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.

Frann Preston-Gannon's Big Draw

All Ages

Monday 14 August 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Prepare to go primitive with Dave's Rock creator Frann Preston-Gannon. Decorate your own caveman beard with wool, feathers and glitter, before striking a pose in front of our prehistoric cave scene.

Frann Preston-Gannon: Rocks Rock!

Age 3-6

Tuesday 15 August 11:45am - 12:45pm

Following the success of Dave's Cave, Britain's favourite caveman returns in Dave's Rock and this time he's sharing his love of rocks. Join his creator for caveman capers as you learn cave language, perfect your caveman voice and do some cave painting...