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The Big Malarkey Festival 2024

About The Big Malarkey Festival 2024

Join Hull Libraries and friends for a ‘World of Adventures’ at The Big
Malarkey Festival! Hull’s much-loved family festival celebrating children’s
book and stories is back on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June.

In Hull Libraries every book contains a world of adventures! You just need
somewhere comfy to sit or lie, open your book and hey presto, you’re up
and away!

At the Big Malarkey Festival, there’s an adventure in every tent!

There’s so much to do for children and young people from 0 – 16 years.
Come to the Big Top to meet authors, artists, musicians and more, with
amazing stories to tell. In our smaller tents, you can play with words to write
poetry, or stories, or make music, you could try some wonderful craft,
drawing, digital wizardry and much more.

If you need a break, you can just lie back with our Cloudscapes friends and
let you mind travel through the sky or pull up a beanbag in the Library tent
and dive into a book.

Where might your Malarkey adventure take you?

Festival brochures are out and about in libraries and around the city, or you
can check out the festival programme here and start planning your very
own Big Malarkey adventure!

Tickets are available to buy online or from all branches of Hull Libraries.

• £3 child (under 1yrs free) / £4 OTD
• £6 adult / £7 OTD
• £16 family tickets (2 adults + 2 children)
• £5 disabled parent/guardian + 1 free carer’s ticket

> Buy tickets for Saturday 22 June
> Buy tickets for Sunday 23 June

Don’t forget that all children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults must
be accompanied by a child!

You can sign up to the Big Malarkey mailing list for all the latest festival
news or find out more on The Big Malarkey Festival website.

The Big Malarkey Festival is produced by Hull Libraries and brings together
authors and illustrators, poets, storytellers, musicians, makers and animators –
and provides loads of opportunities for young people to get inspired, get
creative and discover the wonderful world the city’s libraries offer.

Event Dates & Times

Sat 22 Jun 2024 @ 10:00am - Sun 23 Jun 2024 @ 5:00pm
Sun 23 Jun 2024 @ 10:00am - Mon 24 Jun 2024 @ 5:00pm



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