As part of the National Trust Heritage Festival, join us for three sessions of book readings with the authors, to be followed by a Q&A and workshop activity with an additional presenter.
Peggy Wahlhaus - The Elps of the Airport
12 - 1pm, ages 5+
The Elps are little invisible people who live at the airport and love to fly, but have been under a terrible spell for a long time. Can a little Elpboy who stutters summon all his courage to bring freedom and happiness on the Elkfolk? It is a story of bravery, community and friendship.
Moya Simons - Let Me Whisper You My Story
1 - 2pm, ages 9-13
Rachel is German and Jewish and living in Leipzig, Germany. Life is good and revolves around Sabbath meals shared with her happy family. With the outbreak of World War II, their lives are changed. The family are forced to move from their comfortable home into cramped housing, and when the Nazis arrive to finally take the family away, the don't know what is to become of them. But Rachel's father gives her instructions that save her life. He also tells her not to speak. Rachel remains quiet for the rest of the war, but what happened to her family? Will Rachel regain her voice now that she really needs it?
Susanne Gray and Annette Guerry - I am Jack
2 - 3pm, ages 8+
Jack likes going to school. He enjoys learning. George Hamel calls Jack 'bum head'. All the kids call Jack 'bum head'. Jack's in BIG trouble... school is getting dangerous. Nobody seems to want to listen. Until one day...
What is Harmony To You?
12 - 2pm, ages 2-10
12 - 2pm, all ages
Join the exhibition curator for an object talk and hands-on discussion within the exhibition space. Every object tells a story. Hear the tales of some significant objects from the Courage to Care collection. Participants are encouraged to bring their own objects and talk to presenters about what they represent. This will include talks by individuals featured in the Migrant Heritage Initiative.