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Piers Torday – The Power of Stories

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre


  • Priority booking for all Friends & Patrons is now open.


  • Public booking opens Monday 22 July, 10.00AM.

Become a Member to access priority booking and a range of additional benefits.


Join award-winning author, Piers Torday, for an animated, interactive insight into how he became an author, what inspires him and the importance of sharing stories.

Hear how he learned to write books through The Last Wild, the very personal story which led to There May Be A Castle and why he wrote his latest book, The Lost Magician.

Recommended for: Ages 5 -12

Multibuy Offer Available. Buy 2 or more events for October Half Term Tales and 20 – 50% discount added automatically in your basket.



(All those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. All adults and children must purchase a ticket to the event.)

A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online

Running time: 1 hour, 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Part of October Half Term Tales

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