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March 2017
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Writing for Children Nicola Davies & Julia Eccleshare

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City Hall, Cardiff, CF103ND United Kingdom + Google Map

Writing for Children Nicola Davies & Julia Eccleshare Venue:  City Hall, Room D Time: 7.00pm Age: Adults & Children 15+ Language:  English Ticket price: £4 Session Description: Calling all budding children’s authors! Join us for our annual session offering invaluable insider advice on how to write, and getting your work published. Julia Eccleshare is the former Children’s Books Editor of the Guardian and the editor of 1001 Children’s Books to Read Before you Grow Up among many others. She is also…

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Sesiwn Goffa Gareth F. Williams

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sesiwn Goffa Gareth F. Williams Venue: Room 1.31 John Percival Building, Cardiff University Time: 18.00 Age: 15+ Language:  Welsh Ticket price: £4 Session Description: An interactive session in the company of Anni Llŷn, Dr Siwan Rosser, Bethan Gwanas, Meinir Edwards, Sioned Lleinau and others to discuss Gareth F. Williams’ special contribution to Welsh language literature for children and young people.  

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April 2017
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Yasmeen Ismail – A Celebration of Imagination

April 1
Cardiff Castle Undercroft, Castle Street
Cardiff, CF10 3R
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A Celebration of Imagination with Yasmeen Ismail Venue: Cardiff Central Library Time: 12.00, 3.00 Age:  4+ Language: English Ticket price: £4 Join award winning author and illustrator Yasmeen Ismail, for an event that celebrates imagination! Hear her read her latest book Nothing! and come ready to get cutting, sticking, collaging and colouring with some fun craft activities. Supported by Bloomsbury Children’s Books

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Huw Aaron

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cardiff Story, Learning Suite, The Old Library, The Hayes
Cardiff, CF10 1BH
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Huw Aaron Venue:  Cardiff Story, Learning Suite Time: 10.00 Age:  6+ Language: Billingual Ticket price: £4 Huw Aaron is a bonkers comic writer and he wants a room full of bonkers kids to spend an hour and a half with him making silly cartoons, funny characters and awful jokes. Are you bonkers enough?!  

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Clara Vulliamy – Mystery & Intrigue

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cardiff Castle Undercroft, Castle Street
Cardiff, CV10 3RB
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Mystery & Intrigue with Clara Vulliamy Venue:  Cardiff Castle Undercroft Time: 10.00 Age: 7+ Language: English Ticket price: £ 4 Calling fans of mystery and intrigue! Join Clara Vulliamy, creator of the Dotty Detective series. Clara’s characters Dotti, Beans and McClusky the dog, love solving cases and unravelling mysteries together – find out what’s next up in their casebook. Supported by Harper Collins Children’s Books

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Shoo Rayner – Dragons!

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cardiff Story, Learning Suite, The Old Library, Th Hayes CF10 1BH + Google Map

Dragons! with Shoo Rayner Venue:  Cardiff Story Learning Suite Time: 11.00 Age: 6+ Language: English Ticket price: £4 What would you do if you were given a real, live, fire-breathing dragon? And what if your mortal enemy had one too? Dragon Red is the final, thrilling book in Shoo Rayner’s Dragon trilogy. Come and hear him bring this modern day tale of myth and magic to life.

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Chris Haughton – Goodnight Everyone

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
City Hall, Ferrier Hall, Cathays Park
Cardiff, CF10 3ND
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Goodnight Everyone with Chris Haughton Venue:  City Hall, Ferrier Hall Time: 11.00 Age: 3+ Language:  English Ticket price: £4 Join Chris Haughton, the acclaimed picture book creator of A Bit Lost, Oh No George!, Shh! We Have a Plan and most recently Goodnight Everyone for an action packed interactive family event. Full of stories, fun trailers, and clever props, dancing and drawing games, children and adults alike will delight in meeting a cast of quirky characters! Supported by Walker Books

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Jenny Nimmo

April 1 @ 12:00 pm
Cardiff Castle Undercroft, Castle Street
Cardiff, CF10 3RB
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Jenny Nimmo Venue:  Cardiff Castle Undercroft Time: 12.00 Age: 8+ Language: English Ticket price: £4 Session Description: Join acclaimed author Jenny Nimmo to hear how traditional Welsh myths, the dramatic landscape of Wales, the mischief and the humour of present day Wales have informed and inspired her magical stories. From the Smarties Grand Prix and the Tir na n-Og Award winning Modern Classic, The Snow Spider to her fantastical school adventure, The Charlie Bone series. Supported by Egmont Publishing

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Mike Church – A Dragon ate my melting ice-cubes

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Cardiff Central Library, The Hayes
Cardiff, CF101FL
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A Dragon ate my melting ice-cubes with Mike Church Venue: Cardiff Central Library Time: 12.00-1.30pm 90 mins Age: 7+ Language: English Price: £4 (a workshop to explore and excite readers, writers and everyone else) Develop your own writing with half a beginning, two middles and a jam sandwich at the end. Bring your very own imagination to bear upon the seven basic story plots and plant your rusty rain clouds in raspberry ripple. This is a workshop to remember and…

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David Solomons – Superheros and Alien Overlords

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
City Hall, Ferrier Hall, Cathays Park
Cardiff, CF10 3ND
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Superheros and Alien Overlords, with David Solomons Venue: City Hall, Ferrier Hall Time: 1.00 Age: 9+ Language:  English Ticket price: £4 Superhero brothers! Alien overlords! Welcome to the whacky world of Luke – a comic-mad 11 year old who’s just an ordinary guy. Who just happens to have a superhero as a brother.  And an alien overlord as a gym teacher. As you do...join award-winning author and screenwriter David Solomons as he explains all. Supported by Nosy Crow

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Build a character / Adeiladu cymeriad

April 1 @ 1:00 pm
Stori Caerdydd, Ystafell Ddysgu,

Build a character / Adeiladu cymeriad Venue:  Cardiff Story, Learning Suite Time:  1.00 Age:  8+ Language:  Welsh Ticket price: £4 Author Manon Steffan Ros will read from her new novel Pluen (Y Lolfa). She will also use her characters as models to help you build their own character profiles. Manon is a prolific Welsh author of children’s novels and have won the Tir na n-Og award twice.

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Clara Vulliamy and Polly Faber – Mango & Bambang: Superstar Tapir

April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cardiff Castle Undercroft, Castle Street
Cardiff, CF10 3RB
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Mango & Bambang: Superstar Tapir with Clara Vulliamy and Polly Faber Venue:  Cardiff Castle Undercroft Time: 2.00 Age:  5+ Language: English Ticket price: £4 Join the creators of Mango & Bambang for this interactive session. As Clara draws, Polly reads the enchanting story of a little girl called Mango and her pet Tapir Bambang. They will also introduce you to Gunther, a tiny but troublesome baby Tapir. You’ll have the chance to draw your own friend for Bambang as well…

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Bilingual Street Art

April 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
City Hall, Ferrier Hall, Cathays Park
Cardiff, CF10 3ND
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Bilingual street art / Celf stryd dwyieithog Venue:  City Hall, Ferrier Hall Time: 3.00 Age:  8+ Language: Bilingual Ticket price: £4 A legendary bilingual party for all! Join rapper Rufus Mufasa and cartoonist Siôn Tomos Owen and illustrator Phil Morgan for an afternoon of rapping, laughing, drawing and creating. A bilingual session so all are welcomed!

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Emer Stamp – Get Muddy

April 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cardiff Castle Undercroft, Castle Street
Cardiff, CF10 3RB
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Get Muddy with Emer Stamp Venue:  Cardiff Castle Undercroft Time: 4.00 Age: 8+ Language: English Ticket price: £4 Embark on a muddy mission with author-illustrator Emer Stamp as she introduces Pig's latest adventure. When Cow gets kidnapped, Pig must team up with Duck to help save her. But will they make it back to the Farm? The Seriously Extraordinary Diary of Pig will have you oinking with laughter! Come and meet Emer and join in the fun. Supported by Scholastic…

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Welsh Legends / Chwedlau Cymru

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cardiff Castle Undecroft, Castle Street
Cardiff, CF10 3RB
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Welsh Legends / Chwedlau Cymru Venue:  Cardiff Castle Undercroft Time: 10.00 Age:  3+ Language: Welsh Ticket price: £4 Giants, fairies and witches; Wales is full of them, and Mair Tomos Ifans is the expert at finding them and sharing their stories! Wales is a country full of magic and with the help of her harp Mair will open the door and welcome the wierd and wonderful creatures of Wales to Cardiff Children’s Lit Fest.

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Jason Rohan – The Stone of Kuromori

April 2 @ 12:00 pm
Cardiff Castle Undercroft, Castle Street
Cardiff, CV10 3RB
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The Stone of Kuromori, with Jason Rohan Venue:  Cardiff Castle Undercroft Time: 12.00 Age: 9+ Language: English Ticket price: £4 Join Jason Rohan, author of the action packed Kuromori series, as he brings modern Japan to life. Try your hand at ordering food in a Japanese restaurant, learn about the mythical demons that haunt Japanese folk lore and battle it out in the Malteser-Chopsticks Challenge! Supported by Egmont Publishing

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CAA Cymru’s exciting adventures / Anturiaethau CAA Cymru

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Old Library, The Hayes
Caerdydd, CF10 1WE
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CAA Cymru’s exciting adventures / Anturiaethau CAA Cymru Venue: Old Library Gallery Time: 12.00 Age:  3+ Language: Bilingual Ticket price: £4 Join CAA Cymru and surprise guests for our sensational story-time session! Step into the wonderful world of colourful characters from the 'All Eyes and Ears' series – such as superhero Dewi Dewr, Sali and her super space hopper, Cledwyn the pirate, and Myfanwy the campervan – as they embark on each of their adventures. The books are available in both Welsh…

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Star Wars Reads

April 2 @ 1:00 pm
Reardon Smith Theatre, National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park
Cardiff, CF10 3NP
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Star Wars Reads Venue:  Reardon Smith Theatre, National Museum Cardiff Time:  1.00 Age: 7+ Language: English Ticket price: £ 4 Join Cavan Scott and Tom Huddleston, authors of Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space series, which features this year’s bestselling World Book Day book. Learn all about the brand new Star Wars characters that feature in the series and then test your knowledge with a fun quiz about all things Star Wars! Costumes welcome.

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Rob Biddulph – Words & Pictures

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cardiff Castle Undercroft, Castle Street
Cardiff, CF10 3RB
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Words & Pictures with Rob Biddulph Venue:  Cardiff Castle Undercroft Time: 2.00 Age: 4+ Language: English Ticket price: £4 By day Rob is the award-winning art director of the Observer Magazine. By night he makes up silly stories for his three daughters, and draws pictures to go with them. He lives and works in London, and his first book was the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize-winning Blown Away, starring Penguin Blue. Come and hear about his latest books, Odd Dog Out,…

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Eloise Williams – Gaslight: Explore the dark side of Victorian Cardiff

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Old Library, The Hayes
Caerdydd, CF10 1WE
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Gaslight: Explore the dark side of Victorian Cardiff with Eloise Williams Venue:  Old Library Gallery Time: 2.00 Age:  9+ Language: English Ticket price: £ 4 Set in Cardiff in 1899, Gaslight is a non-stop historical adventure with thrilling action, mystery and an irresistible heroine. Nansi is looking for her mother who has gone missing and her search takes her into the theatres and docks of Victorian Cardiff. Join actress and author Eloise Williams who will introduce you to the dark…

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Holly Smale – Forever Geek

April 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Reardon Smith Theatre, National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park
Cardiff, CF10 3NP
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Forever Geek with Holly Smale Venue:  Reardon Smith Theatre, National Museum Cardiff Time:  3.00 Age:  10+ Language: English Ticket price: £4 Find out what the future holds for Harriet Manners and if she gets a happy ending when Holly Smale comes to our festival! Holly will talk about Forever Geek, the final book in her bestselling and award-winning Geek Girl series. Chaired by Karen Bultiauw Supported by Harper Collins Children’s Books

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Lucy and Rhodri Owen – Boo-a-bog in the Park

April 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Old Library, The Hayes
Caerdydd, CF10 1WE
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Boo-a-bog in the Park with Lucy and Rhodri Owen Old Library Gallery Time: 4.00 Age 4+ Language: Bilingual Ticket price: £4 Join Lucy and Rhodri Owen for a bilingual storytelling session. A familiar face on BBC Wales, Lucy presents the BBBC Wales News and popular consumer show, X-Ray while husband Rhodri is also a broadcaster and presents S4C’s Heno. Lucy’s first book Boo-a-bog in the Park is a beautiful, reassuring, rhyming story about a little boy called Tom who finds…

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RHS Flower Show Cardiff

April 7 - April 9
Bute Park, Cardiff, CF10 3DX + Google Map

RHS Flower Show Cardiff Bute Park, Cardiff 7-9 April 2017 Times of shows on date: 10am- 5.30pm Friday to Saturday 10am- 4.30pm Sunday Welcome spring in style at the beautiful Bute Park in the heart of Cardiff City Centre. RHS Flower Show Cardiff celebrates the best of springtime, inspiring gardeners to creatively use their outdoor spaces, and encouraging interested visitors to learn and grow as gardeners. RHS Flower Show Cardiff will be a day filled with attractions for the whole…

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May 2017

Dragon Boat Festival

May 14
Atlantic Warf,

Dragon Boat Festival
Sunday 14th May 2017
County Hall, Atlantic Warf
Challenge your colleagues, friends and family. Companies, organisations and sports clubs from across Cardiff have the opportunity to enter their very own dragon boat team. A fantastic days racing on Atlantic wharf competing against rival teams from across the city, no previous experience is required,and all training is provided, its great fun.

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