Programme: The Big Bookend’s Children’s Festival: Earth, Fire and Ink. Saturday 14th November, 2015 at the Royal Armouries, Leeds

The Leeds Big Bookend Children’s Festival presents…

EARTH, FIRE and INK

A fun, interactive day exploring stories that make us think about how we treat our world on Saturday 14th November, 11am-4pm at the Royal Armouries, Leeds.

Come along to our fun, free, family day on the 4th floor of the Royal Armouries where we explore the themes of conflict and the environment. You can play games, write stories and listen to them and get creative.

Here are some of the activities that you can take part in between 11.00am -2.30pm:

Come and meet the Big Bookend team!  We will be on the 4th floor in the picnic area along with Susan Burnett, author of On That Day I Left My Boyhood Behind and one of our WW1 competition judges. You can chat to her about her WW1 hero grandfather, Norman Woodcock. Meet children’s author Daniel Ingram-Brown, writer of  The Firebird Chronicles: Rise of the Shadow Stealers and who is also one of our WW1 competition judges. Come and get some top writing tips for free!! The lovely folk from the My Learning team at Leeds Museums will be on hand with some fun activities. You can make your own war medal and find out what it was like to fly in WW1. Get interactive with crafts inspired by Charlie and Lola: Look after your Planet and Wonderful Earth. Ever wondered what it was like to be a soldier in WW1? You can talk to a WW1 Tommy. What was it like to work in a factory making ammunition? Meet a Barnbow Lass.

If that wasn’t enough, then there’s all of this too – readings, stories and performance:

Hunting Gallery Cinema (4th Floor)

11.30 am Readings from Lauren Child’s Charlie and Lola: Look after your Planet

12.00 pm Readings from Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen’s  Wonderful Earth

12.30 pm Tell Me Another Storytellers

1.00 pm   Readings from Lauren Child’s Charlie and Lola: Look after your Planet

1.30 pm   Readings from Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen’s  Wonderful Earth

2.00 pm   Tell Me Another Storytellers

Gun Room in the Hunting Gallery (4th floor)

12.00 pm  Barnbow Lass re-enactor

12.30 pm  Susan Burnett – Readings and stories from On That Day I Left my Boyhood Behind

1.00 pm    Barnbow Lass re-enactor

1.30 pm    Susan Burnett – Readings and stories from On That Day I Left my Boyhood Behind

2.00 pm    Barnbow Lass re-enactor

First World War Short Story Competition

• The First World War short story writing competition awards will be  presented to the winners by authors Susan Burnett and Daniel Ingram-Brown. This will take place from 3pm-4pm in the Dojo on the 4th floor at the Royal Armouries and will be for invited guests.


This day is hosted in partnership with LCI, Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Beauty, Leeds Museums and the Royal Armouries Museum.

Earth fire and ink copy (4)

 

Fiona Gell

Fiona is a lifelong reading enthusiast and book lover. Her career started as a bookseller and has never really veered away from the written and spoken word. It was a dream for her to be a founder member of The Leeds Big Bookend Festival. Fiona is the Festival's Coordinator, helping to bring the whole festival together.

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