Release your inner artist at Bath Children’s Literature Festival
If you’ve got a little one that’s always doodling, drawing, sketching or scribbling, they’ll love our events with top children’s book illustrators. As well as hearing about the story and characters, there’ll be plenty of interactive drawing and opportunities to create masterpieces too. Browse some of our events below, or view the whole programme here.
Cressida Cowell – BOOK TICKETS
The bestselling author-illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon books is back to launch her new series, The Wizards of Once. Cressida will be giving tips on becoming an author or illustrator, and sharing details of how the How to Train Your Dragon books became films.
Dylan! With Guy Parker-Rees – BOOK TICKETS
Come and hear Guy Parker-Rees introduce Dylan, an exuberant stripy dog, who just loves to play. See Guy draw Dylan and some of his friends, with lots of drawing fun and activities to join in.
Liz Pichon – BOOK TICKETS
Join bestselling author and illustrator Liz Pichon for an interactive Tom Gates event. There’ll be reading and drawing from the books so bring a pencil and paper!
Dinosaurium with Chris Wormell – BOOK TICKETS
Join illustrator and print-maker Chris Wormell as he introduces Dinosaurium, with the opportunity to do some dinosaur drawing.
King Coo with Adam Stower – BOOK TICKETS
Ben Pole is running from his arch-enemy Monty Grabbe, when he discovers a secret wood full of traps, tree houses, Herbert the wombat and King Coo! Find out more about what’s in King Coo’s woods and join in with plenty of live drawing too.
Here Comes Molly Mischief! – BOOK TICKETS
Cheeky, strong-willed Molly is a brand new character from Adam Hargreaves, the author and illustrator best known for the Mr Men and Little Miss series. Adam will talk about his life as an illustrator and his inspiration for his work, with live drawing too.
Drawing Masterclass with Joe Berger – BOOK TICKETS
Feeling creative? Want some top drawing tips from an expert? Join children’s author and ace cartoonist Joe Berger as he introduces The Pudding Problem. In this special masterclass, Joe will teach you how to create stories and craft your own comics.
The One Hunrded and One Dalmatians – BOOK TICKETS
When Missis and Pongo’s darling Dalmatian puppies are stolen, they know just who to suspect… the evil Cruella de Vil! Join Peter Bently and Steven Lenton for a pawsome event of drawing and dastardly villians!
Seventeen early release events announced for The Bath FestivalNovember 30, 2017
We are pleased to announce seventeen early release events for The Bath Festivals, which takes place from 11 to 27 May in 2018. Highlights from our literature programme include: Rose Tremain; Adam Kay; Maggie O’Farrell; Roddy Doyle and John Julius Norwich. Highlights from our music programme include: Ben Folds & A Piano (on sale now), Royal […]
Announcing New Dates and First Events for The Bath Festival 2018November 16, 2017
THE BATH FESTIVAL DATES : 11-27 MAY 2018 Next year marks an exciting moment for Bath Festivals – our 70th anniversary. To commemorate this important milestone, we have created an incredible programme of events that builds on our rich heritage and cements the festival as a highlight in the Bath calendar for residents and visitors […]
A New Collection of Stories from Young People at Bristol Children’s HospitalNovember 8, 2017
As part of the Paper Nations creative writing initiative, funded by the Arts Council, Bath Festivals and Read For Good have teamed up with storyteller Jennifer Lunn to create a book of stories written by young patients in Bristol children’s hospital. As founder and artistic director of the Culturcated Theatre Company, Jennifer Lunn produces and […]
Young bloggers review Bath Kids Lit FestOctober 1, 2017
Our young bloggers have been really enjoying this year’s festival. Read what they have to say about the different events they’ve been to… Lois Edwards, age 11: “This year I was lucky enough to be chosen to write for the Bath Children’s Literature Festival. This is my third year writing for them and I am […]
Diary of a Wimpy Kid author, Jeff Kinney, announces his only UK date in BathSeptember 28, 2017
Jeff Kinney, author of the international best-selling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will be appearing at Bath Pavilion on Sunday 3 December as part of the year-round programme of events offered by Bath Children’s Literature Festival. Prepare for take-off with this hugely entertaining family event suitable for children age 7+. The event will be […]