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For The Kids!

For The Kids!

There is plenty for all ages at the More Than Words – Clevedon Literary Festival this year! 

While much of the programme is perfect for anyone of any age interested in books, writing and fiction… We have some events specifically designed for littler ones. Take a look at our listings for kids, taking place on the 9th – 12th June, 2022 

Kev F’s Children’s Comic Art Masterclass

Sat 11th 



Chapel Hill

BS21 7LL

Tickets £7


Well known for his writing and comic strip creations, Kev F Sutherland will teach you everything he knows showing you how easy comics can be. After the end of the Comic Art Masterclass, everyone goes away with a comic containing a strip by everyone in the class plus an individual caricature by Kev F.

Learn everything he knows, so you could leave school and steal his job!

Kev F Sutherland has written and drawn comic strips for everyone from The Beano to Marvel Comics, from Doctor Who to Viz magazine, and most points in between. 

His three new graphic novels adapt Shakespeare with a twist: Findlay Macbeth is a salesman in 1970s Scotland, Hamlet Prince Of Denmark Street is in a punk rock band, and The Midsummer Night’s Dream Team takes Shakespeare’s comedy and turns it into a heist movie. Since 2021 he has published a series of Pop Star Colouring Books, with illustrations and articles on everything from Eurovision and Punk to David Bowie and Rom Coms.

Empowering Children through Books

Four amazing children’s authors of different ages talk about their books, their inspiration and how empowering reading can be. 

Sat 11th


Chapel Hill, Clevedon 

BS21 7LL


Tickets £5

Jamie Russell: Former contributing editor of Total Film magazine turned author and screenwriter; he is the author of the Skywake trilogy published by Walker Books. 

Tamsin Mori:. Tamsin Mori – her debut novel, The Weather Weaver, has been a favourite with young readers and won the Dudley Children’s Book Award. The second book in this magical adventure series, A Gathering Storm, is out now. 

Annelise Gray: Author of the thrilling ancient Roman adventure series Circus Maximus. Written to wishfully see a female jockey win the Grand National – that subsequently happened – and to bring ancient Rome alive for children, it stars humans, horses, and real characters from history.

Laura James: Captain Pug, her debut novel (Adventures of Pug series), was shortlisted 2017 for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Other stories include Fabio:  The World’s Greatest Flamingo Detective and some dogs who start a newspaper in News Hound series. 

Moderator: Alistair Sims

Clevedon Community Bandstand

Sat 11th 


Bandstand, Elton Road BS21 7EH


1.30 Chai For All 

Exciting and entertaining, Chai For All plays Old World Yiddish folk, New World Yiddish theatre songs and jazz-tinged klezmer. A magnificent musical journey from the haunted Eastern European shtetls, through the dimly-lit basement bars of tango-crazed Buenos Aires, to the vibrant neighbourhoods of swinging New York.

Impassioned female vocals lead the party, against a joyous backing of trumpet, guitar and percussion. With fantastic music, brilliant audience rapport and more than a touch of goodtime showbiz, this is a set guaranteed to raise the spirits.

Lineup: Marianna Moralis – vocals, David Mowat – trumpet, Knud Stüwe – guitar, Simon Leach – percussion



40 performers 

A section of your old and new favourite 

Pop/Rock songs 

Director Mike Aris 

Twitter: @RockChoir

Facebook: @TheRockChoir



Band Rosalind Moreno Parra 

Band members:

Rosalind Moreno-Parra-Vocals

Rob Vasey-Guitar 

Carola Hengstenberg-Violin.

Rosalind Moreno-Parra brings a passionate fusion of Ladino, Latino, Tango & Spanish folk. Powerful, haunting melodies, complimented by Rob Vasey-Guitar and Carola Hengstenberg-Violin.

Rosalind Moreno-Parra, is an English-born Spanish singer and Voiceover artist whose mother is from Madrid, Spain.With her band, she brings a passionate fusion of Ladino, Latino, Tango & Spanish folk 

4.30 Django Swing

We are an acoustic trio of two guitars and double bass, playing music in the style of Django Reinhardt and the great Gypsy Jazz players who have been inspired by his music.

The ambience of 1930s Paris

Andy Luton – lead guitar

John Richards – rhythm guitar

Federico Leonori – double bass.


5.30 Chai For All 

2nd set

6.30 Hounds of Lounge Duo

Joanna Swan and Nick Pullin – guitar and vocals.

The Hounds of Lounge duo perform classic songs from the 1930’s to present day. 

with Joanna’s stunning vocals and Nick’s rhythmic and eclectic guitar style, expect Howling Wolf to Kylie Minogue and Peggy Lee to Led Zepplin!



The Super Greedy Caterpillar 

Wild Words 

Sun 12th 

2.30pm – 3:15pm

Theatre Shop 

Unit 5 Triangle Centre 

BS21 6HX

5yrs plus


Want to see puppets behaving badly; a man wearing fairy wings; and a 6-foot caterpillar who wants to eat the entire supermarket including your granny?!

Want to hear toe tapping tunes to dance to; singalong songs to join in with; and other silly serious business?

Wild Words aka Scruff and Ratty ably assisted by humans Michael Loader and Tom Veck bring you their new show and what is sure to be a new freaky family favourite with a serious message about the Environment… The Super Greedy Caterpillar!

Two funny puppets, two desperate men, live song and music, an undersized trumpet an oversized grub, glorious family theatre, participation galore and one giant Un-Eco friendly beast!