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April 28, 2014
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Hay Fever Festival Season 

22nd May to 1st June 2014

Calling all book worms! It’s getting to that time of year again. The days are getting warmer, the nights are getting brighter, and Hay Fever Festival is almost here. Come along and witness some of Random House Children’s Publishers wonderful authors and illustrators.

12 talented creatives.  10 tip top talks covering a variety of engaging subjects.

With enjoyable activities for children of all ages, there’s something for everyone.  Join in the fun!


Jacqueline Wilson

Paws and Whiskers

Come and see the wonderful Jacqueline Wilson talk about an interesting anthology of cat and dog stories. Not only will she share a new story, but she will also treat the audience to stories from modern authors and precious classics such as Gobbolino, The Witch’s Cat and 101 Dalmations. Suitable for 8+

Date: Sunday 25th May 2014 Time: 11:30am Price: £7.50 and worth every penny! Buy Tickets here!

Clara Vulliamy

Dixie O'Day

 Take a ride with Clara Vulliamy as she reads and draws from Dixie O’Day in the Fast Lane, her first collaboration with gifted Mother, Shirley Hughes. For your chance to design your very own crazy vehicle and to take part in the incredible motors game, buy your tickets now! Perfect for budding artists and car lovers. Suitable for 4-7 years.

Date: Tuesday 27th May 2014 Time: 1:00pm Price: £4.50 Buy Tickets here!

Chris Riddell and Paul Stuart


Revisit the amazing world of The Edge of Chronicles with the first in a brand new series of adventures starring Cade Quarter. With more than three million copies sold so far, this event is sure to be a crowd pleaser for fans of the series. A special live drawing is included! Suitable for 9+years.

Date: Tuesday 27th May 2014 Time: 2:30pm Price: £5.50 Buy Tickets here!

Sue Hendra

Wanda and the Alien to the Rescue by Sue Hendra

Take part in an exciting event filled with plenty of storytelling and crafts. Children will be able to express their creative side and even have a go at making their own alien finger puppets. This is an event that little ones should not miss! Suitable for 3-6 years.

Date: Wednesday 28th May 2014 Time: 11:30am Price: £5.00 Buy Tickets here!

Lucy Hawking

George and the unbreakable code

Join Lucy Hawking (daughter of famous mastermind Stephen Hawking) as she will take the viewers on an outer space  adventure through the universe and beyond. George and Annie travel deep into space in the latest book George and the  Unbreakable Code. Science and space enthusiasts especially welcome! Suitable for 8+

Date: Wednesday 28th May 2014 Time: 2:30 pm Price: £6.00 Buy Tickets here!

Matt Haig and Alyssa Brugman

Echo BoyAlex As Well

Echo Boy is the first novel for young adults from respected author Matt Haig and is a moving and beautifully-written story about love, loss and what makes us truly human, set in a future world where humans are served by ‘echoes’ – sophisticated, emotionless machines.  He will also be joined by Alyssa Brugman whose groundbreaking novel Alex As Well is a  confronting and heartfelt story of adolescent experience – of questioning identity, discovering sexuality,  navigating friendships and finding a place to belong. Suitable for 12+ years (YA).

Date: Wednesday 28th May 2014 Time: 5:30 pm Price: £5.50 Buy Tickets here!

Fairytale Hairdresser

Fairytale Hairdresser and Snow White

Come along and join talented author, Abie Longstaff and illustrator, Lauren Beard as they draw you into a contemporary fairy tale world where Big Bad Wolf owns an opticians and Red Hood runs her very own sateboard shop. Ideal for fairytale lovers, princesses and daydreamers.  Suitable for 4-6 years.

Date: 29th May 2014 Time: 10:00am Price: £5.00 Buy Tickets here!

Steve Cole

Steve Cole

Come and join Steve as he shows the wacky origins of his many creations, shares useful story-writing tips and cracks up a handful of hilarious jokes. If you’ve got a love for  space-dinosaurs, or are at all curious about monster superheroes and time-travelling  Egyptian mummies, then this is the place to be! Suitable for 7+ years.

Date: Thursday 29th May 2014. Time: 11:30am. Price: £4.50 Buy Tickets here!

Louise Yates

Louise Yates

Witness the incredible Louise Yates, author of the charming- and Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning- Dog Loves series, and she gives an insight into her inspiration and encourages young children  to engage with the story and have a go at drawing. This is a fun-filled event for very little ones  who enjoy doodling. Suitable for 3+

Date: Thursday 29th May 2014 Time: 11.30am Price: £4.00 Buy Tickets here!

Mitch Symons

Mitch Symons

Two time award winner of the Blue Peter Best Book with Facts Awards, for Why Eating Bogeys Is Good For You and Do Igloos Have Loos? The brilliant Mitch treats the audience to an epically hilarious  retelling of Hilaire Belloc’s Cautionary Tales for Children. Suitable for 9+ years and older children looking for a good giggle.

Date: Thursday 29th May 2014 Time: 1:00pm Price: £5.00 Buy Tickets here!


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