— Institut français UK (@ifru_london) November 14, 2016
(see below for photos of past events!)
The fantabulous South Ken Kids Festival 2016!
This week I’m visiting 4 schools and 8 classes in 2 languages – French as well as English.
Off to a good start this morning with Tiz and Ott – here are lots of colourful characters from one class at Norland Park school this morning.
At the weekend I’ll be drawing on stage with Serge Bloch and all the festival guests and running a mini book making workshop on Sunday.
Go to Events Page for more details
Les Contes à Colorier out in Spring 2016 (my “Draw Along Tales“) have already sold out! I adapted 4 well known stories so kids can help the characters along their way – as well as colour them in. So I’m starting work on 2 more Tales to add to the collection for a reprint of 6 titles in 2017.
Here’s a short film of what we did at Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG
MONDAY NOVEMBEr 14
The CWISL Shoutwest Festival at London’s Brunel University
Take 90 children ages 9 – 12 from a mix of schools and mix them up with over a dozen authors and illustrators to make 90 new stories! In my 30 minute illustration plenary I showed children how to relate characters to each other – with the simplest of means.
Saturday November 5, 12 noon
SATURDAY OCTOBER 8, 11am
FRIDAY OCTOBER 7, 10:30
Reading and drawing with Tiz & Ott’s Big Draw at a ‘Meet the Author’ morning at the historic treasure trove of children’s books, the Bank Street Bookstore, 2780 Broadway (at West 107th Street), New York, NY 10025
SATURDAY SeptEMBER 24 2:30-4pM
Saturday June 4
Bethlem Museum of the Mind, London
A family painting workshop inspired by a fascinating book on show in their current exhibition Youtopia, called the Little Traveller.
Saturday March 26, 3PM –
Here’s a short film of what we did at Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4R
TuesdaY MARCH 15
Pop Up workshops, Willam Read and Lubbins Park Schools, Canvey Island.
Campsbourne School, Alexandra Palace
Huddersfield University talk to final year illustration students.
Alexandra Infants School, Beckenham
Kew College organized by Pea Green Books
National Library Day – joining other CWISL authors at the Minet Library, Brixton
for a day of public events for children and families including a Tiz and Ott workshop at 2pm.
Join me at a free drop-in family illustration workshop at
The South London Gallery First ever Children’s Bookfair from 12:45 – 1:15
School workshops with author Addy Farmer
(Go to the Events page for more details)
South Kensington Kids Festival at the French Institute, London
Chelsea Young Writers
Culture Shot Ruislip Manor Library
Launch of Tiz & Ott’s Big Draw Tate UK – distributed in the USA by Abrams
OCTOBER 19 – 23
Pop Up Education Peterborough
The Isle of Wight Literary Festival
The Guardian Education Centre’s Cartoon & Art Family Day at Kings Place, London
JULY 22, 10-1PM
JUly 9, 10-11AM
June 11-13, 2015
JUNE 4, 2015
The official Tate launch party of Tiz & Ott’s Big Draw at the wonderful Tales on Moon Lane. Check out Ella Finch’s 1 minute film of my invitation drawn to music here
May 7, 2015
Official publication date of my next book Tiz & Ott’s Big Draw by Tate Publishing UK – hooray!
April 14 – April 15, 2015
I will be giving two holiday workshops for Chelsea Young Writers in London.
March 24 – April 1, 2015
- Tues March 24: Beijing The World of Kids Lit with Frané Lessac and Anette Øster.
- Wed March 25 10am: Beijing Storytelling through words and drawings , workshop ages 6-12.
- Thurs March 26: Beijing School visits.
- Sat March 28: 10am: Beijing Illustration workshop for adults
- Sun March 29 10am: Suzhou Encouraging Little Readers with Frané Lessac
- Sun March 29 19pm: Suzhou Final World Bookworm Festival closing party
Masterclass for the SCBWI at the House of Illustration, London