The 2014 Festival runs from Friday 26 September to Sunday 5 October and we’re looking forward to welcoming back award-winning author David Almond as our Artistic Director for a second year.

What's On

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Friday 27 September

Sharky-and-George
Kids Party with Sharky and George!
4:30 PM
5:15 PM
Guildhall
£6, Age 7+
A1
David-Almond-face
Festival Opening Night
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
Guildhall
£7, Adults
A2

Saturday 28 September

afharold
Fizzlebert Stump
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£5, Age 7 - 9
B2
MaisysBand
Maisy’s Band with Lucy Cousins
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£6, Age 4+
B1
Jeff-Kinney
Wimpy Kid
10:30 AM
10:45 AM
Mission Theatre
£5, Age 8+
B3
Emily-Gravett
Fantastic Beasts with Emily Gravett
10:30 AM
12:00 PM
Holburne Museum
£12, Age 7+
B5
Michael-Rosen
Michael Rosen
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
The Forum
£7.50, Age 5+/Family
B6
Winnie-the-Pooh
Winnie the Pooh Storytime
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Guildhall
£5, Age 4+
B7
Geraldine-McCaughrean
Geraldine McCaughrean
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
The egg
£5, Age 10+
B8
Jeff-Kinney
Wimpy Kid
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Mission Theatre
£5, Age 8+
B4
Louise-Yates
Dog Loves Counting
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Bath Central Library
£5, Age 4 - 7
B9
Axel-Scheffler
Pip and Posy with Axel Scheffler
12:00 PM
12:45 PM
Guildhall
£6, Age 3+
B10
Jim-Smith
Barry Loser
1:00 PM
1:45 PM
Guildhall
£5, Age 7+
B11
Julia-Green
Serious Play
1:00 PM
2:30 PM
Holburne Museum
£12, Age 11+
B15
Chris-Bradford
Bodyguard Vs. Samurai
1:00 PM
1:45 PM
Mission Theatre
£6, Age 9+
B12
Nicola-Davies-the-Promise
A Bag Full of Acorns
1:00 PM
1:45 PM
Bath Central Library
£5, Age 5+
B14
Christopher-William-Hill
Tales from Schwartzgarten
1:00 PM
1:45 PM
The egg
£5, Age 9+
B13
Carrie-Weston-and-Tim-Warnes
Boris the Bear
2:30 PM
3:15 PM
Bath Central Library
£5, Age 3+
B20
Nick-Barnard
Nick Barnard: Flight School
2:30 PM
3:15 PM
Guildhall
£6, Age 7+
B17
Emily-Gravett
Emily Gravett
2:30 PM
3:15 PM
Guildhall
£5, Age 4+
B18
Cressida-Cowell
Cressida Cowell
2:30 PM
3:30 PM
The Forum
£7.50, Age 7+
B16
Arthurian-Legends
Arthurian Legends
2:30 PM
3:15 PM
Mission Theatre
£5, Age 9+
B19
Lyn-Gardner
Lyn Gardner: Olivia
4:00 PM
4:45 PM
The egg
£5, Age 9+
B24
Jeremy-Strong
Jeremy Strong
4:00 PM
4:45 PM
Guildhall
£6, Age 6+
B21
Nicola-Davies
A Walk on the Wild Side with Nicola Davies
4:00 PM
4:45 PM
Guildhall
£5, Age 8+
B22
Jan-Fearnley
Bottlenose Bay
4:00 PM
4:45 PM
Bath Central Library
£5, Age 4-7
B25
dave-mckean
Dave McKean
4:00 PM
4:45 PM
Holburne Museum
£6, Age 13+/adults
B26
John-Boyne-bothcovers
John Boyne
4:00 PM
4:45 PM
Mission Theatre
£6, Age 11+
B23
Natasha-Farrant-and-Sarah-Webb
Sarah Webb and Natasha Farrant
5:30 PM
6:15 PM
Guildhall
£5, Age 11+
B27
Charlie-Higson
Charlie Higson: The Fallen
5:30 PM
6:15 PM
Mission Theatre
£6, Age 10+
B28
Lego
Lego with Duncan Titmarsh
6:00 PM
6:45 PM
Guildhall
£6, Age 6+
B29

Sunday 29 September

Carrie-and-David-Grant
Carrie and David Grant
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£6, Age 4+
C1
Moshi-Monsters
Moshi Monsters
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£5, Age 6+
C2
Dinosaur-Cove
Dinosaur Cove
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Mission Theatre
£5, Age 5+
C3
Sarah-Ferguson
Sarah Ferguson
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
The Paragon School
£5, Age 4-8
C7
Alexander-Gordon-Smith
Horror writing workshop
11:00 AM
12:30 PM
Holburne Museum
£12, Age 12+
C4
Andy-Lane
The Lost Worlds
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Mission Theatre
£5, Age 11+
C6
Maudie-Smith
About Zooming Time: Opal Moonbaby
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Guildhall
£5, Age 7+
C5
Mitchell-Symons02
Happily Never After
12:00 PM
12:45 PM
Guildhall
£6, Age 9+
C8
Cathy-Cassidy
Cathy Cassidy
1:00 PM
1:45 PM
Mission Theatre
£6, Age 9+
C10
Rachel-Bright
Monster Craft Making with Rachel Bright
1:00 PM
1:45 PM
The Paragon School
£5, Age 4 - 8
C11
Jennifer-Gray
Atticus Claw Lends a Paw
1:00 PM
1:45 PM
Guildhall
£5, Age 7+
C9
Judith-Kerr
Mog the Cat Storytime
1:30 PM
2:00 PM
Bath Central Library
£3.50, Age 2+
C12
Simon-Scarrow
Blood and Gore in Ancient Rome
2:30 PM
3:15 PM
Guildhall
£5, Age 10+
C15
Judith-Kerr
Mog the Cat Storytime
2:30 PM
3:00 PM
Bath Central Library
£3.50, Age 2+
C13
Spot-the-dog
Where’s Spot?
2:30 PM
3:15 PM
Guildhall
£6, Age 3-5
C14
Curtis-Jobling
Creating Characters Workshop with Curtis Jobling
2:30 PM
4:00 PM
Holburne Museum
£12, Age 10+
C18
Karen-Saunders&Mark-Lowery
Love and Pants
2:30 PM
3:15 PM
Mission Theatre
£5, Age 10+
C16
Jon-Mayhew
Jon Mayhew
2:30 PM
3:30 PM
The Paragon School
£5, Age 9+
C17
Guy-Bass
Stitch Head!
4:00 PM
4:45 PM
Guildhall
£5, Age 6+
C20
Michelle-Paver
Michelle Paver: Gods and Warriors
4:00 PM
4:45 PM
Mission Theatre
£6, Age 10+
C21
Judith-Kerr
Judith Kerr with David Almond
4:00 PM
4:45 PM
Guildhall
£6.50, Age 9+
C19
Rachel-Bright
Rachel Bright: My Life
4:15 PM
5:00 PM
Holburne Museum
£6, Age 16+
C23
Dragonsitter
The Dragonsitter
4:15 PM
5:00 PM
The Paragon School
£5, Age 7+
C22
David-Levithan
David Levithan
5:30 PM
6:15 PM
Mission Theatre
£6, Age 12+
C25
Sarwat-Chadda
Adventures, Myths and Legends
5:30 PM
6:15 PM
Guildhall
£5, Age 8+
C24
Robert-Muchamore
Robert Muchamore
6:00 PM
6:45 PM
Guildhall
£6.50, Age 10+
C26

Monday 30 September

Ladybird-Live
Ladybird Live
10:00 AM
11:30 AM
Bath Central Library
Free but ticket required, Age 0 – 5
D3
andrew-motion
Andrew Motion
10:30 AM
11:15 AM
Guildhall
£3, Age 10+
D1
Clementine-Beauvais
Super Sleuthing with Clementine Beauvais
10:30 AM
11:15 AM
Guildhall
£3, Age 8+
D2
Ladybird-Live
Ladybird Live
1:00 PM
2:30 PM
Bath Central Library
Free, but ticket required, Age 0 - 5
D4
Christopher-William-Hill
Storybuilding with Christopher William Hill
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Guildhall
£3, Age 9+
D5
Young-Curators-stamp
Is our food safe? Young Curators Debate
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Guildhall
£3, Age 10+
D6
IBA
School Library Association Information Book Award 2013
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
Guildhall
Free, but ticket required, Adults
D7
Holly-Smale&Andy-Robb
Geekathon with Holly Smale and Andy Robb
7:30 PM
8:30 PM
Guildhall
£5, Age 11+
D8

Tuesday 01 October

Conference
Children As Readers, Children As Writers Conference
9:30 AM
5:30 PM
Guildhall + Various Venues
£80, Adults
E1
Ladybird-Live
Ladybird Live
10:00 AM
11:30 AM
First Step's Children's Centre, Twerton
Free but ticket required, Age 3 – 5
E2
Ladybird-Live
Ladybird Live
1:00 PM
2:30 PM
First Steps Children's Centre, Twerton
Free but ticket required, Age 3 – 5
E3
Meg-Rosoff&Anthony-McGowan
Meg Rosoff and Anthony McGowan
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
Guildhall
£6, Age 13+
E4
Lord-of-the-Flies
Lord of the Flies
7:30 PM
10:00 PM
Mission Theatre
£10, Age 11+ (Conc. available)
E5

Wednesday 02 October

Ladybird-Live
Ladybird Live
10:00 AM
11:30 AM
Midsomer Norton Library
Free but ticket required, Age 3 – 5
F3
Anna-Wilson
I’m a Chicken…Get Me Out of Here
10:30 AM
11:15 AM
Guildhall
£3, Age 7+
F1
Helen-Dennis
Code Breakers
10:30 AM
11:15 AM
Guildhall
£3, Age 9+
F2
Simon-Abbott
Explore the Solar System with Simon Abbott
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Guildhall
£3, Age 5 -7
F4
Young-Curators-stamp
Are iPads the new school books?
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Guildhall
£3, Age 10+
F5
Right-to-be-a-Child
I Have the Right to Be a Child
4:30 PM
5:30 PM
Guildhall
£6, Age 8+
F6
Lord-of-the-Flies
Lord of the Flies
7:30 PM
10:00 PM
Mission Theatre
£10 (conc. available), 11+
E5

Thursday 03 October

Ladybird-Live
Ladybird Live
10:00 AM
11:30 AM
Bristol Central Library
Free, but ticket required, Age 3 - 5
G3
Andy-Briggs
Tarzan: The Savage Lands
10:30 AM
11:15 AM
Guildhall
£3, Age 9+
G1
Fleur-Hitchcock
The Trouble with Mummies
10:30 AM
11:15 AM
Guildhall
£3, Age 9+
G2
Ladybird-Live
Ladybird Live
1:00 PM
2:30 PM
Bristol Central Library
Free, but ticket required, Age 3 - 5
G4
Lou-Kuenzler
Shrinking Violet is Totally Famous
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Guildhall
£3, Age 7+
G6
Steve-Hartley
Quirky Characters with Steve Hartley and Jo Nadin
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Guildhall
£3, Age 7 - 9
G5
Tom&DougieMcFly
The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
Guildhall
£6
Lord-of-the-Flies
Lord of the Flies
7:30 PM
10:00 PM
Mission Theatre
£10 (conc. available), Age 11+
E5
Tanya-Byrne
Tanya Byrne: Follow Me Down
7:30 PM
8:30 PM
Guildhall
£5, Age 14+
G7

Friday 04 October

Ladybird-Live
Ladybird Live
10:00 AM
11:30 AM
Chippenham Library
Free, but tickets required, Age 3 - 5
H2
David-Almond-pianhas
Kids Big Bath Read: The Boy who Swam with Piranhas
10:30 AM
11:15 AM
The Royal High School
£3, Age 8+
H1
Ladybird-Live
Ladybird Live
1:00 PM
2:30 PM
Chippenham Library
Free, but ticket required, Age 3 - 5
H3
Malorie-Blackman
Malorie Blackman: The Noble Conflict
6:00 PM
6:45 PM
Guildhall
£6, Age 11+
H4
Bath Spa Panel Event: Reading the Future: Digital Children’s Publishing
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
Guildhall
£7, Adults
H5
Lord-of-the-Flies
Lord of the Flies
7:30 PM
10:00 PM
Mission Theatre
£10 (conc. available), Age 11+
E5
Kim-Fupz-Aakeson-face
From Pippi Långstrump to Pippi Longstocking – Children’s Literature in Translation
7:30 PM
8:30 PM
Guildhall
£6, Adults
H6

Saturday 05 October

Francesca-Simon-Horrid-Henry
Horrid Henry
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£6, Age 5+
J1
Chloe-Inkpen
Zoe and Beans with Chloe Inkpen
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£5, Age 4+
J2
Jonny-Duddle
Pirates versus Aliens
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Mission Theatre
£5, Age 5+
J3
Cerrie-Burnell
Cerrie Burnell
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Holburne Museum
£5, Age 3+
J4
Sue-Hendra
Doug the Bug with Sue Hendra
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Bath Central Library
£5, Age 4+
J7
Holly-Webb
Holly Webb
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Guildhall
£5, Age 6+
J5
James-Mayhew-&-Clara-Vulliamy
Bubble and Squeak
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Mission Theatre
£5, Age 3+
J6
Adam-Stower
5 Children and It workshop
11:30 AM
12:30 PM
Holburne Museum
£6, Age 8+
J8
Rainbow-Magic
Rainbow Magic 10th Anniversary
12:00 PM
12:45 PM
Guildhall
£6, Age 5+
J9
Catherine-Fisher
Fantasy with Catherine Fisher
1:00 PM
1:45 PM
Guildhall
£5, Age 10+
J10
Do-be-silly
Do be silly!
1:00 PM
1:45 PM
Mission Theatre
£6, Age 7+
J11
Kim-Fupz-Aakeson
Kim Fupz Aakeson
1:00 PM
1:45 PM
Bath Central Library
£5, Age 5+
J12
Caroline-Lawrence
Caroline Lawrence: Wild West Detective
1:00 PM
1:45 PM
American Museum
£5.50 Adults, £4.50 Children, Age 8+
J13
Anne-Fine
Anne Fine
2:30 PM
3:15 PM
Mission Theatre
£6, Age 11+
J15
Siobhan-Corham
E-writing Workshop with Siobhan Curham
2:30 PM
4:00 PM
Holburne Museum
£12, Age 12+
J17
Peter-Bentley-and-Jim-Field
Rich Witch, Poor Witch
2:30 PM
3:15 PM
Bath Central Library
£5, Age 4 - 6
J16
Sally-Gardner
Sally Gardner and David Roberts: Wings & Co
2:30 PM
3:15 PM
Guildhall
£5, Age 7+
J14
Adam-Stower
The Troll and the Oliver
4:00 PM
4:45 PM
Bath Central Library
£5, Age 3 - 5
J21
Angie-Sage
Septimus Heap – Fyre
4:00 PM
4:45 PM
Guildhall
£5, Age 8+
J19
Alom-Shaha
Alom Shaha
4:00 PM
4:45 PM
Mission Theatre
£6, Age 12+
J20
Derek-Landy
Derek Landy
4:00 PM
4:45 PM
Guildhall
£6, Age 9+
J18
Sally-Gardner
Sally Gardner and David Almond
5:30 PM
6:15 PM
Mission Theatre
£6, Age 11+ / adults
J23
Alexia-Casale
Alexia Casale and Janne Teller
5:30 PM
6:15 PM
Guildhall
£5, Age 12+
J22
Eoin-Colfer
The Curious World of Eoin Colfer
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
Guildhall
£7, Age 11+
J24

Sunday 06 October

Babys-Catalogue
The Baby’s Catalogue
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£5, Age 2+
K2
David-Roberts
Celebrate 10 years of Dirty Bertie
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£6, Age 6+
K1
Enid-Blyton
The Famous Five Show
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Mission Theatre
£5, Age 7+
K3
Elen-Caldecott
Mystery Making Workshop
11:00 AM
12:30 PM
The Paragon School
£12, Age 8+
K6
Kate-Pankhurst
Kate Pankhurst: Mariella Mystery
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Guildhall
£5, Age 7+
K4
Jonathan-Meres-and-Jamie-Thomson
Bring the funny!
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Mission Theatre
£5, Age 9+
K5
Big-draw
The Big Bath Draw
12:00 PM
4:00 PM
Holburne Museum
Free, Family event
Beast-Quest
Beast Quest
12:00 PM
12:45 PM
Guildhall
£6, Age 7+
K7
Belle-and-Boo
Belle & Boo Tea Party
1:00 PM
1:45 PM
Guildhall
£5, Age 3 - 6
K8
DAvid-Almond
David Almond on Skellig
1:00 PM
1:45 PM
Mission Theatre
£6, Age 11+
K10
Rob-lloyd-Jones
Rob Lloyd Jones: Wild Boy
1:00 PM
1:45 PM
The Paragon School
£5, Age 9+
K11
Hungry-Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
1:30 PM
2:15 PM
Bath Central Library
£5, Age 2+
K12
David-O'Connell
Comic Books Masterclass
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
Holburne Museum
£12, Age 7+
K14
Belle-and-Boo
Belle & Boo Tea Party
2:30 PM
3:15 PM
Guildhall
£5, Age 3 - 6
K9
conundrum
Case File Conundrum
2:30 PM
4:30 PM
The Paragon School
£12, Age 7+
K17
Kristina-Stephenson-to-use
Sir Charlie Stinky Socks storytelling
2:30 PM
3:15 PM
Guildhall
£6, Age 4 - 8
K15
Hayley-Long&Sita-Brahmachari
Sita Brahmachari and Hayley Long
2:30 PM
3:15 PM
Mission Theatre
£6, Age 12+
K16
Hungry-Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
2:45 PM
3:30 PM
Bath Central Library
£5, Age 2+
K13
Steve-Cole
Steve Cole: MAGIC INK
4:00 PM
4:45 PM
Guildhall
£6, Age 8+
K18
Gill-Lewis
Wild animals with Gill Lewis
4:00 PM
4:45 PM
Guildhall
£5, Age 9+
K19
Sarah-J-Maas
Crown of Midnight
4:00 PM
4:45 PM
Mission Theatre
£6, Age 12+
K21
Philip-Reeve-+-Sarah-McIntyre
Seawigs and Sea Monkeys
5:30 PM
6:15 PM
Guildhall
£5, Age 7+
K20
Lauren-St-John
Lauren St John: Race the Wind
5:30 PM
6:15 PM
Mission Theatre
£6, Age 12+
K22
Patrick-Ness
More Than This with Patrick Ness
6:00 PM
6:45 PM
Guildhall
£6.50, Age 11+
K23

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