#RLF2016: The Turtle Moves

The Turtle Moves

Fun and activities for all ages inspired by Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.

Community Hub and High Street, Saturday, October 8. 10am-4pm

We were too far down the line to organise a tribute to STP last year, but were keen to keep his name and work alive. ‘The Turtle Moves’ is the call of Discworld fans across the Roundworld!

Our main base of operations will be the Rochester Community Hub, where the Medway Adult and Community Learning Service is partnering us with 3 themed workshops. We’ll also have our own crafty drop in session, plus other activities available in the high street. Make it a mini comic con too, and come along dressed as your favourite Discworldian – we promise you won’t be alone!

Juvenile Crafters’ Guild – Community Hub 

Free – all children to be accompanied by an adult. Booking required where stated.

Room 19: 10am-12noon Feet of Clay – Make your own Golem (pottery workshop, max 12) Book direct with MACLS on 01634 338400. Ages 8 upwards.

Cafe: 12-2pm Magrat’s Magical Herbs – Botanical illustration.

Room 1: 2-4pm The Octavo – Create your own powerfully magic spell book. (Max 16) Book direct with MACLS on 01634 338400. Ages 8 upwards.

Room 11: 12-4pm Interesting Times: Design your own … Luggage, Maskerade Mask or Quantum Weather Butterfly. Discover your Discworld name and/or write something for the Patrician’s Poetrees. With artist Jan St.John-Knight.

In the High Street:

L-Space (Baggins) – come and meet the Librarian (we’ll tweet when he’s there); watch out for him around town too!

Alternate Shadows Theatre Company and Wide Eyed Theatre Company will be bringing to life some of our favourite Discworld characters.


Rochester Games and Models is hosting a re-enactment of the Battle of Koom Valley! Take part or just spectate.

Cafe @172 will be serving Discworld Delicacies from Nanny Ogg and CMOT Dibbler, while Discworld Musings will occur between 1-3pm with local writers SA Jenkin, Sam Rapp and Barry Fentiman-Hall.

The Dark Morris – (Wolf’s Head and Vixen) As alluded to in Wintersmith! Border Morris is the most primitive and arguably the most exhilarating of the Morris dancing styles.  Wolf’s Head (the men) and Vixen (the women) dance to a variety of traditional and original tunes, with a Gothic feel and a mesmerising drumbeat.


– Great KentSpectations Steampunks

– Playopolis: Robot Turtles! Discworld Games!

– Get Ready Retro: Comic Artist & Illustrator Phil Buckenham

This will be a terrific fun day for family and friends and an ideal way to introduce people to the delights of both Sir Terry’s Discworld and our City of Rochester – doubling as Ankh Morpork for one day only!

2 thoughts on “#RLF2016: The Turtle Moves

  1. Please Please Please make this a yearly event in honour of STP – I think this would really take off – The Turtle Moves

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