Friday 30 Sept - Sun 9 Oct 2016

Bath Children’s Literature Festival – Europe’s largest dedicated children’s literature festival is over for another year. We would like to thank all the authors, illustrators, publishers, publicists, volunteers and AUDIENCES who made the 2016 Festival such a success. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Happy 10th birthday everyone! We’ll see you soon. Date for your diary – Friday 29 September – Sunday 8 October 2017

Bath Festivals is now working on the new multi-arts festival, The Bath Festival. Discover more here.

What's On

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Saturday 01 October

David Walliams
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
Forum
£8
A1
Winnie-the-Pooh
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£6
A2
Holly Webb
10:30 AM
11:15 AM
Bath Central Library
£6
A3
Make Your Own Pop-Up Book
10:30 AM
12:00 PM
Forum
£15
A4
How to Become an Ultimate Explorer!
11:45 AM
12:30 PM
Guildhall
£5.50
A5
Hey Duggee!
11:45 AM
12:30 PM
Widcombe Social Club
£5
A6
Captain Pug
12:45 PM
1:30 PM
Bath Central Library
£5
A7
Make Your Own Pop-Up Book
1:00 PM
2:30 PM
Forum
£15
A8
Birdwatching
1:30 PM
2:15 PM
Widcombe Social Club
£6
A11
Elmer the Patchwork Elephant!
1:30 PM
2:15 PM
Guildhall
£6.50
A9
Squishy McFluff
1:30 PM
2:15 PM
Guildhall
£5
A10
There’s a Tiger in the Garden
2:30 PM
3:15 PM
Bath Central Library
£5
A12
Liz Pichon
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
Forum
£7.50
A13
Meet Maisy and Lucy Cousins
3:15 PM
4:00 PM
Widcombe Social Club
£6.50
A17
Roald Dahl’s Most Villainous Villains
3:15 PM
4:00 PM
Guildhall
£7
A14
Ross Collins
3:15 PM
4:00 PM
Guildhall
£5
A15
Writing Doctor Who
3:30 PM
5:00 PM
Forum
£15
A16
Marcus Sedgwick
6:30 PM
7:30 PM
Guildhall
£6.50
A20
Oli White
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
The Forum
£8
Z1

Sunday 02 October

Chris Hoy
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£7.50
B1
Meet Knitbone Pepper – Ghost Dog!
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Widcombe Social Club
£5.50
B3
Shakespeare!
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£6.50
B2
David Solomons: Superheroes
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Widcombe Social Club
£6.50
B5
Journalism Masterclass with First News
11:30 AM
1:00 PM
Holburne Museum
£15
B4
Emily Gravett
11:45 AM
12:30 PM
Guildhall
£6
B7
Peter Rabbit
1:00 PM
2:15 PM
Widcombe Social Club
£6
B8
The Word Wizards’ Guide to Roald Dahl
1:15 PM
2:15 PM
Bath Central Library
£6
B9
Miro’s Magical Animals
1:30 PM
2:15 PM
Guildhall
£5
B11
Poetry Masterclass
2:00 PM
3:30 PM
Holburne Museum
£15
B12
Fairytale Hairdresser
3:00 PM
3:45 PM
Bath Central Library
£5
B14
Horatio Clare
3:15 PM
4:00 PM
Widcombe Social Club
£6.50
B17
Watch Out For Muddy Puddles!
3:15 PM
4:00 PM
Guildhall
£7
B15
The Tigon and the Liger
3:15 PM
4:00 PM
Guildhall
£5
B16
Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face
4:45 PM
5:30 PM
Guildhall
£6
B18
Lucy Worsley
5:00 PM
5:45 PM
Guildhall
£7.50
B20

Monday 03 October

Page Fright
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Guildhall
£4
C2
Horrible Histories
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Guildhall
£4
C3
Make Your Own Rabbit Ears
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
the egg
£5
C4
Frances Hardinge
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
Guildhall
£7
C5

Tuesday 04 October

Tom Percival – Little Legends
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£4
D1
Shane Hegarty – Darkmouth
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Guildhall
£4
D2
Paper Nations: How Can We Keep Creative Writing Alive in Our Schools?
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
Guildhall
Free but Ticketed
D5

Wednesday 05 October

Shifty McGifty & Slippery Sam
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£4
E1
Dinosaur Adventure!
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
the egg
£5
E4
Jeremy Strong
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Guildhall
£4
E2
Lucy Coats – Beasts of Olympus
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Guildhall
£4
E3
The Writers’ Creative Journey
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
Guildhall
£7
E5

Thursday 06 October

That’s Not My Squirrel
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
the egg
£5
F4
Hoorah for Shakespeare!
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Guildhall
£4
F2

Friday 07 October

Cerrie Burnell
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£4
G1
Minibeasts with Jess French
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Guildhall
£4
G2
Hamish and the World Stoppers with Jamie Littler
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Guildhall
£4
G3

Saturday 08 October

Dirty Bertie
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£6.50
H3
Chris Hadfield
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
Forum
£8
H1
Bramble the Brave
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Midsomer Norton Library
£4
H5
David O’Doherty and Chris Judge
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£7.50
H2
MUSIC! Sophia Bennett and Robert Muchamore
10:15 AM
11:15 AM
Forum
£5
H4
Barroux
10:30 AM
11:15 AM
Holburne Museum
£5.50
H6
Debi Gliori
11:00 AM
11:45 AM
Bath Central Library
£5
H7
Bramble the Brave
11:15 AM
12:00 PM
Midsomer Norton Library
£4
H5
Minibeast Safari with Jess French
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Monkton Prep School
£7.50
H8
Abi Elphinstone and Katherine Rundell
11:45 AM
12:30 PM
Guildhall
£6.50
H10
Dinosaur Cove
11:45 AM
12:30 PM
Mission Theatre
£6.50
H11
Julian Clary and David Roberts
11:45 AM
12:30 PM
Guildhall
£7.50
H9
NEW WORLDS! Melinda Salisbury, Alwyn Hamilton and Helen Keen
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Forum
£5
H12
Oi Frog!
12:45 PM
1:30 PM
Bath Central Library
£5
H14
Andy Stanton
1:30 PM
2:30 AM
Guildhall
£7
H15
Beetle Boy
1:30 PM
2:15 PM
Mission Theatre
£6.50
H17
Nature Explorer
1:30 PM
2:15 PM
Guildhall
£5.50
H16
TOUGH STUFF! Meg Rosoff, Kevin Brooks and Clare Furniss
1:45 PM
2:45 PM
Forum
£5
H18
Collage Masterclass
2:30 PM
4:00 PM
Holburne Museum
£15
H21
Polly and the Puffin
2:30 PM
3:15 PM
Bath Central Library
£5
H20
Chris Riddell- Ask the Laureate!
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
Forum
£7.50
H22
Bear Spotting
3:15 PM
4:00 PM
Guildhall
H24
Sam and Mark
3:15 PM
4:00 PM
Guildhall
£7.50
H23
IDENTITY! Jenny Downham, Alison Rattle, Lisa Williamson & Harriet Reuter Hapgood
3:30 PM
4:30 PM
Forum
£5
H25
Zog and The Flying Doctors
3:45 PM
4:30 PM
Mission Theatre
£6.50
H26
Star Wars!
4:45 PM
5:30 PM
Guildhall
£6.50
H27
Michael Morpurgo
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
Guildhall
£8
H28
FROM THE USA! Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5:15 PM
6:15 PM
Forum
£5
H29
STARS COLLIDE! Malorie Blackman and Simon Mayo
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
Guildhall
£8
H30

Sunday 09 October

Nick Sharratt
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£7
J1
Charlie & Lola’s Storytime
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Guildhall
£6
J2
Thunderbirds are go!
10:30 AM
11:15 AM
Mission Theatre
£5.50
J3
Katherine Woodfine and Julia Golding: Mystery Girls
11:30 AM
12:30 PM
Guildhall
£6.50
J5
Writing Masterclass with Julia Green: Serious Play
11:30 AM
1:00 PM
Holburne Museum
£15
J4
Chris Packham
11:45 AM
12:30 PM
Guildhall
£7.50
J6
Pip and Posy
12:00 PM
12:45 PM
Mission Theatre
£6.50
J7
Pirates!
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Guildhall
£6.50
JB
Charlie and Lola’s Storytime
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Bath Central Library
£6
J10
Kipper
1:30 PM
2:15 PM
Guildhall
£6
J9
Supertato Veggies Assemble
1:30 PM
2:15 PM
Mission Theatre
£5.50
J11
Writing Masterclass with David Almond
2:00 PM
3:30 PM
Holburne Museum
£15
J12
Cecelia Ahern and Sophie Kinsella
2:45 PM
3:45 PM
Guildhall
£7.50
J13
I am Bear
3:00 PM
3:45 PM
Guildhall
£5
J14
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
3:00 PM
3:45 PM
Bath Central Library
£5
J15
Phil Earle
3:15 PM
4:00 PM
Mission Theatre
£6
J16
Sarah J. Maas
4:30 PM
5:30 PM
Guildhall
£7.50
J17

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