Calling all book lovers! – Cardiff Book Festival 2017

As many of my readers know, the Welsh Mummy Blogs family love books! We especially love to read and review children’s books! Click HERE for our book reviews.

We are pleased to have been invited to attend the Cardiff Book Festival which starts tomorrow Friday 22nd and ends on Sunday 24th.

There is something for everyone at the festival! Below you will find some of the family friendly events –

Saturday 23rd September

11AM – PRINCE OF WALES SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

Gaslight with Eloise Williams

‘Have you seen her?’- that’s the big question of Eloise Williams’ Gaslight, a gothic mystery for children and young adults set in Cardiff with thrilling action, mystery and an irresistible heroine.  A professional actor as well as an author, Eloise will have you hooked on Nansi’s tale, her search for her mother and her attempts to protect her best friend.

£5 FULL PRICE, £3 CONCESSIONS

 

11AM-4PM – CARDIFF CENTRAL LIBRARY

Green Man Festival: The Library of Imagined Genes

How might Lady Macbeth’s torment or Cinderella’s sunny disposition be influenced by their DNA? The Library of Imagined Genes is a biobank containing genetic samples of fictional characters. Browse amongst the books and samples to discover how our stories are shaped not just by actions and choices but also by our genes.

Produced by Einstein’s Garden in collaboration with Cardiff University and Angel Exit Theatre.

FREE DROP-IN EVENT- NO TICKET NEEDED

 

Sunday 24th September

1.00 PM – DRAGON SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

Myths and Legends with Horatio Clare

www.jamesbedford.com

In Visit Wales’ Year of Legends, Horatio Clare re-tells ten myths and legends of Wales’ famous Brecon Beacons, including Arthur and his Slumbering Knights, the White

Lady of Tretower Court and the gory tale of Black Vaughan.  These brilliantly written short stories bring to life the extensive history and supernatural mystery that resides in these beautiful hills, illustrated by Jane Matthews who he worked with on his 2015 children’s book Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot.  Horatio is the author of two memoirs, Truant, and the Somerset Maugham Award-winning Running for the Hills as well as volumes dealing with travel and nature; the Dolman Best Travel Book Award-winning A Single Swallow, Orison for a Curlew and Down to the Sea in Ships #YearOfLegends

£7 FULL PRICE, £5 CONCESSIONS

2.10PM – DRAGON SUITE, THE ANGEL HOTEL

Lucy Owen

Swapping the serious business of news for the joys of entertaining children with her talent for rhyme, Lucy Owen reads from her book, Boo-a-Bog in the Park. It’s a heartwarming story about a little boy called Tom who finds it hard to make friends. Lucy will be joined by her son, Gabriel, and husband, Rhodri Owen, who’ll also be reading as characters from the book in both Welsh and English. There’s even the chance for some colouring in.  All royalties from the sale of the book will be donated to the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity.

£5 FULL PRICE, £3 CONCESSIONS

The full list of events can be found by clicking HERE

I had double knee surgery last week so i’m afraid this year I will only be attending and reviewing one event…Lucy Owen. We are really looking forward to her reading from her book, Boo-a-Bog in the Park.

Hope to see you there!!

 

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