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Event 65

Winners of the 500-word competition

Venue: RAMPEN

The 20 best stories submitted in the competition entitled ‘500 words’ have been selected. We celebrate all of them before we reveal which two stories that will be published by Gyldendal.

In Danish

All ages
Free, drop in

Event 66

Chris Riddell in conversation with Tore Leifer

Can’t Stop Drawing

Venue: STORE SAL

The acclaimed author and artist, three times winner of the Kate Greenaway medal, is also a political cartoonist for the Guardian and Observer. He has illustrated titles by Neil Gaiman and, together with Paul Stewart, is the creator of the hugely successful Edge Chronicles. His own books include the Ottoline and Goth Girl series; this latest is Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony (September 2017). Riddell has just completed two years as the UK Children’s Laureate, where he passionately conveyed how much fun young people can have with a pencil. Today he will live-draw answers to your questions and share insights into his world. Have your questions ready in the queue.

In English and Danish

8+
Free but ticketed
Price: £0.00
 
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Event 67

Sarah Engell and Victor Dixen

Illustrated Readings

Venue: SCENETRAPPEN

Experience an exceptional reading aloud session in French and Danish when two of Europe’s best young authors read aloud from their own stories written for the anthology Odyssey. An illustrator will draw live on stage to accompany the stories, which are: What we Have Lost by Sarah Engell (Denmark) and Out There by Victor Dixen (France).

In Danish and French

13+
Free but ticketed
Price: £0.00
 
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Event 68

Film Screening

Venue: ÆSKEN
Come and see what film we are showing today...
Free, drop in

Event 69

LEGO Workshop

Build your own journey

Venue: LILLE SAL

Will you build a spaceship? Where will it take you?

LEGO workshop open to all children and their adults

 

3+
Free, drop in

Event 71

Come and see the Ginormous Pear

Venue: PUSTERUMMET

An exhibition by the publishing house Gyldendal of the author and illustrator Jakob Martin Strid’s world, together with other well-loved children’s books. There will be readings and activities throughout the festival.

In Danish

3+
Free, drop in

Event 72

Monster Making

Venue: BØRNELAB

Create your own bookmark monster out of paper. Come on your own or bring a grown-up.

In all languages

5+ (children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult)
Free, drop in

Event 73

Turn the book inside out

Venue: ALTANEN

We need your help to give new life to old books. In this workshop you can create book art by making figures from the pages, or compose poetry through rearranging words and phrases. We provide books and suggestions to get you started.

8+
Free, drop in

Event 74

Harry Potter Minecraft

Venue: TWEENS LAB/MAKER SPACE

Join the expansion of the Harry Potter-universe in Minecraft. Just bring yourself and one big idea.

For all Minecraft-loving children, in all languages

Free, drop in

Event 70

Illustration Hub with Kamila Slocinska

Venue: UDSIGTEN

Pop in to the Illustration Hub where you can watch professional artists at work, from first stroke to finished book. Join in a workshop or simply watch and be inspired.

In Danish

(children under 8 with their adults)
1 hour 30 minutes
Free but ticketed
Price: £0.00
 
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Event 75

Stian Hole in conversation with Rebecca Bach Lauritsen

The picture-book as a place for dreams, longings and surprises

Venue: RAMPEN

Stian Hole in conversation with Rebecca Bach Lauritsen on his inspiration, technique and why he thinks the picture book is so special.

In Norwegian and Danish

5+
45 minutes
Free but ticketed
Price: £0.00
 
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Event 77

Aline Sax and Cornelia Travnicek

Illustrated Readings

Venue: SCENETRAPPEN

Experience an exceptional reading aloud session in Dutch, German and Danish from two of Europe’s best young authors whose stories are included in the anthologies Quest and Odyssey. An illustrator will live-draw on stage. The stories are: The Girl with no Name by Aline Sax (Belgium) and Lost in Transformation by Cornelia Travnicek (Austria).

Both are available on the Gyldendals Danskportal

In Danish, Dutch and Austrian

8+
45 minutes
Free but ticketed
Price: £0.00
 
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Event 78

Film Screening

Venue: ÆSKEN
Come and see what film we are showing today...
age
45 minutes
Free, drop in

Event 79

LEGO Workshop

Build your own journey

Venue: LILLE SAL

Where will you land in the spaceship you make?

LEGO workshop open to all children and their adults
3+
45 minutes
Free, drop in

Event 80

Come and see the Ginormous Pear

Venue: PUSTERUMMET

An exhibition by the publishing house Gyldendal of the author and illustrator Jakob Martin Strid’s world, together with other well-loved children’s books. There will be readings and activities throughout the festival.

In Danish

3+
45 minutes
Free, drop in

Event 81

Write like Hans Christian Andersen

Venue: BØRNELAB

All it takes is to imagine another world in another time. In Hans Christian Andersen’s stories he makes an object the main character, just as children do when they play games. In this workshop you’ll learn how to create a story through play.

In Danish

11+
1 hour 45 minutes
Free but ticketed
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Event 82

Turn the book inside out

Venue: ALTANEN

We need your help to give new life to old books. In this workshop you can create book art by making  figures from the pages, or compose poetry through rearranging words and phrases. We provide books and suggestions to get you started.

8+
45 minutes
Free, drop in

Event 83

Harry Potter Minecraft

Venue: TWEENS LAB/MAKER SPACE

Join the expansion of the Harry Potter-universe in Minecraft. Just bring yourself and a great idea.

For all Minecraft loving children

In all languages

45 minutes
Free, drop in

Event 85

Oliver Jeffers introduced by Tore Leifer

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

Venue: RAMPEN

Jeffers’ new book is inspired by the birth of his son, and started with the strangeness of being a parent and the realization that new life is a blank slate. As the book unfolded, so did global events, and he felt that he had to re-emphasise the simple principles of humanity. He wanted his son to know that while we are all unique individuals, we are all in this together. Join Jeffers as he tells some stories, explains some stuff, draws some pictures, answers some questions, and generally clears a few things up.

Jeffers’ picture books include The Incredible Book Eating Boy, This Moose Belongs to Me, The Day Crayons Quit  and its sequel The Day the Crayons Came Home (both No1 New York Times bestsellers) and Once Upon an Alphabet. All have been have been translated into more than 30 languages. Working in collaboration with Studio AKA, the author’s second book Lost and Found was developed into an animated short film that has received more than 60 awards, including a BAFTA for Best Animated Short Film.

In English and Danish

5+
Free but ticketed
Price: £0.00
 
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Oliver Jeffers introduced by Tore Leifer

Event 86

Ana Pessoa and Annette Münch

Illustrated Readings

Venue: SCENETRAPPEN

Experience an exceptional reading aloud session in Norwegian, Portuguese and Danish, when two of Europe’s best young authors read their own stories written for the anthology Odyssey. An illustrator will live-draw on stage.

The stories are: The Blue Bell by Ana Pessoa (Portugal) and When I Open my Eyes the World’s Askew by Annette Münch (Norway).

In Danish, Portuguese and Norwegian

13+
45 minutes
Free but ticketed
Price: £0.00
 
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