Events for Children and Young People

HAYDAYS brings audiences together with authors, poets, illustrators and performers in a varied range of events for children and young adults, to engage and inspire reading for pleasure and understanding other people's lives and experiences. Find all your favourite authors plus some new discoveries below.

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Event HD4

Events taking place online 24 May - 6 June

Dapo Adeola and Swapna Haddow

My Dad is a Grizzly Bear

Virtual venue: Baillie Gifford Digital Stage
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He might have the fuzziest fur that scratches and scritches, and a very loud roar, but I know he’s the perfect dad for me! Take artistic inspiration from this lively new picture book and make your very own grizzly bear dad in an interactive storytelling and drawing event.

3+ years
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Event HD5

Events taking place online 24 May - 6 June

Julian Clary and David Roberts

The Bolds Go Green

Virtual venue: Llwyfan Cymru Digidol – Wales Digital Stage
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The Bold family are going green, reducing, reusing and recycling as much as they can. But not all of their eco-friendly ideas are welcome, especially when it comes to 'watering' the neighbours' front garden. Hear the brand-new book brought to life by author Julian Clary, and see the illustrations created live by David Roberts.

7+ years
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Event HD6

Events taking place online 24 May - 6 June

Bad Wolf

HIS DARK MATERIALS: FROM PAGE TO SCREEN, WITH DAFNE KEEN, AMIR WILSON, JANE TRANTER AND JACK THORNE

Virtual venue: Baillie Gifford Digital Stage
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When Philip Pullman’s bestseller was adapted by Bad Wolf for HBO/BBC One, it was the highest rated drama launch on British TV in more than five years with over 9 million viewers. Executive Producer Jane Tranter leads a panel discussion with Dafne Keen who plays Lyra, Amir Wilson who plays Will and His Dark Materials Screenwriter Jack Thorne. Together they will be looking at the joys and challenges of bringing the series to life.

9+ Family
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