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Pipers Corner Literary Festival

Pipers Corner Literary Festival 1-8 February 2019
We look forward to welcoming you to the first Pipers Corner Literary Festival. Through the activities and events taking place throughout the week we are aiming to develop not only culture and creativity across the school curriculum, but also to share our passion for literature and writing with members of the local community.

Please click here to download a flyer about events taking place throughout the week

ONJALI Q. RAÚF “THE BOY AT THE BACK OF THE CLASS”
Saturday 2 February | 1400-1500 hours | £8/£10

Onjali Q. Raúf is the founder of Making Herstory, an organisation mobilising men, women and children from all walks of life to tackle the abuse and trafficking of women and girls in the UK and beyond. Told with heart and humour, her novel, “The Boy at the Back of the Class”, is a child’s perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn’t always make sense. 

LAUREN CHILD – IN CONVERSATION WITH NICOLETTE JONES
Saturday 2 February | 1600-1700 hours | £8/£10

Be inspired by UK Children’s Laureate Lauren Child as she explores the magic of reading and writing, talking about her books, illustrations, and some of her best-loved characters including Clarice Bean, Ruby Redfort, and Charlie and Lola. Lauren will be in conversation with writer, journalist and broadcaster, Nicolette Jones, who is also The Sunday Times children’s books editor. Please note that this talk is suitable for ages 7+

LUCY WORSLEY – QUEEN VICTORIA – DAUGHTER, WIFE, MOTHER, WIDOW Sunday 3 February | 1430-1530 hours | £8/£10

Join historian, author and TV presenter Dr Lucy Worsley for a celebration of one of our longest reigning monarchs. Her latest book is a marvellous new biography of Queen Victoria which delves into the details of Queen Victoria’s life and has been published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of her birth.
Book and ticket offer £25 (copies of the book will also be available on the night for £20 - RRP £25)

WENDY HOLDEN & EVA CLARKE BORN SURVIVORS
Thursday 7 February | 1900-2030 hours | £8/£10

Among the millions of Holocaust victims sent to Auschwitz II Birkenau in 1944, there were a number of pregnant women who went to extraordinary lengths to save the lives of their unborn babies. We invite you to join the author of “Born Survivors”, Wendy Holden, along with Eva Clarke, one of the surviving babies, to hear the remarkable stories of life against all odds. Please note that this talk is suitable for ages 12+.

ONLINE BOOKING

Booking for all Festival events is available via our School Box Office

Please contact the School Office if you have any questions.

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