Author Ben Davis will make an appearance at a free World Book Day celebration to be held across Ledbury.
Events will take place across the city on Saturday, March 5, just days after the annual global literary celebration.
Community groups and businesses in Ledbury have come together to organize activities such as storytelling, Victorian-style writing, crafts and ballooning workshops.
Ben, author of Joe Cowley’s private blog, will participate in a day of dedication and reading.
Storytelling for 0-6 year olds will take place at Ledbury Books and Maps from 11am-11.40am and 2-2.40pm. The shop will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to browse and spend those World Book Day Book Tokens.
There will be more tales at Ledbury Funderal Care between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., while book tokens can also be spent at the Three Counties Bookstore from 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
An exhibition by the Ledbury BookArts group will be hosted by the Barrett Browning Institute from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and you can participate in Tudor role-playing activities (if you’re 7-10 years old) at the Market House from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
At The Old Grammar School in Church Lane you can try your hand at writing with a fountain pen in true Horrible Histories style from 10:30-11am and 2:30-3pm.
Sara-Jane and Jeanette from Red Earth Arts invite you to join them at Burgage Hall in Church Lane for fun, including creating your favorite book characters using balloons, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.