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Author Workshop: Ruth Eastham

Sat, 16 Mar 2019
From 10:00 to 16:30
Children £7, Adults £8
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Meet children's author Ruth Eastham, write a secret diary, and try breaking a code!

Do you have an avid reader or a budding author in the family? Have you ever wondered how books are written? Join us for a workshop with children’s author Ruth Eastham based around her novel, ‘The Messenger Bird’.

In this codebreaking thriller, Nathan’s dad has been arrested for breaking the Official Secrets Act, and to prove his innocence Nathan must embark on a dangerous mission, following intriguing secret clues which lead him to Bletchley Park…

Ruth will talk about the inspirations behind her book; a real-life World War 2 mystery; pigeons in peril; fascinating facts about the Enigma machine and why the Enigma code was thought to be unbreakable.

Participants can choose to book one of two workshops: either 10.00-12.30 or 14.00-16.30. Particularly aimed at 8-13 year olds accompanied by adults, sessions last 2.5 hours and include: a talk by the author with top tips on writing; a code-cracking game and creative writing challenge; a Q & A session.

Ruth will be available for book signing from 13.30 to 14.00 in the Bletchley Park shop.

To find out more about Ruth, see her website: www.rutheastham.com/messenger-bird

Follow her on twitter here: @rutheastham1

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Terms and Conditions

Pre-booked tickets only; please bring printed email confirmation with you to admissions. Ticket includes access to the site for this workshop and on the specified date only, and does not include general access to the site or a season ticket. You are welcome to purchase a season ticket on arrival, but this is not necessary to gain access for this event only.

Bookings are to be made at least 48 hours in advance. All bookings subject to availability.

Cancellation policy – Tickets cannot be refunded once booked and paid for.
Exchanges – Tickets can be exchanged for an alternative date if customer notifies Bletchley Park at least 48 hours prior to the event.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.