Axel is an award-winning, internationally-acclaimed author and illustrator of some of the most well-loved children’s books, including Julia Donaldson’s The Gruffalo. His books have been published in many languages and his work has been exhibited all around the world. Axel will read stories, draw and talk about his work. 2pm White Rock Theatre, Sussex Hall,… Read More


Drop in and explore between 7.30 – 9.30pm Marrying the ancient and the cutting edge, Otherworld is a mischievously surreal experience informed by local stories. Northern Ireland’s Magik Door create a portal to the Otherworld in the heart of  Alexandra Park, turning an area of the park into an interactive hypnagogic dreamscape. The company is… Read More


FREE stories, activities and workshops a-plenty on the Stade. If it’s wet, don’t fret! All our stories are under cover: Programme (subject to change) 12 & 1.30pm: Out of the Hat by Long Nose Puppets When Doris and Delilah wake up to find something strange and sparkly has fallen from the sky, they are inspired… Read More