AN X-FACTOR star, Wallace and Gromit and a celebrated author are just some of the treats to look forward to in Llandudno this month.

Wales’s largest arts and science weekend for children and young people, take pART 2019 will celebrate it's 10th birthday in style in Venue Cymru from Saturday, January 12.

Across two days there will be hundreds of individual workshops, drop-in sessions, masterclasses and performances taking place under one roof, for anyone up to the age of 18 and their families.

Philip Reeve, the author of ‘Mortal Engine’s – recently adapted into a blockbuster film by The Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson, will be at the festival on the Saturday talking about how he comes up with his stories and characters and fans of his work can also ask him questions.

Official Lucasfilm artist and official BBC Dr Who Comic cover artists, JAKe, will be leading workshops on drawing Star Wars and Dr Who characters as well as helping budding artists to design their own superheroes.

Artist JAKe will be teaching children how to draw their own Star Wars characters

For the musically minded, X-factor star Lloyd Macey will be doing a Musical Theatre workshop and Q&A, The Rock Project will be teaching young musicians how to play guitar, bass and drums and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales will hold a series of workshops whilst Welsh National Opera will be running pop-up opera performances and taster sessions for their Youth Opera.

X-factor star Lloyd Macey will be doing a Musical Theatre workshop and Q&A. Picture: Luke Padfield

Other highlights will include Oscar-winning Aardman characters Wallace and Gromit in the shape of senior model maker Jim Parkyn, who will be leading Gromit and Hognob - from the studio's latest film Early Man - model making sessions and as well as storyboard sessions.

Children will receive a masterclass in how to mould their own Grommit claymation models

Dr Ronx, the newest presenter on the hit CBBC TV show Operation Ouch will be appearing on both days talking about her journey from deciding to become a doctor and working in an emergency department to being followed around by a film crew.

CBBC's Operation Ouch’s new presenter Dr Ronx

For budding Welsh language artists, North Walian actor, writer and producer Celyn Jones will be teaching scriptwriting and acting for the big screen and there’ll be more TV magic with visits from the Rownd a Rownd and Cyw teams.

Many of the events at take pART are free to join in, but some have ticketed admission.

Tickets can be obtained in lieu of a donation towards Conwy Arts Trust. For tickets, to view the full programme or for more information, click here.