Saxmundham Library

Kate Rolfe – Children’s Book Illustration Workshop

Then on Fromus Green – 13:30 – 17:00

Meet award-winning author-illustrator Kate Rolfe and get to know her friends, Wolf and Bear! Kate will read us a story and have us all howling along with Wolf. Then she will show us all how to draw the two characters of Wolf and Bear and we will talk about how you can tell what they are feeling just by how we choose to draw their face. Kate will then lead us in another creative drawing activity inspired by the themes in the story of friendship, empathy, and big emotions. Finally, Kate will be happy to sign your copy of Wolf and Bear for you to take home, and you can ask her everything you have ever wanted to know about making your own books and stories!

Storytellers 10:00 – 13:00

Ashley Hickson-Lovence reading from Wild East 

Ashley Hickson-Lovence is a novelist and former schoolteacher with a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. Ashley’s debut novel The 392 was published in 2019. His second novel Your Show, was longlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize and shortlisted for the East Anglian Book Awards. Ashley will be reading from his third book Wild East, which is a young adult novel-in-verse, about 14 year old Ronny, a black teenager in a white school who has ambitions of becoming a rapper.   

Christopher Hill reading from a selection of children’s plays 

Christopher Hill is an award-winning playwright, radio dramatist and children’s author. Chris will be reading from a selection of his works, including comedy plays written for children aged 8 – 12. His play for children, Mister Holgado (Unicorn Theatre, 2013), was co-winner of Best Show for Children and Young People at the UK Theatre Awards and was nominated for a Writers’ Guild award. Christopher has written extensively for BBC Radio 4, including comedy series, adaptations and single dramas.   

University of Suffolk students reading from The Suffolk Anthology – Rebels With a Very Good Cause 

Students from the University of Suffolk are very excited to read from their anthology, Rebels With A Very Good Cause; Suffolk Stories for Young Adventurers, which tells the story of several famous faces from Suffolk’s past, including a Viking, a suffragette, and a fighter pilot. 

The Old Bank Garden

Old Bank Garden – 12:00 – 17:00 

Ian Brownlie – Fun family music session

Ian is an experienced musician, artist and educator. He is an associate artist at the Sainsbury Centre of Visual Arts, Norwich, and works with people of all ages. Join Ian in The Old Bank Garden, and take part in a fun and accessible music session. Take a journey into sound. Come along, make some joyous noise!

Jevan Watkins-Jones – Environmental Workshop 

Jevan is an artist and gardener whose practice is focussed on drawing, people, animals, and plants. He is currently artist in residence in The Art Station’s Old Bank Garden, and will be exploring new ways of creatively connecting with the beautiful flora and fauna. Workshop for all ages.

Jevan Watkins Jones | The Royal Drawing School

Fromus Green

Nonny Denny – Insect Junk Modelling11:00 – 17:00

Nonny is an artist, musician, and a member of Blackshore Collective! Nonny will be returning this year with more junk to model! Explore and make insects of all shapes and sizes, decorate and embellish to create beautiful creatures to fly around on Fromus Green.

RSPB Young Wardens12:00 – 17:00

(more details coming soon…)

Kate Rolfe – Children’s Book Illustration Workshop continues

13:30 – 17:00

Dance Workshop with Sam Moss

12:00 – 16:00

(more details coming soon…)