Kelpies News and Features

Category: Launches and Events

Kelpies Prize 2017 – Winner Announced!

Posted on 24/08/17 in Launches and Events, The Kelpies Prize

After a record year of entries, it was more difficult than ever to choose the winner of the Kelpies Prize 2017. From dinosaurs to perhaps-witches to e …

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Magical Mayhem at the Launch of Lari Don’s Spellchasers Trilogy

Posted on 09/09/16 in Launches and Events

On Thursday evening, trainee witches, wizards and warlocks from across Edinburgh gathered in the magical surroundings of Augustine United Church to he …

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Sea Monsters, Selkies and Other Mythical Creatures

Posted on 08/12/15 in Launches and Events

If you go down to the Scottish Storytelling Centre today, you’ll find Kate Leiper’s stunning new exhibition of artwork from An Illustrated Treasury of …

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10 years of Kelpies

Kelpies 10th Birthday

Posted on 01/07/13 in Launches and Events

A few weeks ago the DiscoverKelpies team gathered as many of our wonderful authors, illustrators, cover designers and friends as we could for a giant …

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Glitter, Tutus and Twirls at the Cloudberry Castle Ballet Book Party

Posted on 27/11/12 in Launches and Events

We had a wonderful day at the Cloudberry Castle Ballet Book Party in Edinburgh last weekend! Dance Base on the Grassmarket was alive with glitter, tin …

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Launch of Lari Don’s Maze Running and Other Magical Missions

Posted on 26/06/12 in Launches and Events

Last week we had a fantastic time launching the fourth, AND FINAL (sob!), book in Lari Don’s First Aid for Fairies Series. The brilliantly named Maze …

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Twirls and Tiaras with Janey Louise Jones

Posted on 28/11/11 in Launches and Events

The Scottish Youth Theatre in Glasgow was alive with glitter, tutus and ballet shoes yesterday as Janey Louise Jones, author of Princess Poppy celebra …

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The Wishcatchers Launch on YouTube

Posted on 21/09/11 in Carol Christie, Launches and Events, The Wishcatchers

Have you ever wondered what it is like at a Kelpies launch? Well now you can get a sneak peek by checking out this YouTube clip of The Wishcatcher’s l …

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Lari Don Clowns Around!

Posted on 22/07/11 in Lari Don, Launches and Events

Check out a clip of Lari Don, author of the First Aid for Fairies series and Rocking Horse War, clowning around at Edinburgh’s Central Library. Have y …

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World Premier of Gill Arbuthnott’s Winterbringers: The Movie

Posted on 29/06/11 in Launches and Events

The Discover Kelpies team were delighted to be invited to walk down the red carpet at the World Premiere of the film of Winterbringers at Parson’s Gre …

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Seals at Deep Sea World

Posted on 01/03/11 in Janis Mackay, Launches and Events, Magnus Fin Moonlight Mission

To celebrate the release of Magnus Fin and the Moonlight Mission, the latest book about half-selkie (part-human, part-seal) hero Magnus Fin, we had a …

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Cloudberry Castle Launch Party

Posted on 27/09/10 in Cloudberry Castle, Janey Louise Jones, Launches and Events

Yesterday we celebrated the launch of our newest Kelpie – Cloudberry Castle by Janey Louise Jones (the Princess Poppy author) with a MASSIVE party at …

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Rocking Horse War Tour

Posted on 17/09/10 in Launches and Events

Phew! Lari Don and I are just back from a whirlwind tour of Perth and Kinross schools. We visited over 500 pupils from eight different schools in thre …

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5ft Ballerina Takes Over the Office!

Posted on 06/09/10 in Launches and Events

We’ve got a bit of an unusual visitor staying in the office at the moment. She is 5ft high, wears a lot of pink, doesn’t eat and is made of cardboard! …

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