The 2010 Festival kicks off at midday tomorrow with our Children’s History Walk.
We will be meeting at Palmers Close opposite Symonds House to retrace the route of a Victorian Workhouse Outing to the seaside on the Stour Valley Railway line.
The weather forecast is now slightly more encouraging – so we are all looking forward to a memorable trip down memory lane.
There is no need to pre-book, so just come along and join in the fun. You never know, you might learn something!
See you there!
Posted on 30 April '10 by admin, under Uncategorized. 1 Comment.
Who could have stolen the books?
Download our Damien Drooth Supersleuth Challenge here and find the ten clues (cloos) in Linton’s shop windows and other places around Linton.
If you can work it out put your completed form in a collection box at the library or at school and you may be lucky enough to recieve a Supersleuth book as a prize.
Come and meet the author of the Damien Drooth series Barbara Mitchelhill on Saturday 8th May, places are still available for Sleuth or Dare?
Posted on 29 April '10 by josephine, under Uncategorized. No Comments.
Linton Village College are starting a Film Club and their first screening will be on Sunday 9th May of “Bend it Like Beckham” at 11.00am in The Business Suite, Linton Village College!
Come along and see the film and then meet Narinder Dhami – who wrote the book of the film – as part of our Festival.
All are welcome and the screening is FREE, parents please note the film is classified 12.
If you would like to meet Narinder Dhami please book your place by downloading the booking form from our website.
Posted on 23 April '10 by josephine, under Uncategorized. No Comments.
Is Tuesday 20th April.
We hope you have been busy and creative over the Easter Holidays, so don’t forget to email or post your entries to us – NOW. If you are at school in Linton then you can hand your entries in at school where they will be collected.
We are looking forward to reading all your work!
Posted on 19 April '10 by josephine, under Uncategorized. No Comments.
Our banners are up in Linton so you can’t miss the fact that Linton Children’s Book Festival’s first event - the History Walk – is happening in just two weeks time.
We have already received booking forms from more than 70 families and allocated nearly 800 places to the FREE events happening on 8-9th May.
And, we are expecting an influx next week when parents, preparing for the new term, discover the bookfest programme tucked away in the bottom of their child’s school bag from before the Easter holiday.
Several events have only a few places left – check the website for availability updates.
Posted on 15 April '10 by josephine, under Uncategorized. No Comments.
We have fond memories of the History Walk at the 2008 Festival when we recreated the Battle of Linton which took place during the English Civil War. It’s not often you bump into a Roundhead and Cavalier in Linton High Street!
We were wondering about what theme we could use for a History Walk this year when we came across a fascinating book entitled Victorian Country Children by Sallie Purkiss in the (excellent!) Linton Library.
Sarah Townsend, one of the real-life children featured in the book, was raised in the Victorian Workhouse in Linton. Life was hard for Sarah and her family, but the chapter ends with a description of a special treat for the Workhouse children – a day’s outing to the seaside in the summer of 1873.
We have decided to follow the route of the children from the Workhouse to the Railway Station in Station Road – reliving the sights and sounds of Victorian Linton.
Meet at Palmers Close at 12am on Saturday 1st May. Duration c. 1 hour. Please bring a responsible adult. Why not dress up as a Victorian child to really get in character!
Posted on 10 April '10 by admin, under Uncategorized. No Comments.
On Saturday 8th May, new author, Holly Clifton Brown will read the story of Annie Hoot, an owl who loves knitting and explores the world looking for appreciative animals.
And, we are delighted to say that it has just been confirmed that Annie herself will make a guest appearance, thanks to her keepers at Linton Zoo.
A gloriously bright funny and unusual book for the youngsters. Knitting parents and grandparents especially welcome!
Posted on 8 April '10 by josephine, under 2010 Festival. No Comments.
We were surprised and delighted to win an award for “Outstanding Festival” at the South Cambridgeshire Arts Showcase and Awards night on 31st March.
So a big thank you for all the great enthusiasm and support we get from our committee, community, schools, groups, sponsors and children!
(We didn’t cry).
You can see the award at Linton Library after the Easter weekend.
Posted on 5 April '10 by josephine, under Uncategorized. No Comments.
…..Your Dad drives a rusty car, Press the starter, Pull the choke, Off he goes in a cloud of smoke……
With themes ranging from pets, magic, and weather to favouite foods, John has composed poems for every occasion. Come along and enjoy a session of fizzing wordplay and zany laughs suitable for all the family.
We loved having John at our Festival in 2006 and we are delighted he is returning due to popular demand. Take the opportunity to come and meet John, who will also be presenting our poetry competition prizes on Saturday 8th May.
Posted on 2 April '10 by josephine, under 2010 Festival. No Comments.