Authors 2018

 
  • 12:00noon to 1:00pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Aardman Animations Model Making 1: Gromit
    Barnes Village Nursery

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £7.50 per person Learn from expert model makers how to form the famous Aardman character,…
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  • 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Aardman Animations Model Making 2: Shaun the Sheep
    Barnes Village Nursery

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £7.50 per person Learn from expert model makers how to form the famous Aardman character,…
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  • 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Aardman Animations Model Making 3: Hognob
    Barnes Village Nursery

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £7.50 per person Learn from expert model makers how to form the famous Aardman character,…
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  • 10:00am to 11:00am
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Laura Ellen Anderson
    Barnes Green Centre

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £5 per person Join author illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson for a fangtastic adventure in to…
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  • 10:00am to 11:00am
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Catherine Barr & Steve Williams
    Barnes Methodist Church

    Suitable for ages 6+ Tickets £5 per person From the birth of the first stars to life on Earth, listeners…
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  • 12.30pm to 1.30pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Duncan Beedie
    Rainbow Room

    Suitable for ages 3+ Tickets £5 per person Join author and illustrator Duncan Beedie for an interactive story time and…
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  • 12:00noon to 1:00pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Rob Biddulph
    St Osmund’s Primary School

    Suitable for ages 5+ Tickets £5 per person Join bestselling and award-winning author-illustrator Rob Biddulph as he introduces his new…
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  • 10:00am to 11:00am
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Jay Jay Burridge and the World of Supersaurs
    Castelnau Community Centre

    Suitable for ages 7+ Tickets £5 per person THIS EVENT REPLACES THE PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED EVENT WITH JUSTIN FISHER WHO IS…
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  • 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Creative Writing with Steve Camden
    Castelnau Community Centre

    Suitable for ages 9+ Tickets £5 per person Author and spoken word artist Steven Camden, aka Polar Bear, leads a…
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  • 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    How to Leave the Planet with Dallas Campbell
    Barnes BookMarquee

    Suitable for ages 9+ Tickets £5 per person THIS EVENT REPLACES THE PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED EVENT WITH LUCY HAWKING WHO REGRETS…
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  • 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Emma Carroll
    Barnes Green Centre

    Suitable for ages 10+ Tickets £5 per person Join the Queen of Historical Fiction for children Emma Carroll to hear…
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  • 2:30pm to 3:30pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Emma Chichester Clark
    St Mary’s Church

    Emma Chichester Clark in conversation with Nicolette Jones  Suitable for ages 9+ Tickets £5 per person Emma Chichester Clark is…
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  • 12:00noon to 1:00pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Jane Clarke
    Rose House

    Suitable for ages 3+ Tickets £5 per person Calling all Fairy tale Detectives! Join Jane Clarke, the award-winning author of…
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  • 1:00pm to 2:00pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Joseph Coelho
    Barnes Methodist Church

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £5 per person Inspire your young poets at this high energy interactive workshop with Children’s…
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  • 5:30pm to 6:30pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Nick Cope’s Family Songbook
    OSO Arts Centre

    Suitable for ages under 8 Tickets £7.50 per person Nick Cope is a professional singer-songwriter and has over 20 years…
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  • 10.00am to 11.00am
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Cressida Cowell
    Barnes BookMarquee

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £5 per person Cressida Cowell is author-illustrator of the multi-million bestselling series and DreamWorks film…
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  • 10:30am to 12:00pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Tour of the Richmal Crompton Archive
    Roehampton University Library

    Suitable for ages 16+ Tickets are FREE With a focus on the Richmal Crompton Collection, you will experience a unique…
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  • 12:30pm to 2:00pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Tour of the Richmal Crompton Archive
    Roehampton University Library

    Suitable for ages 16+ Tickets are FREE With a focus on the Richmal Crompton Collection, you will experience a unique…
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  • 2:30pm to 4:00pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Tour of the Richmal Crompton Archive
    Roehampton University Library

    Suitable for ages 16+ Tickets are FREE With a focus on the Richmal Crompton Collection, you will experience a unique…
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  • 12:00noon to 1:00pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Benji Davies
    St Osmund’s Primary School

    Suitable for ages 5+ Tickets £5 per person What is this mysterious Grotlyn? And why has he stolen PC Vickers’…
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  • 7:30pm to 8:30pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Dion & Gobi
    Kitson Hall

    Suitable for ages 7+ Tickets £5 per person Racing across the Gobi desert ultramarathoner Dion Leonard was joined by a…
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  • 12:00noon to 1:00pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Jonny Duddle
    Barnes Methodist Church

    Suitable for ages 4+ Tickets £5 per person Yo ho ho! Calling all landlubbers! Come and celebrate the hilarious voyages…
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  • 11:30am to 12:30pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Polly Dunbar
    OSO Arts Centre

    Suitable for ages 3+  Tickets £5 per person Join the much-loved Polly Dunbar, creator of bestselling picture book Penguin and…
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  • 12:00noon to 1:00pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Christopher Edge
    Barnes Methodist Church Hall

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £5 per person It’s Maisie’s birthday and she can’t wait to open her presents. But…
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  • 12:00noon to 1:00pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Abi Elphinstone
    Barnes Green Centre

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £5 per person Catapult into adventure with Abi Elphinstone!   Abi will be talking about…
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  • 10:00am to 11:00am
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Lissa Evans
    St Osmund’s Primary School

    Suitable for ages 7+ Tickets £5 per person Calling all children and adults: Do you have a loud voice?  Are…
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  • 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Maz Evans
    St Osmund’s Primary School

    Suitable for ages 5+ Tickets £5 per person Maz Evans presents a fun-filled family fiasco as she uses the world…
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  • 10:00am to 11:00am
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Ben Faulks
    St Osmund’s Primary School

    Suitable for ages 3+ Tickets £5 per person Prepare to go on an adventure with Ben Faulks, aka Mr Bloom…
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  • 12:00noon to 1:00pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Pippa Goodhart
    Barnes BookMarquee

    Suitable for ages 3+ Tickets £5 per person Choose what YOU want to wear and eat and do, where to…
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  • 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Emily Gravett
    Barnes Methodist Church Hall

    Suitable for ages 4+ Tickets £5.00 per person Join Emily Gravett as she talks about Old Hat, a  funny and…
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  • 12:30pm to 1:30pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Frances Hardinge
    St Mary’s Church

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £5 per person A unique opportunity to hear from Frances Hardinge, author of the Costa…
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  • 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Chris Haughton
    St Osmund’s Primary School

    Suitable for ages 3+ Tickets £5 per person  Join Chris Haughton, the acclaimed picture book creator of A Bit Lost,…
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  • 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Zehra Hicks
    Rose House

    Suitable for ages 4+ Tickets £5 per person Giraffe and Frog are going to the beach but get lost along…
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  • 5:00pm to 6:00pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Fighting Fantasy with Charlie Higson & Steve Jackson
    Kitson Hall

    Suitable for ages 9+ Tickets £5 per person Join blockbuster Fighting Fantasy creator Steve Jackson and long-time Fighting Fantasy fan Charlie Higson to hear all about…
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  • 10:00am to 11:00am
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Harry Hill
    Barnes BookMarquee

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £5 per person Come and hear comedy superstar, Harry Hill, talk about his fantastically funny…
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  • 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Leigh Hodgkinson
    Rose House

    Suitable for ages 3+ Tickets £5 per person The magical world of CBeebie’s Olobob Top comes in all shapes, colours…
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  • 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Mark Huckerby & Nick Ostler
    Barnes BookMarquee

    Suitable for ages 7+ Tickets £5 per person Emmy-winning writing partnership, Mark Huckerby & Nick Ostler take you on a…
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  • 11:30am to 1:00pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Self-publishing with Karen Inglis
    Rainbow Room

    Suitable for ages 16+ Tickets £5 per person Are you an aspiring children’s author who can’t find a home for…
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  • 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Chloë and Mick Inkpen
    St Osmund’s Primary School

    with very special guest Mick Inkpen  Suitable for ages 4+ Tickets £5 per person There's a Hole in the Zoo…
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  • 10:30am to 11:30am
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Judith Kerr & John Burningham
    St Mary’s Church

    Suitable for ages 9+ Tickets £5 per person Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to listen to two…
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  • 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Story Scratch Storytelling Workshop with Dr Ian Kinane
    Rose House

    Suitable for ages 9+ Tickets £5 per person Calling all young writers! Have you got a short story you’re working on? Suffering…
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  • 12:00noon to 1:00pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Sophie Kinsella
    OSO Arts Centre

    Suitable for ages 7+ Tickets £5 per person Join international bestselling author Sophie Kinsella to find out about her first…
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  • 10:00am to 11:00am
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Roald Dahl’s The Twits performed by John Kirk
    Kitson Hall

    Suitable for ages 6+ Tickets £5 per person “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face…
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  • 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    M G Leonard
    OSO Arts Centre

    Suitable for ages 7+ Tickets £5 per person How well do you know the humble beetle? Did you know they…
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  • 10:00am to 11:00am
    Sun 13 May 2018
    David Mackintosh
    Barnes Village Nursery

    Suitable for ages 5+ Tickets £5 per person A drawing workshop with the award-winning author illustrator David Mackintosh based on…
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  • 10:00am to 11:00am
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Gwyn McCormack
    Rose House

    Suitable for ages 4+ Tickets £5 per person  Join teacher and award-winning SEN trainer Gwyn McCormack for Marvin's Market Adventure,…
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  • 10:00am to 11:00am
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Gwyn McCormack
    Rose House

    Suitable for ages 4+ Tickets £5 per person  Join teacher and award-winning SEN trainer Gwyn McCormack for Marvin's Market Adventure,…
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  • 12:00noon to 1:00pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Jonathan Meres
    Kitson Hall

    Suitable for ages 9+ Tickets £5 per person You’ll laugh out-loud at writer and comedian Jonathan Meres as he talks…
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  • 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Kiran Millwood Hargrave
    OSO Arts Centre

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £5 per person Join Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of the bestselling The Girl of Ink…
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  • 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Ross Montgomery
    Kitson Hall

    Suitable for ages 9+ Tickets £5 per person Max is used to spending time alone. It’s hard to make friends…
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  • 1:00pm to 2:00pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Mischief and Mysteries in Moominvalley
    Barnes Village Nursery

    Suitable for ages 4+ Tickets £7.50 per person Discover a world where anything is possible. Be sure to pack your…
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  • 10:30am to 11:30am
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Mischief and Mysteries in Moominvalley
    Barnes Village Nursery

    Suitable for ages 4+ Tickets £7.50 per person Discover a world where anything is possible. Be sure to pack your…
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  • 4:30pm to 5:30pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Mischief and Mysteries in Moominvalley
    Castelnau Community Centre

    Suitable for ages 4+ Tickets £7.50 per person Discover a world where anything is possible. Be sure to pack your…
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  • 3:30pm to 4:30pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Mischief and Mysteries in Moominvalley
    Barnes Village Nursery

    Suitable for ages 4+ Tickets £7.50 per person Discover a world where anything is possible. Be sure to pack your…
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  • 12:30pm to 1:30pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Mischief and Mysteries in Moominvalley
    Castelnau Community Centre

    Suitable for ages 4+ Tickets £7.50 per person Discover a world where anything is possible. Be sure to pack your…
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  • 2:30pm to 3:30pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Mischief and Mysteries in Moominvalley
    Castelnau Community Centre

    Suitable for ages 4+ Tickets £7.50 per person Discover a world where anything is possible. Be sure to pack your…
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  • 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Harriet Muncaster
    Barnes Methodist Church Hall

    Suitable for ages 5+ Tickets £5 per person Half vampire, half fairy, totally unique, Isadora Moon is special because she…
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  • 2:30pm to 3:30pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Family Concert with Professor Adam Ockelford & Derek Paravicini
    St Mary’s Church

    Suitable for all ages Tickets £5 per person Join the internationally renowned autistic pianist Derek Paravicini and his mentor Professor…
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  • 3:00pm to 4:00pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Celebrating Oscar’s Book Prize
    Rainbow Room

    Suitable for ages 3+ Tickets £5 per person Come along for a fun family story time session with live drawing…
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  • 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Tom Palmer
    Barnes Methodist Church

    Suitable for ages 7+ Tickets £5 per person Join bestselling author, Tom Palmer, the creator of the Football Academy, Foul…
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  • 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Guy Parker-Rees
    St Osmund’s Primary School

    Suitable for ages 7+ Tickets £5 per person Giraffes can’t dance… or can they? Guy Parker-Rees, illustrator of beloved children’s…
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  • 10:00am to 11:15am
    Sat 12 May 2018
    RAD Matilda Musical Theatre Workshops (4-5 years)
    Kitson Hall

    Suitable for ages 4-5 years Tickets £7.50 per person Sing and dance to the music and choreography inspired by this…
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  • 11:30am to 12:45pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    RAD Matilda Musical Theatre Workshops (6-7 years)
    Kitson Hall

    Suitable for ages 6-7 years Tickets £7.50 per person Sing and dance to the music and choreography inspired by this…
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  • 1:30pm to 2.45pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    RAD Matilda Musical Theatre Workshops (8-9 years)
    Kitson Hall

    Suitable for ages 8-9 years Tickets £7.50 per person Sing and dance to the music and choreography inspired by this…
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  • 3:00pm to 4:15pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    RAD Matilda Musical Theatre Workshops (10-13 years)
    Kitson Hall

    Suitable for ages 10-13 years Tickets £7.50 per person Sing and dance to the music and choreography inspired by this…
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  • 10:00am to 11:00am
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Ruby Redfort
    OSO Arts Centre

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £7.50 per person The Barnes Children’s Literature Festival is proud to present the London stage…
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  • 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Ruby Redfort
    OSO Arts Centre

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £7.50 per person The Barnes Children’s Literature Festival is proud to present the London stage…
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  • 10:00am to 11:00am
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Ruby Redfort
    OSO Arts Centre

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £7.50 per person The Barnes Children’s Literature Festival is proud to present the London stage…
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  • 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Ruby Redfort
    OSO Arts Centre

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £7.50 per person The Barnes Children’s Literature Festival is proud to present the London stage…
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  • 7:00pm to 8:00pm
    Fri 11 May 2018
    Ruby Redfort
    OSO Arts Centre

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £7.50 per person The Barnes Children’s Literature Festival is proud to present the London stage…
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  • 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Andy Riley
    Barnes Methodist Church

    Suitable for ages 6+ Tickets £5 per person Don your crowns and join Emmy winning writer Andy Riley to discover…
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  • 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Michelle Robinson & Tor Freeman
    Castelnau Community Centre

    Suitable for ages 4+ Tickets £5 per person Ten fat sausages sizzling in the pan decide to escape . .…
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  • 12.30pm to 1.30pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Axel Scheffler
    Barnes BookMarquee

    Suitable for ages 3+ Tickets £5 per person Gruffalo creator Axel Scheffler returns to Barnes drawing a selection of his…
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  • 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Matt Sewell
    Barnes Green Centre

    Suitable for ages 5+ Tickets £5 per person Join bestselling wildlife author and artist Matt Sewell as he unravels the…
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  • 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Mr Shaha’s Recipes for Wonder
    Kitson Hall

    Suitable for ages 5+ Tickets £5 per person Join Alom Shaha for a wondrous workshop of science activities that you…
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  • 12:00noon to 1:00pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Jim Smith
    Castelnau Community Centre

    Suitable for ages 7+ Tickets £5 per person Join Roald Dahl Funny Prize and Laugh Out Loud Prize winner Jim…
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  • 4:30pm to 5:30pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Peter Snow & Ann MacMillan
    St Mary’s Church

    Suitable for ages 9+ Tickets £7.50 per person Husband and wife team Peter Snow and Ann MacMillan share the inspiring…
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  • 12:00noon to 1:00pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    David Solomons
    Barnes Green Centre

    Suitable for ages 9+ Tickets £5 per person Heard of Arm Fall Off Boy? Know what Superman’s weakness is? Polish…
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  • 5:30pm to 6:30pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Andy Stanton
    Barnes BookMarquee

    Suitable for ages 7+ Tickets £5 per person Join the ridiculously funny Andy Stanton for an hour of joyous nonsense…
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  • 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Lisa Stickley
    Rose House

    Suitable for ages 3+ Tickets £5 per person  Join author-illustrator Lisa Stickley in a colourful, pattern-filled workshop celebrating The New…
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  • 10:00am to 11:00am
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Suddenly! Really Big Pants Theatre Company
    Castelnau Community Centre

    Suitable for ages 6+ Tickets £5 per person Ready for a quest that puts a twist in the tail of…
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  • 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Scarlett Thomas
    Barnes Green Centre

    Suitable for ages 9+ Tickets £5 per person Acclaimed author Scarlett Thomas discusses the creation of her richly imagined fantasy…
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  • 10:00am to 11:00am
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Lisa Thompson Writing Workshop
    Barnes Green Centre

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £5 per person Could your sense of smell spark an idea for a story? Lisa…
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  • 2:30pm to 3:30pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    James Thorp & Angus Mackinnon
    Rainbow Room

    Suitable for ages 5+ Tickets £5 per person Someone has smashed Father Giant's favourite china elephant. It wasn't Olive and…
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  • 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    The Tiger Who Came To Tea Party
    Barnes Methodist Church Hall

    Suitable for ages 3+ Tickets £7.50 per person Judith Kerr’s most famous creation is 50 years old! Come and help…
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  • 3:00pm to 4:00pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Piers Torday
    Barnes Methodist Church

    Suitable for ages 9+ Tickets £5 per person Join the Guardian Children’s Book Award winner, author of The Last Wild…
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  • 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Clara Vulliamy & Polly Faber
    Barnes Methodist Church Hall

    Suitable for ages 5+ Tickets £5 per person Have you come to choose a dog? Will your choice be giant…
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  • 12:00noon to 1:00pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Jemma Westing
    Rose House

    Suitable for ages 7+ Tickets £5 per person Jemma Westing is an award winning book designer and paper engineer. Her…
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  • 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Marcia Williams
    Barnes Green Centre

    Suitable for ages 7+ Tickets £5 per person It’s time to give Three Cheers for Women in this interactive and…
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  • 3:00pm to 4:00pm
    Sat 12 May 2018
    Jeanne Willis & Tony Ross
    Barnes BookMarquee

    Suitable for ages 3+ Tickets £5 per person Do not miss this opportunity to meet picture book legends Jeanne Willis…
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  • 10:00am to 11:00am
    Sun 13 May 2018
    Yuval Zommer
    Barnes Methodist Church Hall

    Suitable for ages 1-5 Tickets £5 per person Author-illustrator Yuval Zommer’s Big Brown Bear’s Cave is the charming tale of…
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