International Literature Festival Dublin 2016

Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th May 2016

International Literature Festival Dublin 2016Whether you’re three or 33, there’s something magical about the world of words. With magic and wonder jumping off the pages of children’s books, the International Literature Festival Dublin will definitely sprinkle a little magical literary dust into your life.

Roald Dahl 100th Birthday

Celebrate Roald Dahl’s birthday with various outdoor events. Come along for a craft workshop where you’ll take home your creations, and take part in an interactive theatrical experience with performances of Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers. Youngsters will need to keep their eyes peeled for the walkabout duo Mr. Fox and his friend Otto who’ll be on hand for fairy-tale questions and fun!

Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers
An interactive theatrical experience.
When: Sat 28th May, 12pm, 1.30pm & 3pm
Where: St Patrick’s Park, Patrick’s Street, Dublin 8
How much: Free (booking required) SOLD OUT
Ages: 6-9 yrs

Mr Fox and his friend Otto Walkabout
The friendliest, furriest and funniest characters you’re ever likely to meet in a park.
When: Sat 28th May, 12.45pm, 2pm & 3.15pm
Where: St Patrick’s Park, Patrick’s Street, Dublin 8
How much: Free no booking required
Ages: All ages

Roald Dahl inspired Creative Workshops
Inspired craft workshops to make and take home your marvellous creations!
When: Sat 28th May, 11.30am – 1.30pm & 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Where: St Patrick’s Park, Patrick’s Street, Dublin 8
How much: Free no booking required
Ages: 4+
For more information and booking see here

 

You are an Artist with Marta Altés
Learn how to create your own art that helps tell a story with Spanish author and illustrator Marta Altés.
When: Sat 21st May, 10.30am
Where: The Ark, Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
How much: €5 Book here
Ages: 4+

For further information and booking see here

Baby Aliens and Spies with Pamela Butchart
Baby aliens, vampire rat teachers and spies – primary school is an interesting place! Join Blue Peter Book Award-winning author Pamela as she talks about her laugh out loud books. Pamela’s events are always fun-filled with games, crafts and wild stories.
When: Sat 21st May, 3.30pm
Where: The Ark, Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
How much: €5 Book here
Ages: 6+

Animal Crackers 
Are you wild about wildebeest? crazy about crocodiles? barney about bears? Join Sarah Webb and Alan Nolan for an interactive mash-up of crazy animal facts, drawing and book fun.
When: Sun 22nd May, 2.30pm
Where: The Ark, Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
How much: €5 book here
Ages: 7+

Book Clinic: Meet the Book & Doodle Doctors
Visit the book doctor for a diagnosis, get a prescription for a new read that will inspire and excite! Oh and there’s doodling while you are waiting.
When: Sun 22nd May, 12pm – 3pm
Where: The Ark, Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
How much: Free
Ages: All ages

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The Magic Bookshop
You are invited into The Magic Bookshop! It’s a treasure trove of wonders where old books flock together and their stories hop from the pages.
Where: Sun 22nd May, 12.30pm, 1.45pm & 3.30pm
When: The Ark, Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
How much: €5 Book here
Ages: 5+

Roald Dahl 100th Birthday
Celebrate Roald Dahl’s birthday with various outdoor events. Come along for a craft workshop where you’ll take home your creations, and take part in an interactive theatrical experience with performances of Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers. Youngsters will need to keep their eyes peeled for the walkabout duo Mr. Fox and his friend Otto who’ll be on hand for fairy-tale questions and fun!

When: Sat 28th May, various
Where: St Patrick’s Park, Patrick’s Street, Dublin 8
How much: Free
Ages: various

For more information and booking see here