Paid collaboration with Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival
Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival is returning to the city for its seventh year – and Cardiff Mummy Says is delighted to once again be a family blogger ambassador for the event.
As a family, we are passionate about reading and books and have loved attending the Festival over the past few years (both in an official capacity and as paying customers). We have seen some of our favourite authors and illustrators over the years and have discovered many new ones too.
We can’t wait for this year’s event which opens on Saturday 30 March and runs until Sunday 7 April. The festival includes more than 50 events in English and in Welsh taking place at iconic venues across the city centre including Cardiff Castle, City Hall, Central Library, the Old Library and the Cardiff Story.
Visit the Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival website for details of all the events and to book. Plus read on for a chance to win family tickets to two sessions of your choice plus a bundle of books.
English language highlights including Welsh TV presenter Lucy Owen speaking about her new book The Sea House along with illustrator Rebecca Harry; award-winning author Malachy Doyle reading from his classic tale Molly and the Stormy Sea; an interactive session from Sarah KilBride, author of Being a Princess is Very Hard Work, about why being a real girl is far more exciting; Bad Nana author Sophy Henn on getting up to mischief; and Jon Roberts’ session on his book Through The Eyes Of Me, describing the everyday life of a child with autism based on his own daughter Kya.
Welsh language sessions include Meleri Wyn James, author of the popular Na, Nel! series encouraging children to use their imagination through words and crafting; cartoonist, illustrator and editor of Mellten comic, Huw Aaron, talking and doodling about his new book Ble Mae Boc as well as bringing other creatures from Welsh legend alive before your eyes; and Huw Davies reading from his adventure story Sgramblo about a young boy whose love of motorcycle scrambling helps him take on the school bullies and earn the longed-for respect from his father; and for those age 2+ Story and Movement, a fun and interactive bilingual session with actress Ffion Wyn Bowen.
Ticketed events cost between £2 and £5 and take place on both weekends of the festival with free school events mid-week and adult writing workshops in the evenings.
Free family crafting activities will also take place on both weekends at the Cardiff Story Learning Suite (the downstairs gallery) between 11am and 3pm.
You can buy your tickets in advance online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/kidslitfest or by calling 0333 666 3366 (£1.50 booking fee for phone calls). Tickets are limited so it’s best to book in advance to avoid disappointment. However, any remaining tickets will be available from the venue on the day (cash only). All children under 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Events include writing workshops, book readings, craft activities, quizzes, and games. Plus most of the authors will be meeting young readers and signing books after their events. You can also buy books by all of the featured authors and illustrators.
The festival is passionate about creating lifelong readers whilst enthusing them about reading. It is produced by City of Cardiff Council, Literature Wales, Cardiff University and National Museum Wales.
Win family tickets to your choice of two events at Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival plus a bundle of books
One lucky winner will be able to visit Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival for free thanks to this fantastic prize which includes two family tickets (two adults and two children or one adult and three children) for two events of your choice (subject to availability). The lucky winner will also receive a bundle of books chosen by the festival organisers.
For a chance to win please leave the answer to the following question on the Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival giveaway post on the Cardiff Mummy Says Facebook page.
Closing date for entries is Sunday 17 February at 11.59pm.
Q. Name any THREE buildings where public events for the
Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival 2019 take place.
Terms and conditions:
- There is one prize, consisting of a family ticket (four tickets including up to two adults and two children or one adult and three children) to two events of the winner’s choice at Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival 2019 (subject to availability). The prize also includes a bundle of books by authors appearing at the Festival and chosen by the Festival organisers.
- There is no alternative prize and tickets are non-transferable.
- Closing date for entries is Sunday 17 February 2019, 11.59pm.
- Entrants must be 18 years or over.
- To enter, leave your answer to the above question in the comments section of the Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival giveaway post on the Cardiff Mummy Says Facebook page.
- The winner will be chosen at random from all correct entries submitted before the closing date. The winner will be informed with a reply to their Facebook comment entry and a direct Facebook message letting them know they have won. All reasonable attempts will be made to contact the winner. If the winner cannot be contacted within 7 days the prize will be forfeited and offered to another eligible entrant.
- Cardiff Mummy Says reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time. Any new terms and conditions will be published here.
- Cardiff Mummy Says reserves the right to end this promotion at any time and without notice.
- Cardiff Mummy Says cannot be held responsible for the failure of third party organisations to provide the prize, or for loss, damage or non-arrival of the prizes.
- Relatives of Cathryn Scott, author of Cardiff Mummy Says, may not enter the giveaway.
- Employees and their relatives of City of Cardiff Council, Literature Wales, Cardiff University and National Museum Wales; the authors taking part; the venues hosting; and anyone connected with the Festival in any way may not enter the giveaway.
- This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.