The Cambridge Literary Festival is taking place from 20th to the 24th April. There are three exciting events that are for children to attend. Please see details below and in the flyer attached

The three events are:

Michael Morpurgo The Carnival of Animals  

Sun 24 Apr 2022 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm | Cambridge Union

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Treat your family and yourself to a magical afternoon of live music, storytelling and poetry with Michael Morpurgo, who celebrates the incredible animals who share our planet, and whose habitats are threatened by human thoughtlessness. Joining Michael are actor Natalie Walter and award-winning cellist Clare O’Connell, who will play a selection of pieces inspired by Michael’s poems, including arrangements from Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals. Carrying a strong ecological message, this event is sure to ignite a love of poetry in the young and old alike. Suitable for ages 5+


Christopher Lloyd It’s Up to Us – How we can all help our planet  

Cambridge Union – Sat 23 Apr 2022 | 10:00am – 11:00am


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A lively, fun, dynamic, and highly interactive event with the much-loved author Christopher Lloyd, who has hosted events across the globe to thousands of people of all ages. Christopher takes the audience on a journey through 4 billion years of Earth’s history to see how the planet’s climate has changed naturally, alongside the effects of human civilisation. Using his coat of many pockets containing everyday objects, Christopher will talk about how it is up to us to help our planet and what we can do in our everyday lives to halt the climate crisis and promote sustainability. Family event/6+ years


Kiran Millwood Hargrave & Tom de FrestonJulia and the SharkUniversity Arms Hotel – Sun 24 Apr 2022 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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Treat young readers to a delightful hour with writer Kiran Millwood Hargrave and illustrator Tom de Freston, who trill with a story about a mother, a daughter, and a great Greenland shark, exploring themes of family and mental health along the way. The event is suitable for children aged 9+.


Our children’s programme is generously supported by Bidwells Property Consultants.

Cambridge Literary Festival – Children’s Events


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