The events below will take place at varying times across the festival weekend and are subject to normal ticket booking / pricing.
EDWARD BLAMPIED / JERSEY LIBRARY / CHILDREN’S LIBRARY / SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER / 14.00 – 15.00 / FREE
Local artist Edward Blampied introduces The Motor Mice, his new series of beautifully-illustrated children’s books, and share a story or two with children. No booking required, just turn up!
REAL AT THE BEACH
LONG BEACH / SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER / 14.00 / FREE
‘REAL on the Beach’ will be at Long Beach, Gorey on Saturday 28th September at 2pm. Along with some story-tellers, rhyming and singing and signing, local artists ‘Morning Boat’ will be creating art and encouraging children and their families to contribute. There will be other artists, plenty of activities provided by local Nurseries and Pre Schools, the Eco-Active team and even a beach library. Bring your picnics and ice creams and celebrate.
ADAM AND CHARLOTTE GUILLAIN
MERMAID AND PIRATE MASH-UP
JERSEY ARTS CENTRE / SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER / 10.00 / £7
Join Adam and Charlotte Guillain for a musical, interactive family event with puppets, focusing on their two bestselling series, Molly’s Magic Wardrobe and George’s Amazing Adventures.
Molly’s Magic Wardrobe: The Mermaid Mission In this rhyming adventure full of magic, Molly visits the enchanted dressing-up wardrobe in her Granny’s house. Today she’s going t o be . . . a mermaid! With a whizz and a pop and a shower of stars, Molly dives below the sea and soon finds herself on a mission: she must race to save the mermaids’ shipwreck from some pesky sharks!
George’s Amazing Adventures: Pizza for Pirates A boy called George had a wonderful plan – to search for a real pirate crew. So he packed up a pizza, his favourite feast…
Adam Guillain is a children’s writer, musician and a co-founder of Storytelling Schools. Charlotte Guillain taught English to air traffic controllers and nurses before deciding a career in publishing would endanger fewer lives. Since meeting in Zanzibar while working with Voluntary Services Overseas, they have written multiple picture books together.
THE GRUFFALO IN JERRIAIS: BOOK LAUNCH
VICTORIA COLLEGE / SATURDAY 28th SEPTEMBER / 10.00 – 11.30 / £5
“Un gruffalo? Tchi dgiâtre qué ch’est?”
“Un gruffalo! As–tu ouï d’ité?
Why, didn’t you know?!
Following the success in 2018 of J’allons à la chasse à l’ourse, a Jèrriais version of Michael Rosen’s We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, the Jèrriais Teaching Service is looking to repeat the success in 2019 with a translation of another classic children’s story, The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. Join the little brown ‘souothis’ as we take a stroll through the deep dark ‘bouaîs’sie’.
To celebrate the launch of ‘Lé Gruffalo’, we invite families to come and enjoy storytelling and Gruffalo themed craft activities. There’s even a chance you may get to say ‘bouônjour’ to the Gruffalo himself!
DOCTOR WHO: THE SECRET IN VAULT 13
JERSEY OPERA HOUSE / SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER / 16.00 / £8
SPONSORED BY FAIRWAY GROUP
Jump into the TARDIS and head on an intergalactic journey with best-selling author, David Solomons, who has written a laugh-out-loud Doctor Who adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her companions. Can you win the (re)generation game or save the world by identifying a predator from a pot plant? Learn about creating new worlds and new stories in this interactive, high energy and hilarious event.
As a life-long fan of Doctor Who, David Solomons has weaved together an action-packed plot with fantastic and unforgettable characters in The Secret in Vault 13. The Doctor and her companions Yaz, Graham and Ryan are just working out where to go on holiday when Graham’s potted begonia unexpectedly sends out a distress signal… Hidden in a vault, far across the galaxy, is a secret. It’s a race against time for the Doctor and her friends to find the key to the vault and work out exactly what it contains – but a deadly headteacher, some terrifying robots and a rather aggressive pot plant are determined to stop them at all costs.
David Solomons is the best-selling author of the My Brother is a Superhero books, the first of which won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2016 and the British Book Industry Awards Children’s Book of the Year 2016. David also won the 2018 Laugh Out Loud Awards (Lollies) with the second book in this series, My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overlord. In addition to his acclaimed children’s fiction, David Solomons has been writing screenplays for many years – his first feature film was an adaptation of Five Children and It, starring Kenneth Branagh and Eddie Izzard. He was born in Glasgow and now lives in Dorset with his wife, the novelist Natasha Solomons, their son Luke and their daughter, Lara.
CHLDREN’S COOKERY CLASS / EMILY LEARY / SAMARES SCHOOL / SATURDAY 28th SEPTEMBER / 15.45 – 17.00/ £15 WITH ACCOMPANYING ADULT
For kids who love to cook, or parents who want to encourage their kids to become more passionate about food – join Emily Leary, author of Get Your Kids to Eat Anything for an alfresco masterclass, creating your own rainbow pizza which will be cooked onsite in the wood-fired pizza oven and consumed by YOU!
Emily Leary’s recipe blog A Mummy Too has become one of the most popular websites in the UK for parents and is consistently listed in the top 10 in UK blogging charts.
Suitable for children aged 7+ / Ten places only
SIENNA THE SURFER: AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATOR / JERSEY LIBRARY / CHILDREN’S LIBRARY / SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER / 11.00 – 12.00
A special interactive session for Primary school children with authors Angela McKinlay and Kate Munrow, and illustrator Kaydia Torrell. Sienna the Surfer is an exciting adventure story set on our beautiful island of Jersey, celebrating the multitude of interests of young girls today. No booking required.