History & Mystery with Sophie Kirtley

Thursday 30 September 2021
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
The Forum Ballroom
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Ages: 9-12

Tickets will need to be purchased for both adults and children.

In her life-affirming children’s novels, Sophie Kirtley masterfully links two fabulous adventure story plots – one today and one in the Stone Age – that culminate in a brilliant clash of cultures as a time-slip brings the past to meet the present. The Way to Impossible Island is Sophie’s new time-slip adventure about daring to be different, following the story of Dara, the younger brother of Charlie from her debut The Wild Way Home. 

Join Sophie to learn how to use the timeslip technique to create your own stories. With tips and advice on how to choose and create characters from two different time periods and bring both settings alive. Which time periods will you choose?

Sophie Kirtley grew up in Northern Ireland, where she spent her childhood climbing on hay bales, rolling down sand dunes and leaping the raw Atlantic waves. Nowadays she lives in Wiltshire with her husband, three children and their mini-menagerie of pets and wild things. Sophie has always loved stories; she has taught English and has worked in a theatre, a bookshop and a tiny pub where folk tell fairytales by candlelight. Sophie is also a prizewinning published poet.

Twitter: @KirtleySophie

Instagram: @sophie.kirtley

For this event, you only need to buy a ticket for each child joining in with the activities. We ask parents/guardians to drop children off at the venue, sign them in, and leave a mobile contact number in case of emergencies. However, adults can attend for free if they need to stay.