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Free tickets to Baths Children's Literature Festival up for grabs

#BathKidsLitFest has teamed up with SLA  and YLG in honour of the CKG and SLA  80th Anniversaries to offer 1.  Bath Brochure Front Cover3 sets of free tickets to say thank you to librarians!

On offer are two tickets to see Here Be Dragons with Stephanie Burgis and Claire Fayers on 7/10/2017 at 5.00pm- 6.00pm in The Guidhall in Bath. 

The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart is the entirely delicious new book by Stephanie Burgis – about a young dragon who finds out about being human. Journey to Dragon Island by Claire Fayers is equally scrummy – with an added twist of high seas adventure. Two ace authors not to be missed.


Or two tickets to see How to be a Witch with Kaye Umansky on 8/10/2017 at 10.00-10.45 in The Guildhall in Bath

How To Be A WitchProlific children’s author Kaye Umansky, creator of the bestselling Pongwiffy series, has a brand new book, Witch For A Week. This is a spellbinding event for little wannabe witches comprising of poetry, readings and magical props. Be sure to brew up some questions in advance for Kaye. Witch hats optional.

https://bathfestivals.org.uk/blog/event/how-to-be-a-witch-with-kaye-umansky/Animal Encounters

Or two tickets to see Animal Encounters with Gill Lewis and Kieran Larwood on 8/10/2107 at 10.00-11.00 in Widcombe Social Club in Bath

Come and see two amazing authors known for their riveting but very different animal stories. In Sky Dancer, Gill Lewis presents a beautiful tale of loss and change – with an important environmental message. Kieran Larwood’s Podkin One-Ear features a classic fantasy world of battling rabbits, with equally brilliant storytelling!


This year's Bath Children’s Literature Festival brings major heavyweights from the world of children’s literature to the city on 29th September to 8th October.

Of particular interest to librarians in the opening weekend is Stories that Matter with Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin talking about Illegal the heartbreaking graphic novel about migrants. On Monday 4th there is also a stellar line up of Award Winners with Gillian Cross, Alex Wheatle & Geraldine McCaughrean.

Other highlights include the hugely talented Julia Donaldson, best known for The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick ManLiz Pichon, the multi-talented author and illustrator behind the Tom Gates series; much loved author and illustrator of the How To Train Your Dragon books, Cressida Cowell; Bath-born superstar, Jacqueline Wilson, best known for her books and CBBC series Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather; and last but by no means least - actor, comedian and all round national treasure, Miranda Hart! The festival will also bring well known YA (Young Adult) authors to the city such as radio presenter and fashion stylist, Gemma Cairney, and DJ and television presenter, Greg James.  

The full programme will be available to view here: http://bathfestivals.org.uk/whats-on/


In person at Bath Box Office

By telephone on 01225 463362

Online at www.bathfestivals.org.uk

Box Office opening hours

Monday to Saturday 10.30am — 5pm

Open Sunday & Bank Holidays during Festivals only 10am — 4pm


To enter the competition e-mail Joy[at]sla.org.uk stating your choice of event or in order of preference if you would like to be considered for all. Winners will be drawn at midday on 5/10/2017 and notified shortly after. Tickets will be held at the door to the event

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