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 HD22

Events taking place online 24 May - 6 June

Isabella Tree talks to Gaia Vince

When We Went Wild

Virtual venue: Baillie Gifford Digital Stage
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The rewilding pioneer has used her experience on the Knepp estate in West Sussex to produce a picture book about two farmers who let nature take its course. In this era of eco-anxiety, children will be enthused about what can be achieved. Gaia is an environmental journalist and author of Transcendence. This illustrated talk will be followed by a Q&A.

4+
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Event HD23

Events taking place online 24 May - 6 June

Floella Benjamin

Coming to England

Virtual venue: Llwyfan Cymru Digidol – Wales Digital Stage
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Join the actress and working peer as she tells how she travelled from Trinidad, aged 10, to make a new life with her family in Britain. Her experience of moving home and making friends shows you can overcome difficulties if you have the courage to believe in yourself.

3+, Family
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Event HD24

Events taking place online 24 May - 6 June

Garth Nix

Old Kingdom Series

Virtual venue: Baillie Gifford Digital Stage
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Join the author to celebrate more than 25 years of the Old Kingdom fantasy novels. Hear about his amazing career, how the Old Kingdom series came into being, and get answers to questions you've always wanted to ask.

12+
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