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Young people's festival of writing in Exeter

  • Date: 1 February 2013
  • Area: South West
Le Navet Bete

Le Navet Bete. Credit: Le Navet Bete

exetreme imagination, the festival of writing for and by young people, will be returning to Exeter in February half term , 16-24 February 2013.

The festival, which first took place in 2010, has grown through the collaboration of partners across the city and beyond who all aspire to celebrate young people's literature.

Throughout the week of the festival, there will be a wide variety of events for children and young people of all ages and for their families at venues across Exeter and other locations.

Fans of Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid won't want to miss The Wimpy Kid show, guaranteed to be giggle-provoking. The Bikeshed Theatre will be staging Freddy Dare and the Ginger Robber all week and running writing workshops, and Devon Libraries will be putting on an exciting new exhibition of Carnegie award-winning books.

At Exeter Northcott Theatre, there will be the opportunity to meet children's author Julia Donaldson, famous for The Gruffalo, then wander through the University of Exeter Forum for a Festival Fun Day for Families, with storytellers, activity workshops and exhibitions. Visitors should also watch out for award winning clowning troupe Le Navet Bete performing Hansel and Gretel in surprising places.

During February half term exetreme imagination will coincide with Animated Exeter, one of the UK's leading public animation festivals. Both events are themed around storytelling and childhood and this exciting collaboration has stimulated a vibrant interactive line up. 

exetreme imagination and Animated Exeter are both supported by Exeter City Council and the National Lottery through Arts Council England,

For further details, including information about tickets, some of which are free, visit the exetreme imagination 2013 website