Wee Write! Family Day

Wee Write! the dedicated book festival for children and families returns to the Mitchell Library for two days!

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Wee Write! Family Day
About Wee Write! Family Day

Make a note to join us on Saturday 25th February or 4th March, for an amazing families day at Wee Write! Children’s book festival.

Free Events Running Both Saturdays


BOUNCE & RHYME
11am – 11.45am | FREE

Action songs, rhyme-time and stories for parents/carers and little ones to enjoy together.
Ages 0 – 2 years

BODYWORKS/FIT LAB WITH THE SCIENCE CENTRE
Sessions running throughout the day | FREE

Glasgow Science Centre’s BodyWorks on Tour is a fantastic travelling exhibition all about the science of the human body. The experience is built around “hands-on” stations that are accessible and fun for people of all ages. Participants will have a great time being scientist and subject as they get to test out how their body works!
Suitable for all ages

BIG KID TWISTER
FREE

Big Kid Twister will create amazing and unique balloon models throughout the day for children to take home.
Ages 3+ years

TODDLERS TALES
2pm – 2.45pm | FREE

Toddlers Tales is a fun, interactive activity for parents, carers and children to enjoy together giving them the opportunity to enjoy physical play and help the child build vocabulary and knowledge.
Ages 2 – 3 years

DIGITAL GARAGE @ WEE WRITE
10am – 4pm | FREE

The Digital Garage is the place where anyone can come to give themselves a digital tune-up and pick up the skills they need to make the most of the web. Drop in to the Digital Garage for a virtual reality experience with Google Cardboard and navigate the giant Google Earth wall.
Great family fun!

BRAW TALES FOR BAIRNS
3.15pm – 4pm | FREE

Storytime with a real Scottish flavour. Hear about hungry cats and hairy coos, a midgie-swallowing lassie, and help us sing our very special Auld Lang Syne.
Ages 3 – 5 years

Saturday 25th February


MINECRAFT MYTHICAL BEASTS & MONSTERS
10.40am -11.30am, 12 – 12.50pm, 1.20pm – 2.10pm | £5

Explore myths & legends through the blockbased game of Minecraft with digital artist Gemma May Latham. Create your own mythical beasts and monsters. Write a story that will become the stuff of Legend, from two-headed sea squids to llama-eating dragons, and build your creatures in game.
Age 8 + years

OMMIE AND THE MAGICAL GARDEN, WITH SIRKKA FISK
11am – 11.45am, 12.15pm – 1pm and 1.30pm – 2.15pm | £5

A lovely active story time with Sirkka reading from her book Ommie and the Magical Garden, which combines an imaginative story to inspire young minds with simple yoga movements to benefit the body. Stretch and join in! Ommie is a brand new concept created to improve the health and happiness of children by teaching them simple everyday yoga.
Ages 3 – 7 years

MACASTORY’S MYTHS! MAGIC! MYSTERY!
12noon – 1.00pm | £5

Macastory take you back through the mists of time to experience some of the world’s greatest myths and legends... stories that have been told for thousands of years, full of adventure, gods, heroes and mysterious creatures that will have you on the edge of your seat! Macastory will bring these ancient tales to life... and youwon’t just be listening either, you’ll be part of the adventure too! Prepare for an hour of magical ‘mything’ fun, action and adventure!
Ages 7+ years

THE GLASGOW GRUFFALO WITH ELAINE C SMITH
12noon – 1pm | £5

Everybody loves The Gruffalo and now you can enjoy this children’s classic for the very first time in Glaswegian! Translated by actress and comedian Elaine C. Smith, The Glasgow Gruffalo will delight both children and adults alike. “A gallus moose taen a dauner through a scary big wood. A fox clocked the moose an the moose looked good.”
Ages 5+ years

SHIVER ME TIMBERS! IT’S CAPTAIN FIREBEARD, WITH CHAE STRATHIE
1.30pm – 2.30pm | £5

Welcome to Cap’n Firebeard’s School for Pirates – the fiercest, baddest school on all the Seven Seas. Students are taught to be fierce and brave, and lessons include ‘walking the plank’, ‘pirate speak’ and ‘crow’s nest climbing’. Get ready for Chae Strathie’s latest adventure, as the class put these new-found skills to the test! Chae’s popular live events are a mad mash-up of reading, singing, fun and daftness.
Ages 5 – 9 years

BOY. WIZARD. HERO. CELEBRATING THE HARRY POTTER BOOKS
2pm – 3pm | £5

Have you ever wanted to explore the magical world of Harry Potter books? Which Professor of Hogwarts would you like to meet? Join Fleurble Laffalott (super-assistant to the Professor of Potter) for a fun and interactive hour as she introduces some of the great Professors from J.K. Rowling’s much loved books, and throws in some transfiguration, potions and even a slow-motion Quidditch match along the way! New and exclusive bookmarks for all who attend.
Age 7+ years

CODERDOJO@WEE WRITE
2.45pm – 4.30pm Drop In | FREE

If you like writing stories but wish you didn’t have to choose just one way for a story to end, join this workshop. Discover how to use computer code to write a story with lots of different endings, which you can put online for your friends to read.
Ages 12 – 16 years

PAVLA’S PUPPETS PRESENTS THE OWL WHO WAS AFRAID OF THE DARK Adapted from the original book by Jill Tomlinson
3pm – 4pm | £5

In this charming and witty story Mrs Barn Owl sends Plop to talk with all sorts of characters on the ground. Gradually Plop discovers how interesting the dark can be and in the end he knows for sure that he is a night bird, just like his parents.
Ages 5+ years

COMIC WORKSHOP BROUGHT TO YOU BY JOHN FARDELL
3pm – 4pm | £5

Join the author-illustrator of Manfred the Baddie, and The Day Louis Got Eaten, for this fun interactive workshop. With lots of tips, techniques and inspiration to create exciting comic strips and picture stories. A must for budding comic strip writers.
Ages 8+ years

Saturday 4th March


PLAY, TALK, READ BUS
10am – 4pm | FREE - situated outside The Mitchell

Jump aboard the Play, Talk, Read bus Benji, to listen to stories, join in with rhymes and get involved in some messy play.
Ages 0 – 5 years

3 BEARS: A PERFORMANCE BY THE CLYDEBUILT PUPPET THEATRE
11am – 12noon | £5

The metal world of Goldilocks meets the lovely natural wooden world of 3 BEARS – the result, a very sticky adventure all round. Happily they become friends and cook up the most wonderful porridgey recipe together. The cook, Steve, bakes in the kitchen and finds time to tell a wonderful warm story using kitchen implements in a very intriguing and unusual way. This very successful Clydebuilt show is performed with objects found in the kitchen.
Ages 3 – 7 years

FIVE GO!
11.30am – 12.30pm | £5

Join us for some Famous Five fun and find out if you have what it takes to be a member of the mystery-solving gang. Codes, puzzles, games and lashings of ginger beer. Of course!
Ages 8 – 10 years

COLIN AND LEE, CARROT AND PEA WITH MORAG HOOD
11.45pm – 12.45pm | £5

Lee is a pea. All of his friends are peas; except Colin. Colin isn’t a pea. A deliciously funny story of an unlikely friendship between a small green pea and a tall orange carrot stick. Join author Morag Hood as she shares their story, all about the beauty of making friends with people (or vegetables) who are different from you. Then story with Morag and discover the special qualities unique to each vegetable friend. A fantastically funny story that appeals to the very youngest child - and makes adults laugh out loud.
Ages 4 – 6 years

ADVENTURES WITH THE GAELIC TREE ALPHABET WITH ARIEL KILLICK
11.45am – 12.45pm | £5

An Gille Dubh / The Guardian of the Trees, saddened by the clearing of his beloved trees and people, has left his forest home to sit alone atop the highest mountains, leaving his beautiful, prized possessions to Sìne to tell his tale. This touching, subtly powerful yet fun workshop, including Gaelic poetry, affords opportunities to learn, lie and dream amongst the ‘stars’ under a magical Gaelic spell, and take part in creating an exciting Scottish forest adventure!
Ages 7+ Years

SPY QUEST: CURSED DIAMOND
1.15pm – 2.15pm | £5

Spy Quest author and Super Spy Camp online game creator David Goutcher talks about his inspiration for Spy Quest and how he uses cutting edge technology in the game/ books, to immerse readers like never before in this action packed adventure about an international jewel thief.
Ages 7+ years

DINOSAUR DETECTIVES: A HISTORICAL THEATRE SHOW BY THE CLYDEBUILT PUPPET THEATRE
1.15pm – 2.15pm | £5

Follow the clues to the Dinosaur Bones...
Once upon a time enormous creatures walked the earth, creatures that became known in Victorian times as Dinosaurs. The Dinosaur Detectives follow a fascinating journey of discovery, fun and conflict surrounding the first fossil finds. A show with puppetry combined with projection and shadow theatre create their fascinating world. Dinosaur fans will love this show! A fossil table will be available at the end of the show for everyone to study fossils – including Dinosaur Vertebrae and Dinosaur Poo!
Ages 5 – 95 years

I AM A VERY CLEVER CAT WITH KASIA MATYJASZEK
1.30pm – 2.30pm | £5

Stockton the cat is very clever – he can dance, he can paint, he can juggle and he can knit. Or can he? Kasia Matyjaszek will help you find out all about Stockton and the friends who help him out when he gets in a terrible tangle in her hilariously brilliant new picture book.
Ages 2 – 5 years

CODERDOJO@WEE WRITE
1.30pm – 4pm Drop In | FREE

If you like writing stories but wish you didn’t have to choose just one way for a story to end, join this workshop. Discover how to use computer code to write a story with lots of different endings, which you can put online for your friends to read.
Age 12 – 16 years

ESTELLE MASKAME: DID I MENTION I LOVE YOU TRILOGY
3pm – 4pm | £5

4 Million Hits Online 140k Twitter Followers
19 Years Old!
Estelle Maskame began writing at 13, and had completed her DIMILY trilogy - already an international bestseller - by the time she was 16, uploading chapter by chapter on Wattpad. Estelle was the winner of the Arts Award in the Young Scot Awards 2016. DIMILY is an addictive, illicit love story with a clever modern twist.
Age 13 + years

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