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LittlesMarket

Sat 6–Sun 7 Oct. All Day. Free entry.

LittlesMarket is a free weekend fair for children and their families. Jam packed with readings from children’s authors, craft activities for kids, dance, music and knitting workshops plus a range of stalls from designers, makers and publishers. There will be much fun to be had, and beautiful things to buy that will delight you and the little ones in your life.

* Visit our giant blanket fort and discover new books.
* Here readings from children’ authors Alastair Chisholm, Lari Don, Nataša Illinčić and Tom Morgan-Jones.
* Music workshops with Mrs Mash and Happy Ears, cooking with Pru Irvin and dancing from Dance Base.
* Kids knitting workshops with Jeni and Maja
* Stalls filled with toys, clothing, art, illustration and decor for little ones with AlmaBorealis * Bairns  * Emma O’Brien * Girl Guides * Hats of Faith * Jessica Kirkpatrick  Ola Rek * Wooltide.

All events are free unless stated otherwise, come early to get a space.


Saturday

10.10–11.30am Knitting workshop
Design and knit your own autumn scarf with Jeni and Maija and their knitting machine, for children aged 7+. £20. Book via Eventbrite

10.30–11am Storytelling and music with Mrs Mash

11­–11.45am Tom Morgan-Jones
Tom will read his book The Red Dread with a fun drawing workshop afterwards.

11.40–1pm Knitting workshop
Design and knit your own autumn scarf with Jeni and Maija and their knitting machine, for children aged 7+. £20. Book via Eventbrite

11.30am–12noon Hats of Faith
A reading of this beautifully illustrated children’s board book introducing readers to the shared custom of head covering. Learn about and also try on hats of faith.

1–1.30pm Storytelling and music with Mrs Mash 

1.10–2.30pm Knitting workshop
Design and knit your own autumn scarf with Jeni and Maija and their knitting machine, for children aged 7+. £20. Book via Eventbrite

1.30–2.15pm Pru Irvine cooking workshop
Join Pru for a fun talk and taste, where she will introduce you to some yummy recipes from her and Mary Contini’s book Easy Peasy: Real Cooking for Kids. This is a free event but we recommend booking in via Eventbrite

2.15–2.45pm Music with Happy Ears

2.40–4pm Knitting Workshop
Design and knit your own autumn scarf with Jeni and Maija and their knitting machine, for children aged 7+. £20. Book via Eventbrite

2.45–3.15pm Alastair Chisholm
Alastair will read his book The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bears with a craft to follow.

4.10–5.30pm Knitting workshop
Design and knit your own autumn scarf with Jeni and Maija and their knitting machine, for children aged 7+. £20. Book via Eventbrite


Sunday

10.10–11.30am Knitting workshop
Design and knit your own autumn scarf with Jeni and Maija and their knitting machine, for children aged 7+. £20. Book via Eventbrite

10.30–11am Hats of Faith
A reading of this beautifully illustrated children’s board book introducing readers to the shared custom of head covering. Learn about and also try on hats of faith.

11–11.45amLari Don and Nataša Illinčić
Writer Lari and illustrator Nataša will read from their book The Treasure of Loch Ness with a drawing workshop after the reading.

11.40–1pm Knitting workshop
Design and knit your own autumn scarf with Jeni and Maija and their knitting machine, for children aged 7+. £20. Book via Eventbrite

11.45am–12.15pm Dance Base Workshop
Elizabeth Daye will lead a book inspired dance workshop for all ages.

1–­1.30pm Tom Morgan-Jones
Tom will read his book The Red Dread with a fun drawing workshop afterwards.

1.10–2.30pm Knitting workshop
Design and knit your own autumn scarf with Jeni and Maija and their knitting machine, for children aged 7+. £20. Book via Eventbrite

2.40–4pm Knitting Workshop
Design and knit your own autumn scarf with Jeni and Maija and their knitting machine, for children aged 7+. £20. Book via Eventbrite

3.15–3.45pm Vivian French
Vivian will read from her book How Billy Hippo Learned to Swim. This will be followed by craft activities.

4.10–5.30pm Knitting workshop
Design and knit your own autumn scarf with Jeni and Maija and their knitting machine, for children aged 7+. £20. Book via Eventbrite