Dubray StoryFest

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    A Family Book Festival at Airfield Estate, Dundrum

    Saturday 28th September


    The Dubray StoryFest family book festival will take place at Airfield Estate on Saturday 28th September: a unique, fun-filled, creative festival for children aged 0-12 and their families. Rain or shine, if you like stories, it’s the place to be!

    This will be a day of interactive author and illustrator events, storytelling and story-writing, doodling, drawing, dancing, music, art and craft, book-inspired yoga, face-painting, dressing up, events as Gaeilge and, for children with ASD or special needs, a relaxed zone. StoryFest will run from 11 am to 5 pm, with simultaneous events for different ages and interests taking place in sites across Airfield's urban farm and gardens.

    There will be opportunities to:

    • Meet SARAH MCINTYRE and PHILIP REEVE for Roly-Poly Flying Pony Tales
    • Join ALEX T SMITH for Claude and Mr Penguin stories
    • Hear Irish bestsellers MARITA CONLON-MCKENNA and JUDI CURTIN talk about bringing history alive
    • Shake hands with THE GRUFFALO from Julia Donaldson’s beloved picture books
    • Get star-struck with DR NORAH PATTEN who is set to become Ireland’s first citizen-science astronaut, as she launches her first book about space
    • Partake in a special President’s Tea Party with PETER DONNELLY, author of the bestselling The President’s Glasses and The President’s Cat
    • Meet CHRIS JUDGE and his new Teeny Tiny world
    • Draw with the Hugglewugs creator former Laureate na nÓg NIAMH SHARKEY
    • Doodle (and laugh) with ALAN NOLAN
    • Meet Uncle DON CONROY for some Family Draw Along Fun
    • Create Your Own Little Robot with SHANE HEGARTY, author of Boot and Darkmouth, and illustrator, MAGS SUGGS
    • Get creative and have fun in the Farmyard Tales Toddler Doodle Art & Craft Zone with SADHBH DEVLIN and TARSILA KRUSE



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