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028 9181 0803

North Down Museum:

028 9127 1200

Aspects Irish Literature Festival

20th September - 6th October

Event

Young Aspects

A weekend of family-friendly creative
events to inspire young imaginations

Toddler Storytime with Make and Take mini books

Friday 20 September

Toddler Storytime with Make and Take mini books

Bangor Carnegie Library 10am – 11am
1 years+ Free event (Booking required)


Enjoy a special morning with your little one at our read-aloud story time in Bangor’s Carnegie Library. After hearing some favourite stories together, you’ll be using toddler friendly colours and stickers to make your own mini story book to take home!

Illustration Workshop with Barry Falls

Friday 20 September

Illustration Workshop with Barry Falls

Bangor Carnegie Library 3.30pm – 4.45pm
7–12 year olds
£7


Illustrator Barry Falls will take the children through activities exploring character, story and how words and pictures can work together to bring a narrative to life. He will use his new book It’s Your World Now and the exhibition to inspire.

Book Inspired Yoga

Friday 20 September

Book Inspired Yoga

Boom! Studios
£7


Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreas and Guy Parker Bees.
4–7 year olds
4pm – 5pm

Breathe and Be by Kate Coombs
7–12 year olds
5pm – 6pm

Both sessions will be inspired by the books, bringing them to life through Yoga and Art.

Tablets and Text

Friday 20 September

Tablets and Text

Boom! Studios
8 years+
6.30pm – 8.30pm
£8


Join digital artist Graham Ginty to create a unique studio visual story ‘mash-up’. Using books, words, digital film, sound recording and drawing which will culminate in a short video piece filmed, recorded and edited by the participants.

No experience is required and the equipment is provided. All you need is a handful of words and your creative brain!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Saturday 21 September

Creative Natives Sensory Story – The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Bangor Carnegie Library
10.30am – 11.30am and 12noon – 1pm 1–5 years
£8


The colourful, crazy and very greedy caterpillars feast will be in Bangor! Come and listen to the famous story and then get stuck into exploring all the sensory stations inspired by the tale of a growing butterfly. There’s arty making and painting spots too, so dress for mess and lots of fun!

Comic Book Creations with Jim Laverty

Saturday 21 September

Comic Book Creations with Jim Laverty

Bangor Carnegie Library
2pm – 4pm
7 years+
£8


Learn all you need to know from an experienced and popular comic drawing genius, Jim. You’ll be creating your own comic in this workshop and go home with skills to continue the story!

Poetry Collage Making

Saturday 21 September

Poetry Collage Making

Boom! Studios
10am – 4pm
All ages
Free event


Call in to Boom! Studios and contribute to a visual collage – a Myrioyama – originally a set of 19th century visual cards that could be re-arranged to tell a story. Using the words from poet Michael Longley and his poem Starlings, a visual expression of the poem will be built throughout the day. Drop in to contribute to the collage and see it take on a new life.

Saturday 21 September

Cosy Bedtime Stories

North Down Museum
6pm – 7pm
4 years+
£3 (includes cookie and drink)


Get your jammies on and bring a blanket, it’s time to cosy up amongst the fairy lights! You’ll be hearing some stories from new books along with some old favourites. See you there with your teddy.