Festival of Literature : Discover Story Centre : 16/17 March

The Big Write at Discover Children’s Story  is bound to be a lively and fun event. It’s such a lovely venue, that is (for once) designed totally for kids and families in every way. Once you have factored in your travel time (we suggest the javelin train from St Pancras to Stratford International : 8 minutes) and then a take away coffee and a walk around the Westfield Shopping Centre, and over the bridge to Stratford Town, you will arrive at the Centre.

There is an indoor (soft) play area, and fab outdoor mini adventure playground there, with lots of interactive play activities, dressing up, drawing, crafting and music and slides. A little bit of everything for your active-teenies. They put on a fab range of productions (especially at Christmas), and as they are respected and well read in their world of children’s art and performance, you have a sure bet to enjoy all their events, including this weekends Big Write one. Have a look below for the times and info of what is still on offer (tickets are selling fast), and make the effort to visit, your babes will thank you for it, and you will forget about the washing & ironing for a while… xo


Bob and the Moon Tree Mystery with Simon Bartram

12.00 – 1.00pm : Age 5+ : Location: The Zone

Watch as Simon creates all our favourite Bob characters before your very eyes! (Book signing)


Winnie’s Dinosaur Day with Korky Paul – The Big Write

3-4pm : Age 5-8 : Location: The Zone

Korky will be reading and sketching from a number of his bestselling titles, including the BRAND-NEW and eagerly awaited Winnie’s Dinosaur Day. Full of energy, wit and enthusiasm, Korky demonstrates how reading, writing and drawing are such fantastic fun! (Book signing)


The Wimpy Kid Show

4.30 – 5.30pm : +7 : Location: The Zone


Charlie Dark’s Octopus Club

3 – 4.15pm : Age 0 – 5 : Location: The Zone

Meet the starfish desperate to be a star, a beat boxing blowfish, a clumsy octopus and the mermaid who can’t swim. Join Charlie after the story for a special DJ set for 0 – 5s.

Host Alastair Watson brings the books to life with The Wimpy Kid Draw-Along and The Wimp Wars! Quiz. Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney will make an appearance in exclusive film clips about his books, and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid films. He even gives a sneak peak of how he draws his characters. All those who purchase a book on the day will be eligible for an exclusive Wimpy Kid Show stamp.

AUTHORS appearing during the event;

Simon Bartram  Bob, The Man on the Moon, 

Jim Field Farmer Clegg’s Night Out

Nick Butterworth Percy the Park Keeper series

Michael De Souza and Genevieve Webster Rastamouse

Axel Scheffler SOLD OUT The Gruffalo

Charlie Dark Charlie Dark’s Octopus Club

Polly Dunbar Tilly and Friends

Korky Paul Winnie the Witch and

The Wimpy Kid Show

Big Write Admission full day prices:

Adult £7 (conc. £6), Child £6.50 (conc. £5.50), Family Ticket (4 people), £24 – extra child £5.50, Annual Pass Holders: Child £3.50 Adult £4