The 2012 York Festival of Ideas will feature a wide range of events and activities for young people, including talks by popular children's authors Nick Arnold (Weird Science) and Steve Bloom (My Big Cats Journal) in York Explore Centre. All tickets can be downloaded from the festival website, www.yorkfestivalofideas.com/tickets.
With over 15 million books sold in 40 countries Nick Arnold is the world’s best-selling science author for children. He is the first British author to make a book tour of China. In 2007 he founded the Appledore Book Festival. On Saturday 30 June at 1.15pm he will talk about how he discovered the horrible secret of science and shows how he brings his funny gruesome books to life.
Steve Bloom is an internationally renowned photographer, traveller and author. He has published many titles for both adults and children. His books include Spirit of the Wild, Living Africa, Elephants for Children, My Favourite Animal Families, and his latest book, My Big Cats Journal. Follow this internationally bestselling photographer as he travels across continents in search of wildlife. Find out how big-cat predators live and the challenges photographing them. Bloom’s in-the-field account makes a compelling narrative which is both informative and pacy. An event full of amazing pictures and stories from around the world, suited to both adults and children. This event takes place on Friday 22 June at 4.30pm.
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