About the Festival 2020 Festival Programme Schools' Programme Ross Welford: The Kid who Came from Space - Schools event Schools event for Years 5 to 8 - ask your teacher. Join Ross Welford, bestselling author of Time Travelling with a Hamster and The 1000 Year Old Boy in this fast paced, interactive, action packed session. Ross will be introducing his fifth novel The Kid Who Came From Space, which has links to Hexham, and be making up a story live and hopefully finding time for a little bit of magic... "How awesome is Ross Welford?" The Observer ‘Ross Welford is a superb storyteller… Imaginative, thought-provoking, funny. A triumph.’ Daily Mail For tickets contact [email protected] Booking for this event has now closed.