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The region’s biggest 3-day children’s literature festival, with big marquees, storytelling, books, dancing and crafts, this fully immersive family festival for 0-16 years has something for everyone. Living with Water will be there, with our big marquee and lots of exciting and creative activities and opportunities to play, learn, plan for all things water!

Project Detail

26 – 30 June 2019

The Big Malarkey festival brings together top children’s writers, performers, musicians, artists and poets from across the country for 3 days of family fun.

Living with Water will be a primary sponsor of this years’ festival, with a big marquee dedicated to everything water!... from storytelling to flood planning, we will be bringing the local water environment to life for families, with tall tales, poetry in motion and interactive activities, we will help young people to understand the importance of the water all around them…

Activities will be available including a hands on demonstration of why water sometimes causes our houses to flood, what we might do about this and to ensure that we know what to do if it does ever happen, we will be on-hand with activities designed to help families think about their household readiness, from flood plans to useful information, it will be sure to be a fun and informative festival for all...

How can I get involved?

The Big Malarkey Festival is an opportunity for everybody to get involved, tickets will be on sale from April 2019 and you can get yours from


Yorkshire Water

Nevil Muncaster

Director of Asset Management

Lee Pitcher

General Manager - Living With Water

Catherine Johnson

Portfolio Manager

Emma Brown

Portfolio Manager

Lynnsey Pilmer

Communications and Engagement Manager

Martin Armour

Portfolio Manager

Environment Agency

John Dickinson

Flood Resilience Advisor

Neil Longden

Area Flood and Coastal Risk Manager

Hull City Council

Alex Codd

Director of Economic Regeneration

Mark Jones MBE

Head of Economic Development

Rachel Glossop

Flood Risk Planning Manager

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Alan Menzies

Director of Planning and Economic Regeneration

Astrid Paget

Principal Engineer - Flood Risk Strategy

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