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Book Club: Elif Shafak
Wed 17th March | 7:00pm | Live Online

Book Club: Elif Shafak

Award-winning Turkish-British author Elif Shafak joins Alex Clark for our monthly Book Club to explore her extraordinary novel, 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World. Available until 19 March 2021
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Rachel Clarke & Gavin Francis: A Year on the NHS Frontline
Tue 23rd March | 7:00pm | Live Online

Rachel Clarke & Gavin Francis: A Year on the NHS Frontline

Marking one year since the UK was plunged into a lockdown as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, palliative care doctor Rachel Clarke and GP Gavin Francis share their experiences of tragedy, frustration, courage and kindness from the frontline. Available until 25 March 2021
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Smriti Halls: Not That Pet
Sun 28th March | 11:00am | Children's Festival Online

Smriti Halls: Not That Pet

It’s time to get a pet! Will Mabel find the perfect one for her family? Join Smriti Halls as she returns to the festival with her new book for little ones, Not That Pet. Ages 5–10
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Julia Donaldson and Friends
Sun 28th March | 2:00pm | Children's Festival Online

Julia Donaldson and Friends

Join acclaimed author of The Gruffalo Julia Donaldson for this fun-filled event on her books The Hospital Dog and Acorn Wood’s Cat’s Cookbook. Ages 3-7
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Neal Layton: Climate in Chaos
Sun 28th March | 4:00pm | Children's Festival Online

Neal Layton: Climate in Chaos

Join award-winning author-illustrator Neal Layton for this live event on his brilliant non-fiction picture book A Climate in Chaos: and how you can help! Ages 5-7
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While We Can’t Hug
Mon 29th March | 10:00am | Children's Festival Online

While We Can’t Hug

Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar host this interactive event for all the family based on their latest picture book on showing someone you love them whilst social distancing. Ages 2–6
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Royal Visit with Alex T. Smith and Claude
Mon 29th March | 11:00am | Children's Festival Online

Royal Visit with Alex T. Smith and Claude

Join superstar author-illustrator Alex T. Smith (and perhaps a canine companion) live from his studio, as he chats about his most recent book, Claude at the Palace! Ages 7-9
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The World’s Most Magnificent Machines
Mon 29th March | 2:00pm | Children's Festival Online

The World’s Most Magnificent Machines

Join award winning children’s author David Long in conversation with Chris Lloyd as they talk about the world’s most magnificent machines! Ages 9-11
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Hey, Who’s in the Loo?
Tue 30th March | 11:00am | Children's Festival Online

Hey, Who’s in the Loo?

Join Harmen van Straaten, the award-winning author and illustrator from the Netherlands, as he talks about and draws from his best-selling book, Hey, who’s in the loo? Ages 3+
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Marc ter Horst: Palm Trees at the North Pole
Tue 30th March | 2:00pm | Children's Festival Online

Marc ter Horst: Palm Trees at the North Pole

Discover the hot truth about climate change with Marc ter Horst and Wendy Panders’ book, Palm Trees at the North Pole. Ages 7–12
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Dr Charlotte Markey: The Body Image
Tue 30th March | 4:00pm | Children's Festival Online

Dr Charlotte Markey: The Body Image

Join body image expert and psychology professor Dr Charlotte Markey as she debunks many body image myths and helps young people to grow up fearless. Ages 10+
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Eddie S. Glaude Jr.: James Baldwin’s America
Tue 30th March | 7:00pm | Online

Eddie S. Glaude Jr.: James Baldwin’s America

Inspired by phenomenal political writer James Baldwin, Eddie S. Glaude Jr. joins chair Sarah Churchwell to explore his searing indictment of racial injustice in America, Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and its Urgent Lessons for Today. Available until 1 April 2021
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Raymond Antrobus: Can Bears Ski?
Wed 31st March | 10:00am | Children's Festival Online

Raymond Antrobus: Can Bears Ski?

Join award winning poet Raymond Antrobus and Little Bear for this delightful event on his first picture book, Can Bears Ski?, which helps children understand the deaf and hard of hearing experience. Ages 3-7 
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Joseph Coelho & Fiona Lumbers: Luna Loves Art
Wed 31st March | 11:00am | Children's Festival Online

Joseph Coelho & Fiona Lumbers: Luna Loves Art

Author Joesph Coelho and illustrator Fiona Lumbers present this beautiful event about art for children, which will include a drawing exercise to get their creativity flowing! Please bring a pencil and paper. Ages 4-6
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