My Draw It! Pirates workshop at Barnes Children’s Literature Festival


What a delight to take part in Barnes Children’s Book Festival yesterday, not only to see fantastic drawings by children at my Draw It! Pirates workshop but to revisit Barnes, where I once lived with my small family in a granny-flat overlooking Barnes Common many years ago.

            Thanks to Chrysoulla Photography for this booksigning photo

There were added bonuses of a chance encounter with the Cat in the Hat, and chatting with other authors/illustrators in the Green Room before our workshops. Here’s Rebecca Ashdown, and Sophie Thompson wearing a pirate workshop hat.

My assigned volunteer helper J was brilliant,  and my crew’s pirate portraits, sea monsters and treasure maps were pretty impressive –  Arrr!

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