Meet children’s authors at Gosport’s submarine museum

VISIT Left, Horrible Science author Nick Arnold and illustrator Tony De Saulles
VISIT Left, Horrible Science author Nick Arnold and illustrator Tony De Saulles

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CHILDREN have the opportunity to meet bestselling authors over the summer holidays.

The Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport is organising the Submarine Children’s Bookfest.

It starts on Thursday and runs until the end of August. It will feature bestselling children’s authors Tim Weston, Nikalas Catlow, Nick Arnold and Ian Whybrow.

In honour of the start of the London 2012 Olympics, the bookfest opens with author, poet and songwriter, John Dougherty who will be reading extracts from his award-winning book Zeus on the Loose.

The event will also look at medal-winning submariners and end with a magical shadow puppet show of stories from Ancient Greece.

The Submarine Children’s Bookfest will continue each following Thursday throughout August.

Jackie Edelman, education manager said: ‘The Submarine Bookfest is for the whole family to enjoy meeting their favourite authors in fun-filled sessions.’

Everyday throughout the summer, families can also enjoy the new family exhibition Horrible Science of Submarines, written by the author of the Horrible Science books, Nick Arnold and illustrated by Tony De Saulles.

This exhibition looks at the horrible side of a submariner’s life, such as how smelly submariners were and what ghastly food they ate. Every Tuesday there are also extra free crafty, make and take sessions. For more information visit or call (023) 9251 0354 ext 240.