The festival has a good mix of ticketed and drop-in events.

We are aiming to make ‘Telling Tales’ as affordable to families as possible. Drop-in events are scheduled throughout the day and they are open for everyone. You do not need to book onto them, just come along and have some fun! Scroll down to find more information about the varied activities available.

Note that all children need to be accompanied by an adult whilst in events.

Sam Maxfield
Creating a Krampus: Design a Character
11:00 - 12:00
Poppy & Pint

Join Max for an interactive workshop guiding you through character design.

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Sprouts
Drama Adventure
11:00 - 11:45
Breckles Hall

Join the wonderful Sprouts for a workshop of educational fun and games!

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Gareth Baker
My Best Friend
11:00 - 12:00
Farr Hall

Join Gareth and create your very own special friend.

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Clelia McElroy
Making a Zeotrope
11:00 - 12:00
Junior Hall B

Join Clelia for a workshop creating visual versions of well-known stories.

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Gary Rosborough
Claymation - SOLD OUT
12:00 - 14:00
Junior Hall A

Learn how to create your own animated character, create a cartoon and develop film making skills

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Sprouts
Drama Adventure
11:45 - 12:30
Breckles Hall

Join the wonderful Sprouts for a workshop of educational fun and games!

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Jude Winwood
Beatfeet Workshop - SOLD OUT
12:30 - 13:30
Poppy & Pint

Join Beatfeet for an exciting workshop.

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Matt Black
Silly Crazy and Nonsensical
12:30 - 13:30
Breckles Hall

Join Matt for a brilliant family writing workshop.

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Sam Maxfield
Creating a Krampus: Mask Making
15:00 - 16:00
Poppy & Pint

Join Sam for an interactive workshop guiding you through mask making.

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Belinda Poon
Interactive Movement and Art Session - SOLD OUT
15:00 - 16:00
Breckles Hall

Join Belinda for an Interactive Movement and Art Session based on Julia Donaldson’s Jack and the Flumflum Tree

 

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Gareth Baker
Let's Make a Visitor From Another World
15:00 - 16:00
Farr Hall

Join Gareth to create a visitor from another world.

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Clelia McElroy
Flip Camera Film-Making
15:00 - 16:30
Junior Hall B

Join Clelia for a workshop creating visual versions of well-known stories.

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Alastair Watson
The Wimpy Kid Show - SOLD OUT
15:00 - 16:00
Infant Hall

Join Alastair as he takes you through The Wimpy Kid Show.

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Gary Rosborough
Claymation - SOLD OUT
15:00 - 17:00
Junior Hall A

Join Gary for a fun workshop aimed at improving your crafting skills! No previous experience needed.

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Matt Black
Poetry Fun
16:30 - 17:30
Breckles Hall

Join poet Matt Black to work on fun, imaginative and thoughtful poems!

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Bali Rai
Football Crazy
16:30 - 17:30
Farr Hall

Join Bali Rai for a fun writing workshop!

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Tony DeSaulles
Horrible Science Drawing Skills
12:30 - 13:30
Farr Hall

Come and learn how to illustrate like Horrible Science illustrator Tomy DeSaulles.

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Sam Lloyd
Monster Mates - Calm Down Boris and Friends
16:30 - 17:30
Infant Hall

Join Sam for an exciting workshop based around her book Calm Down Boris.

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