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The Big Malarkey Festival 2018 - Schools Programme

Date: 20th June 2018 - 22nd June 2018
Time: 10am - 2:30pm
Location: Malarkey Park, Hull

Big Malarkey Festival Schools programme

The James Reckitt Library Trust is proud to fund The Big Malarkey Festival schools programme.

From 20 – 22 June over 2000 children aged 3 – 14 years will enjoy meeting authors, illustrators, poets and performers and will have the opportunity to create their own stories in a range of practical workshops.


'Tall Tales for Tiny Tots' + the Key Stage 2 James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award will take place in the Big Top, bringing together 450 children from primary schools across Hull to vote for their favourite author from this year’s shortlist.


'Journeys' - exploring stories of travel and transformation for Year Group 6 and Key Stage 3 students.


'Fur, Feather, Scale & Skin' - exploring animal tales in children's literature for Year Groups 1 - 5.

Download the schools programme or visit The Big Malarkey Festival website for further information.

Visiting artists as part of the ‘Activity Days for Schools’ programme include:

  • Northern Ballet
  • Jarvis
  • The Egg
  • Ross Montgomery
  • Riverside Arts
  • The Herd
  • Dave Windass
  • Joe Hakim
  • Amy Wilson
  • Mandy Coe
  • Paul Cookson
  • Polly Ives
  • Donna Smith
  • Mambo Jambo
  • Kate Pankhurst
  • Paul Stickland
  • Ursula Holden Gill
  • Tom Palmer
  • Wriggle Dance
  • Mud Pie Arts
  • Poonam Mistry
  • My Pockets

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