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Special Offer for Henley Literary Festival

20 Sep, 2018

As a thank you for entering this year's Story Competition, we'd love to offer competition entrants a special chance to book tickets to five great children's events as part of a 2-for-1 deal.

To book your 2 for 1 tickets, simply visit the Henley Literary Festival website or phone their box office on 01491 575 948 and quote dragonfly18


Saturday 6th October, 9.30am

Chitra Soundar: You're safe with me

Town Hall · £6 · 45 mins · Age 5+

When the moon rises high and the stars twinkle, it’s bedtime for the baby animals of the Indian forest. But tonight, when the skies turn dark and the night grows stormy, the little ones can’t sleep. SWISH-SWISH! CRACK-TRACK! FLASH-SNAP! goes the storm. Only Mama Elephant with her words of wisdom can reassure them. Join Indian-born storyteller Chitra Soudar, hear her folktales and make beautiful masks using crafts and your imagination to explore the art of storytelling.



Saturday 6th October, 5pm

 Ade Adeptian: Ade’s Amazing Ade-ventures!

Phyllis Court Club · Child £6, Adult £10 · 1hour · Age 7+

Come and meet medal-winning Paralympian and author Ade as he talks about his new series, Ade’s Amazing Ade-ventures. Hear about his early life, from moving to the UK from Nigeria at the age of three and his rst day at school, to the importance of friendship and the challenges he faced every day as he was growing up – all of which made him the athlete and inspiration that he is today.





Sunday 7th October, 9.30am

 David Melling: Funny Bunnies

Town Hall · £8 · 45 mins · Age 3+

 Make friends with big bundles of fluff and energy, the Funny Bunnies, the latest creations from bestselling author of the much-loved Hugless Douglas series. Whatever the weather, the Funny Bunnies are always ready to play. Follow their hilarious adventures, and draw with David. Hugless Douglas himself will also make a visit!


Sunday 7th October, 9.30am

 The New Adventures of Mr Toad

Town Hall · £6 · 45mins · Age 6+

Tom Moorhouse and Holly Swain join us at the festival with Toad in Troubled Waters, the third book in their series about Mr Toad. The river has become dangerous with racing speedboats, lurking dinghies and petrifying pirates.
At this interactive session you’ll learn how to draw Toad before creating your own finger puppets too!


Sunday 7th October, 11am

 Cerrie Burnell: Harper and the Fire Star

Town Hall · £6 · 45 mins ·  Age 8+


Join Cerrie Burnell with her eagerly-awaited new book Harper and the Fire Star. Get involved in this interactive event and discover magical creatures, storytelling secrets and the chance to play with musical instruments (and of course Harper’s scarlet umbrella!) in this captivating, interactive event full of adventure. Before turning her hand to writing, Cerrie was a well-loved children’s TV presenter – with credits including CBeebies, Grange Hill and the London Paralympics for Channel 4 – and was named in both the Observer’s top ten children’s presenters and the Guardian’s list of 100 most inspirational women.



Terms & conditions: Two tickets per person. We are unable to offer refunds on previously bought tickets for these events. All events subject to availability. Tickets must be booked by midnight on Monday 24th September 2018.

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