENDRA AND PAUL LINNET NEED A WEE
2:30 PM
3:15 PM
Mission Theatre
£5
B15
pop up
POP-UP BOOK MAKING WITH DAVID HAWCOCK: SECOND SESSION
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
Holburne Museum
£6
Z1
KristinaStephenson
KRISTINA STEPHENSON AND BAND – SIR CHARLIE STINKY SOCKS
3:15 PM
4:15 PM
Guildhall
£7
B16
BathPicks
BATH PICKS 2015: MARTYN FORD, DAVID SOLOMONS AND SIBÉAL POUNDER
3:30 PM
4:15 PM
Guildhall
£6
B17
Drawing Stories
DRAWING STORIES WITH BENJI DAVIES
3:30 PM
4:15 PM
Bath Central Library
£5
B18
STAR WARS
STAR WARS – SIMON BEECROFT
4:00 PM
4:45 PM
Mission Theatre
£6
B19
Arabella
ARABELLA WEIR, JENNY MCLACHLAN AND KATY BIRCHALL
5:15 PM
6:15 PM
Guildhall
£6
B21
GOTH GIRL
GOTH GIRL WITH CHRIS RIDDELL
5:15 PM
6:00 PM
Guildhall
£ 6.50
B20
JOE SUGG
JOE SUGG
5:30 PM
6:30 PM
Forum
Tickets £15 (includes free signed book)
B22
PatrickNess
PATRICK NESS
6:45 PM
7:45 PM
Guildhall
£7
B23

Sunday 27 September

Thomas
THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE
10:00 AM
10:45 PM
Guildhall
£6
C1
ShiftyMcGifty
SHIFTY MCGIFTY AND SLIPPERY SAM
10:30 AM
11:15 AM
Mission Theatre
£6
C4
HORRIBLE HISTORIES
HORRIBLE SCIENCE
10:30 AM
11:15 AM
Guildhall
£6
C2
CREATING CARTOONS
CREATING CARTOONS WITH GARY NORTHFIELD
10:30 AM
12:00 PM
Roman Baths
£14
C3
SHAUN THE SHEEP
SHAUN THE SHEEP MODEL MAKING
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
Holburne Museum
£10
C5A
Somersaults and Dreams
GYMNASTICS WITH CATE SHEARWATER
11:30 AM
12:30 PM
Senior School, King Edward’s School.
£7
C6
Ben Cort
MONSTERS LOVE UNDERPANTS WITH BEN CORT
12:00 PM
12:00 PM
Guildhall
£6
C7
ANIMAL STORIES
ANIMAL STORIES WITH PIERS TORDAY AND ERIN HUNTER
12:15 PM
1:00 PM
Guildhall
£6
C8
SHAUN THE SHEEP
SHAUN THE SHEEP MODEL MAKING
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
Holburne Museum
£10
C5B
GetReadyToLaugh
GET READY TO LAUGH WITH JIM SMITH AND CIARAN MURTAGH
1:00 PM
1:45 PM
Mission Theatre
£6
C9
AliceAnnaWilson
ALICE IN WONDERLAND WITH ANNA WILSON
1:30 PM
2:10 PM
Bath Central Library
£5
C10A
Horrid Henry
HORRID HENRY – FRANCESCA SIMON
2:00 PM
2:45 PM
Guildhall
£6.50
C11
Q Pootle
Q POOTLE 5 WITH NICK BUTTERWORTH
2:00 PM
2:45 PM
Guildhall
£6
C12
SarahCrossnan
BATH PICKS 2015: SARAH CROSSAN, SARAH BENWELL AND VIRGINIA BERGIN
2:30 PM
3:15 PM
Mission Theatre
£6
C13
AliceAnnaWilson
ALICE IN WONDERLAND WITH ANNA WILSON
3:00 PM
3:40 PM
Bath Central Library
£5
C10B
PROFFESSOR OF POTTER
THE PROFESSOR OF POTTER
4:00 PM
4:45 PM
Guildhall
£6
C14
EmilyWindsnap
LIZ KESSLER – EMILY WINDSNAP AND THE SHIP OF LOST SOULS
4:00 PM
4:45 PM
Guildhall
£5
C15
HOLLY SMALE
HOLLY SMALE – GEEK GIRL
4:15 PM
5:00 PM
Mission Theatre
£6
C16
JamesDawson
JAMES DAWSON AND HAYLEY LONG
5:30 PM
6:15 PM
Guildhall
£6
C17
TheHungerGames
THE HUNGER GAMES QUIZ
6:30 PM
7:30 PM
Guildhall
£7
C18

Monday 28 September

meerkat
THAT’S NOT MY MEERKAT!
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£5
D2
Horrid Henry
HORRID HENRY WITH FRANCESCA SIMON
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£4
D1
Astronauts Handbook
THE ASTRONAUT’S HANDBOOK
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Guildhall
£4
D3
untitled
MATT BROWN INTRODUCES COMPTON VALANCE
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Guildhall
£4
D4
1
BUILDING AN INSPIRING INFORMATION BOOK LIBRARY
4:30 PM
6:00 PM
Guildhall
£25
D5
Diversity1
DIVERSITY: THE DAILY TELEGRAPH DEBATE
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
Guildhall
£6
D5

Tuesday 29 September

RosieFlo's
MAKE YOUR OWN COLOURING BOOK
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£5
E2
DinosaursAreHavingAParty
THE DINOSAURS ARE HAVING A PARTY!
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£4
E1
YoungBond
INTRODUCING YOUNG BOND
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Guildhall
£4
E3
paver
DISCOVER GODS AND WARRIORS WITH MICHELLE PAVER
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Guildhall
£4
E5
WritersCreativeStory
THE WRITER’S CREATIVE JOURNEY
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
Guildhall
£6
E6

Wednesday 30 September

Little Red Hen
LADYBIRD TALES: THE LITTLE RED HEN
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£5
F2
Looking-glass Girl
CATHY CASSIDY – LOOKING GLASS GIRL
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£4
F1
Atlas of Adventures
ATLAS OF ADVENTURES
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Guildhall
£4
F3
MagnaCarta
EXPLORING THE MAGNA CARTA CHRONICLE
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Guildhall
£4
F4

Thursday 01 October

New Heroes
PIRATICAL ADVENTURES
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£4
G1
IntroducingAlice
INTRODUCING ALICE
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£5
G2
Neil Griffiths
INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING WITH NEIL GRIFFITHS
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Guildhall
£4
G3
RugbyGame
THE RUGBY GAME
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Guildhall
£4
G4
1
REMOVING THE BARRIERS TO READING
4:00 PM
6:00 PM
Guildhall
£25
G5
Auction
FUNDRAISING GALA NIGHT: RED CHAIR CHARITY AUCTION IN AID OF BATH FESTIVALS
7:00 PM
9:30 PM
Guildhall
free
G5

Friday 02 October

Pandas, Doughnuts
PANDAS, DOUGHNUTS AND THE QUEEN’S HANDBAG WITH STEVE ANTONY
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£4
H1
PomPom
SOPHY HENN – POM POM PANDA
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£5
H2
AmazingAfrica
AMAZING STORIES FROM AFRICA
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Guildhall
£4
H3
HowToTrain
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON WITH CRESSIDA COWELL
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
Guildhall
£4
H4
Floella
FLOELLA BENJAMIN
5:30 PM
6:30 PM
Guildhall
£7
H5
WritingYa
WRITING YA: JOHN BOYNE AND ANDY MULLIGAN
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
Guildhall
£6
H6

Saturday 03 October

HowToTrain
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON WITH CRESSIDA COWELL
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
Forum
£7.50
J3
WimpyKidShow
WIMPY KID SHOW
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£6
J1
IntroducingAlice
INTRODUCING ALICE
10:30 AM
11:15 AM
Midsomer Norton Library
£3 (Adults go free)
J4
PugsFrozen
PHILIP REEVE AND SARAH MCINTYRE – PUGS OF THE FROZEN NORTH
10:45 AM
11:30 AM
Mission Theatre
£6
J5
CHRIS HAUGHTON
CHRIS HAUGHTON
10:45 AM
11:30 AM
Widcombe Institute
£5
J6
SHEILA RANCE
CREATIVE WRITING WITH SHEILA RANCE
11:00 AM
12:30 PM
Holburne Museum
£14
J7
HOW TO DRAW WOOKIE
HOW TO DRAW WOOKIE AND DROID
11:45 AM
12:30 PM
Guildhall
£6
J8
WRITING DOCTOR WHO
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Guildhall
£7
J10
peppa
PEPPA PIG
12:30 PM
1:15 PM
Mission Theatre
£5
J11A
GRRR
GRRRRR! WITH ROB BIDDULPH
12:30 PM
1:15 PM
Widcombe Institute
£5
J9
peppa
PEPPA PIG
1:45 PM
2:30 PM
Mission Theatre
£5
J11B
ChloeInkpen
CHLOE INKPEN
1:45 PM
2:30 PM
Guildhall
£6
J12
ANDY DAY
ANDY DAY
1:45 PM
2:30 PM
Guildhall
£6
J13
JACQUELINE WILSON
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
Forum
£7.50
J14
ROBOT OVERLORDS
FILM WRITING MASTERCLASS – ROBOT OVERLORDS
2:15 PM
3:45 PM
Holburne Museum
£14
J15
ALEX T SMITH
ALEX T. SMITH’S DOGGY DELIGHTS
3:15 PM
4:00 PM
Mission Theatre
£6
J16
DINOSAUR
DINOSAUR POLICE WITH SARAH MCINTYRE
3:30 PM
4:15 PM
Widcombe Institute
£5
J18
BathPicksHelena
BATH PICKS 2015: HELENA COGGAN, CATHERINE DOYLE AND TARAN MATHARU
3:30 PM
4:30 PM
Guildhall
£6
J17
IllustratingAlice
ILLUSTRATING ALICE IN WONDERLAND
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
Guildhall
£6
J19
JoeAbercrombie
JOE ABERCROMBIE AND PHILIP REEVE
5:15 PM
6:15 PM
Guildhall
£6
J20
CharlieHigson
CHARLIE HIGSON AND DARREN SHAN
6:30 PM
7:30 PM
Guildhall
£7
J21

Sunday 04 October

AuthorsofMagic
AUTHORS OF MAGIC: JOE DELANEY & ANGIE SAGE
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£6
K2
HuglessDouglas
HUGLESS DOUGLAS WITH DAVID MELLING
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£5
K1
ART NINJA
ART NINJA!
10:00 AM
11:30 AM
The Makery
FREE But Ticketed
K3A
Norm
JONATHAN MERES – MAY STILL BE CHARGED
11:45 AM
12:30 PM
Widcombe Institute
£5
K6
Rabbit
PETER RABBIT
11:45 AM
12:30 PM
Mission Theatre
£5
K5
demon road
DEREK LANDY
12:00 PM
12:45 PM
Guildhall
£7
K7
MF_LifeInPictures_CVR.indd
AN ILLUSTRATED LIFE: MICHAEL FOREMAN
12:00 PM
12:45 PM
Guildhall
£6
K8
Programme Name: Art Ninja - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. 3) - Picture Shows: with a Jackson Pollock inspired hand bookend. Ricky Martin - (C) Dot To Dot Productions - Photographer: Jon Hall
ART NINJA! Second Session
12:30 PM
2:00 PM
The Makery
FREE But Ticketed
K3B
roar
ROAR LIKE A LION WITH RACHEL BRIGHT
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Widcombe Institute
£5
K9
TOPSY AND TIM
TOPSY AND TIM GO CAMPING
1:30 PM
2:15 PM
Bath Central Library
£5
K10A
waiting list graphic
DANGER IS STILL EVERYWHERE
1:45 PM
2:30 PM
Guildhall
£6
K12
100AdventureFamily
100 FAMILY ADVENTURES – THE MEEK FAMILY
1:45 PM
2:30 PM
Mission Theatre
£6
K13
JulianClarey
JULIAN CLARY AND DAVID ROBERTS
1:45 PM
2:30 PM
Guildhall
£6.50
K11
TOPSY AND TIM
TOPSY AND TIM GO CAMPING: SECOND SESSION
3:00 PM
3:45 PM
Bath Central Library
£5
K10B
ShaneHegarty
BATH PICKS 2015: SHANE HEGARTY, KIERAN FANNING, WILL MABBIT AND LINDA DAVIES
3:15 PM
4:15 PM
Guildhall
£6
K14
Beast Quest
BEAST QUEST TOURNAMENT
3:30 PM
4:15 PM
Mission Theatre
£5
K16
Poetato
JOHN HEGLEY
3:30 PM
4:15 PM
Guildhall
£7
K15
DarkTide
JENNIFER DONNELLY
5:15 PM
6:15 PM
Guildhall
£6
K18
DavidBaddiel
DAVID BADDIEL
5:15 PM
6:00 PM
Mission Theatre
£5
K19
SKELTON
HELEN SKELTON – AMY WILD
5:15 PM
6:00 PM
Guildhall
£7
K17

News

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#BathKidsLitFest Day 9: There’s a collective sorrow in the auditorium, a sense of mourning, because with the publication of the twelfth book in the series this is the end of the adventure.

The Forum is packed to capacity with hundreds of children and their parents eagerly awaiting Cressida Cowell, who has taught the world how to train dragons, introduced us to a ...…

#BathKidsLitFest Day 9. Cressida Cowell “on a remote island with Viking relics”
October 3, 2015

In our latest review from the ongoing Telegraph Children's Bath Literature Festival, Ian Waller and his two of his children, Eve and Dad, enjoyed a morning with... Cressida Cowell at ...…