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The Big Malarkey Festival  returns to East Park on 23rd and 24th June with a second helping of festive fun to celebrate children’s books and stories.   Produced by Hull Libraries, the festival  brings together  authors and illustrators, poets, storytellers, musicians, makers and animators, and  provides loads of opportunities for young people to get creative.

This year the Festival features a Big Top and new tents for poetry, music and writing workshops. Highlights include Katy and Chris Riddell, Sarah McIntyre, Jess French,  Steve Webb and Chris Mould, and David Long with his fabulous ‘Pirates Magnified’ stories.   Join in with a Poetry Slam on Saturday or the Insect Parade on Sunday. And did we mention Moomins? Frankenstein?  Detective stories?  With special events for Under 5’s and a new  programme for 13+ years on our amazing Blundabus double-decker bus  –  there’s something for everyone, and it’s all about to start again.  Find out more at www.thebigmalarkeyfestival.com

Tickets are £5 for adults, £2.50 for children, £14 for a family of four, available from the website.

Event Type

  • Family Friendly

Date Time Price  
Sat 23 Jun 10.00am £2.50 - £14  
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Sun 24 Jun 10.00am £2.50 - £14  
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East Park
Hull Culture & Leisure
Holderness Road
01482 300 300


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Venue Access

  • Accessible Toilets
  • Assistance Dogs
  • Baby Changing
  • Blue-Badge Parking
  • Wheelchair Access

Opening times

Monday 7.30am – dusk
Tuesday 7.30am – dusk
Wednesday 7.30am – dusk
Thursday 7.30am – dusk
Friday 7.30am – dusk
Saturday 7.30am – dusk
Sunday 7.30am – dusk

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