Welcome to exetreme imagination

exetreme imagination takes place from 17 to 29 October 2016

Highlights include:

  • David Almond, author of The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon and Skellig
  • Petr Horáček, author & illustrator of A New House for Mouse
  • Multi award winning author Meg Rosoff
  • ‘The Wonderful World of Moose’ drawing workshop with Moose Allain
  • Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse and Kensuke’s Kingdom
  • Carnegie Medal winner and author of Buffalo Soldier, Tanya Landman
  • Theatre Alibi’s performances of The Boy Who Climbed Into The Moon
  • A dance performance of Pinocchio by Jasmin Vardimon Company
  • The Wardrobe Ensemble’s The Curious Farm, a multi-sensory experience at The Bike Shed Theatre

More details of the festival will be available shortly so do drop by again soon.

exetreme imagination 2014

The 2014 festival took place during October half term, 25 October to 1 November 2014. Michael Morpurgo, Andy Stanton, Francesca Simon and Darren Shan were amongst the stellar line up of top children’s authors taking part.

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This video shows just a few of the events which took place during exetreme imagination 2014 to give a flavour of the festival.

You can download the 2014 extreme imagination brochure to see what events took place and visit our gallery. There were Author EventsExhibitions, Performances and Creative Workshops.

A theme of conflict ran through the festival, with some events linked to the First World War.

exeterimagination19As part of the festival, there was day of activities especially for families. The exetreme family fun day included author events, live story making, creative workshops and other shows and activities taking place across the city.

An exetreme teen day included events aimed at teens and young adults. Darren Shan read from and talked about Zom-B, his epic 12-book series about B Smith, a teenager who must learn to survive in a world of racism, zombies and darkness.

Ellen Renner, author of the award-JimW-Exeter Library 51winning Castle of Shadows books and new young adult fantasy Tribute, led a fantasy writing workshop for teens and adults. Exeter Library hosted a number of events including a Q&A session with young adult author Beth Reekles, the festival’s Youth Curator, and a drama workshop exploring young adult literature.

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