Festival of Libraries – Fun Day

Saturday 15 June

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Age range
For all the family


Run Time
3 hours

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Discover, Create, Imagine: Festival of Libraries Fun Day!

Get ready for a day of creativity, imagination and storytelling at our Festival of Libraries Fun Day! Join us with your family for a day where the magic of storytelling will fill Z-arts. It’s going to be a celebration of the vibrant world of children’s literature.


Storytelling Extravaganza
Immerse yourselves in captivating tales that transport you to far-off lands and spark the flames of your imagination.

Times: 11.00am, 11.45am, 12.30pm & 1.15pm

Crafty Corners
Unleash your inner artist or illustrator. Make you own bookmarks and write and illustrate your own books and comics. Use your creativity to bring your stories to life through art.

Times: Drop-in throughout the day!

Story Trail
Embark on an exciting literary adventure!

Times: Drop-in throughout the day!

Meet & Greet with Authors and Illustrators
This is your chance to meet some inspiring authors and illustrators who will be sharing their work. Engage in interactive sessions, listen to their stories, ask questions and have a go at some writing and drawing challenges.


11:15am – 12:00pm, Susannah Lloyd – Here be Giants & Who Ate Steve – aimed at ages 4+

12.15 – 1.00pm, Joan Haig – Great Minds & Tiger Rugs!  – aimed at age 8+

1.15 – 2.00pm, Paul Morton – Bug Belly Adventures – aimed at ages 6+

Book Inspired Art Installation
Contribute to a collaborative masterpiece! Families are invited to leave their artistic mark on a communal art installation, showing our community love for reading.

Times: Drop-in throughout the day!


Dommy B – Make Some Noise 

Dommy B is a multi-award winning performer of poetry and stories in theatres and festivals (He was Glastonbury festival’s Poet in Residence’) across the UK and overseas. He is known from his TV appearances including CBeebies ‘Rhyme Rocket’.

Times: 2pm

(tickets include a workshop)

ages 5+ and their grown-ups. 
Book your £5 Dommy B tickets here! 


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Show accessible performances only

Times displayed in grey may be sold out or not currently available. Alternatively workshops may be locked for Bright Sparks Members and require a log in.

Getting there

Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road
M15 5ZA
Greater Manchester

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