TAL Festival Ltd
TAL Festival Ltd
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Thame Arts & Literature Festival
Participate Enjoy Inspire
11th to 15th October 2017
Thame Cinema 4 All : A Monster Calls
Sat 14th : 10.30am : The Players Theatre : Adults : £6.00 Children £3.50
“I was curious when I walked into A Monster Calls, the new film from director J.A. Bayona. As the story of a young boy who conjures up a monster to help him deal with his mother’s ongoing illness, A Monster Calls seemed like a logical next step for a filmmaker interested in merging the fantastic with the human.
Two hours later, when I’d finally stopped crying, I realized Bayona had made the most beautiful, moving film I’d seen all year.” The Verge
For Older Children Aged 12+
Suzanne Barton : The Butterfly Dance
Sat 14th : 1.30pm : Town Hall : £4.00
(1 Adult free with each child ticket)
Caterpillars Dotty and Stripe do everything together. They play, they eat leaves and do all sorts of caterpiller-
A stunningly illustrated story about friendship and and being happy with who you are, from the author/illustrator of Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlisted The Dawn Chorus
Join Suzanne for an hour of discovery and drawing as she runs her delightful interactive workshop for children aged 3+.
Suzanne’s events are huge fun and great to take part in. So bring a well-
Kiran Millwood Hargrave : The Island at the End of Everything
Sat 14th : 3.00pm : Players Theatre: £4.00
TAL is absolutely thrilled to welcome the winner of the Financial Times, Children’s book of the year and Waterstone’s Children’s book of the month!!
Kiran weaves her magic for children aged 9+ and we
Children’s Book of the Week in The Sunday Times, The Observer, and The Telegraph, Editor’s Choice in The Bookseller.
‘The Girl of Ink & Stars is one of 2016’s top-
– Fiona Noble, The Bookseller‘s 10 Titles Not to Miss
Kiran Millwood Hargrave was born in Surrey in 1990, and her earliest ambition was to be a cat, closely followed by a cat-
She started writing poetry in her final year at university, producing three poetry books and a play before she turned to fiction. Her bestselling debut The Girl of Ink & Stars (aka The Cartographer’s Daughter in the US), about a mapmaker’s daughter who must save her island, was a Financial Times Book of the Year, Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month, The Times Book of the Week, and appeared on numerous prize lists. Her second standalone story, The Island at the End of Everything, is published in May 2017.
Chris Lloyd : The History of Science over 10,000 years
Sun 15th : 10.00am : Town Hall : Adults £6.00 Children £4.00
Returning for the 3rd year, the very popular and hugely entertaining Chris Lloyd returns with his massive charts and bubbly personality. As one of our stewards put it last year “Blimey, if only I had had teachers like that when I was at school -
Chris’ talks are always worth getting up on a Sunday morning for -