Beeline Storytelling Festival, Saturday 19 October 2019

The festival is a celebration of stories 而且 storytelling in all their wonderful forms. Now in the thirteenth year of Beeline, we’re excited to welcome you to our family day.

活动将在 蜂巢 以及mg4355电子娱乐网址 城市的校园 in the wonderful Workshop Marquee, the Festival Theatre 而且 the magical Story Telling Yurt.  All venues will be clearly signposted throughout the day.



Nigel Auchterlounie - Dennis, Gnasher & 雇工宴席,车间

加入奈杰尔, 雇工宴席作者, 作家和插画家, 而且 creator of Dennis in Jurassic Bark, for a drawing masterclass where he’ll share tips on how to write 而且 draw your Beano favourites, 包括丹尼斯和格纳瑟. Nigel will also reveal his drawing ‘cheats’ to help you with your own drawing!

给Nigel Auchterlounie订张票



Sophie brings to life the gr而且 tradition of books that celebrate the alliance of old 而且 young... There’s a strange new guest at the Mermaid Hotel, 一个声音粗哑的老妇人, bags stuffed with jewellery 而且 coins 而且 curiosities, 还有一只眼睛锐利的宠物乌龟. 有超级大反派在逃吗? Julia Eccleshare MBE joins Sophie to host for this event.

12.30点,年龄7 - 11

Cat Weatherill—讲故事的人

Children are searching to find their own special place in a world that can be strange, 具有挑战性和令人恐惧的. Cat reassures 而且 shows children beauty 而且 wonders to make them laugh! Stories are a precious gift to humanity, 而且 gifts are always more wonderful when shared.

上午10和12.30点,年龄4 - 7   11.15点到1.45点,年龄7 - 11
预定Cat Weatherill的票


Sarah McIntyre 而且 Phillip Reeve - Author 而且 Illustrator

你喜欢小马吗? What about roly-poly ponies who can fly? Come meet Kevin, the four-legged, two-winged hero of The Legend of Kevin. Join Philip Reeve 而且 Sarah McIntyre for story fun, 游戏和现场绘画, 带一幅你自己的画回家! Philip Reeve 而且 Sarah McIntyre are the best-selling duo behind Oliver 而且 the Seawigs, Pugs of the Frozen North 而且 The Legend of Kevin. Join them to celebrate their newest Roly-Poly Flying Pony adventure; Kevin’s Great Escape.

11.30点,年龄7 - 11


Lydia Monks—作家和插图画家

Join author 而且 illustrator Lydia to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ 而且 the next in the ‘Twit Twoo School’ ‘Rabbit Races Ahead’.

Be part of the adventure in this interactive, storytelling 而且 illustrative session 而且 watch as a whole host of glittering characters come to life.

下午3点,4 - 7岁

Mumblecrust -剧院

Mumblecrust reimagine Wells’ thrilling Sci-Fi classic with lashings of humour, 获奖的木偶, 音乐和故事. A Victorian scientist invents the world’s first Time Machine. Everything is perfect, or so it seems… but in the future, monsters are very real indeed…



Tale of Baba Yaga - Theatre 而且 Puppetry

Lurking somewhere outside human underst而且ing is the Baba Yaga, a creature so foul even the most noble of beings fear its name! Using storytelling 而且 puppetry we delve into the world of the Baba Yaga.  

预订Baba Yaga的票

Tracey Corderoy -  Author 而且 Making Workshop

‘The One-Stop Story Shop’ is a celebration of the power of the imagination, 既愚蠢又悬疑!  Make your own space rocket 而且 blast off with Bounce Test Bunnies, apprehensive hamsters 而且 giggles galore!

10.30 am和1.45点,年龄4 - 7
给Tracey Corderoy订张票


Bhangra Tots - Dance, Storytelling 而且 Puppetry Workshop

Journey to India on a magical carpet ride with dancer Sohan. Fly around the world using your imagination, then journey across the Himalayas to the Punjab to learn the colourful dance of Bhangra - a joyous farming dance... dig soil, plant the seeds, grow vegetables. Take a train journey to Mumbai 而且 dance like a Bollywood Star!! Meet Bhangra bunny (glove puppet) amongst other colourful friends.

10.30am, 12.下午30点和下午2点,适合4-7岁

Theatre Workshop ‘TREAD through a bear hunt’ 

Drama works company ‘Tread’ lead you in a theatre workshop based on the famous story ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. 使用音景, 运动和描述, explore new ways to tell favourite childhood stories. Can you squelch 而且 squerch through the mud? Can you make the swishing sound of the long grass? 甚至像熊一样跳舞?! Come 而且 join the fun with the Tread family 而且 find new exciting ways to enjoy your favourite stories. 

10am, 12.45 pm和2.45点,所有年龄

Rat-a-tat Tales 而且 Story Book Characters 

快来蜂巢听《mg娱乐网十大网址》吧. Story book characters will be around all day including the Bear Hunt bear 而且 the Tiger Who Came to Tea.



The festival bookshop where you can purchase your favourite books, meet the authors 而且 get your books signed.


Our festival passes include access to all shows 而且 workshops, or you can buy tickets for an individual show.

  • 家庭节日通行证* = £30 (两成人两儿童) 
  • 个人节日通行证* = £7 (孩子), £12 (成人) 
  • 单程票* = £4.50 (孩子), £7 (成人) 


*all children should be accompanied by an adult.


Some of you may have joined us in previous years for storytelling, author visits or theatre at 蜂巢 as we have featured some public 事件 for many years. These have included visits by exciting authors such as Jacqueline Wilson 而且 Michael Rosen. 



This year we’ve increased the number of family 事件 to focus on one exciting day full of fun 而且 inspirational stories.Venues will include a two hundred seat ‘Festival Theatre’, the magical ‘Story Telling Yurt’ 而且 a ‘Workshop Marque’, alongside activities taking place in 蜂巢. 除主要节目外, there’ll be plenty of other activities including Story Time; Rat a Tat Tales. Book characters from ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ 而且  ‘The Bear Hunt’ bear may even pop in for a visit!

As in previous years, much of the Beeline Festival is aimed at schools. This year is no exception - with two full weeks of exciting 事件 而且 over four thous而且 school children booked to attend. Our 2019 school programme is bigger than ever 而且 features some of the country’s leading storytellers, 插图画家, 音乐家, 作者和演员. 与广泛的项目, 事件, 和演出计划, the festival promises to celebrate storytelling in all its forms, 创造乐趣, inspirational experiences for our audiences 而且 participants alike.

We very much hope you enjoy the programme 而且 have a great story-packed day!

For photos 而且 videos from previous 事件 see our Facebook页面.