ReimagiNation: Glenrothes Schools Programme

Fantastic free events for schools and home educators at the Rothes Halls.
17 — 18 May 2018

To book: please decide which events you would like to attend then fill in our online booking form: Booking Form.
Support with transport costs is available. Visit our Booking Information page for full details.
Please note, these events are for pupils only. Members of the public will not be allocated spaces in these sessions.
Download a PDF of the programme.

Four Fantastic Tales from Chicken House

Thu 17 May 2018 10:30am (75 minutes)
Rothes Halls
Free event
P5 — S1

Get to grips with the incredibly important themes of family, friendship and responsibility in four totally different, terrific tales from Chicken House, one of the UK’s most adventurous children’s publishers. Four authors take to the stage to reveal the fascinating stories behind their brand new books. Award-winning writer Dan Smith’s latest novel Below Zero follows 12 year old Zak, who …

Alan Dapré: Purrfect Plots

Thu 17 May 2018 11:00am (60 minutes)
Rothes Halls
Free event
P1 — P3

It’s a good job Porridge the Tartan Cat has nine lives because things often go awry in the McFun family! In his latest rollercoaster adventure, the unfair funfair has come to town. Can Porridge help twins Isla and Ross stop the dastardly Fangus McFungus from stinking out the town with the most powerful element in the universe – sproutinium? Find …

Tall Tales About the Town with Macastory

Thu 17 May 2018 11:00am (60 minutes)
Thu 17 May 2018 1:00pm (60 minutes)
Fri 18 May 2018 11:30am (60 minutes)
Departs from the Rothes Halls
Free event Please note: numbers limited to the equivalent of one class.
P2 — P4

Experience Glenrothes like never before as hilarious storytelling duo Macastory take you on an interactive tour around the famous public art sprinkled around the Kingdom Shopping Centre. Through songs, raps and unbelievable stories, they unravel hidden histories and tell you a few things you might not know about your town! Meet intriguing characters, discover fascinating facts and prepare to laugh …

Maz Evans: Beyond the Odyssey

Thu 17 May 2018 1:00pm (60 minutes)
Rothes Halls
Free event
P5 — S1

Maz Evans burst onto the literary scene with Who Let the Gods Out?, the first book in her four-part comedy adventure series featuring hero Elliot and his exploits with the Greek Gods, which has since become a bestseller. Now she comes to the Rothes Halls to tell you all about the third book in the series, Beyond the Odyssey, in …

Emma Shevah: Lies and Loved Ones

Thu 17 May 2018 1:30pm (60 minutes)
Rothes Halls
Free event
P6 — S1

From big whoppers to little white ones, lies sometimes slip out, even from the most innocent of people. Lexie lives in London with her colourful Greek-Cypriot family, including her cousin Eleni, who has a heart condition. Despite being devoted to them, Lexie tells a lie which threatens to split the family apart. Will she take responsibility, find a way to …

Dan Smith: Fear in the Frost

Thu 17 May 2018 1:30pm (60 minutes)
Rothes Halls
Free event
P7 — S2

After crash landing in the icy wilderness of Antarctica with his family, 12 year old Zak, who lives with an inoperable brain tumour, begins to have strange, nightmarish visions in award-winning author Dan Smith’s new action-packed thriller Below Zero. Gradually the boy begins to wonder: could there be something else out there, beneath the ice, which holds the key to …

Tom Morgan-Jones: Crazy Creations

Fri 18 May 2018 10:30am (60 minutes)
Rothes Halls
Free event
P4 — P6

Pick up a pencil as you travel back in time and find out how illustrator and cartoonist Tom Morgan-Jones creates the colourful and hilarious historical characters found in books including Norman the Norman from Normandy, Dinosaurs and Dinner Ladies and The Boy and the Globe. Get top drawing tips, discover Tom’s secret techniques and watch as he live draws some …

James Nicol: The Witching Hour

Fri 18 May 2018 11:00am (60 minutes)
Rothes Halls
Free event
P4 — P6

Following a remarkable debut, James Nicol’s now fully-qualified witch Arianwyn returns in A Witch Alone, the second novel in his superb Apprentice Witch series. You might think having magical powers would make life much easier, but Arianwyn has been set a difficult, dangerous quest – and if that’s not enough, her town is filling up with all manner of ghouls, …

Christopher Brookmyre: Bedlam

Fri 18 May 2018 1:30pm (60 minutes)
Rothes Halls
Free event
S2 — S3

Be inspired by one of Scotland’s very best crime and sci-fi writers as he talks about one of his most unusual and exciting books. Christopher Brookmyre’s Bedlam is a high-octane sci-fi thriller which sees underpaid young scientist Ross dragged from his boring office job into a dangerous videogame world. It’s only here that Ross begins to learn some important lessons …