FOR YOUNGSTERS (AND THE CHILD IN ALL OF US) - CHAPTER TWO - MARCH 14 - 4.30PM - 2020
Oxford Literary Festival events for young people 2020 - Part Two
Now as promised, following on from yesterday’s starter guide to festival events that might appeal most to children and teenagers, here is its copy-and-paste finale…
* SLAM! You’re Gonna Wanna Hear This - Nikita Gill, Rakaya Fetuga, Troy Cabinda and Jinhao Xie - Friday, 3 April, 4.00pm, Oxford Martin School: Seminar Room (Age: young adult)
Join poetry sensation Nikita Gill and guests Rakaya Fetuiga, Troy Cabida and Jinhao Xie for this special SLAM! event. Hear her and these incredible up-and-coming poets as they perform their poems and share tips on how you can make your own poetry brilliant. Come with ears, hearts and minds and prepare for a life-changing experience.
* Kevin’s Great Escape - Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve - Saturday, 4 April, 10.00am, Cohen Quad: Lecture Theatre (Age: 6+)
Join dynamic duo Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre for an event full of fun, frolics and fat flying ponies as they celebrate their latest Roly Poly Flying Pony adventure ‘Kevin’s Great Escape’. Expect live drawing, interactive story building, songs and belly laughs galore.
* Murder Most Unladylike - Robin Stevens - Saturday, 4 April, 10.00am, Sheldonian Theatre (Age 9+)
Calling all young crime enthusiasts. Presenting her brilliant ‘Murder Most Unladylike’ series, Oxford Literary Festival favourite Robin Stevens returns to give tips on how to write a great mystery.
Stevens is winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2015 and has garnered a loyal fan base of young crime enthusiasts for the ‘Wells & Wong’ detective series.
* An Interactive Tour of Space - Maggie Aderin-Pocock - Saturday, 4 April, 2.00pm, Sheldonian Theatre (Age: 8+)
Space scientist and The Sky at Night presenter Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock goes on an epic and interactive journey through the solar system. Discover and visit the most magnificent sights and spectacles outer space has to offer, from planets and moons, to asteroids, comets and satellites.
* Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Alex Rider - Anthony Horowitz - Saturday, 4 April, 4.00pm, Sheldonian Theatre (Age 9+)
Get ready for action, adrenaline and adventure with bestselling author and Oxford favourite Anthony Horowitz.
April sees publication of an explosive new adventure in the number one bestselling Alex Rider series, Nightshade, and we will be celebrating 20 years of the books that have reinvented the spy genre.
* Lost Book of Adventure - Teddy Keen - Sunday, 5 April, 10.00am, Cohen Quad: Lecture Theatre (Age 7+)
Join author/illustrator Teddy Keen and prepare yourself for life in the wild with this one-of-a-kind adventure book. Keen first discovered the famous lost notebooks and treasures of the unknown adventurer whilst deep in the Amazon jungle.
Part talk, part interactive adventure show, part exhibition, Teddy will be bringing the book to life and unveiling some of the secrets of The Unknown Adventurer – who was he? What did he discover? Did he really use his finger as Piranha bait?
* Bad Mermaids Meet the Witches - Sibeal Pounder - Sunday, 5 April, 2.00pm, Cohen Quad: Lecture Theatre (Age: 7+)
Think you know all there is to know about Mermaids and Witches? Come along and meet Sibéal Pounder, author of the ‘Witch Wars’ series and ‘Bad Mermaids’, to find out the truth about your favourite fairy-tale characters. Hats and shells strongly encouraged.
* The Austen Girls - Lucy Worsley - Sunday, 5 April, 4.00pm, Sheldonian Theatre (Age:11+)
Historian, writer and television presenter Lucy Worsley brings alive the fascinating life of one of Britain’s most treasured novelists Jane Austen as you’ve never heard it before. Expect costumes, trivia and tips on how to become the hero of your own story.
Dinomania for those aged 7 to 99 - April 3 - 3.46pm - 2022
Heard the one about the blood donor scheme for bats…? - April 2 - 11.44am - 2022
As dazzling as the HAL 9000, as entertaining as Woody Allen - April 1 - 3.37pm - 2022
‘Round like a circle in a spiral…’ - March 31 - 6.15pm - 2022
Food for thought - March 31 - 3.32pm - 2022
Fit for Royalty - March 30 - 3.56pm - 2022
‘A dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind…’ - March 30 - 11.24am - 2022