Children's Book Carnival 2020

A magical, playful show with breathtaking puppets.
With music by Tom Gray, of Mercury Award winning band Gomez.


Long Nose Puppets:
Arthur's Dream Boat

Kevin Graal

Three magical stories for younger children

'A 'A great storyteller who brings thoughts, feelings, and the music in words directly to children.'

Michael Rosen, Author & broadcaster


Out of the Bag Theatre

Lizzy is a little bit little and the world is a tall place. 'If only the world would come down to me'...and then it does.

Tell a story and make theatre in your own home. You'll need papaer, pens, tape, boxes, card, a sheet or scarf...or just join in with your imagination!


Draw like our patron, Sir Quentin Blake or draw animals from a letter D shape with our Artist-in-Residence, Sarah Evans.

Loulou and Ben

Your live hosts for the day

Richard Storybeard

Grab some cushions, snuggle up and pretend you are in Richard's cosy yurt for these magical tales.


Alia Alzougbi

Funny and wise stories from different cultures with clues about how we can live together. Recorded in October 2020 with families from North East Hastings Gap Project.

'... Elegant charisma... absorbing, entrancing.'  
John Park, Fringe Report 



See the book wagon parade, hosted by Ben Watson and hear from children from participating schools.

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