Sligo Children’s Book Festival 2014 Thu 06 – Mon 10 March

Sligo Children’s
Book Festival 2014
Thu 06 – Mon 10 March
The Model, Kids’ Own and Hawk’s Well Theatre present
Sligo Children’s Book Festival 2014
Join us for a weekend celebrating family literacy and creativity
for parents and young children–featuring music, puppetry,
theatre and the return of the amazing Kids’ Own Book Factory.
Festival opens Thursday, 6th March at 6pm at The Model with
a book launch and exhibition of work created by children from
The Kids’ Own Book Press, followed by a series of amazing
events throughout the weekend at venues across Sligo.
Illustration & design Karina Nachbar
Thu 06 – Mon 10 March
Thursday 6th
Friday 7th
Saturday 8th
Sunday 9th
Monday 10th
6pm//The Model
10.30am//Hawk’s Well Theatre
10am & 2pm//The Model
10am & 2pm//The Model
10am & 12pm//Hawk’s Well Theatre
Festival Launch:
We ‘♥’ books
Kids’ Own Book Factory
Kids’ Own Book Factory
Mr Foley, The Radio The festival opens with an exhibition of books created
by children at the Kids’ Own
(for school groups)
In selected Sligo Cafés
1pm// The Model
(for school groups)
Book Press.
10.30am//The Model
reading with Coleman O’Raghallaigh
(for school groups)
Storytellers trail
3pm//Hawk’s Well Theatre
2pm//The Model
Story-Time with Emily
9.30am & 12.30pm//The Model
Kids’ Own Book Factory
(for school groups)
Kids’ Own Book Press Exhibition//The Model
Mr Foley, The Radio
3.30pm//Hawk’s Well Theatre
Book toons–Mini proms
Rosemary Fallon Exhibition//Hawk’s Well Theatre
Theatre Lovett presents:
Custard Pie Puppet Company presents:
Book Toons-Mini Proms
Kids’ own book factory
Mr Foley, The Radio Operator
Join Anything Goes as they celebrate the
wonder of books and music in this special
show for all the family. Dave, Eddie,
Kieran, Sinead and Tonto will perform
a selection of our favourite songs from
children’s books. A wonderful event for all
the family.
Kids’ Own hosts another whirlwind of bookmaking at The Model. Join this hive of
industry, power the production line with
your imagination and creative ideas! Get
inspired and create your very own book
with artists Vanya Lambrecht Ward and
Naomi Draper!
Theatre Lovett invite you into a world
of radio waves and slapstick comedy in
their hilarious and heart-breaking new
show Mr. Foley, the Radio Operator. Join
Louis Lovett as he conjures characters and
chapters full of charm from Mr. Foley’s
Custard Pie brings us their own characteristic portrayal of this Grimm’s fairytale
classic! The miller’s daughter must prove
to the King her alchemic ability to weave
straw into gold. Adapted and directed by
Conor Lambert, it promises to surprise
and enchant.
Early booking advised
Booking is essential. Please contact The Model.
Sat 8 Mar//3.30 pm//Hawk’s Well Theatre
All ages//€12/€6 u12s/€30 family of 4
School Workshops//Fri 7th
9.30am (Junior Infants)//12.30pm (2nd Class)
Family Workshops//Sat 8th
10am (5 yrs + parents)//2pm (6/7 yrs + parents)
Family Workshops//Sun 9th
10am (5 yrs + parents)//2pm (8 yrs)
Sun 9 Mar//3pm//Hawk’s Well Theatre
Mon 10 Mar//10am & 12pm//Hawk’s Well Theatre
Age 6+//€8/€6 u 12s/€25 family of 4
Sun 9 Mar//1pm// The Model
€15/€12 (for kids): Brunch special with theatre
ticket served from noon at The Model Café.
All workshops are 2 hours long//€5 per child
Please be advised: All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at festival events.
Reading with:
Coleman O’Raghallaigh
StoryTellers Trail
Story-Time with Emily
We '♥' books
A reading for schools by Irish language
author Coleman O’Raghallaigh from a selection of his children’s books As Gaeilge,
with a special focus on how his characters
come to life through illustration.
A day of story sessions with storyteller John
Carty and illustrator Wayne O’Connor.
An afternoon of storytelling with Emily.
A celebratory event for schools
to mark World Book Day 2014
In her paintings Rosemary looks at the
emotions and beauty of the world. Each
painting holds fragments of story-lines.
11am Chapters Coffee House, Bridge St
Enjoy a morning coffee and snack with a story and
performance at Chapters Coffee House.
12.30pm Kate’s Kitchen, 3 Castle Street
Join the fun at Kate’s Kitchen with a magical story
accompanied by a delicious treat.
2pm Café Fleur, 18 O’Connell St
Visit Café Fleur for some hot chocolate or babycino
and another great interactive story.
3.30 pm Lyons Café, Quay Street
Don’t miss the last exciting story of the day
upstairs in Lyons Café.
Sat 1 Mar–Sat 26 Apr//Hawk’s Well Theatre
All ages//Free
Sat 7 Mar//From 11am//Selected Sligo Cafés
All Ages//Free
Fri 7 Mar// 10.30am–1pm//The Model
All ages//Open to school groups only
Rosemary Fallon Exhibition
Sat 8 Mar//2pm–5pm//The Model
Gaeilge sessions: 2.00pm–3.30 pm
English language sessions: 3.30pm–5.00 pm
All Ages//Free
Join three of Ireland’s favourite children’s
authors; Oisín McGann, Celine Kiernan and
Sarah Webb as they celebrate their favourite books and explore how their own work
has been influenced. A morning of bookthemed fun is guaranteed!
Fri 7 Mar//10.30am//Hawk’s Well Theatre
Age 5th & 6th class//€3
The event guide and festival posters
have been proudly sponsored by
Sligo Borough Council
To make a booking please call
The Model 071 914 14 05
Hawk’s Well 071 916 15 18