WORDfest children’s author to be featured on BBC CBeebies

Alice Hemming’s book The Black and White Club to be read on CBeebies ‘Bedtime Stories’ by Sir Derek Jacobi

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One of WORDfest’s children’s authors is to have her work read out by British actor and director Sir Derek Jacobi on the popular CBeebies ‘Bedtime Stories’ on Tuesday 24 March.

Black and White Club

Sir Derek will read Hemming’s first book, The Black and White Club, which is a tale set at fictional Heavenly Hippos Wildlife Park, about being left out (the penguins start their own club for black and white animals only, but are soon brought to their senses by George the giraffe).

Hemming will be featuring at WORDfest’s family-friendly Get Stuck in Day (new for 2015) on Saturday 25 April, where she will be reading some of her stories aloud and encouraging children to participate.

A first for WORDfest 2015, Get Stuck in Day encourages people of all ages to join in on various activities and creative workshops. There will be something for everyone including art activities, children’s authors, spoken word workshops, Minecraft, the Do Stuff Bus, paper crafts, theatre performance and a games writing workshop.