Ryedale Book Festival has organised a day of literary events with a tree theme, as is fitting given that it will take place at the Yorkshire Arboretum.
Families will be able to enjoy stories with a simple craft activity, led by Karin Celestine, or be taken on a magical journey by international story teller Cat Weatherill. Professor Fiona Stafford will be talking with the Arboretum’s Director about her book “The Long Long Life of Trees”, which was a Sunday Times best seller in 2016. Local poet Daniella Nunnan will read her poetry at intervals throughout the day and supporting others in writing their own poems at a lunchtime workshop. Visual artist Alice Fox is running a leaf stitching workshop for adults.
There is a charge for these activities and spaces are limited so you are advised to book places in advance. All other events are included in the standard admission fee to the Arboretum which is open from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm. Lots more information on the participants, prices and bookings, here.
Sunday August 20, at The Yorkshire Arboretum