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Welcome to the International Children’s Literature Hay Festival Aarhus 2017. Entry to the events is free, but ticketed. You can book your tickets here and print them out at home. You can also book in person at the Box Office on the day, subject to availability. Some events do not require tickets: they are marked "Free, drop in". Please email hayfestivalaarhus@gmail.com with any queries.

All events last one hour except where stated.

Event 1

Jenny Valentine

Manifesto on Adolescence

– Venue: RAMPEN I

Valentine is the 2017 Hay Festival International Fellow and a multi award-winning author of YA fiction. Her novels include Finding Violet Park and Fire Colour One. The Welsh novelist is attending all Hay Festivals for one year, working with young people to give a voice to their concerns and present a manifesto for adolescence. In this session, she explores ways in which teenagers might be better understood and empowered.

13+
Free but ticketed
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Jenny Valentine

Event 2

Gideon Samson

Mark Your Words!

– Venue: RAMPEN II

The Dutch author explains how he writes and how he chooses certain words. Is it really true that you can write something down without actually writing it down? Come and explore the magic of writing.

In English

13+
Free but ticketed
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Gideon Samson

Event 4

Film: The Little Prince

– Venue: ÆSKEN

The film version of The Little Prince was inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic children’s book from 1943. In the film, a mother attempts to prepare her young daughter for an academic future on a very tight schedule. Follow the girl’s magical and adventurous journey when she rediscovers the importance of following one’s heart.

Danish

7+
1 hour 45 minutes
Free but ticketed
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Event 5

Ævar Þór Benediktsson, Katherine Woodfine and Maria Turtschaninoff in conversation with Manu Sareen

About my Story: Books, Fireplaces and Curious Doors: Stories as Gateways to Other Dimensions

– Venue: SCENETRAPPEN

Three writers whose work is included in the anthology Quest talk to Manu Sareen about their tales and discuss the central themes. The stories are: The Great Book Escape by Ævar Þór Benediktsson (Iceland), The Travel Agency by Maria Turtschaninoff (Finland) and Between the Trees by Katherine Woodfine (UK). All are available on Gyldendal’s Danskportal.

In English and Danish

8+
Free but ticketed
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Event 6

Illustration Hub with Mette-Kirstine Bak

– Venue: UDSIGTEN

Drop 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

8+
2 hours
Free but ticketed
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Event 7

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+
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Event 8

Adventures of the Ozobots

– Venue: BØRNELAB

Have fun creating your own robot in this workshop and design your own magic maps.

In Danish

10+
2 hours
Free but ticketed
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Event 9

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+
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Event 10

Audiobooks 101

– Venue: TWEENS LAB/MAKER SPACE

eReolen GO! produce online ebooks and audiobooks for children and young people. They invite you to learn more about audiobooks through a series of fun events.

In Danish

8+
Free but ticketed
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Event 11

Aline Sax and Anna Woltz in conversation with Rebecca Bach Lauritsen

How to be yourself – names, family and how to find the true you

– Venue: LILLE SAL

Two Aarhus39 authors talk to Rebecca Bach Lauritsen about the inspiration for their stories included in the anthology Quest. Aline Sax is from Belgium, Anna Woltz is from the Netherlands.

In English and Danish

8+
Free but ticketed
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Event 12

Official Festival Opening

– Venue: RAMPEN

Join us in celebrating with words and music the official opening of the International Children’s Literature Hay Festival.

Free, but limited seating (ticketed)
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Event 13

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+
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Event 14

Maria Parr and Ævar Þór Benediktsson

Illustrated Readings

– Venue: SCENETRAPPEN

Readings in Norwegian, Icelandic and Danish by two of Europe’s best young authors, whose work is published in the anthology Quest, will be illustrated live on stage. The stories are: A Trip to Town by Maria Parr (Norway) and The Great Book Escape by Ævar Þór Benediktsson (Iceland).

Both stories are available on Gyldendals Danskportal

In Danish, Norwegian and Icelandic

Moderator: Mette Rabæk 
Illustrator: Signe Parkins

8+
Free but ticketed
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Event 15

The Liquorice Man with Hopspots

– Venue: HJØRNET

Go exploring in Louis Jensen’s universe centred on a boy living in a small town where something mysterious is happening. He is given a magical lucky bag from the woman who runs the town’s tuckshop. It contains a piece of liquorice in the shape of an arm. Other pieces look like a leg and a head. Would it be possible to put together these pieces in order to create a human being made of liquorice? Or perhaps a monster? During this workshop we shall examine the boy’s notes shall be use interactive pieces, Hopspots, in order to drive around town to make up our own mind about this bizarre story – and find an ending for it.

In Danish

10+
2 hours
Free but ticketed
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Event 17

Illustration Hub with Cato Thau-Jensen

– Venue: UDSIGTEN

Drop 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

13+
2 hours
Free but ticketed
This event has taken place

Event 18

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+
This event has taken place

Event 19

Adventures of the Ozobots

– Venue: BØRNELAB

Make your own robot in this fun workshop and design magic maps.

In Danish

8+
1 hour 30 mins
Free but ticketed
This event has taken place

Event 20

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+
1 hour 30 mins
This event has taken place

Event 21

Audiobooks 101

– Venue: TWEENS LAB/MAKER SPACE

eReolen GO! produce online ebooks and audiobooks for children and young people. They invite you to learn more about audiobooks through a series of fun events.

In Danish

8+
Free but ticketed
This event has taken place

Event 159

Film: The Little Prince

– Venue: ÆSKEN

The film version of The Little Prince was inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic children’s book from 1943. In the film, a mother attempts to prepare her young daughter for an academic future on a very tight schedule. Follow the girl’s magical and adventurous journey when she rediscovers the importance of following one’s heart.

Danish

7+
1 hour 45 minutes
Free but ticketed
This event has taken place

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