Pageturners returns to Kirklees this April

Pageturner banner: a book is a dream you hold in your hand

The ever-popular children’s reading festival – Pageturners returns to Kirklees this April. With a whole host of exciting workshops and talks from some of our best loved children’s authors and poets.

We are delighted to announce that authors Linda Chapman and Steve Skidmore will be running workshops at this year’s festival. Linda is famous for her stories of unicorns, mermaids and Stardust spirits, which include Not Quite a Mermaid, and Sophie and the Shadow Woods. Author Steve Skidmore works on the popular interactive ihorror and ihero books and the monsters like us series.

Other workshops include:

  • Rappaman – Donavan Christopher
  • Poet and Performer – James Nash
  • West Yorkshire Artist and Anime/Manga expert – Tasneem Kausar
  • The Curly Tales children’s theatre company
  • Storyteller Eden Ballantyne

And many more.

More about the festival

This will be the fourth festival and the biggest to date, with over 40 events spread across all our library venues. This year, for the first time, all the events will be free.

There will be sessions suitable for children of all ages and in a range of genres. These will include drama workshops, interactive storytelling and puppetry, musician-led explorations of children’s books, and innovative art workshops.

The festival will run throughout the school Easter holidays, from Monday 10 to Saturday 22 April.

Cllr Graham Turner Cabinet Member for Resources said:

“This is a fantastic way to get young people excited about books and reading, and this year’s festival is accessible to children across the whole of Kirklees.

In previous years the festival has been in centred in Dewsbury and Huddersfield, but this year there’s at least one event in every Kirklees Library, and all the activities are free to attend – so why not get involved”

Where to find out more about pageturners

Tickets and the full programme are now available through the Pageturners Festival website,  or can be booked at any Kirklees Library.

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