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.

Kristina Stephenson's Big Draw

All Ages

Friday 18 August 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Help our 2017 Illustrator in Residence Kristina Stephenson create a work of art worthy of Sir Charlie Stinky Socks on his 10th anniversary. Cut, paste, colour and draw to make a medieval mural telling the story of all of Sir Charlie’s exciting quests.

Curtains Up with Vivian French & Kristina Stephenson

Age 7-10

Saturday 19 August 10:00am - 12:00pm

Bestselling author-illustrator Kristina Stephenson and writer and former actor Vivian French love to tell stories by dramatising them. Today they offer you the opportunity to help devise a play – complete with props and music – based on Kristina’s...

Kristina Stephenson: Sir Charlie Stinky Socks is 10

Age 4-7

Sunday 20 August 10:00am - 11:00am

Sir Charlie Stinky Socks returns for another fantastic adventure on his 10th anniversary! By the light of a silvery moon, joined by his faithful friends, he is heading for Thunder Mountain. His mission? To find a dinosaur. Kristina Stephenson, brave...