Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival 21-29 April

2018 is the Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival 6th year. The festival runs across two weekends and features over 40 ticketed events, craft sessions and an extensive programme of school events running across city centre venues, including Cardiff Castle, City Hall, National Museum Wales and Cardiff Story.

Saturday 21 April, 1pm

Bertram Likes to Sew with Karin Celestine

Cardiff Story, Learning Suite, The Old Library, The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1BH

The Water Vole family have moved into the bottom of the garden and they care about their environment and recycling. The youngest of the family, Bertram doesn’t like swimming like other Water Voles but he does love to sew. Despite his family and friends encouraging him to swim, he busies himself with sewing and repairing his family’s clothes.

Join felter and author Karin Celestine as she reads from her new book Bertram Likes to Sew and learn how to make a teddy bear together.

Age 5+. Tickets £4.

Sunday 22 April, 12pm

Gaspard the Fox with Zeb Soanes and James Mayhew

Cardiff Castle Undercroft, Castle St, Cardiff CF10 3RB

Meet Gaspard the Fox as he sets out one summer evening in search of something to eat. On his travels he meets a haughty cat named Peter and Finty, an adventurous little dog who helps him navigate the local canal festival with brightly decorated boats in his hunt for supper. A charming and humorous picture book celebrating urban foxes and their relationship with the humans and animals with whom they share the city. First in a series of picture books following the adventures of Gaspard and his friends.

Learn about urban foxes with BBC broadcaster and author Zeb Soanes and see how to draw one with award-winning illustrator James Mayhew. Book signing includes a paw-print from Gaspard.

Age 4+. Tickets £4.

Gaspard the Fox, Zeb Soanes, James Mayhew, Graffeg

Saturday 28 April, 3pm

Nick Cope’s Songbook

Cardiff Castle Undercroft, Castle St, Cardiff CF10 3RB

Join popular singer-songwriter Nick Cope as he sings the songs from his books Why is the Sky Blue?, I Don’t Wanna Do That and The Very Silly Dog.

Nick’s hilarious, uplifting, and poignant songs have garnered acclaim from audiences all around the world including comedians Stewart Lee and Lucy Porter. With his songs about Headlice, Dogs eating soap and Dragons visiting second hand shops, Nick’s concerts are a treat for adults and children of all ages. Great entertainment for the whole family.

Age 4+. Tickets £4.

Nick Cope, the very silly dog, no i don't wanna do that, why is the sky blue?, graffeg