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Fabula Festival: What’s on in Redbridge this weekend

PUBLISHED: 09:01 24 October 2015

Children and parents enjoy a Mad Hatter themed festival at Redbridge Library

Children and parents enjoy a Mad Hatter themed festival at Redbridge Library

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Book lovers will be out in force this weekend for the return of the Fabula Festival, a two-day celebration at Redbridge Central Library featuring discussions with authors, workshops and crafts. Take a look at some of the highlights for adults and children below

For children

Monsters and witches mask making, 11am-3pm on Saturday and Sunday, places are free, just drop in

Bonkers Balloons, 11am-3pm on Saturday and Sunday, free, just drop in

Make Anansi puppets and hear tales of the African folklore character, 11am to noon on Saturday, tickets £1.75, book through the library – 020 8708 2414

Story time trail treasure hunt, 11am-3pm on Saturday and Sunday, free, just drop in

Up in the Attic theatre show, 45-minute performances at noon and 3pm, for 3-6-year-olds, tickets £3 and available through The Little Box Office at redbridge.gov.uk

Bricks and Tricks Spooky Special, 2-3pm on Saturday, for children aged between five and 12, tickets £1.75, book through the library

Where Caterpillars Go show, 45-minute performances for under-fives at 11am and 1pm on Sunday, tickets £3, book through The Little Box Office

Monster and witches stories, rhymes and songs, noon to 12.30pm on Sunday, free and for under-fives, book through eventbrite.co.uk

All children’s events will be held in the children’s library on the ground floor

For adults

Author Joan Ellis, who has also worked as a comedian, copywriter and lecturer, discusses her life, career and the protagonists of her four psychological thrillers. One of the books is based on her real encounter with a murderer on a train. Saturday, 2.30-3.30, free, second floor of the library

Creative writing workshop, Saturday 1-3.30pm, first floor at the Schools’ Library Service, £10, book via The Little Box Office

Danish writing duo Dagma Winther and Kenneth Degnbol (who publish under the pseudonym Sander Jakobsen) discuss their debut novel and the popularity of Scandinavian crime fiction. Saturday, 3.30-5pm, first floor of the library, tickets £5 (£4 for concessions), book through The Little Box Office

Open mic evening, Sunday, 4-6pm, ground floor foyer, free, just drop in. To perform, call 020 8708 2414 or 020 8708 2409

Cupcake decorating, Sunday 11.30am-1.30pm for adults, 2-4pm for families (one adult and one child), second floor, £5, book via The Little Box Office

For teenagers

Meet 18-year-old Toby Thompson, a poet who was crowned Glastonbury Poetry Slam Champ in 2012 and has since appeared at numerous festivals and written and performed for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Sunday, 2-3pm, for 13-24-year-olds, tickets free, just drop in

Redbridge Fashion Exchange (clothes swapping), Saturday 11am-1pm, free, for all, just drop in

Hear from Anthony Anaxagorou, a poet, prose writer, playwright and performer, whose poetry has been featured on television and performed by Cirque du Soleil. Saturday, 2-3pm, for 13-24-year-olds, free, just drop in

Code club for young adults, Sunday 11am to midday, for 13-24-year-olds, free, just drop in

All these events will take place in the teenagers’ library on the ground floor


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