This event will celebrate novels
This event will celebrate novels set in imaginary worlds, exploring how ancient myths and histories have often inspired these worlds.
The event will include author talks and book illustration workshops, as well as a wide range of stalls, activities and exhibitions. Visitors will be able to walk through different fictional worlds as they explore the site, each one containing striking decorations, workshops, stalls, and activities themed on novels and their authors. The four main worlds will include J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Lewis Carroll and J.K. Rowling. We have over thirty different organisations coming to run activities and stalls – you will be able to see Lord of the Rings costumes, handle a range of museum artefacts, build a robot Greek monster, watch and take part in performances and talks, including a live Quidditch match! Characters from well-known fantasy novels will mingle in the Festival, and there will be an Alice in Wonderland cafe.The stalls, activities and exhibitions run from 3 until 6pm. It is free and caters for all ages. School groups are warmly welcome.
(Friday) 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cheney Lane, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7QH