What’s On

Poetry Initiative with Ribble Rivers & Christina Gabbitas

Launched 7th February - Closing date 10th June

Poetry Initiative with Ribble Rivers & Christina Gabbitas

Poetry Initiative with Ribble Rivers & Christina Gabbitas

12am

Children are invited to pen and eight line poem about Ribble Rivers with a chance of winning a signed book donated by David Walliams and Christina Gabbiras and a half day school visit with Christina Gabbitas

Tuesday 18th June

Michael Bradley , talking about his life as an Undertone

Michael Bradley , talking about his life as an Undertone

7pm

Michael Bradley , talking about his life as an Undertone

19th - 20th June

Schools fest at Blackburn Blackburn Library and Blackburn University

Schools fest at Blackburn Blackburn Library and Blackburn University

Local schools in Blackburn and Darwen are being invited to attend read aloud interactive sessions.

Saturday 22nd June : Families and Communities Day at King Georges Hall Blackburn

Donovan Christopher

Donovan Christopher

10:30am

R.A.P! Reading Aloud Proudly (30 mins)

To read with expression and confidence. Bringing words and rhymes to life.

Hilary Robinson

Hilary Robinson

11:15am

Hilary Robinson is a network radio producer and award winning author. She has written over 60 children’s books including the top selling book, Mixed Up Fairy Tales, illustrated by Nick Sherratt, Where The Poppies Now Grow and Jasper Space Dog.

In 2016 she won the Historical Association’s Young Quill’s Award for Flo Of The Somme.

Radio work includes Private Peaceful for BBC Radio 2 narrated by Robson Green.

Liz Million

Liz Million

12pm

Draw Like a Pro

– More details coming soon

Ursula Hurst

Ursula Hurst

Ursula is a professional mural and community artist based in Lancashire. She then began a career in education where she felt privileged to work with so many wonderful children whose enthusiasm for art and creativity inspired her to become a community artist and launch Art Daze. She now runs art workshops, coordinates community festivals and paints large scale murals. But ask any of the children she taught what she wanted to be when she grew up and they will all tell you…an illustrator.

Nigel Womack

Nigel Womack

Nigel’s creative expression knows no bounds. He is a writer and poet. His entrepreneurial skills and commitment to following his passion have brought him success and respect.

Andy Seed

Andy Seed

2pm

Silly Stories, funny facts and wacky jokes

Join Blue Peter Book Award winner Andy Seed for 30 minutes of silly Stories, funny facts, wacky jokes and entertainment for the whole family. Have a go at the wordplay challenge that’s never been completed!

Salma Zaman

Salma Zaman

1:15pm

Calling all Bollywood Heroes and Princesses!

Come and find out what it takes to be a Bollywood Hero or a Princess. Salma will be leading interactive storytelling workshops and you can even
learn the Bollywood dance steps to Jai Ho’, and dance like a Bollywood Star!

Christina Gabbitas

Christina Gabbitas

Christina Gabbitas is a children’s author, poet and voiceover artist, who always loved to read rhyming books and poetry, when she was in her early years.

Kiren Khan

Kiren Khan

The inspiration behind the name is my naughty tortie April. I love the energy and sassiness of cats and wanted to bring that into the brand, so that it was fun & playful but also sassy.

I also love sharing positive, good vibes and highlighting them in my illustrations and designs. Later this year i will be launching my online store which will include happy cat vibe stationery, prints & more! 

Special thanks to Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council