Llamas Go Large World Cup Party
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Llamas Go Large World Cup Party

Meet the author of smash hit children’s books ‘Llamas Go Large’ and ‘Llama United’ and take part in a buld your own animal footies team workshop! Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. Buy a signed copy of Llamas Go Large on the day and get a Go Large sticker sheet or purchase Llama United and Llamas Go Large and get a signed copy with personal message and fun Llamas Go Large goodie bag.

Sessions will run:

10am - 10.15am

10.30am - 10.45am

2pm - 2.15pm

2.30pm - 2.45pm

Booking is essential for each session during the day. Tickets available via our Eventbrite Page

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Harry Potter Illustration Workshop
May
31
4:00 PM16:00

Harry Potter Illustration Workshop

Join in this one off workshop to work on your illustration skills, practising with all things Harry Potter! Come and take tips from talented artist, Alison. A great workshop for any Harry Potter fan or budding artist!

Location: Workshop Space:

Age: 6-10

Tickets: £6, bookable via our Eventbrite page

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TuttiFrutti
May
29
3:00 PM15:00

TuttiFrutti

Run by a teacher with over twenty years experience of children with special needs TuttiFrutti brings music, creativity and fun for all children. A TuttiFrutti session is designed to encourage communication, play and early learning skills in children of all abilities, and to be accessible for those with special needs. Expect noise, movement, some annoyingly catchy songs and maybe a little mess….

 

Location: Workshop Space
Ages: All ages welcome
Price: £7 per child. Booking essential via Event Brite.

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The Girl on the Train Q&A with West Yorkshire Playhouse
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

The Girl on the Train Q&A with West Yorkshire Playhouse

Join us for a very special evening of discussion on the shop floor. We’ll be joined by Duncan Abel, writer of the stage adaptation of West Yorshie Playhouse’s production of The Girl on the Train, as well as the show’s producer, Martha Wilson. We’ll be discussing their transformation of Paula Hawkins internationally acclaimed, best selling novel and how they bring it to life on the stage. Ticket price includes a glass of wine and nibbles on arrival as well as 10% off all purchases on the evening.

Ticket Price: £4

Pre-booking is essential through our Eventbrite page

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Yoga Storytelling
May
11
1:30 PM13:30

Yoga Storytelling

Yoga Storytelling

 

Children love to move! Children love to express!
Stories with movement and asanas! We will move through Jo Witek's beautiful book 'In My Heart'

It is a magical exploration of emotions to celebrate and bring to life through movement and interaction. Emily has used yoga and various storytelling interventions in schools for over 20 years. She has a passion for the power of books and movement to unlock children's creativity and confidence. 

We will end the session with a blissful relaxation so bring your teddies! 

Spaces are limited booking essential via our Eventbrite page

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Easter Biscuit Decorating
Apr
4
2:00 PM14:00

Easter Biscuit Decorating

Join us in the workshop space to design and decorate some Easter biscuits. Children will then decorate a gift bag and label to present their bakes in

Location: Shop Floor/Workshop Space
Ages: All ages
Price: £6 per child. Book essential via our Eventbrite page.

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Free Easter Storytime and Crafts
Apr
3
to Apr 6

Free Easter Storytime and Crafts

Join us every day during the first week of half term to celebrate all things Spring with Almost Anything themed rabbit crafts, straight after story time in the workshop space

Location: Shop Floor/Workshop Space
Ages: All ages
Price: Free event drop in. Tuesday 3rd April to Friday 6th April. 11.30am.

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Illustration Workshop: The High Street
Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

Illustration Workshop: The High Street

Led by Charlotte a local illustrator and artist who is passionate about Picture Books. The illustration group will be looking at and discussing Alice Melvin's "The High Street" along with the illustrations that brings it to life. Each child will then create a unique piece of art work influenced by both the book content, Illustrations, and themes discussed. This session aims to take the children on a journey of art exploration through picture books whilst introducing them to different authors and story telling styles, enabling discussion and giving them the confidence to follow their own interpretations. All resources for the club will be created by Charlotte as she looks to get the children thinking outside the box and creating something as individual as themselves.

Location: Workshop Space. 11am-12.30pm
Ages: 7-9 years
Price: £8 including drink and snack

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11-14 Book Club
Mar
19
to Apr 2

11-14 Book Club

Introducing our 11-14 year olds books club. Led by our shop staff this informal fortnightly meet up will encourage attendees to share their thoughts with the group as well as developing wider comprehension and critiquing skills. Books will be chosen by the group from the Leeds Book Awards shortlist for this age category.

Monday 19th March - Meet, discuss favourite reads and choose two books to discuss from shortlist

Monday 26th March - Book Club Meet, Book One

Monday 2nd April - Book Club Meet, Book Two

Location: Shop Floor. 4pm to 4.45pm
Ages: 11-14 years
Price: £15 per block, as above, includes two book club meetings, two paperback book copies to keep and a snack each time. Spaces are limited, booking is essential

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Fish Fingers Vs Nuggets Book Launch
Mar
15
3:30 PM15:30

Fish Fingers Vs Nuggets Book Launch

Join us on the shop floor to celebrate the third book in Jason Beresford's fabulous series "Fish Fingers Vs Nuggets". They'll be storytelling, nibbles and lots of laughs to be had. Grab your copy of the book in store and have Jason sign your copy!

Location: Shop Floor
Ages: All ages
Price: Free event

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A Bun in the Oven Launch
Mar
10
11:30 AM11:30

A Bun in the Oven Launch

Join Hannah Hunter-Kelm on the shop floor for a very special Bun in the Oven story time. Hannah will be hosting story time in celebration of her book launch, join us then in the workshop space for colouring, nibbles and a book signing. The perfect gift for expectant mothers this Mothers Day!

Free Event

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7-9 Year Olds Picture Book Club
Mar
3
9:30 AM09:30

7-9 Year Olds Picture Book Club

Introducing our 7-9-year old's Picture Book Club, led by Charlotte a local illustrator and artist who is passionate about Picture Books. Looking at and discussing picture book styles -from Poetry to Factual Books, along with the illustrations which bring them to life. In each session we will read and discuss the Picture Book and illustrations. Each child will then create a unique piece of art work influenced by both the book content, Illustrations, and styles discussed. The Picture Book club aims to take the children on a journey of art exploration through picture books whilst introducing them to different authors and story telling styles, enabling discussion and giving them the confidence to follow their own interpretations. All resources for the club will be created by Charlotte as she looks to get the children thinking outside the box and creating something as individual as themselves.

Location: Workshop Space. 9.30am-10.30am
Ages: 7-9 years
Price: £25 per block, includes four book club meetings and a snack each time. Spaces are limited, booking is essential via our Eventbrite site

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World Book Day Party
Mar
1
3:30 PM15:30

World Book Day Party

Join us for an afternoon of book themed fun. Free activities in the shop, including Tom Gates doodle wall, Rebel Girls photo booth, Harry Potter wand making and treasure hunt. Treats for those in book themed fancy dress. Bring in your World Book Day Token to redeem against any book or bag a limited edition WBD £1 book.

Location: Shop Floor
Ages: N/A
Price: N/A.

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World Book Day - The Gruffalo
Mar
1
11:30 AM11:30

World Book Day - The Gruffalo

Join us on World Book Day to celebrate the Gruffly and other works of Julia Donaldson. Throughout the day we'll be doing readings of Julia's most loved booked, hosting free drop in craft activities and even serving up some Gruffalo Crumble! Children in themed fancy dress received a little treat!

Location: Shop Floor
Ages: N/A
Price: N/A.

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