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A CHILD EYE’S VIEW (CHAPTER TWO) - MARCH 18 - 4.37PM - 2019

Family Events Oxford Literary Festival 2019

So here it is, the eagerly anticipated sequel to what families (grandparents included of course) can look forward to at this year’s festival.
Over its second weekend (Sat 6 April - Sunday 7 April) the festival is laying on a whole smorgasbord of events and talks for those both just discovering the thrill of reading and those who think the ‘Famous Five’ are just “so last year…”.
Stepping up to the plate first is author Robin Stevens of the ‘Murder most Unladylike’ series (Sat 6 April, 10.00am) and such is the following of the Wells and Wong Detective series it’s having to be staged in the Sheldonian. And not only will its author talk about the duo’s latest crime-busting escapade ‘Death in The Spotlight’ but also encourage the audience to do some sleuthing for themselves.
At the same time and just across the road at the Oxford Martin School there’s Kate Pankhurst’s ‘Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders’ (Sat 6 April, 10.00am). Obviously a terrifically topical rallying cry for all children, there’s drawing, dressing up, and lots and lots of irresistible inspiration.
If Moomins are your thing, then Liz Fost’s ‘Moomin Story and Crafts’ is a must (Sat 6 April, 11.00am) but for Superhero enthusiasts it has to be David Solomons’ ‘Superheroes Special’ (Sat 6 April, 12.00 noon).
With so many young people now environmentally conscious, Isabel Thomas’ ‘This Book is Not Rubbish’ (Sat 6 April, 12 noon) is a must, enabling whole families to become brilliantly fearless eco-warriors. From the bizarre secrets of an eco-friendly bathroom to a good reason to enjoy more chips, it’s a perfectly timed rallying cry for our planet.
Not to be outdone, Sunday too offers an exciting parade of family favourites kicking off with ‘Ronald Dahl’s Rotsome and Repulsant Words (Sun 7 April, 10.00am) where word wizards Sara-Jane Arbury and Fiona Ross gobblefunk with Roald Dahl’s redunculously rude and rotsome words. Oodles of foulsome fun with wacky word games, mouth manglers, explosive expletives, shouting matches and whizzpopping poppyrot. Phew!
At 12.00 noon, in The Sheldonian again, there’s ‘A Laureate Celebration’ with children’s favourite Sir Michael Morpurgo and later why not later catch a whiff of Sir Charlie Stinky Socks with his creator Kristina Stephenson.
Plus remember there’s a lot lot more…

FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller The Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Marlene Hauser Mary and Cecil Quillen Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture Jill Dunsmore David Isaac Carole and John Allen Lucian Hudson Pank Koria CEO of Project People Masumi and Jonathan Dobson Miles Young Emily Rose and James Marrow Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture George Warren Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture John Roberts Owen Mumford Supporter of programme of science and medicine Exeter College Exeter College Trinity College Trinity College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College: Festival college partner. Eastgate Hotel Eastgate Hotel, a festival hotel The Feathers Hotel Woodstock festival hotel Critchleys Accountants to the festival Project People Foodbuy European Union Delegation of the European Union to the United Kingdom T S Eliot Foundation Alan Squire Publishing Sponsor of American novelists and poets Felicity Bryan Associates Conference Oxford Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Racalia Olive Oil Olive oil from Sicily Schoolreaders The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Chamberlain Evans Estate agents Siren Communications Siren Communications - corporate consultants Chêne Bleu Wines of Provence Frescobaldi Toscana Wines of Tuscany Symington Wines of the Douro Valley Seacourt Printers Festival printers Compassion in World Farming The Wild Geese Nicholas Hunter Ltd James Currey Society Hattus Books Hattus Books La Cave Musik Pusey House Cervantes Institute, London Confucius Institute Literature Ireland

FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival sponsors, donors & partners

FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller The Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Marlene Hauser Mary and Cecil Quillen Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture Jill Dunsmore David Isaac Carole and John Allen Lucian Hudson Pank Koria CEO of Project People Masumi and Jonathan Dobson Miles Young Emily Rose and James Marrow Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture George Warren Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture John Roberts Owen Mumford Supporter of programme of science and medicine Exeter College Exeter College Trinity College Trinity College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College: Festival college partner. Eastgate Hotel Eastgate Hotel, a festival hotel The Feathers Hotel Woodstock festival hotel Critchleys Accountants to the festival Project People Foodbuy European Union Delegation of the European Union to the United Kingdom T S Eliot Foundation Alan Squire Publishing Sponsor of American novelists and poets Felicity Bryan Associates Conference Oxford Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Racalia Olive Oil Olive oil from Sicily Schoolreaders The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Chamberlain Evans Estate agents Siren Communications Siren Communications - corporate consultants Chêne Bleu Wines of Provence Frescobaldi Toscana Wines of Tuscany Symington Wines of the Douro Valley Seacourt Printers Festival printers Compassion in World Farming The Wild Geese Nicholas Hunter Ltd James Currey Society Hattus Books Hattus Books La Cave Musik Pusey House Cervantes Institute, London Confucius Institute Literature Ireland