Spend the day listening to and joining in with some of the best authors and illustrators in the UK, including Tamara Macfarlane, Guy Bass, Jim Smith with 'Barry Loser' and Hervé Tullet.

10.30am - 11.15am Guy Bass
Meet the author of 'Stitch Head' and the Blue Peter Award-winning 'Dinkin Dings'! From jokes and childhood memories, to impressions of Tarzan, hilarious book readings and a bit of 'mad science', Guy's live event will have you howling with laughter.
For ages 8-11

11.15am - 12 noon Hervé Tullet
Renowned French artist and author of many distinctive books for pre-schoolers, including the ground-breaking 'Press Here', Herve will be leading a workshop for children and their families. Hear him talk about his artistic inspiration, then get down to some colourful creations of your own under the guidance of the master. A chance to express your inner artist!

12.15pm - 1pm Tamara Macfarlane
Step right up for the greatest show at the festival! Meet Tamara Macfarlane, author of 'Amazing Esme', and be transported to an imaginary world full of bad-mannered tea parties, helter-skeltering penguins and fairground circuses.
And for the finale . . . discover how to build a story of your own through Tamara's tales.
Miss it and you'll miss out! Not for the faint of heart or people of a grumpy disposition.
Ages 5+

1.15pm - 2pm Guy Bass
2.15pm - 3pm Hervé Tullet

3.15pm - 4pm Jim Smith - 'Barry Loser'
Join author and illustrator Jim Smith to learn about the Barry Loser series. You get introduced to all the characters in the book and also learn how to draw them - anyone can do it! You even learn how to draw a poo too!
Ages 7+.

The Clore Balroom at Royal Festival Hall

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