Slime by The Herd at Big Malarkey Festival 2019. Photo credit: Jerome Whittingham @ PhotoMoments.

Sun to shine on Big Malarkey Festival this weekend

The Big Malarkey Festival will open its gates to the public this weekend.

Over the past week, school children have been visiting the children’s literacy festival in East Park, where they have entered a world of stories and imagination.

A host of famous writers, poets, cartoonists, artists and illustrators are set to appear at the festival over the weekend.

Nick Sharatt, award-winning illustrator of Tracy Beaker and the Jacqueline Wilson books, is one of the names appearing at the annual literacy festival, as are authors Jim Smith (Barry Loser series), Caroline Lawrence (The Roman Mysteries) and bestselling Young Adult author Lisa Williamson (Paper Avalanche and The Art of Being Normal).

Ellen Bianchini, director of The Big Malarkey Festival, said: “It’s nearly festival time and we can’t wait to once again bring East Park to life with stories, characters and imagination.

“Hull has many incredible libraries, spread across all the city’s communities and we really hope that not only do families come along for what will no doubt be a fun and enjoyable weekend, but they will be encouraged to access their local library and make use of the wonderful resources they offer.”

Adult tickets are priced at £5 per day, children’s tickets are £2.50 and children under the age of one go free. On the door tickets are priced at £6 for adults and £3 for children. Disabled tickets are £4 and include a free carers ticket. Get tickets here or from Hull’s libraries.

Visitors can bring picnics , while refreshments and snacks will be on sale. Find more information about the Big Malarkey Festival here.