Wee Write! Family Day

Wee Write! the dedicated book festival for children and families returns to the Mitchell Library for two days on March 3rd & 4th!

Wee Write! Family Day

About Wee Write! Family Day

3rd Mar 2018 to 4th Mar 2018
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The Mitchell Library
The Mitchell Library North Street, Glasgow City Centre G3 7DN
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Looking for a fun day out for the little bookworms in your life? Celebrate their imagination at the Wee Write! Family Days! It’s an absolute must for the kids. Join us for a weekend of imaginative, literary fun! ​

There will be a fantastic mix of children’s authors, illustrators and storytellers, plus theatre shows, puppets and lots more!

Saturday 3rd March


"Play Talk Read" Bus
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Jump aboard the "Play Talk Read" bus Benji, to listen to stories, join in with rhymes and get involved in some messy play.

Stay, Play and Learn
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Have fun helping your child learn through lots of fun play activities

Bounce & Rhyme
10:30AM - 11:15AM
Action songs, rhyme-time and stories for parents/carers and little ones to enjoy together.

Who Let The Gods Out? With Maz Evans
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Get set for a fun-filled interactive family fiasco into Greek Mythology as you’ve never experienced it before! Packed with giggles and games

Beano - Cartoon Capers
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Find out all about the Beano and draw your fave characters to take home!

A Bonnie Tale with Ross MacKenzie
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Award winning author Ross MacKenzie invites you to dive into the story of Bonnie the seal - the official mascot of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships

Toddlers Tales
11:45AM - 12:30PM
Toddlers Tales is a fun, interactive activity for parents, carers and children to enjoy together

Monster Mash
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Join our Monster Mash as we celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the publication of ‘Frankenstein’.

A Bonnie Tale with Ross MacKenzie
12:30PM - 1:00PM
Award winning author Ross MacKenzie invites you to dive into the story of Bonnie the seal - the official mascot of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships

Museum Mystery Squad and the case of the Hidden Hieroglyphics with Mike Nicholson
12:45PM - 1:45PM
When a strange message is found hidden on the casket of Pharaoh Raneb, the Museum Mystery Squad must crack a code nobody's seen since ancient Egyptian times.

Leugh is Seinn le Linda – Gaelic Reading and Singing
1:00PM - 1:45PM
Join us for a fun-filled Gaelic reading session for families with stories, songs and puppets with Linda MacLeod, star of BBC Alba’s ‘Leugh le Linda’.

CAKE/Supertato Mashup with Sue Hendra and Paul Linnett
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Following on from the greatsuccess of the ‘half baked potato show’ Sue and Paul have another story to bring to the stage.

The Adventures of Captain Bobo with R.D.Dikstra and Kay Hutchison
1:45PM - 2:45PM
‘Come aboard’ for this interactive session about Captain Bobo, his comical crew and his trusty dog ‘Salty’

Leugh is Seinn le Linda – Gaelic Reading and Singing
2:15PM - 3:00PM
Join us for a fun-filled Gaelic reading session for families with stories, songs and puppets with Linda MacLeod, star of BBC Alba’s ‘Leugh le Linda’.

Create and Colour Scotland with Yvette Walker
2:30PM - 3:30PM
Lots of arty fun with a uniquely flavoured Scottish twist

Dear Dinosaur: T. Rex on Tour with Chae Strathie
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Have a ROARSOME time with award-winning author Chae Strathie and his fabulous follow-up to Dear Dinosaur

Harry Potter Magic
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Back by popular demand, this fun interactive Harry Potter Adventure will have you making potions using some ghastly ingredients, casting magical spells and having lots of wizarding fun!

Sunday 4th March


Big Kid Twister
10:00AM - 12:30PM
Big Kid Twister return to create their amazing and unique balloon models throughout the day for you to take home. Donations Suggested.

Fit Lab with Glasgow Science Centre
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Join the Bodyworks Team for this pulse-raising experience

Leugh is Seinn le Linda – Gaelic Reading and Singing
10:30AM - 11:15AM
Join us for a fun-filled Gaelic reading session for families with stories, songs and puppets with Linda MacLeod, star of BBC Alba’s ‘Leugh le Linda’.

Top Secret Grandad and Me: Death by Tumble Dryer with David MacPhail
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Wannabe detective Jay Patel has a top-secret sidekick – his ghost grandad! Shame he’s such a rubbish ghost – he hates walking through walls and he’s rubbish at haunting!

The Three Giants performance with Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre
11:00AM - 11:30AM
The hero of our story is Finn MaCool, biggest and strongest giant in the whole of Ireland.

A Bonnie Tale with Ross MacKenzie
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Award winning author Ross MacKenzie invites you to dive into the story of Bonnie the seal - the official mascot of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships

Leugh is Seinn le Linda – Gaelic Reading and Singing
11:45AM - 12:30PM
Join us for a fun-filled Gaelic reading session for families with stories, songs and puppets with Linda MacLeod, star of BBC Alba’s ‘Leugh le Linda’.

Make, Copy, Share! Zine-Making with Lauren Davis
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Get creative and learn the art of zine-making (self-made magazines)

Magic of the Mummy: Tales of Ancient Egypt with Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre
12:15PM - 1:15PM
Join our intrepid explorer as he enters the tomb in search of the story of the First Mummmmmmy.......

A Bonnie Tale with Ross MacKenzie
12:30PM - 1:00PM
Award winning author Ross MacKenzie invites you to dive into the story of Bonnie the seal - the official mascot of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships

Maggie’s Mittens with Coo Clayton and Alison Soye
12:45PM - 1:45PM
Meet Maggie, who hates her new ‘hot and fuzzy’ mittens. Maybe she can find them a new owner on her trip around Scotland

Bounce & Rhyme
1:00PM - 1:45PM
Action songs, rhyme-time and stories for parents/carers and little ones to enjoy together.

Big Kid Twister
1:30PM - 4:00PM
Big Kid Twister return to create their amazing and unique balloon models throughout the day for you to take home. Donations Suggested.

Norman the Norman from Normandy with Tom Morgan-Jones
1:45PM - 2:45PM
NORMAN THE NORMAN FROM NORMANDY

Astronauts and Space with Dr Ken MacTaggart
2:15PM - 3:15PM
Star Wars lovers - meet the real stars of space: the trail-blazing men and women who are pioneering exploration of the cosmos.

Toddlers Tales
2:15PM - 3:00PM
Toddlers Tales is a fun, interactive activity for parents, carers and children to enjoy together

I Don’t Like Poetry! with Joshua Seigal
2:30PM - 3:30PM
Exciting young poet and performer Joshua Seigal’s debut book was shortlisted for the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Awards – the UK's only prize for funny children's books.

Harry Potter Magic
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Back by popular demand, this fun interactive Harry Potter Adventure will have you making potions using some ghastly ingredients, casting magical spells and having lots of wizarding fun!

Warrior Queen Sgàthach & the Blue Men of the Minch with Ariel Killick
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Join us on a fantastical, fun bilingual Gaelic adventure with Scotland's original supernatural superheroes!

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Wee Write! Family Day are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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