Category Archives: Workshops

Workshops at Roehampton Reads festival

Perfect weather for running open air workshops last saturday at the first Roehampton Reads festival in Heathmere Primary School, south west London.   I managed to persuade the inspirational Deputy Head to join my pirate crew very briefly, before continuing … Continue reading

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ShoutWest- CWISL children’s writing event at Brunel University

A selection of book covers drawn by children for their stories, including the Barry the Bob one drawn by me according to their instructions.  Earlier this week I joined other authors/illustrators and over a hundred schoolchildren for two days at … Continue reading

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Picturing Hair workshop at The Library Space, south London

The curator of the Hair! Human Stories exhibition, now showing at The Library Space, asked me to run a drop-in workshop and bring some of my Hair books with me. Before my workshop venue opened last saturday, I nipped over to … Continue reading

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Hair event

Join me on 16th June and draw your fantasy hairstyle at my workshop, part of an INFRINGE event.  It’s at a fantastic exhibition all about hair at The Library Space in south London.  This image from my HAIR book, published by … Continue reading

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Hair again

This piece was the result of some research for a book all about hair I wrote and illustrated for Walker Books some years ago. Fascinated by the subject, I probably did far too much research, but enjoyed every minute of it. … Continue reading

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Swedenborg House February workshop event – a short film

Swedenborg House has just sent me this short film of my February event here.  And some of the wonderful comic strips and drawings children made on the day are shown here.  

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Workshops at Heathmere Primary School

Last week some of the Heathmere Primary School classes went on a visit to central London and the City.  Yesterday they told me all about it using story maps, after I showed them different ways people have used map making.

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Workshops at Palmers Green High School

Rather surprised to see Professor Severus Snape leading assembly when I arrived to run workshops at Palmers Green High School, but then my day was full of surprises … a Suffragette librarian, witches, rabbits and all manner of book characters … Continue reading

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Comic strip workshop at the Guardian Reading for Pleasure Conference

Monday was the day of the Guardian’s Reading for Pleasure Conference, where I was running a comic strip workshop for teachers and librarians.  Here’s an early morning picture of my Hat of Surprise ready to go, along with assorted characters … Continue reading

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Comic strip workshop and event at Swedenborg House

Many wondrous comic strips were made by 40 or so participants at yesterday’s Swedenborg House explore and draw event, the second in a series of events for children.  My workshop in the Whispering Room started off with one or two exercises … Continue reading

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