Children’s Entertainment

Children’s Entertainment has been an integral part of the Haslemere Fringe ever since we started.  As one of the most family friendly festival’s around, we want to make sure we cater to everyone and this year is no exception.  Check out our fabulous workshops for kids of all ages (including their parents!)

Saturday 2nd July

If I Ran the Country with Rich Knight - Workshop 1

Recommended for children aged 9-12

Congratulations! You’ve just become leader of your own country! There are a lot of decisions to be made, and not long to make them. But don’t panic. Award-winning BBC journalist and If I Ran the Country author Rich Knight is here to help with this funny, fact-packed and interactive session on how to build a nation and be a good leader. You’ll discover how things work (and whether you can make them work better). If I Ran the Country is a witty guide to taking charge and getting things done.

Full of insight and fun, this is a book that young people will love (and parents will learn from too!). — Matthew Syed

A lovely, clever and fun way to help kids understand government by making them think what they would do if they ran a country. Hopefully it will engage and encourage some cracking leaders for the next generation! — Miranda Hart

This superb book will inspire children to question and understand more about the world in which they live. ? Book Trust

Rich Knight is an award-winning journalist, documentary-maker and BBC Radio 4’s commissioning editor with responsibility for current affairs, politics, history and lots more. He wrote If I Ran the Country as a side project during lockdown, a time when children everywhere came to understand how political decisions made far away can affect their lives. If I Ran the Country is a gag-packed introduction to politics that casts the reader as leader of a brand new nation.

 

 

Sunday 3rd July

If I Ran the Country with Rich Knight - Workshop 2

Recommended for children aged 9-12

Congratulations! You’ve just become leader of your own country! There are a lot of decisions to be made, and not long to make them. But don’t panic. Award-winning BBC journalist and If I Ran the Country author Rich Knight is here to help with this funny, fact-packed and interactive session on how to build a nation and be a good leader. You’ll discover how things work (and whether you can make them work better). If I Ran the Country is a witty guide to taking charge and getting things done.

Full of insight and fun, this is a book that young people will love (and parents will learn from too!). — Matthew Syed

A lovely, clever and fun way to help kids understand government by making them think what they would do if they ran a country. Hopefully it will engage and encourage some cracking leaders for the next generation! — Miranda Hart

This superb book will inspire children to question and understand more about the world in which they live. ? Book Trust

Rich Knight is an award-winning journalist, documentary-maker and BBC Radio 4’s commissioning editor with responsibility for current affairs, politics, history and lots more. He wrote If I Ran the Country as a side project during lockdown, a time when children everywhere came to understand how political decisions made far away can affect their lives. If I Ran the Country is a gag-packed introduction to politics that casts the reader as leader of a brand new nation.