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Puffin's Festival of Dreams events

1st Jun 20


Publisher Puffin's Festival of Big Dreams, an online festival in partnership with Waterstones, will launch on Monday 8th June and offer a week of online events with Puffin's authors and illustrators.


Those taking part include Jeff Kinney, Jacqueline Wilson, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Robin Stevens, Nick Sharatt, Dapo Adeola, Nathan Bryon and Nadia Shireen. The festival will feature a range of digital creative workshops and online activities to keep children entertained at home and dreaming big!

Puffin is also launching an accompanying activity kit, includig word searches, colouring sheets, a 'Draw your Dream' page where children can bring some of their biggest and boldest ideas to life, and a name generator for kids to find out what their 'Big Dreamer' name is.

The Puffin Festival of Big Dreams will be hosted by Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya and will stream daily from 8th - 14th June from Puffin's YouTube and Facebook channels, including sessions at 10:30am and 3:30pm daily on weekdays and from 11am on weekends. Here's the full line-up:


PUFFIN FESTIVAL OF BIG DREAMS 8th - 14th June


Monday 8 June - DREAM BIG

10.30am: 'Creative Writing Challenges' with Yassmin Abdel-Magied

3.30pm: 'Mix Up a Fairy Tale' with Nick Sharratt and Pippa Goodhart


Tuesday 9 June - DREAM WILD

10.30am: 'Animal Quiz' with Sam Copeland

3.30pm: 'Great Illustrators Draw-Off' with Nadia Shireen & Ed Vere


Wednesday 10 June - DREAM EXTRAORDINARY

10.30am: 'Build An Adventure Workshop' with Jamie Littler

3.30pm: 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar Storytime and Craft-Along' with Lucy Walters


Thursday 11 June - DREAM MAGIC

10.30am: 'Puppet Theatre Workshop' with Hana Tooke

3.30pm: 'Magic Pony Draw-Along' with Stuart Heritage and Nicola Slater


Friday 12 June - DREAM BOLD

10.30am: Storytime as voted for by viewers 'The Worst Thing about My Sister' with Jacqueline Wilson

3.30pm: 'Amazing Alphabets' with Rashmi Sirdeshpande


Saturday 13 June - WEEKEND LIVE CREATIVE EXTRAVAGANZA: DREAM CURIOUS

From 11am:

'Solve the Crime Live' with Robin Stevens

'Wimpy Kid Studio Tour' with Special Guest, Jeff Kinney

'Meet the Coquet Island Puffins' with the RSPB


Sunday 14 June - WEEKEND LIVE CREATIVE EXTRAVAGANZA: DREAM FOREVER

From 11am:

'Rocket Draw-Along' with Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola
'Into The Spotlight' with Carrie Hope Fletcher
'Star-gazing' with Lucy Hawking

The winners of the Puffin and National Book Tokens Big Dreamers Writing Prize will also be announced.

The event can be accessed for free via Puffin's YouTube (@PuffinBooks1) channel, and also Facebook (@PuffinBooks), via the link below, and you can request a free activity kit via the Penguin website:
www.facebook.com/events/53269032762114...
www.penguin.co.uk/puffin/dream-big.htm...


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