terry deary at barley hall

What’s On: Terry Deary at Barley Hall

The author best known for his hilarious Horrible Histories books is set to return to York this October half term for a special book signing event at Barley Hall on Tuesday 30 October 2018. Terry Deary will be signing his new children’s novel, Wiggott’s Wonderful Waxworld: Terror Train.

“Terry’s new fantastic world of time-travel and magic is a perfect fit for Barley Hall, where we’ve been enchanting visitors with our Magic & Mystery exhibition over recent months,” comments marketing manager, Beth Dawes. “As we head towards Halloween, what better time is there to pick up your own signed copy of this spooky story, and explore the truth behind many legends relating to witchcraft and alchemy?”

Described as an exhilarating adventure for fans of Goosebumps and Skilduggery Pleasant, Wiggott’s Wonderful Waxworld: Terror Train is the first in his new ‘Wildpool’ series – an ideal choice to fuel children’s imagination during the half term break. Visitors to Barley Hall will meet and collect their personalised signed copy from Terry Deary himself, before exploring the historic attraction.

Terry deary at barley hall

“Our Magic & Mystery exhibition has been incredibly popular with visitors, and with interest in all things magical peaking around Halloween, we’re looking forward to a busy half term,” adds Beth. “Visitors can explore the connection between the church and magic, learn about dream analysis and even visit an alchemist’s lab, complete with bubbling bottles and jars as the elusive search for a way to convert base metals into gold continues in traditional medieval style!”

The book signing runs from 11.00am to 3.00pm on Tuesday 30 October 2018, with pre-booked time slots available for those keen to secure a signed copy. Admission is £10, which includes a copy of Wiggott’s Wonderful Waxworld: Terror Train and entry into the Magic & Mystery Exhibition.

The exhibition itself is open daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm (4.00pm from 1 November). Admission prices are £6.00 for adults, £4.50 for concessions and £3.00 for children (5-16). Family tickets are also available at £15.00 for four or £17.50 for five. Barley Hall is located in Coffee Yard, down an almost-hidden alleyway off Stonegate, opposite the Evil Eye bar. For more details, or directions, please visit www.barleyhall.co.uk

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