The Big Malarkey Festival is part of the Hull Libraries’ great offer for city schools. We aim to encourage Hull children and young people to read for pleasure, to discover new writers and develop their own talents and imagination.

From 24-26 June 2020, we would have been offering a programme of Activity Days for Schools, including the James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Awardfor all members of our Hull Schools Library Service. The programme is free of charge and includes sessions for EYFS and KS1 – KS3 pupils, author talks and a range of practical workshops, exploring stories and literature in different media.

We are grateful to the James Reckitt Library Trust for supporting the 2020 Activity Days for Schools.

The experience of The Big Malarkey is invaluable in raising the aspirations of Hull children. A unique experience incorporating dance, drama, poetry, art, music and technology. Appealing to all ages, this unmissable event needs to be a date in everyone’s diary!

Lisa Fisher – ‘Every Child a Reader’ Specialist TeacherThanet Primary School