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Discworld Day: The Truth

Saturday 27th May - Saturday 27th May

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Key facts

Times

10:00 – 17:00

Booking

All events free with museum entry.

About the event

“Truth was what he told. Honesty was sometimes not the same thing.”

Discworld Day sees The Story Museum celebrating the work of much loved author Terry Pratchett. This year’s Discworld Day at The Story Museum is based on Terry Prachett’s best-selling novel The Truth.

The Truth tells the story of William de Worde, the accidental editor of the Discworld’s first newspaper. New printing technology means that words just won’t obediently stay nailed down like usual. There’s a very real threat of news getting out there. Now he must cope with the traditional perils of a journalist’s life – people who want him dead, a recovering vampire with a suicidal fascination for flash photography, and the man who keeps begging him to publish pictures of his humorously shaped potatoes. William just wants to get at the Truth. Unfortunately, everyone else wants to get at William. And it’s only the third edition…

Take part in printing workshops learning how newspapers were before the digital age, create your own newspaper comic and pick up your copy of the Ankh Morpork Times to catch up with the latest news.

And for fans ages 14+, join us for the Discworld Dinner: The Truth Shall Make Ye Hungry. Please note the Discworld Dinner is now fully booked.

Programme for the Day
All activities are FREE with Museum entry

10.00-17.00 Drop in newspaper crafting

10.30-12.00 Hand print your own Discworld Keepsake with printing expert Paul Nash

11.00-14.00 Drop-in workshop – learn how to make your own newspaper comic

13.00-13.15 Listen to Stephen Briggs reading extracts from Terry Pratchett’s work for young readers

13.45-14.00 Listen to Stephen Briggs reading extracts from Terry Pratchett’s work for young readers

14.00-15.00 Hand print your own Discworld Keepsake with printing expert Paul Nash

14.30-14.45 Listen to Stephen Briggs reading extracts from Terry Pratchett’s work for young readers

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