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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.

Philip Ardagh & Elissa Elwick: Little Adventurers

Age 6-9

Sunday 27 August 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Are you brave enough to become part of the curious Little Adventurers' team? Join the author and illustrator of this wonderful picture book series, Philip Ardagh and Elissa Elwick, for an hour of nature and drawing fun. Help them to spot animals in What...

Elissa Elwick's Big Draw

All Ages

Sunday 27 August 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Meet The Little Adventurers and their illustrator Elissa Elwick and help to create a massive frieze of their garden, with everything from creepy crawlies to fantastic flowers - and even a bear or two!