Ware Events – Sunday 19th May 2024

All events free and ticketed through Eventbrite.

TIMINGS: 10am- 4pm each day

LOCATION: Southern Maltings


  • Children’s author readings (Upstairs Stage by Bar)
  • Author Market (Lower Function Room) :Meet 40+ local authors showcasing their published work.
  • Ware Book Exchange (Upstairs Bar) : Bring a book, have a look, take a book!
TimeEvent NameLocationDetailsBooking Link
10.00am – 10.30amBaby Rhyme TimeMain StudioA fun session of songs and
rhymes, in association with the team from Ware Library.
10.45am – 11.15amChildren’s YogaMain StudioYoga session for children with author Maria Oliver of Boxmoor Yoga.https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/childrens-yoga-with-author-maria-oliver-free-event-tickets-881781782047
11.30am – 12.30pmCelebrate with Animalympics!Main StudioJoin Josie Dom in a crazy session where you will explore animals, their traits and their favourite sports! You’ll hear extracts from Josie’s Animalympics story, but this isn’t your usual story-time, come prepared to get up and join in.https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/animalympics-craft-event-for-children-free-tickets-881779665717
12.00pm – 1.00pmPoetry Open MicUpstairs stage by barJoin Ware Poets for a poetry open mic session. Come listen to local writers and readers read beautiful poetry. You can also bring your own poems to share. Children and young people are encouraged to participate. Fun for all ages!Read More about it here.
1.00pm – 2.00pm
Little Lost Fish : Storytelling by Vickie Holden
Main StudioLittle Fernandez the Fish is LOST and needs YOUR help to find his shoal! Come on a storytelling adventure meeting a mongoose, otter, croc and cobra along the way. Suitable for the whole family, especially 4-10 year-olds.https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/storytelling-event-for-children-free-tickets-881783266487
2.30pm – 3.00pmBaby Rhyme TimeMain StudioA fun session of songs and
rhymes, in association with
the team from Ware Library.
3:15pm – 4:00pm French Storytelling and puppetry: Very Hungry Caterpillar by French FrogglersMain StudioCome and meet Frogouille, the French speaking frog, and learn French the fun way with a storytelling session from French Frogglers. Together, we will read the book “La Chenille Qui Fait Des Trous” (The Very Hungry Caterpillar) by Eric Carle.https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/french-storytelling-the-very-hungry-caterpillar-free-event-tickets-894634565067
2.00pm – 2.45pmAuthor Talks: Behind the Scenes of ComedySouth CowlSteven Vinacour will be giving an insight into his writing career starting on The Big Breakfast and then as a television scriptwriter, radio presenter, stand-up comedian, voice of a range of toys and now author. He will also be revealing why his alphabet only has 25 letters in it.https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/behind-the-scenes-of-comedy-author-talk-with-steven-vincaour-free-event-tickets-881790658597
3.00pm – 3.45pmAuthor Panel: Fantasy ForumSouth CowlJoin the Festival’s Fantasy authors for a dive into weird worlds and parallel universes.https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/author-panel-fantasy-forum-free-event-tickets-881791511147


TimeEvent NameLocationDetailsBooking Link
11.00am – 12.00pmLet’s Write: Creative Writing workshop for adults and young people.South CowlA workshop to fire up your imagination and start your stories, led by Elizabeth Barber. Ideal for beginners – no writing experience necessary!https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lets-write-creative-writing-workshop-free-event-tickets-881784520237
12.00pm – 01.00pmStory Sparks: Creative Writing workshop for young people and adults.South CowlJoin fantasy author Ken Boyter in this workshop to get you creating a world of magic and monsters.https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lets-write-creative-writing-workshop-free-event-tickets-881789294517
1.00pm – 1.45pm
Workshop: How to Write Your First Book with Jessie Lewis
South CowlHands-on session with bestselling Regency and Austen-inspired historical romance author Jessie Lewis. Dive into the logistics of starting – and finishing – your first book. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/workshop-how-to-write-your-first-book-tickets-894641044447

Map of Southern Maltings