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Read North East Festival

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Join us for four fun-filled storytelling events over two weekends!

This November, Read North East are delighted to partner with Northern Children's Book Festival to bring you four special family events, each featuring a different children's author.

The free events will take place in Newcastle, Gateshead, Stockton and Redcar, launching Saturday 19 November, and finishing Sunday 27 November. Expect storytelling, craft-making, character activities and lots of fun!

Register for our events

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Family storytelling and crafts with Lucy Farfort

Saturday 19 November at Little Theatre Gateshead

Suitable for 4 to 8-year-olds


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Storytelling and Monster-creation with the Unbelievable James Harris

Sunday 20 November at Ingleby Barwick Library, Stockton

Suitable for 8 to 12-year-olds


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The Explorers’ Compendium of Strange Beings

With author Carmen Marcus

Saturday 26 November at Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar

Suitable for 6 to 12-year-olds

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World-Building with Lisette Auton

Sunday 27 November at Discovery Museum, Newcastle

Suitable for 8 to 12-year-olds

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Further information

Keep your eyes peeled to our Facebook page for more exciting announcements.

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Funded by Arts Council England with thanks to our community partners.

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