The Leeds Big Bookend Children’s Festival, Passport to Leeds,11.30 am – 5.00pm, Saturday 19th November at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds

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Date & Time

19/11/2016 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location

Carriageworks Theatre

Ticket Price

£1.00 - £3.00

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Join us for a day of journeys and adventures as we ask what makes you feel at home and step into the shoes of those who have had to leave their homes and travel to distant lands to find a place of safety.

All welcome! 

Tickets: Adult day tickets are £3.00 +VAT and can be booked here. Child day tickets are £1.00 +VAT and can be booked here. U5s are free. All children must be accompanied by their adults. Please note a photographer will be present on the day.

Programme : 

12.00pm – Storytelling with Bridgette and Helen from Tell Me Another storytellers

12.30pm – More storytelling with Bridgette and Helen from Tell Me Another storytellers

1.00pm – Author Chris Madeley reads from Cones on the Rails

1.30pm – 3.00pmRise of the Shadow Stealers, 15 min performance followed by a workshop with Suitcase and Spectacles Children’s Theatre where kids can explore some of the themes, try some of the drama techniques and feedback on the performance

1.45pm – Storyteller Anne Carter reads from The Silence Seeker and Refuge

4.00pm – Author Daniel Ingram-Brown reads from The Firebird Chronicles

Festival Hub:

All day craft and activities. Come along and get creative! 

Artist Alice Clayden will be helping you make your own Passport to Leeds. Answer the questions which will be available on the day and get your passport stamped.

Write a poem, a short story or draw a picture based on our theme of journeys. We will give you some starter ideas and the best ones in each category, as judged by the Big Bookend team on the day, will win a prize.

You can create your own character inspired by Stories from the Forests of Leeds and professional illustrator, Si Smith, will turn it into an illustration.

Local author Irene Lofthouse brings her Strange Tales children’s collection to the Festival. Gargoyles, phantoms, time-travelling and headless horseman feature.You will be able to create and colour in characters from her books.

poa-logo-w-textMeet the YoYos! An inclusive creative arts group for young people aged 8 and above. They meet every week at Pyramid of Arts in Holbeck to take part in exciting projects based around different artforms including drawing, painting, sculpture, music and drama. The YoYos will be leading a puppet making workshop. Come along to find out more about the group and make your own puppet.

 


Adult day tickets are £3.00 +VAT and can be booked here. Child day tickets are £1.00 +VAT and can be booked here. U5s are free. All children must be accompanied by their adults. A photographer will be present on the day.

If you are coming to the performances of Terry Pratchett®’s The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents on 19th November, your tickets will allow you to come into the Festival Hub area and take part in the craft activities. Just show your tickets at the entrance.

If you can’t make our Children’s Festival day and are interested in resources for young people that look at the issues surrounding refugees and asylum seekers, then our friends at Leeds Asylum Seekers’ Support Network have put together a page of useful resources which you can find here.

We thank all our partners in this Children’s Festival with special thanks to The Carriageworks Theatre and LCI.

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