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Welcome to our 18th Winter Weekend Festival programme

Event HD1

Computing at School Mid Wales (Powys) Hub Meet

Venue: Swan Ballroom

Mid Wales (Powys) hub is the regional hub for Computing at School (CAS), a community of individuals who are passionate about giving young people a great education in computing. At hub meets, ideas are exchanged and resources shared. Both Primary and Secondary School Teachers are welcome to attend this meeting as well as individuals who have an interest in education and being creative with technology. Every session includes short presentations from the CAS Powys hub community. You do not need to be a member of CAS to attend. Attendees should bring a laptop with USB port as there will be a hands-on session. For further information on Computing at School please contact Dr Emma Posey, Teacher of Computing, Fairfield High School, Peterchurch and Director of bloc. emma@bloc.org.uk
Refreshments available. 

2 hours

Event HD2

Philip Ardagh

The World Of Moominvalley

Venue: The Auditorium

Escape to the magical world of the Moomins and their friends as it is explored in this beautiful book, The World of Moominvalley. Join the author as he delves into the background to the classic Moomin stories and reveals the richly creative life of their author Tove Jansson. Moomin fans old and new will be entranced by the wealth of knowledge that this book adds to the familiar stories.

Introduced by Nat Jansz

In association with Oxfam

Age 6+
Price: £4.00
 
 

Event HD3

Festive Crafts

Venue: Parish Hall

Workshops for children along with their friends and families to make festive decorations with a focus on inventiveness and creativity. Bring your imagination.

Young Adult, Family (parents in attendance)
FREE, DROP-IN
Festive Crafts

Event HD4

Rooted Forest School

Outdoor Cookery Session

Venue: Black Lion Green

Rooted Forest School is running outdoor sessions for children and their families on Black Lion Green. The sessions explore our ancient relationship with fire and cooking, using traditional methods to heat food in the cold winter months. Children will have the opportunity to bake bread over the hot coals while listening to a traditional winter story. (rootedforestschool.co.uk)

6+ (tickets required for children only)
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Rooted Forest School

Event HD5

Ed Vere

Banana! and Bedtime for Monsters

Venue: Swan Ballroom

Ed Vere is an award-winning, best-selling writer and illustrator of picture books.  He will be reading from Banana! , where you will discover that getting what you want can be tricky if you don’t ask in the right way, and also from Bedtime for Monsters, a very funny tale with a big twist.

3+
Price: £4.00
 
 

Event HD6

Rooted Forest School

Venue: Black Lion Green

Rooted Forest School is hosting a drop-in session for parents and families, based around play, exploration and engagement with nature. Join us to explore natural paint colours and build dens. (rootedforestschool.co.uk)

Family (parents in attendance)
FREE, DROP-IN
Rooted Forest School

Event HD7

Emma Posey and Paul Granjon

Programming with micro:bits

Venue: The Drill Hall

This workshop introduces young people to micro:bits, which are very small computers. During the workshop participants will be creating interactive programs using the micro-controllers and external sensors. No need to bring any equipment. The workshop is run by Dr Emma Posey, Associate Producer of Air Lab and Teacher of Computing at Fairfield High School, with the help of students and ex-students of the school. Artist Paul Granjon performs with his robots and will co-lead this workshop. It is run in partnership with Fairfield High School and is part of Arts Alive Wales' Digital programme.

Ages 9-12
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Event HD8

Jenny Valentine, Jonathan Godfrey and Harriet Stewart

Reformations: Adolescence

Venue: Swan Ballroom

As the 2017 Arts Council of Wales International Fellow, the award-winning YA writer has been visiting our festivals around the world talking to teenagers in different cultures about their concerns and aspirations. In the first half of this session she discusses what’s she’s heard with the former principal of Hereford Sixth Form College, and a  leading child psychiatrist. She will invite feedback from the students taking part in this year’s Beacons Project, and from members of the audience.

Young Adult +
Price: £5.00
 
 
Jenny Valentine, Jonathan Godfrey and Harriet Stewart

Event HD9

Rooted Forest School

Outdoor Cookery Session with Sam Goddard

Venue: Black Lion Green

Rooted Forest School is running outdoor sessions for children and their families on Black Lion Green. The sessions will explore our ancient relationship with fire and cooking, using traditional methods to heat food in the cold winter months. Children will be given the opportunity to bake bread over the hot coals while listening to a traditional winter story. (rootedforestschool.co.uk)

Parents go free

6+ (tickets required for children only)
Price: £5.00
 
 
Rooted Forest School

Event HD10

Creative Writing with Barney Norris and Pervasive Media Studio

Venue: The Drill Hall
Work with playwright Barney Norris from Up In Arms Theatre Company and Tom Abba from Pervasive Media Studio, to create a new piece of ambient literature set around Hay for Hay Festival 2018. Bring your mobile phone, headphones and your coat, you may be going outside.
Young Adult 14-21
2 hours
FREE BUT TICKETED
Price: £0.00
 
 
Last few remaining tickets
Creative Writing with Barney Norris and Pervasive Media Studio

Event HD11

Adam Frost

The Awesome Book of Animals

Venue: Richard Booth’s Bookshop Cinema

Adam Frost, author of The Awesome Book of Animals, wants to know if you share his passion for the animal kingdom. Join him to discover some of the wildest facts about the creatures that share our planet and test your knowledge in a fun quiz.

5+
Price: £5.00
 
 
Last few remaining tickets
Adam Frost

Event HD12

Festive Crafts

Venue: Parish Hall

Workshops for children, along with their friends and families, make festive decorations with a focus on inventiveness and creativity. Bring your imagination!

Young Adult, Family (parents in attendance)
2 hours
FREE, DROP-IN
Festive Crafts

Event HD13

James Campbell

Stand Up for Kids

Venue: Swan Ballroom

A stand-up comedy show for children, their parents and anyone who likes laughter without the rude words. Hold on to your socks, take the banana out of your ears and enjoy the best comedy for kids from the man who invented it.  James’s show will find The Hilariously Funny Things about everything including pets, couscous, spaniels, making your own yoghurt, bees and why we have hair.

6+
Price: £7.00
 
 
James Campbell

Event HD14

Tree-to-Type Printmaking Workshop

Venue: Parish Hall

Printmaking workshops for friends and families to explore the relationship between trees and letters in print, working with wooden letterpress and natural materials. These workshops have been created as part of Hay Festival’s collaboration with the Woodland Trust and National Trust Wales to plant a Hay Festival Wood on Pen-y-Fan.

Family (parents in attendance)
FREE, DROP-IN
Tree-to-Type Printmaking Workshop

Event HD15

Music Mixing Workshop

Venue: The Drill Hall

Come and work with epic music producer Jim Eliot (who has worked with Will Young and Kylie Minogue) and learn how to lay down some tracks. Prepare to make plenty of noise.

14+
2 hours
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Music Mixing Workshop

Event HD16

Hula-Hoop Workshop

Venue: Parish Hall

Perfect your hula-hooping skills with performer and teacher Elle Kate Edwards who works with No Fit State Circus and Citrus Arts. Ticket price includes your very own hula-hoop to take away so you can continue hula-hooping into the sunset.

7-11
45 minutes
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Hula-Hoop Workshop

Event HD17

Hula-Hoop Workshop

Venue: Parish Hall

Perfect your hula-hooping skills with performer and teacher Elle Kate Edwards who works with No Fit State Circus and Citrus Arts. Ticket price includes your very own hula-hoop to take away so you can continue hula-hooping into the sunset.

11-Adult
45 minutes
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Hula-Hoop Workshop

Event HD18

Tree-to-Type Printmaking Workshop

Venue: Parish Hall

Printmaking workshops for friends and families to explore the relationship between trees and letters in print, working with wooden letterpress and natural materials. These workshops have been created as part of Hay Festival’s collaboration with the Woodland Trust and National Trust Wales to plant a Hay Festival Wood on Pen y Fan.

Family (parents in attendance)
2 hours
FREE, DROP-IN
Tree-to-Type Printmaking Workshop

Event HD19

Catherine Barr

Discover 10 Reasons to Love a Turtle

Venue: Swan Ballroom

With the help of some slippery eggs and wobbly jellyfish, author Catherine Barr will give children lots of reasons to fall in love with, and help save, these ancient mariners, in her new series of books for the Natural History Museum.

5+
Price: £5.00
 
 
Catherine Barr