The Humber Mouth - Hull Literature Festival 2000 - Thursday 9th November - Sunday 19th November 2000

Thursday 9th November - morning Ings Library, Savoy Road (01482) 796201
Thursday 9th November - afternoon Greenwood Avenue Library, Greenwood Avenue (01482) 851180
Friday 10th November - morning Harry Lewis Library, Annandale Road (01482) 784044
Workshops and Performances with
Gerard Benson

The popular poet and co-founder of 'Poems on the Underground' entertains invited school groups at library branches around Hull. For further information please contact the Children's Library at Hull Central Library (01482) 210099

Friday 10th November - 5.00pm Hull Screen, Hull Central Library
FREE, reserve a seat on (01482) 327600

Official Festival Launch
The Winners of
the Humber Mouth Short Story & Poetry Competition

See Nov 10th for more details of this year's writing competitions which feature winners from four of the city's Secondary Schools with their poems and short stories.

Saturday 11th November - 2.00pm Hull Kids Screen, Hull Central Library
All seats �1 - Box Office (01482) 327600

Dir: Peter Hewitt U.K. 1997 1 hr 27mins

Digital technology brings Mary Norton's children's book to life as never before. The Lender family's Great Aunt has died and since lawyer Ocious Potter (John Goodman) can find no will he announces, to everyone's surprise, that he intends to demolish the house. The building, however, is home to the Borrowers, a band of small people who nestle under the floorboards.

Monday 13th November Morning: James Reckitt Library, Holderness Road (01482) 320015
Afternoon: Bransholme Library, North Point Shopping Centre (01482) 826585

'Brilliant' with Bernard Young

Popular local poet Bernard Young will be working in community libraries with invited school groups to launch his new collection of poems 'Brilliant' (published by Kingston Press). For more information contact the Children's Library, Hull Central Library (01482) 210099

Thursday 16th November 4.30pm Hull New Theatre, Kingston Square
Friday 17th November 10.30am 1.30pm 4.30pm
Saturday 18th November 10.30am 1.30pm 4.30pm
�8.20 adults �7.50 child (other discount available) - Box Office (01482) 226655

'Happy Birthday Postman Pat'

It's Pat's Birthday and whilst everyone in Greendale wishes Pat a 'Happy Birthday' Pat mistakenly believes that there will be no celebration because everyone is too busy. Meanwhile at Greendale a mystery parcel is delivered....
The popular BBC TV Children's Character 'Postman Pat' takes to the stage in an all new show suitable for 2-7 year olds. With lively songs and audience participation.

Thursday 16th November 1.30pm Children's Library, Hull Central Library
- for ages 13 to 15

Crime Writing
'Dead Good' with Anne Cleeves

Crime writer Anne Cleeves offers her advice on the best and most exciting reading in a special workshop for ages 13 - 15. For more information contact the Children's Library (01482) 210099.

Friday 17th November 2.00pm Hull Central Library, Childrens Library
'Hyperactive' with Nick Toczek

Demonstration and finale of an internet writing project with poet Nick Toczek and children from local schools.

For more information please contact Barry Ward, Hull Central Library (01482) 616809.


Saturday 18th November 2.00pm Hull Kids Screen, Hull Central Library
all seats �1 - Box Office (01482) 327600

The Iron Giant (U)
Dir: Brad Bird U.S.A. 1999 1 hr 26mins

This classic children's story, written by the late Ted Hughes in 1968, has finally been adapted for the big screen. Set during the uneasy atmosphere of the cold war, 1950's America panics when a huge metal man drops in from outer space into a small country town and special agent Kent Mansey is sent to investigate.

Tuesday 21st November 10.45am - 12noon The Dales Primary School
1.30pm - 2.45pm Cleeve Primary School
Spin Off Theatre presents:

'Around Robin'
A day in the life of Robin Kingsland

Robin Kingsland has written more than 30 books for children which have become popular all over Europe. 'Around Robin', the new play by Spin Off Theatre, finds him sitting at his desk about to write his next enthralling adventure story. The audience will find out about Robin Kingsland's life as a writer and watch some of his characters magically come to life.

Around Robin is for children between the ages of 8 and 12. Parents of pupils from The Dales & Cleeve Primary School are welcome. For more infomation contact Spin Off (01482) 802611.