The Festival has a long history of running interesting workshops and family-friendly activities, and this year is no exception.

Here are just a selection:

Tiny Talk – Jen, the local South Manchester TinyTalk teacher, and mum to her own little signer Theo, who is 1 will be doing sessions on both days, 11:30, 1:45 and 3:00.

Story time

Quiet room – A chill-out room for feeding or napping or resting

Soft play – Parents must supervise children at all times.

Free play space – a big room to run about and roll on the floor and skip and sing. Mostly for the kids…!

Poetry readings


Art Exhibition

The programme of what and when and where will be added later – for now these will be between 10am and 5pm on either Saturday or Sunday (or both!) in the Mayo Building in rooms adjacent to the stalls and the talks.