All Events

There are events for just about every age and interest at the Book Festival, bringing readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion. Around 1000 authors appear in over 800 events, including novelists, poets, scientists, sportsmen, illustrators, comics creators, historians, musicians, biographers, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.

Laura Hughes & Pip Jones: Chocolate Monsters

Age 3-6

Tuesday 22 August 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Pip Jones and Laura Hughes love chocolate. They love sharing their chocolatey facts, chocolatey quizzes and chocolatey live drawing. When their chocolates mysteriously go missing, you must use your detective skills to help them find the culprit. Perhaps...

Pip Jones & Sara Ogilvie: Imperfect Inventions

Age 4-7

Wednesday 23 August 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Izzy loves creating new things but her inventions don’t always go according to plan! Get inventive with author Pip Jones and illustrator Sara Ogilvie as they explain how they came up with all the crazy inventions in Izzy Gizmo and show you how to...