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.

The festival will be back from Monday 21st – Friday 25th June 2021, 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. The theme is Hello World! Expect music, dance, drama and of course some inspiring authors and illustrators! This year we are offering these in your school – so you decide where they can take place most easily and safely.

BOOKINGS OPEN ON 26 APRIL 2021 AT 4PM 

BOOK TICKETS FOR THE BIG MALARKEY FESTIVAL SCHOOLS PROGRAMME 2021

 

Monday 21  – Friday 25 June // 10 – 11am  /  1.30  – 2.30pm

DANCE WORKSHOPS – BOOK HERE >

 

Monday 21  – Friday 25 June (exc Weds) // 9.30am  – 10.30pm

ONLINE SESSIONS – BOOK HERE >

 

Monday 21 June // 11am – 12pm  /  1.30pm  – 2.30pm

KS3 – BOOK HERE >

 

Tuesday 22 June // 11am – 12pm  /  1.30pm  – 2.30pm

KS1 – BOOK HERE >

 

Wednesday 23 June // 11am – 12pm  /  1.30pm  – 2.30pm

NURSERY – YR1 – BOOK HERE >

 

Thursday 24 June // 11am – 12pm  /  1.30pm  – 2.30pm

YR6 + KS3 – BOOK HERE >

 

Friday 25 June // 11am – 12pm  /  1.30pm  – 2.30pm

YR1 – YR5 – BOOK HERE >

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

We are grateful to the James Reckitt Library Trust and McCain Foods for supporting the 2021 Activity Days for Schools.