26may2:00 PM3:00 PMPinch Perkins and the Midsummer Curse with Cathy FitzGerald2:00 PM - 3:00 PM(GMT+00:00)

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Calling all knights, fairies and witches!

Come and join award-winning documentary-maker and author, Cathy FitzGerald this Sunday (26 May) for an action-packed hour of activities based on her first novel, Pinch Perkins and the Midsummer Curse

Cathy will show you how to discover your secret magical name, answer questions about being a writer, and help you come up with a BRILLIANT idea for your own fantasy story or drawing.



Midsummer’s Eve is about to get a whole lot more magical!

Someone is misusing magic. Curses have been cast and terrifying creatures are on the move …

Twelve-year-old Pinch Perkins lives on Tricky Dragon Lane, deep in the heart of London’s magical quarter. But when her mum is struck by a curse, and nobody seems to have a clue what to do, Pinch knows it’s down to her to find a cure.

Racing the clock on Midsummer’s Eve, Pinch will face the terrifying boss of the Thames Mudlarks, dance with the devious fairy king and queen and share a burger with King Arthur’s knights … all while trying to avoid the clutches of two fearsome villains out to SQUISH her!

‘Brimming with adventure, enchantment, and fun! A must-must-must-read!’ Ben Miller

‘Tremendous fun: an exciting story and a magical new world for young readers to explore!’ Lucy Strange, award-winning author

Cathy FitzGerald is a documentary-maker and author. She is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4, 3 and the World Service, presenting and producing programmes on subjects including magic carpets, gravedigging and why we like looking at blue sky. Radio Times called her ‘one of radio’s most original’ creators. She has a DPhil in the works of Charles Dickens. Pinch Perkins and the Midsummer Curse is her first book.



(Sunday) 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM(GMT+00:00)