Children's Workshop: The Night Sky

This workshop for children teams music and poetry in a mischievous adventure across the sky at night. Race a comet through the solar system and concoct a brand new blend of moon juice in this playful session of interactive poetry and music-making led by poet Kate Wakeling and Boyne Music Festival artists.

At 12.15pm, family and friends are invited to join for a performance of the children’s work. Suitable for children ages 6 – 13.

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Kate Wakeling is a writer and performer who works extensively with family audiences. Her debut collection of children’s poetry, Moon Juice, is published by The Emma Press, with recent children’s poetry readings at the Southbank Centre’s Imagine Festival, the Verve and Stratford-Upon-Avon poetry festivals. Kate writes for chamber ensemble TROUPE and is writer-in-residence with Aurora Orchestra, where her scripts, stories and verse for family audiences have featured at Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, the bOing! Festival, the Melbourne Festival and on BBC Radio 3.

Kate’s poetry for adults has been published widely, including in The Guardian, Magma, Oxford Poetry, The Best British Poetry 2014 (Salt) and The Forward Book of Poetry 2016 (Faber & Faber). A pamphlet of her poetry, The Rainbow Faults, is published by The Rialto.