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Howling Half Term

Tuesday 1st November

Howling Half Term at The Story Museum

Best-selling authors top the bill this half term with dark tales of Wolves, Black Cats and the sinister world on the other side of the mirror

22nd – 30th October 2016

The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP


Come down to The Story Museum this half term and meet a host of award-winning authors. Katherine Rundell, winner of the Blue Peter book prize and the Waterstones Children’s  Book Prize is in conversation with local authors Tom Moorhouse and Cas Lester about Wolves and other wild animals, SF Said, author of the Varjak Paw series, will be talking about why he loves writing about the supernatural, and international author Cornelia Funke will be introducing the latest instalment of her MirrorWorld series about the dangerous world on the other side of the mirror.

For younger visitors we’ve got the fabulous Ready Steady Go show in which you get to make and drive your very own cardboard car, Science Oxford are providing gloopy potion fun and the Zoomers team will be hosting a live drawing session to create Halloween themed spooky Zoomer creatures.

Honor Dawkins-Stean of The Story Museum says:
“We’ve got an amazing line-up this half term with the opportunity to meet some outstanding authors and hear about their inspiration for some dark and spooky tales. But there’s no dark magic at work here at The Story Museum – just plenty of howlingly good Half Term Halloween fun for all ages.”

Events schedule:

Saturday 22 October               11:00, 13:00 & 15:00  Ready Steady Go

Monday 24 October                10:00 Wolves and the Wild – Katherine Rundell, Tom Moorhouse and Cas Lester in conversation

Tuesday 25 October               11:00 & 14:00 Marvellous Mixtures (Science Oxford)

Thursday 27 October              14:00 Varjak Paw – from Black Cats to Black Holes with SF Said

Friday 28 October                   14:00 Story time with the Zoomers!

19.00 George’s Marvellous Medicine for Grown Ups (Science Oxford)

Saturday 29 October               14:00 MirrorWorld with Cornelia Funke

Howling Half term runs from the 22 – 30 October. Times and prices of events may vary – please website for further details.

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