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Spellbound – A Festival of Literature and Illustration for Children and Young Adults

July 1, 2017 - July 2, 2017

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Talbot Heath School is delighted to present ‘Spellbound’, Bournemouth’s first festival of Literature and Illustration for Children and Young Adults, in collaboration with the Design, Illustration and Creative Writing departments of the Arts University Bournemouth.


Our aim is to offer young readers, writers and illustrators, from the age of 4 to 18, the opportunity to immerse themselves in a world of talks and workshops that will inspire a love of reading, writing and illustration.

The authors and illustrators attending are broad in their backgrounds and styles, but share a desire to inform, enchant and inspire the next generation of literary talent.

Throughout the festival, AUB will be running a range of illustration and writing workshops in our beautiful woodland campus.

There is a full programme of author and illustrator talks, tailored to all age groups. We are thrilled to be welcoming so many acclaimed authors and illustrators, details of which can be found on our website.

In addition, we are excited to be exhibiting the archive of illustrations from Raymond Briggs’ ‘The Snowman’ and ‘The Snowman and the snow dog’, courtesy of AUB and its gallery. Within our exhibition space we will be showing the films that resulted from the drawings and offering activities relating to the exhibition.

Our dynamic and innovative festival will be a celebration of all elements of literature for young people. We look forward to welcoming you!

Authors include Andy Stanton – Mr Gumm, Martin Brown – Horrible Histories, Maz Evans – Who let the Gods out, Johnny Meres – World of Norm, Mimi Thebo – Coyote Summer, Mike Brownlow – 10 things, Dr James Cole – Spellbound, Melinda Salisbury – The Sin eaters series, Joff Winterhart – Days of Bagnold Summer, Sandra Horn – Baboushka.

For full programme visit our website.

1st & 2nd July

2pm – 5pm (1.30 doors open)

The ticket covers entry for both days and all workshops.

Festival Tickets: Children – £10 accompanying adult FREE.

All children should be accompanied by an adult. (Unaccompanied adult – £10)


July 1, 2017
July 2, 2017
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Talbot Heath School,
Rothesay Road,
Bournemouth, BH4 9NJ
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