Andy and The Odd Socks

Welcome to the crazy and wonderful world of Andy and the Odd Socks who will open the Broughton Hall Children's Literature Festival with a BANG. CBeebies star Andy Day will be joined on stage by his Odd Socks band for this very special gig.
Suitable for all ages

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Clare Balding

Clare Balding is one of Britain's leading broadcasters and a best-selling author. Clare will share tales of growing up surrounded by animals and inspirational stories from the Olympians and Paralympians she has met during her remarkable career. 
Ages: 6–11

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Rob Bradley

Rob Bradley is a poetic rapper, storytelling songwriter and freestyle rap world champion. Learn to turn your best ideas into clever lyrics, and perform them to music in a fun, collaborative workshop.
Ages: 9–14

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Peter Bunzl

Best-selling children’s author Peter Bunzl discusses his love of comics, cartoons and adventure stories, and how that led to a career in animation and writing. He explains how he combined research into real life Victorians, airships and automata (clockwork robots) with his own exciting ideas to create his highly acclaimed children’s book series: The Cogheart Adventures
Ages: 9–12

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Donavan Christopher

Donavan Christopher, aka D-Bo General, is a rap poet and cultural reggae artist. His interactive show encourages audiences to express their views on challenging social issues such as self respect, cultural diversity and cyber bullying etc.
Ages: 5–11

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Steve Cole

Steve Cole, will introduce scary characters and sinister villains through his 'Young Bond' books. Steve loves involving his audience on stage, no children have been killed so far – you could be the first.
Ages: 9+

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Nick Cook

Nick Cook, will introduce audiences to the world of Cloud Riders his recent book series. Be warned because a real life tornado will be created during the session and there may even be some audience dancing. You have been warned! 
Ages: 9–12

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