Sunday’s children’s event at the Ilkley Literature Festival fringe, Inspiration in a Tank, will feature a massive TWELVE INCH mollusc called Bob. The giant African land snail, who likes nothing better than to feed on cucumber and melon, is eight and a half years old and possibly nearing the end of his glorious life.
If anyone has never seen a giant African land snail and lives in the area, come and take a look. Even better, COME AND HAVE A HOLD! The event, which is free and for children of all ages and their parents, might not be for the squeamish. It’s on at 5.15 pm, Sunday 9th October, Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside.