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.
Join the farmer/author/broadcaster on a tour of his Cotswold farm. Did you know that a shearer can shear 200 sheep in a day? Or that robots can milk cows? Animal lovers and budding farmers can learn where food comes from, peek inside a combine harvester, and discover incredible facts about farm animals.
Lose yourself in a broken England of the future, where gunfights and monsters collide. Learn how the writer draws his landscapes and creates his witty characters. Then find out what adventures await in his latest book.
Join the legendary poet and author to talk about his latest book, a novel for children reflecting on the experiences of the Windrush Generation in the UK.