Myths & Legends Day at the Howgate

Author Events

Community Hub

11.00 – David McPhail
Thorfinn and the Dreadful Dragon (Age 6 – 9yrs).

1.00 – Lindsay Littleson
Guardians of the Wild Unicorns (Age 9 – 12yrs).

3.00 – The Castle Hunter
David C. Weinczok

Interactive Workshops

Next to JD Sports

11am – Natural History Workshop, Bones, Teeth
& Fossils.
You’ve heard of Dinosaurs & the Loch Ness Monster, Dragons and the giant Megalodon shark. Get up close & personal with real specimens in this interactive learning experience.

12pm – Live art demonstration from The Art of Fish.  Watch our artist create magical fire breathing dragons from blank canvas to a finished masterpiece. Suggest your favourite scenes for the dragons to be painted into and name the dragons!

1pm – Fantastic Beasts Workshop. Explore the magical world of Griffins, Unicorns and Phoenix & Dragons before creating your own mini magical creature to take home.

2pm – Greek Mythology. Magic galore as we explore the power of the Gods & their creatures. Find your own magic and turn yourself into a God or mythical beast with stories and masks.

3pm- Learn to draw. Fantastic beasts and mythical creatures with The Art of Fish live art workshop.

Treasure Hunt

Next to Fruit & Veg stall

  • Fantastic beasts treasure hunt with newt Scamander and his magical case.
Spy Quest at The Howgate Shopping Centre

Game of Thrones Exhibition

Next to Poundland

  • Explore the replica props including prop swords, shields and battle weapons. Have your photo taken on the Iron Throne with our Arya Stark cosplayer.
  • Have your photo taken with the Cosplayers. Take a walk around dragon puppets and phoenix from Fantastic Beasts.

Craft Zone

Next to Chisholm Hunter

  • Visit our mythical creatures craft zone and make your very own mythical creature to take home!