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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.
The Telegraph Festival media partner University of Oxford Netflix European Union Supported by the Delegation of the European Union to the UK Cultural Relations Platform Supporter of the festival's Voices of Europe programme BBC World Service International radio partner Owen Mumford Supporter of programme of science and medicine and annual science and innovation award Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Oxford Mathematics Spanish Embassy The Spanish Embassy: supporters of the programme of Spanish literature and culture Cervantes Institute, London The Cervantes Institute, London Italian Embassy The Italian Embassy: supporter of the programme of Italian literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner International Literary Properties Festival literary heritage partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller The Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels Festival hotel Old Bank Hotel Five-star hotel partners of The Oxford Collection Old Parsonage Hotel Five-star hotel partners of The Oxford Collection Jim Mellon John Roberts Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture Tim and Marion Stevenson Martin and Elise Becket Smith Miles Young Masumi and Jonathan Dobson Pank Koria CEO of Project People Carole and John Allen David Isaac Mary and Cecil Quillen Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture Anna Hunter Rhys and Kerry Phillip Exeter College Exeter College: college home of the festival. Founded 1314 New College New College founded 1379 Worcester College Worcester College founded 1714 Lincoln College Lincoln College founded 1427 St Cross College St Cross College founded 1965 Trinity College Trinity College founded 1555 Magdalen College Magdalen College founded 1458 Critchleys Accountants to the festival Pasture to Plate Compassion in World Farming Human Ecology Project MACROVegan Symington Wines of the Douro Valley Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Sponsor of the EBRD Literature Prize since 2018 ROOMS Georgia's leading lifestyle hotel brand since 2012. Supporters of the programme of Georgian literature and culture Jewish Book Week Partner of Oxford Literary Festival Foodbuy Thje Menu Partners Institute of Hospitality Goldmoney Properties Project People Oxford Brookes University Oxford International Centre for Publishing Confucius Institute Pusey House British Academy Festival academic partner Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford United Football Club Racalia Olive Oil Olive oil from Sicily BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Paul Bloomfield Ltd University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Conference Oxford Felicity Bryan Associates CAV Oxford The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Images Oxford University Images Oxford University Department for Continuing Education Force4Good Consultancy Corporate communications OX magazine Ox in a Box K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography The Litmus Partnership Schoolreaders Windrush Group James Currey Society

The Oxford Literary Festival sponsors, donors & partners

The Telegraph Festival media partner University of Oxford Netflix European Union Supported by the Delegation of the European Union to the UK Cultural Relations Platform Supporter of the festival's Voices of Europe programme BBC World Service International radio partner Owen Mumford Supporter of programme of science and medicine and annual science and innovation award Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Oxford Mathematics Spanish Embassy The Spanish Embassy: supporters of the programme of Spanish literature and culture Cervantes Institute, London The Cervantes Institute, London Italian Embassy The Italian Embassy: supporter of the programme of Italian literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner International Literary Properties Festival literary heritage partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller The Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels Festival hotel Old Bank Hotel Five-star hotel partners of The Oxford Collection Old Parsonage Hotel Five-star hotel partners of The Oxford Collection Jim Mellon John Roberts Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture Tim and Marion Stevenson Martin and Elise Becket Smith Miles Young Masumi and Jonathan Dobson Pank Koria CEO of Project People Carole and John Allen David Isaac Mary and Cecil Quillen Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture Anna Hunter Rhys and Kerry Phillip Exeter College Exeter College: college home of the festival. Founded 1314 New College New College founded 1379 Worcester College Worcester College founded 1714 Lincoln College Lincoln College founded 1427 St Cross College St Cross College founded 1965 Trinity College Trinity College founded 1555 Magdalen College Magdalen College founded 1458 Critchleys Accountants to the festival Pasture to Plate Compassion in World Farming Human Ecology Project MACROVegan Symington Wines of the Douro Valley Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Sponsor of the EBRD Literature Prize since 2018 ROOMS Georgia's leading lifestyle hotel brand since 2012. Supporters of the programme of Georgian literature and culture Jewish Book Week Partner of Oxford Literary Festival Foodbuy Thje Menu Partners Institute of Hospitality Goldmoney Properties Project People Oxford Brookes University Oxford International Centre for Publishing Confucius Institute Pusey House British Academy Festival academic partner Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford United Football Club Racalia Olive Oil Olive oil from Sicily BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Paul Bloomfield Ltd University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Conference Oxford Felicity Bryan Associates CAV Oxford The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Images Oxford University Images Oxford University Department for Continuing Education Force4Good Consultancy Corporate communications OX magazine Ox in a Box K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography The Litmus Partnership Schoolreaders Windrush Group James Currey Society