Children’s holiday events and Story Museum Animal exhibition offer
This year’s festival coincides with the school holiday and we have a specially extended children’s programme running throughout the nine days, featuring plenty of things to do.
Peter Worley, pictured right, runs his popular philosophy workshops for children; storyteller Atinuke Akinyemi hosts sessions on storytelling; and there are writing workshops by Little Star Writing.
Performance poet Joseph Coelho, pictured left, gives an interactive performance from his Werewolf Club Rules; Louie Stowell looks at everything you need to know about being an astronaut such as Tim Peake; and Costa-shortlisted Ross Montgomery gives a writing workshop.
There are also appearances by the Horrible Histories illustrator Martin Brown, pictured right, and the Horrible Science illustrator Tony de Saulles.
Visit Animal exhibition with special offer
Many of the children’s events will be held at The Story Museum, and ticket holders will be entitled to £1 off a ticket to its new Animal immersive exhibition during the nine days of the festival.
Animal investigates the special appeal of animal stories for children. There are contributions from an impressive array of writers and artists, including Michael Morpurgo and Oxford authors Philip Pullman, Geraldine McCaughrean and Katherine Rundell. The exhibition traces the roles that animals play in some our best-loved tales from Aesop’s Fables to The Wind in the Willows and War Horse.
Show your Oxford Literary Festival event email confirmation at the Story Museum to receive a £1 discount on tickets to Animal (usual price £5 for children, £7.50 for adults).
Museum opening times are 10am-5pm and Sundays 11am-4pm.