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Characters set to come to life at Solihull Bookfest

Sarah Mason 25th Feb, 2022

GROMIT, Shaun the Sheep, characters from William Shakespeare and Kipper the Dog will all be making their way to the Solihull Bookfest next month at The Core.

To celebrate everything to do with books and reading there will be a number of activities for children aged between four and 12 to get involved with.

There will be the chance to make a famous Aardman character in a modelling workshop, learn how to grow a unicorn and draw characters with Steven Lenton and find out what makes a great superhero with Sophy Henn.

Shakespeare’s best-loved characters are also set to come alive on stage with live piano music and live painting by James Mayhew.

There will also be writing workshops with Anisha Accidental Detective author Serena Patel and Valley of the Lost Secrets author Lesley Parr as well as author signings, storytelling, drop-in arts and crafts, and chance to find a new favourite at the Book Swap stall.

Festival director Sarah Mullen said: “We can’t wait to see families meeting up and having fun creating pictures, models and stories together again.

“We’ve got a really fabulous line-up of inspiring authors and illustrators, and it’s a fantastic chance for children to discover new stories and spread their creative wings.

“After two years of working and learning at home, Solihull BookFest is going to be a huge breath of fresh air for everyone.”

It’s all happening at The Core in Solihull town centre on Saturday, March 26.

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