Once upon a time in literature land

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Young readers will be able to step into the world of books at Eureka!, the children’s museum in Halifax, this Easter.

The ‘Once Upon a Time’ event, which runs from Saturday March 28 to Sunday April 19, promises to be a magical feast of storytelling, children’s writing and illustration.

The Eureka! storytellers will be inviting visitors to ‘Tell a Tale Together’ in interactive story-making sessions to create a unique tale. In addition well-known literary characters will be welcomed to the museum every day.

For example, from Friday April 10 to Monday April 13 the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ will be celebrated with Storymagic theatre running their own family shows.

There will also be a mini literature festival with a programme of appearances from children’s writers and illustrators, including 2015 Blue Peter Book Awards winner Andy Seed, who will share their inspiring work with young visitors.

There will be visits from children’s author Jan Michael (March 28) who will talk about her book ‘Moorside Boy’: animator, illustrator and manga artist Andy Thompson (March 31) and Dom Conlon (April 1), author of the ‘Tiny the Giant’ picture books.

Other events will see musician and songwriter David Gibb presenting his new musical show (April 4), Nick Toczek (April 7) performing his one-man show ‘Million-Miles-An-Hour-Show’ and award-winning children’s author Lynne Chapman (April 8).

Sessions for the Easter festival will be bookable on the day and are free with the the standard Eureka! admission.

lFor the full programme tel: 01422 330069 or visit www.eureka.org.uk