A CHILD’S EYE VIEW (CHAPTER ONE ) - MARCH 15 - 9.25AM - 2019
Family events at 2019 Oxford Literary Festival
As promised, here’s a quick glance at just A FEW of the family-friendly events that’ll be vying to catch your eye over the first weekend of the Festival.
And really, what could be better than kicking off the Saturday morning with a huge scoop of Harry Potter (Sat, Mar 30, 10am). Especially since it involves enjoying some of Hogwarts most cherished traditions from Quidditch and the Sorting Ceremony to making magic potions. Plus, it’s all being brought to life beneath the roof of Oxford’s most magical building - the Sheldonian Theatre.
Now a favourite every year with families is author Christopher Lloyd’s ‘Absolutely Everything! A History of Earth, Dinosaurs, Rulers, Robots and Other Things too Numerous’. Yes, 13 billion years in one hour is a tour de force of storytelling. Inventive, thrilling, fun for parents and best of all…FREE (Sat, Mar 30, 3.30pm)
And Sunday, March 31 kicks off strongly too at 10.00am with ‘Percy at the Palace: A Dog’s Eye View of Blenheim Palace’ with Percy, a wire-haired Daschund and his owner, Blenheim researcher Antonia Keaney (Percy will answer questions too…).
Equally, don’t miss the brilliantly zany ‘Dinosaurs and Dinner-Ladies’ with author, poet and songwriter John Dougherty as he shares his infectious joy for reading and poetry (Sun, Mar 31, 2.00pm).
As for further highlights of the Festival’s second weekend of family events (Sat April 6 - Sun April 7), stay tuned…
FOR YOUNGSTERS (AND THE CHILD IN ALL OF US) - CHAPTER TWO - MARCH 14 - 4.30PM - 2020
FOR YOUNGSTERS (AND THE CHILD IN ALL OF US) - MARCH 13 - 12.26PM - 2020
ACCESSIBLY CHILLED, ACCESSIBLY PRACTICAL - MARCH 8 - 7.59PM - 2020
THE TWO ‘A’S OF A GREAT FESTIVAL - MARCH 7 - 2.19PM - 2020
CHAPTER ONE… MARCH 1 - 7.10PM - 2020
BRILLIANTLY BEWILDERING - APRIL 7 - 4.59PM - 2019
WELL, WE CERTAINLY WEREN’T SHORT-CHANGED - APRIL 6 - 9.05pm - 2019