Rainy Day


Yet another rainy day in Manchester meant our Sea Monkeys couldn’t play outside again. Expecting them to be up to mischief as usual, I went to see what they were up to, and was pleasantly surprised to find them reading stories from MCBF authors past and present.
Cathy Cassidy will be joining us for afternoon tea at the Midland Hotel on Saturday 5th July from 2pm.or afternoon tea with a vintage twist! You’ll be free to snack on delicious cakes and sandwiches as you listen to Cathy read from and discuss her popular Chocolate Box Girl series! The books follow the Tanberry sisters as they forge friendships, develop crushes and follow their dreams.
During the event, Cathy will meet and greet guests, answer any questions and will also be signing your books, so be sure to bring them along! If you like, you can even dress up in your best vintage outfits for this lovely afternoon tea party.
The venue for this fun-filled family day out is the gorgeous Midland Hotel, which is located next to Manchester Central, within easy walking distance of Piccadilly Gardens. The hotel is renowned for its afternoon tea, and in the last century has played host to Kings and Queens as well as presidents and rock stars, so you can be sure that you’re in for a treat!
Cathy’s events are always popular and this charming day out is no exception. Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment and to ensure you don’t miss out on the fun. As usual, tickets are available at mcbf.org. Adult tickets cost £25 and concessions (children aged 12 and under) are £19.

Find out more here:http://www.mcbf.org.uk/whats-on/events/cathy-cassidy-vintage-afternoon-tea-at-the-midland-hotel

Meet Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre at the Family Fun Day on Saturday 28th June from 10am.

The Manchester Children’s Book Festival welcomes everyone to the 2014 Festival Family Fun Day – a full Saturday of free activities at Manchester Metropolitan University’s All Saints Campus (on Oxford Road).

Come along and join the fun – there’ll be something for everyone, from pre-readers and nursery age-children to teens and families. And, as well as story-telling arts, crafts and workshops, there’ll be a bustling market-place of stalls and exhibitions to browse and enjoy. FREE – just drop in any time from 10.00am to 4.00pm!

Don’t miss this chance to meet the wonderful Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre in Manchester, for a lively journey into the world of Oliver and the Seawigs. Get ready for the grand Seawigs Parade at 1.30pm. Bring your seawigs along or make one on the day at our wigs workshop. Bring your monkey drawings and creations along or join in the A Mazing Monkeys craft sessions with Manchester Libraries and Archives+.

Find out more here: http://www.mcbf.org.uk/whats-on/events/festival-family-fun-day


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