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Spellmaking School Holiday Fun 15-23 February


Prepare for EVERNIGHT, the first in a spellbinding new series by BLUE PETER AWARD and SCOTTISH BOOK AWARD winning author Ross MacKenzie.

Thu 6th Feb – Book Launch for Invited Schools

Ross launched his new book at Moat Brae on Thursday 6th February to an invited audience of children from local schools who met the author and took part in spell making workshops run by the Moat Brae creative team.

Sat 15-Sun 23 Feb Spell Making Activities – School Holiday Fun

The theme of spellwriting will be taken a stage further during the February school break (15th – 23rd February) when every visitor to Moat Brae will be invited to create their own spell for the Spell Cast and to take the exam set by Edith Fizz, Spell-maker in Chief to the High Witch.  Successful young witches will gain an official licence and will be offered a discount on purchasing their signed copy of Evernight by Ross Mackenzie.

QUOTE ‘EVERNIGHT’ for £2 OFF ENTRY to Moat Brae from 15th-23rd February 2020.

The activities will run during opening times with Leo Marsh (Mrs Hester from Evernight).  Additional actors may pop in from time to time, particularly 12-3pm each day.

“Gripping from the first line, this book will thrill and delight in equal measure” M.G. Leonard
“A wild and unique adventure full to the brim with friendship and magic” Peter Bunzl



Ross MacKenzie has been writing stories since he was seven years
old. His novel The Nowhere Emporium won the Blue Peter Best
Story Award and the Scottish Children’s Book Award. He now
splits his time between writing, his day job as a graphic designer
and his wife, daughters and cocker spaniel, with whom he lives
near Glasgow.



Orphan Larabelle Fox stumbles across a mysterious wooden box while
treasure-hunting in the sewers of King’s Haven. Little does she realise she is about
to be catapulted into an adventure, facing wild magic and mortal danger
– and a man who casts no shadow . . .