Cardiff Children's Literature Festival Tickets

Cardiff Children's Literature Festival Tickets

25th Mar 2017 - 2nd Apr 2017   Various - City Centre Locations   Starting from £
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A) Sat, 25 Mar (10:00) - Enjoy Welsh / Mwynhau’r Gymraeg

Enjoy Welsh / Mwynhau’r Gymraeg

Venue: Central Library, Cardiff 
Time: 10:00
Age: 4+
Language: Bilingual
Ticket price: £4

Come and enjoy books, arts and crafts with Atebol, an award-winning publisher who’s focus is on finding innovative ways to educate Welsh children. They have put together an interactive and fun workshop that proves that learning isn’t always dull! English speaking parents with Welsh speaking children especially welcome.

Dewch i fwynhau llyfrau, celf a chrefft gydag Atebol, cyhoeddwyr arobryn sydd â’r nod o ddarganfod dulliau newydd a chyffrous i addysgu plant Cymru. Maent wedi llunio gweithdy rhyngweithiol a llawn hwyl er mwyn dangos nad oes rhaid i ddysgu fod yn ddiflas! Croeso arbennig i rieni di-gymraeg sydd â phlant mewn ysgolion Cymraeg.

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All sessions last 1 hour unless otherwise stated.

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Under 12s must be accompanied by a paying adult to all events.

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A) Sat, 25 Mar (10:00) - Maz’s Mythological Mayhem: the Who Let the Gods Out? show

Maz EvansMaz’s Mythological Mayhem: the Who Let the Gods Out? show

with Maz Evans

Venue: City Hall, Ferrier Hall
Time: 10:00
Age: 7+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Author Maz Evans presents a fun-filled family fiasco as she uses the world of her hilarious novel Who Let the Gods Out? to introduce Greek Mythology – as you’ve never seen it before. Packed with giggles and games, this presentation features Maz’s quest to find the King or Queen of the Gods from her audience members.

Do you have the brains to become Athene? The chit-chat to become Hermes? Or the leadership skills to become Zeus? And ... are you prepared to face the toughest challenge known to immortal kind: Maz’s Mythological Mallet?

Led by the founder of creative writing programme Story Stew, the Who Let the Gods Out? show is entertaining and educational – look no further for an epic dose of mythological mayhem for all the family.

Supported by Chicken House

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All sessions last 1 hour unless otherwise stated.

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Under 12s must be accompanied by a paying adult to all events.

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A) Sat, 25 Mar (10:00) - Story Writing Workshop / Sesiwn ‘Sgwennu Stori

Story Writing Workshop / Sesiwn ‘Sgwennu Stori

Venue: Cardiff Story, Learning Suite
Time: 10:00
Age: 8+
Language: Welsh
Ticket price: £4

Join the award-winning writer, Alun Saunders, for an afternoon of story writing. Explore your imagination as Alun guides you to write your own story, full of twists and turns and draw the bravest hero and the evilest villain. What will happen to your character? What adventures will they face?

Tyrd i ymuno â’r awdur arobryn, Alun Saunders, am sesiwn ysgrifennu stori. Archwilia dy ddychymyg wrth i Alun dy arwain i ysgrifennu dy stori dy hun, yn llawn troadau a throeon trwsgl ac arwyr o fri. Beth fydd yn wynebu dy cymeriadau? Pa anturiaethau sy’n eu disgwyl?

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A) Sat, 25 Mar (10:00) - The Bus Stop at the End of the World

The Bus Stop at the End of the World

Venue: Departing from Cardiff Central Library
Time: 10:00
Age: 7+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Dan Anthony first wrote for children on CBBC’s Tracy Beaker show. Since then his Rugby Zombie and Steve’s Dreams series of books have become firm favourites with young readers throughout the country.

Dan’s outdoor writing events are a regular part of the festival and this year he takes young readers to a bus stop. At the Bus Stop at the End of the World, Wales’ scariest bus stop, the creatures who step off the bus defy description. Or do they?

Find out more about Dan’s new book, The Bus Stop at the End of the World, and explore the bus stops of your imagination.

The Bus Stop at the End of the World is published by Pont Books.

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A) Sat, 25 Mar (10:00) - Words and Pictures with Nick Sharratt

Words and Pictures

with Nick Sharratt

Venue: Reardon Smith Theatre, National Museum Cardiff
Time: 10:00
Age: 5+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4.00

Nick Sharratt talks all about his first illustrated chapter book, The Cat and the King, as well as his other brilliant picture books. Nick's illustrations are instantly recognisable - he's famously illustrated all of Jacqueline Wilson's books, among many others.

With live drawing and the chance to ask Nick questions about being a bestselling author and illustrator!

Supported by Scholastic Children’s Books

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A) Sat, 25 Mar (12:00) - Bardd Plant Cymru

Bardd Plant Cymru

Efo Anni Llyn

Venue: City Hall, Ferrier Hall
Time: 12:00
Age: 8+
Language: Welsh
Ticket price: £4

A fun filled workshop with Anni Llyn, Bardd Plant Cymru. Anni will create hilarious rhymes through action packed activities and we can guarantee that there will be heaps of laughter and awesome rhyming.

Gweithdy gydag Anni Llyn, Bardd Plant Cymru. Bydd Anni yn creu odlau gwefreiddiol a digrif drwy weithgareddau hwyliog ac anturus. Gallwn sicrhau y bydd digonedd o chwerthin ac odlau ansbaredigaethus!

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A) Sat, 25 Mar (12:00) - Counting with Tiny Cat with Viviane Schwarz

Counting with Tiny Cat

with Viviane Schwarz

Venue: Cardiff Central Library 
Time: 12:00
Age: 5+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Join picture book creator Viviane Schwarz on a journey through the imagination as you have lots of counting fun with Viviane’s new book, Counting with Tiny Cat. Search for hidden treasure in How to Find Gold and discover dogs in Is There a Dog in This Book? With storytime and crafts, this is the perfect session for little adventurers.

Supported by Walker Books

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A) Sat, 25 Mar (12:00) - You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum!

You’re A Bad Man, Mr Gum!

with Andy Stanton

Venue: Reardon Smith Theatre, National Museum Cardiff
Time: 12.00
Age: 7+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Mr Gum is a complete horror who hates children, animals and fun, not to mention corn on the cob. This book is about him, an angry fairy who lives in his bathtub, Jake the dog and a little girl called Polly. PLUS there are heroes and sweets and adventures and EVERYTHING. You’re a Bad Man, Mr Gum! is the first hilarious book in the internationally best-selling series by Andy Stanton, winning the Blue Peter Book Award (twice) and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Join Andy to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Mr Gum’s first publication.

Supported by Egmont Publishing

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A) Sat, 25 Mar (14:00) - Adventures Through the Fairy Door

Adventures Through the Fairy Door

Venue: Cardiff Story, Learning Suite
Time: 14:00
Age: 4+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

When Sophie moves her teddies, she finds a magical fairy door in the skirting board. Bella the fairy flies in and takes her to fairyland on an exciting journey – with the help of some fairy dust! First in the new Adventures through the Fairy Door series in partnership with Fairydoorz.

Join primary school teacher and author Laura Sheldon in a magical, interactive event full of stories and songs where children can make fairy wands and search for hidden Fairydoorz.

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A) Sat, 25 Mar (14:00) - Hugless Douglas is back!

Hugless Douglas is back!

with David Melling

Venue: Reardon Smith Theatre, National Museum Cardiff
Time: 14:00
Age: 4+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

David Melling’s Hugless Douglas books have sold over a million copies and been published in 26 languages. Here, one of the UK’s best-loved author-illustrators returns with the seventh humorous adventure in the series. Douglas is sure that food without honey just can’t be yummy. But will he be proved wrong? The perfect event for fussy eaters and budding bakers everywhere!

Supported by Hachette Children’s Group

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A) Sat, 25 Mar (14:00) - Wildlife in Your Garden with Mike Dilger

Wildlife in Your Garden

with Mike Dilger

Venue: City Hall, Ferrier Hall
Time: 14:00
Age: 7+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Mike Dilger is a popular wildlife presenter best known for his work on The One Show and Inside Out. Join him to discover the amazing wildlife you can find on your own doorstep. Hear Mike’s top tips for encouraging and looking after all of the creatures in your back garden, and find out about their weird and wonderful habits.

Supported by Bloomsbury Children’s Books

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All sessions last 1 hour unless otherwise stated.

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A) Sat, 25 Mar (15:00) - Counting with Tiny Cat with Viviane Schwarz

Counting with Tiny Cat

with Viviane Schwarz

Venue: Cardiff Central Library 
Time: 15:00
Age: 5+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Join picture book creator Viviane Schwarz on a journey through the imagination as you have lots of counting fun with Viviane’s new book, Counting with Tiny Cat. Search for hidden treasure in How to Find Gold and discover dogs in Is There a Dog in This Book? With storytime and crafts, this is the perfect session for little adventurers.

Supported by Walker Books

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All sessions last 1 hour unless otherwise stated.

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Under 12s must be accompanied by a paying adult to all events.

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A) Sat, 25 Mar (16:00) - The Witching Hour with Robin Jarvis

The Witching Hour

with Robin Jarvis

Venue: City Hall, Ferrier Hall
Time: 16:00
Age: 9+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Author of the bestselling The Whitby Witches series, Robin Jarvis, returns with The Power of Dark, an enthralling tale of magic and horror in which the last of the Whitby witches fears evil forces are at work to revive an ancient curse. Join Robin for a spooky witching hour and meet the evil witch Scaur Annie from The Power of Dark.

Supported by Egmont Publishing

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B) Sun, 26 Mar (10:00) - Hubble Bubble Granny Trouble with Joe Berger

Hubble Bubble Granny Trouble

with Joe Berger

Venue: Old Library Gallery
Time: 10.00
Age: 5+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

There’s ALWAYS trouble when Granny’s about! Maybe because she’s a – whisper it! – Witch. Shopping, school, tea-time – NOTHING’s boring when Granny’s about. Join Joe Berger for a bewitching session of storytelling and drawing. Magic!

Supported by Nosy Crow

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B) Sun, 26 Mar (10:00) - I Am Bear with Ben Bailey Smith and Sav Akyuz

I Am Bear

with Ben Bailey Smith and Sav Akyuz

Venue: City Hall, Ferrier Hall
Time: 10:00
Age: 4+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Meet Bear. You may notice, he is bare. He’s not wearing anything! See this brand new, hilarious picture book brought to life by the creators, Ben Bailey Smith (actor, comedian and rapper Doc Brown) and illustrator Sav Akyuz as they keep young mischief-makers entertained with the cheeky trickster Bear. ‘Fun, smart and different… I love this bear’ – Ricky Gervais.

Supported by Walker Books

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B) Sun, 26 Mar (11:00) - Rose Campion and The Stolen Secret with Lyn Gardner

Rose Campion and The Stolen Secret

with Lyn Gardner

Venue: Cardiff Castle Undercroft
Time: 11:00
Age: 9+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Rose Campion and the Stolen Secret by Lyn Gardner is a gripping tale set in the glitzy world of the Victorian music hall. Join the Guardian theatre critic and author of the best-selling Olivia series as she introduces you to her new series, full of mystery, murder and mayhem! Bring your magnifying glasses ...

Supported by Nosy Crow

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All sessions last 1 hour unless otherwise stated.

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Under 12s must be accompanied by a paying adult to all events.

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B) Sun, 26 Mar (12:00) - Barti Ddu

Barti Ddu

Mewn Cymeriad

Venue: Old Library Gallery
Time: 12:00
Age: 6+
Language: Welsh
Ticket price: £4

A brand new show from In Character bringing Barti Ddu, the most successful pirate ever back to life in a gutsy, exciting and informative one man show. Hear tales of dangerous sea voyages, blood-thirsty pirates and exotic islands. Did we mention that Barti Ddu was a Welsh speaking Welshman?!

Sioe newydd sbon gan gwmni Mewn Cymeriad a fydd yn dod â Barti Ddu, y môr-leidr mwyaf llwyddiannus erioed, yn fyw mewn sioe egnïol a chyffrous sy’n llawn gwybodaeth ddiddorol. Tyrd i wrando ar hanesion am fordeithiau peryglus, morladron ffyrnig ac ynysoedd pellennig. A wnaethom ni sôn mai Cymro Cymraeg oedd Barti Ddu?!

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Under 12s must be accompanied by a paying adult to all events.

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B) Sun, 26 Mar (12:00) - Beetle Mania with M.G. Leonard & Dr Sarah Beynon

Beetle Mania

with M.G. Leonard & Dr Sarah Beynon

Venue: City Hall, Ferrier Hall
Time: 12:00
Age: 8+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Did you know the rhinoceros beetle can lift over 800 times its own body weight? That stag beetles only come above ground for a few weeks a year? And that the bombardier beetle can shoot acid out of its own bottom?

Find out about these awesome beetles and more in a bug-tastic event with M.G. Leonard, author of the bestselling Beetle Boy and its sequel Beetle Queen. Joined by beetle expert Dr Sarah Beynon from The Bug Farm, this promises to be an hour packed full with fun, facts and – of course – lots of beetles!

Supported by Chicken House

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B) Sun, 26 Mar (12:00) - Tiger Tiger Papercrafting with Jonny Lambert

Tiger Tiger Papercrafting

with Jonny Lambert

Venue: Cardiff Story, Learning Suite
Time: 12:00
Age: 5+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Author, illustrator and paper engineer Jonny Lambert wants to show you how he creates his amazing animals. Join Jonny as he talks about the inspiration behind his latest book, Tiger Tiger, and guides us through the art of illustration and storytelling. Tiger Tiger is a touching celebration of the light and colour that little ones can bring to the world. Featuring an array of fascinating jungle animals and an adorably excitable Cub, this heart-warming story is perfect for children who love to play!

Supported by Little Tiger Press

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All sessions last 1 hour unless otherwise stated.

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Under 12s must be accompanied by a paying adult to all events.

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B) Sun, 26 Mar (13:00) - Grace-Ella: Spells for Beginners

Grace-Ella: Spells for Beginners

with Sharon Marie Jones

Venue: Cardiff Castle Undercroft
Time: 13:00
Age: 6+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

On the ninth day of the ninth month of her ninth year, Grace-Ella finds out that she is a witch and can start learning magic with the Witches’ Council. Grace-Ella has never been good at school — can she learn to be a good witch and protect her friends from the school bully?

Grace-Ella is the first book in a magical, funny adventure series about friendship and being true to yourself.

Join author Sharon Marie Jones for stories and making magic potions and spells.

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All sessions last 1 hour unless otherwise stated.

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Under 12s must be accompanied by a paying adult to all events.

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B) Sun, 26 Mar (14:00) - Family Quiz / Cwis Deuluol

Family Quiz / Cwis Deuluol

with Sian Lewis

Venue: City Hall, Ferrier Hall
Time: 14:00
Age: 5+
Language: Welsh
Ticket price: £4

Join Siân Lewis as she uses her recent published books, Pethau Mawr Pwysig and Atlas Lluniau Mawr to test your knowledge. Who will come out on top, the children or the adults?!

Tyrd i ymuno â Siân Lewis wrth iddi ddefnyddio dau o’i llyfrau diweddar, Pethau Mawr Pwysig ac Atlas Lluniau Mawr, i roi dy gwybodaeth ar brawf. Pwy fydd yn fuddugol, y plant neu’r oedolion?!

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B) Sun, 26 Mar (14:00) - Little Owl's Story and Crafts with Alison Brown

Little Owl's Story and Crafts

with Alison Brown

Venue: Cardiff Story, Learning Suite
Time: 14:00
Age: 4+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Mummy Owl has laid an egg, and Little Owl is NOT very pleased at the arrival of a new Little Owl. But what if there's something exciting inside the egg, like a worm or a crocodile - or even a dragon!

Alison Brown is the illustrator of many much-loved picture books, including I Love You Night and Day and Snow Bear.

Join her to hear the story and take part in some egg-cellent crafty fun!

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All sessions last 1 hour unless otherwise stated.

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Under 12s must be accompanied by a paying adult to all events.

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B) Sun, 26 Mar (14:00) - Lyttle Lies with Joe Berger

Lyttle Lies

with Joe Berger

Venue: Old Library Gallery
Time: 14:00
Age: 8+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Meet Sam Lyttle. Sam is a habitual liar, he would rather skirt the truth (and avoid trouble) than be completely honest. However, he soon finds out that in trying to avoid trouble, not telling the truth gets him in to all sorts of scrapes!

Join author and cartoonist Joe Berger as he introduces The Pudding Problem, the first book in his hilarious new series, Lyttle Lies. In this hands on, interactive workshop Joe will guide you in creating stories of your own, and he will teach you how to make your own comics, to be taken home after the event. Perfect for all budding young writers, illustrators and cartoon enthusiasts, there will be plenty of time to ask Joe questions – and lots of laughs and jokes!

Supported by Simon & Schuster

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All sessions last 1 hour unless otherwise stated.

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B) Sun, 26 Mar (15:00) - Draw Your Own Adventure with Chris & Andrew Judge

Draw Your Own Adventure

with Chris & Andrew Judge

Venue: Cardiff Castle, The Undercroft
Time: 15:00
Age: 7+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Author/illustrator duo Chris and Andrew Judge present an interactive live drawing event based on their books Create Your Own Alien Adventure, Create Your Own Spy Mission and Create Your Own Superhero Saga, where you draw the story’s end. What will you draw?

Supported by Scholastic Children’s Books

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All sessions last 1 hour unless otherwise stated.

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Under 12s must be accompanied by a paying adult to all events.

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B) Sun, 26 Mar (16:00) - Tiger Tiger Papercrafting with Jonny Lambert

Tiger Tiger Papercrafting

with Jonny Lambert

Venue: Cardiff Story, Learning Suite
Time: 16:00
Age: 5+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Author, illustrator and paper engineer Jonny Lambert wants to show you how he creates his amazing animals. Join Jonny as he talks about the inspiration behind his latest book, Tiger Tiger, and guides us through the art of illustration and storytelling. Tiger Tiger is a touching celebration of the light and colour that little ones can bring to the world. Featuring an array of fascinating jungle animals and an adorably excitable Cub, this heart-warming story is perfect for children who love to play!

Supported by Little Tiger Press

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All sessions last 1 hour unless otherwise stated.

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Under 12s must be accompanied by a paying adult to all events.

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C) Tue, 28 Mar (19:00) - Writing for Children with Horatio Clare and Julia Eccleshare

Writing for Children

Horatio Clare and Julia Eccleshare

Venue: City Hall, Room D
Time: 19:00
Age: 15+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Calling all budding children’s authors! Join us for our annual session offering invaluable insider advice on how to write, and getting your work published.

Chaired by author and broadcaster Phil Carradice, this year we are joined by multi-award winning author, journalist and radio producer Horatio Clare, and writer, critic, broadcaster and Director of Hay Children’s Festival, Julia Eccleshare, MBE.

They will be sharing their experience, answering questions and giving top tips on creating the best stories and getting published.

Julia Eccleshare is the former Children’s Books Editor of the Guardian and the editor of 1001 Children’s Books to Read Before you Grow Up among many others. She is also chair of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and founder and chair of the Branford Boase first novel prize. As well as her MBE in 2014, she has been awarded the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to children’s books.

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D) Sat, 01 Apr (10:00) - Huw Aaron

Huw Aaron

Venue: Cardiff Story, Learning Suite
Time: 10:00
Age: 6+
Language: Billingual
Ticket price: £4

Huw Aaron is a bonkers comic writer and he wants a room full of bonkers kids to spend an hour and a half with him making silly cartoons, funny characters and awful jokes. Are you bonkers enough?!

Mae Huw Aaron yn ddarlunydd comics gwallgof ac mae eisiau treulio awr a hanner yn creu cartwnau gwirion, cymeriadau doniol a jôcs ofnadwy gyda llond ystafell o blant gwallgof. Wyt ti’n ddigon gwallgof?!

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D) Sat, 01 Apr (10:00) - Mystery & Intrigue with Clara Vulliamy

Mystery & Intrigue

with Clara Vulliamy

Venue: Cardiff Castle Undercroft
Time: 10:00
Age: 7+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Calling fans of mystery and intrigue! Join Clara Vulliamy, creator of the Dotty Detective series. Clara’s characters Dotti, Beans and McClusky the dog, love solving cases and unravelling mysteries together – find out what’s next up in their casebook.

Supported by Harper Collins Children’s Books

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All sessions last 1 hour unless otherwise stated.

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Under 12s must be accompanied by a paying adult to all events.

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D) Sat, 01 Apr (11:00) - Dragons!

Dragons!

with Shoo Rayner

Venue: Cardiff Story Learning Suite
Time: 11:00
Age: 6+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

What would you do if you were given a real, live, fire-breathing dragon? And what if your mortal enemy had one too?

Dragon Red is the final, thrilling book in Shoo Rayner’s Dragon trilogy. Come and hear him bring this modern day tale of myth and magic to life.

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All sessions last 1 hour unless otherwise stated.

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Under 12s must be accompanied by a paying adult to all events.

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D) Sat, 01 Apr (11:00) - Goodnight Everyone with Chris Haughton

Goodnight Everyone

with Chris Haughton

Venue: City Hall, Ferrier Hall
Time: 11:00
Age: 3+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Join Chris Haughton, the acclaimed picture book creator of A Bit Lost, Oh No George!, Shh! We Have a Plan and most recently Goodnight Everyone for an action packed interactive family event. Full of stories, fun trailers, and clever props, dancing and drawing games, children and adults alike will delight in meeting a cast of quirky characters!

Supported by Walker Books

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All sessions last 1 hour unless otherwise stated.

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Under 12s must be accompanied by a paying adult to all events.

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D) Sat, 01 Apr (12:00) - A Celebration of Imagination with Yasmeen Ismail

A Celebration of Imagination

with Yasmeen Ismail

Venue: Cardiff Central Library
Time: 12:00
Age: 4+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Join award winning author and illustrator Yasmeen Ismail, for an event that celebrates imagination! Hear her read her latest book Nothing! and come ready to get cutting, sticking, collaging and colouring with some fun craft activities.

Supported by Bloomsbury Children’s Books

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All sessions last 1 hour unless otherwise stated.

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D) Sat, 01 Apr (12:00) - A Dragon Ate My Melting Ice-Cubes with Mike Church

A Dragon Ate My Melting Ice-Cubes

with Mike Church

Venue: Cardiff Central Library
Time: 12:00-13:30 (90 mins) 
Age: 7+
Language: English
Price: £4

(a workshop to explore and excite readers, writers and everyone else)

Develop your own writing with half a beginning, two middles and a jam sandwich at the end. Bring your very own imagination to bear upon the seven basic story plots and plant your rusty rain clouds in raspberry ripple. This is a workshop to remember and a workshop to upset, throw in a cheap magic carpet and fly past the seven seas until you reach the place where you first started.

Come on you know you want to ..... let's write till we can't feel the point of our fingers ..... I am so looking forward to it!

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D) Sat, 01 Apr (12:00) - Jenny Nimmo

Jenny Nimmo

Venue: Cardiff Castle Undercroft
Time: 12:00
Age: 8+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Join acclaimed author Jenny Nimmo to hear how traditional Welsh myths, the dramatic landscape of Wales, the mischief and the humour of present day Wales have informed and inspired her magical stories. From the Smarties Grand Prix and the Tir na n-Og Award winning Modern Classic, The Snow Spider to her fantastical school adventure, The Charlie Bone series.

Supported by Egmont Publishing

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D) Sat, 01 Apr (13:00) - Build a Character / Adeiladu Cymeriad

Build a Character / Adeiladu Cymeriad

with Manon Steffan Ros

Venue: Cardiff Story, Learning Suite
Time: 13:00
Age: 8+
Language: Welsh
Ticket price: £4

Author Manon Steffan Ros will read from her new novel Pluen (Y Lolfa). She will also use her characters as models to help you build their own character profiles. Manon is a prolific Welsh author of children’s novels and have won the Tir na n-Og award twice.

Bydd Manon Steffan Ros yn darllen o’i nofel newydd Pluen (Y Lolfa). Bydd Manon hefyd yn defnyddio ei chymeriadau fel modelau er mwyn eich helpu chi i adeiladu cymeriadau gwreiddiol. Mae Manon yn awdur plant poblogaidd a llwyddiannus ac wedi ennill Gwobr Tir na n-Og ddwywaith.

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D) Sat, 01 Apr (13:00) - Superheros and Alien Overlords, with David Solomons

Superheroes and Alien Overlords

with David Solomons

Venue: City Hall, Ferrier Hall 
Time: 13:00
Age: 9+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Superhero brothers! Alien overlords! Welcome to the whacky world of Luke – a comic-mad 11 year old who’s just an ordinary guy. Who just happens to have a superhero as a brother. And an alien overlord as a gym teacher. As you do ... join award-winning author and screenwriter David Solomons as he explains all.

Supported by Nosy Crow

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D) Sat, 01 Apr (14:00) - Mango & Bambang: Superstar Tapir with Clara Vulliamy and Polly Faber

Mango & Bambang: Superstar Tapir

with Clara Vulliamy and Polly Faber

Venue: Cardiff Castle Undercroft
Time: 14:00
Age: 5+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Join the creators of Mango & Bambang for this interactive session. As Clara draws, Polly reads the enchanting story of a little girl called Mango and her pet Tapir Bambang. They will also introduce you to Gunther, a tiny but troublesome baby Tapir. You’ll have the chance to draw your own friend for Bambang as well as enjoy music and flamenco dancing!

Supported by Walker Books

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D) Sat, 01 Apr (15:00) - A Celebration of Imagination with Yasmeen Ismail

A Celebration of Imagination

with Yasmeen Ismail

Venue: Cardiff Central Library
Time: 15:00
Age: 4+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Join award winning author and illustrator Yasmeen Ismail, for an event that celebrates imagination! Hear her read her latest book Nothing! and come ready to get cutting, sticking, collaging and colouring with some fun craft activities.

Supported by Bloomsbury Children’s Books

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D) Sat, 01 Apr (15:00) - Bilingual Street Art / Celf Stryd Dwyieithog

Bilingual Street Art / Celf Stryd Dwyieithog

with Rufus Mufasa, Siôn Tomos Owen & Philip Morgan

Venue: City Hall, Ferrier Hall
Time: 15:00
Age: 8+
Language: Bilingual
Ticket price: £4

A legendary bilingual party for all! Join rapper Rufus Mufasa and cartoonist Siôn Tomos Owen and illustrator Philip Morgan for an afternoon of rapping, laughing, drawing and creating. A bilingual session so all are welcomed!

Parti celf stryd chwedlonol gyda’r rapiwr Rufus Mufasa a’r cartwnydd Siôn Tomos Owen ar darlunydd Philip Morgan. Prynhawn o rapio, llunio, chwerthin a joio. Sesiwn ddwyieithog felly croeso mawr i bawb!

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D) Sat, 01 Apr (16:00) - Get Muddy with Emer Stamp

Get Muddy

with Emer Stamp

Venue: Cardiff Castle Undercroft
Time: 16:00
Age: 8+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Embark on a muddy mission with author-illustrator Emer Stamp as she introduces Pig's latest adventure. When Cow gets kidnapped, Pig must team up with Duck to help save her. But will they make it back to the Farm? The Seriously Extraordinary Diary of Pig will have you oinking with laughter! Come and meet Emer and join in the fun.

Supported by Scholastic Children’s Books

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E) Sun, 02 Apr (10:00) - Let’s Go to Nursery! With Caryl Hart

Let’s Go to Nursery!

With Caryl Hart

Venue: Cardiff Story, Learning Suite
Time: 10:00
Age: 2+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Bee and Billy.
Billy and Bee
See what they can do
They're so tumbly, wibbly, jumbly
Can you do it too?

Meet Caryl Hart, author of the brand new first-experiences series about Billy and Bee and find out what they get up to at Nursery. Story time and songs for pre-schoolers.

Supported by Walker Books

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E) Sun, 02 Apr (10:00) - Welsh Legends / Chwedlau Cymru

Welsh Legends / Chwedlau Cymru

with Mair Tomos Ifans

Venue: Cardiff Castle Undercroft
Time: 10:00
Age: 3+
Language: Welsh
Ticket price: £4

Giants, fairies and witches; Wales is full of them, and Mair Tomos Ifans is the expert at finding them and sharing their stories! Wales is a country full of magic and with the help of her harp Mair will open the door and welcome the wierd and wonderful creatures of Wales to Cardiff Children’s Lit Fest.

Cewri, tylwyth teg a gwrachod; maen nhw ymhob man yng Nghymru a Mair Tomos Ifans sy'n gwybod ble i edrych amdanynt a sut i rannu eu straeon! Mae Cymru yn wlad sy’n llawn hud a lledrith, a gyda chymorth ei thelyn bydd Mair yn agor cil y drws ac yn croesawu holl greaduriaid rhyfeddol Cymru i Å´yl Llên Plant Caerdydd.

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E) Sun, 02 Apr (12:00) - CAA Cymru's Exciting Adventures / Anturiaethau CAA Cymru

CAA Cymru’s exciting adventures / Anturiaethau CAA Cymru

Venue: The Old Library Gallery
Time: 12:00
Age: 3+
Language: Bilingual
Ticket price: £4

Join CAA Cymru and surprise guests for our sensational story-time session! Step into the wonderful world of colourful characters from the 'All Eyes and Ears' series – such as superhero Dewi Dewr, Sali and her super space hopper, Cledwyn the pirate, and Myfanwy the campervan – as they embark on each of their adventures. The books are available in both Welsh and English – perfect for children and parents who want to read in Welsh together (useful Welsh vocabulary and bilingual activities are available to accompany the books). Come along for a fun-filled session for all the family!

Dewch yn llu i sesiwn stori fywiog yng nghwmni gwestai arbennig – i'w ddatgelu yn fuan! Camwch i mewn i fyd cyffrous cymeriadau amrywiol llyfrau CAA Cymru – megis yr archarwr Dewi Dewr, Sali a'r bownsiwr gofod gwyllt, Cledwyn y môr-leidr, a Myfanwy y campyrfan – wrth eu dilyn ar eu hanturiaethau. Mae'r llyfrau ar gael yn Gymraeg ac yn Saesneg, ac yn berffaith i blant a rhieni sydd am ddarllen yn Gymraeg gyda'i gilydd (geirfa Gymraeg ddefnyddiol a gweithgareddau dwyieithog ar gael i gyd-fynd â'r llyfrau). Dewch draw am lond trol o hwyl i'r holl deulu!

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E) Sun, 02 Apr (12:00) - The Stone of Kuromori, with Jason Rohan

The Stone of Kuromori

with Jason Rohan

Venue: Cardiff Castle Undercroft
Time: 12:00
Age: 9+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Join Jason Rohan, author of the action packed Kuromori series, as he brings modern Japan to life. Try your hand at ordering food in a Japanese restaurant, learn about the mythical demons that haunt Japanese folk lore and battle it out in the Malteser-Chopsticks Challenge!

Supported by Egmont Publishing

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E) Sun, 02 Apr (13:00) - Star Wars Reads

Star Wars Reads

with Cavan Scott and Tom Huddleston

Venue: Reardon Smith Theatre, National Museum Cardiff
Time: 13:00
Age: 7+
Language: English
Ticket price: £ 4

Join Cavan Scott and Tom Huddleston, authors of Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space series, which features this year’s bestselling World Book Day book. Learn all about the brand new Star Wars characters that feature in the series and then test your knowledge with a fun quiz about all things Star Wars!

Costumes welcome.

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E) Sun, 02 Apr (14:00) - Gaslight: Explore the dark side of Victorian Cardiff

Gaslight: Explore the dark side of Victorian Cardiff

with Eloise Williams

Venue: Old Library Gallery
Time: 14:00
Age: 9+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Set in Cardiff in 1899, Gaslight is a non-stop historical adventure with thrilling action, mystery and an irresistible heroine. Nansi is looking for her mother who has gone missing and her search takes her into the theatres and docks of Victorian Cardiff.

Join actress and author Eloise Williams who will introduce you to the dark side of Victorian Cardiff in this fun and interactive event, which will appeal to fans of Hetty Feather and A Clockwork Sparrow.

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E) Sun, 02 Apr (14:00) - Let’s Go to Nursery! With Caryl Hart

Let’s Go to Nursery!

With Caryl Hart

Venue: Cardiff Story, Learning Suite
Time: 14:00
Age: 2+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Bee and Billy.
Billy and Bee
See what they can do
They're so tumbly, wibbly, jumbly
Can you do it too?

Meet Caryl Hart, author of the brand new first-experiences series about Billy and Bee and find out what they get up to at Nursery. Story time and songs for pre-schoolers.

Supported by Walker Books

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Under 12s must be accompanied by a paying adult to all events.

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E) Sun, 02 Apr (14:00) - Words & Pictures with Rob Biddulph

Words & Pictures

with Rob Biddulph

Venue: Cardiff Castle Undercroft
Time: 14:00
Age: 4+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

By day Rob is the award-winning art director of the Observer Magazine. By night he makes up silly stories for his three daughters, and draws pictures to go with them.

He lives and works in London, and his first book was the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize-winning Blown Away, starring Penguin Blue. Come and hear about his latest books, Odd Dog Out, and Sunk!

Supported by Harper Collins Children’s Books

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E) Sun, 02 Apr (15:00) - Forever Geek with Holly Smale

Forever Geek

with Holly Smale

Venue: Reardon Smith Theatre, National Museum Cardiff
Time: 15:00
Age: 10+
Language: English
Ticket price: £4

Find out what the future holds for Harriet Manners and if she gets a happy ending when Holly Smale comes to our festival!

Holly will talk about Forever Geek, the final book in her bestselling and award-winning Geek Girl series.

Supported by Harper Collins Children’s Books

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E) Sun, 02 Apr (16:00) - Boo-a-Bog in the Park with Lucy and Rhodri Owen

Boo-a-Bog in the Park

with Lucy and Rhodri Owen

Old Library Gallery
Time: 4.00
Age 4+
Language: Bilingual
Ticket price: £4

Join Lucy and Rhodri Owen for a bilingual storytelling session. A familiar face on BBC Wales, Lucy presents the BBBC Wales News and popular consumer show, X-Ray while husband Rhodri is also a broadcaster and presents S4C’s Heno. Lucy’s first book Boo-a-bog in the Park is a beautiful, reassuring, rhyming story about a little boy called Tom who finds it difficult to make new friends. Rhodri Owen is the author of the Welsh adaptation, Bw-a-bog yn y Parc.

All royalties from the sale of the books will be donated to Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity.

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About

Cardiff Children's Literature FestivalCARDIFF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE FESTIVAL

25 March - 2 April 2017

Taking place at venues across the city centre.

After celebrating Dahl’s splendiferous City of the Unexpected, Cardiff is looking forward to more book-tastic fun. Celebrating its fifth fabulous year in 2017, Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival will be bigger and better than ever! Spread over two weekends, with events in both English and Welsh, the festival celebrates the very best in contemporary children’s books.

Authors and illustrators will be making their words and pictures come to life in iconic venues across the city, with amazing tales and performances featuring a cast of wonderful characters it’s ideal for all those who love children’s books.

We’re already looking forward to welcoming Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Andy Stanton, festival favourite David Solomons, Hugless Douglas creator David Melling, picture book author and illustrators Chris Haughton, Rob Biddulph, BBC’s Mike Dilger, Clara Vulliamy and celebrated local author Jenny Nimmo to name but a few.

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