The Queen's Hat at the Hay Festival

'The Queen's Hat' will be riding the wind all the way to the Hay Festival on Thurs 29th May at precisely 2:30PM.

The Hay Festival is HUGE. Have you seen the star-studded line-up? Brian May, Judi Dench, Stephen Fry, Miranda Hart, Julia Donaldson, Jennifer Saunders . . . the list goes on and on and on. Many of my all-time favourite author-illustrators will be there too.

And there will be extensive media coverage. Check out the blurb from Hay Festival website below. 

'There will be unprecedented BBC coverage of Hay Festival on TV, radio and online under a single banner, making the festival more accessible than ever before. The One Show will be live from Hay Festival for the first time; Martha Kearney will be broadcasting from the site; Talking Bookswill be on the road at Hay Festival for five special episodes dedicated to the festival. Presented by Razia Iqbal, the series will feature exclusive interviews with world renowned authors. Razia will also present two special editions of Best of Hay Festival that will look back at the highlights from the festival. BBC Four will also make a one-hour documentary about the festival and the book-loving town of Hay-on-Wye.'

Some of my illustrator friends will be holding events there too (like Alex T Smith and Steven Lenton) so it'll be great to see some familiar faces!

For my event, which is for 3+, we'll be going on a windy adventure with the Queen, her Royal Guards and her little pet corgi as they chase after her hat all around London. Children (and adults) will have fun trying to spot the hidden characters in the chaotic London scenes from 'The Queen's Hat'. We'll be drawing too, and (if you like) you can leave the event as a King or a Queen (courtesy of a little bit of crafty crown making). We had loads of fun with this at the Hoo's Kids Book Fest only a few days ago.

For event details and prices, go HERE or visit the Hay Festival's 'Hay Fever' site HERE for details on events for children and families. Or visit the whole site HERE. The festival will be running from May 22nd to June 1st. Come along!