We are very sad to confirm that due to the Covid19 pandemic and the restrictions now affecting us all The Big Malarkey Festival will not be able to go ahead this year. This is hugely disappointing for all the children, teachers, families and Hull Libraries staff who were looking forward to getting together again, and welcoming some wonderful artists to the festival. But everyone’s priority now is to look after each other – our staff, our children, families and the community as a whole during this extremely challenging time.

In the meantime, we know how much you enjoy creative stuff - and how much parents and carers will be needing to replenish their energies - so we’ve cooked up some #HibernationInspiration activities for you to enjoy!

Take good care, keep writing, reading, drawing, making, and we’ll all get together again as soon as we can!

The Big Malarkey Festival 2018 / Film by our festival sponsor KCOM

Hull's Children's Literature Festival returns for the fourth year in 2020, with another invitation to children and families to take a trip into a world of books, stories, poetry, drawing, making, music and performance. Join the library - see the world!

Best Family Event - Shortlisted

WE'RE BACK 23 - 28 JUNE 2020

A literature festival for children aged 0 - 16yrs



* Malarkey Park *
East Park, Hull, HU8 8JU

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