A FUN few days lie ahead at Scotland’s National Book Town, which is preparing for loads of Beano-inspired events during the second fabulous weekend of the 25th annual Wigtown Book Festival.
There’s lots on for all ages and interests, including from the Big Wig line-up of children’s events.
Among them is Two Beano Ed’s Make Mega Mischief, an interactive event on Saturday morning hosted by Mike Stirling, Beano’s director of mischief, and Craig Graham, director of mayhem.
The duo will reveal their top tips for creating laugh-out-loud stories and share jokes from their latest Boomic, Little Menace’s Great Escape.
During the event, children will also find out if they’ve got what it takes to be the next Beano editor, and they also get the chance to be part of the Biggest Prank Ever Played in Wigtown!
Ahead of the event, mascot Big Wig got together with local children (and adults) to prepare a warm welcome, pictured above.
Also this weekend, catch Michael Morpurgo, in conversation with Vivian French on Saturday at 1.30pm; the same day it’s the Magnusson Lecture, featuring Andri Snær Magnason, On Time and Water: A History of Our Future; Nigel Planer discusses his new time-travel novel on Saturday night.
Sunday sees Aasmah Mir with A Pebble in the Throat: Growing Up Between Two Continents; Nigel will appear again to discuss Remembering Fay Weldon, My Mentor; and bestselling author Kate Mosse.
Pic by Colin Hattersley