Novel Entertainment to host virtual Horrid Henry ‘Summer of Slime’ Festival this bank holiday

Novel Entertainment is hosting its first Horrid Henry ‘Summer of Slime’ festival, running virtually across the UK bank holiday weekend this August 29th to 31st and via a curated playlist on Horrid Henry’s YouTube channel and social media platforms.

The festival will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes content, specially commissioned videos, competitions, readings, live performances and more.

Throughout the event, Horrid Henry fans will be able to enjoy acts including behind the scenes chats with Horrid Henry creatives Gary Andrews (director), Lester Barnes (composer), and Sue Elliot-Nichols (voice of Moody Margaret, Anxious Andrew, and the Demon Dinner Lady). They will also be preview to premieres including Sunshine Special, a compilation of new videos and favourite episodes, Tales from Toon Island – the true story behind Henry’s recent visit to Toon Island, and the Imaginary Friends video, helping to raise awareness of the NSPCC’s Childline service.

Also featured will be new make and do videos, cooking themed videos and recipes, a specially commissioned Air Guitar performance from the UK’s 2018 Air Guitar Champion Sparkly Sven Spandex, and the exclusive first look at new Horrid Henry content.

Fans will also have the chance to win a variety of prizes linked to the ‘Summer of Slime’ festival including the obligatory festival wellies from Grass & Air, school shoes to rock out in from Start Rite, a selection of Jaques of London wooden toys, and glow-in-the-dark Playfoam from Learning Resources.

To encourage fans to have fun preparing for the event, Novel Entertainment has created a ‘Get Festival Ready’ booklet which is available to download for free on www.horridhenry.me. The booklet features interactive activities including brand new puzzles, challenges and crafts.

Lucinda Whiteley, creative director and co-founder of Novel Entertainment, said: “After a challenging few months, we wanted to provide children with a moment of celebration before they return to school and a virtual festival felt like a natural extension to the activities we’ve been working on during this time.

“Horrid Henry’s ‘Summer of Slime’ festival will provide families with the perfect opportunity to enjoy some holiday fun together, wherever they are. Never mind Glastonbury, this is Ashtonbury.”

The ‘Summer of Slime’ festival is part of Novel Entertainment’s recently created content output, produced under the banner of Horrid Henry Unlocked and designed to offer a familiar environment for fans to discover more about the world of Horrid Henry.

As well as the recently launched Horrid Henry podcast and audio books, new content includes Horrid Homework activities, creative projects, puzzles and challenges and bespoke videos including newly created songs, pop promos and behind the scenes content.

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