Event Details

Children's Day

Sun 30th April 2017
10.00am - 4.00pm
Stratford Artshouse
£5 or £15 Day Ticket

Join us for a day of events with leading authors and illustrators featuring pirates and spotted creatures, shadow puppets and Horrible Histories.

Ideal for children aged 3-13 and featuring story-telling, facepainting, pop-up cafe and Waterstones Bookshop.


Elmer The Patchwork Elephant
10-10.45am 2-7 years
Elmer the patchwork elephant loves to make his friends laugh but he’s tired of being different. When he hides his ‘true colours’ and tries to blend in, he discovers, with help from his friends, that he’s happiest just being himself. Join Elmer on a vibrant, musical safari through the jungle to celebrate everything that makes us unique. Presented by Riverside Performing Arts and adapted from the well loved children’s book, Elmer by David McKee published by Andersen Press this show will delight younger audiences.

Jinks & O’Hare Funfair Repair: Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve
10-10.45am 7-11 years
Fun is guaranteed as you join Emily loving life on Funfair Moon, until chaos strikes and Emily, Jinks, and O’Hare must work together to keep Funfair Moon running.

Shadow Puppet Workshop: Judy Reaves
11.30am-12.30pm 2-5 years
Make simple but clever shadow puppets to perform your own show at home and become a master shadow puppeteer! All materials included.

Let’s Find Fred: Steven Lenton
11.30am- 12.15pm 4-6 years
Stanley the Zookeeper seems to have misplaced Fred, an awfully large Panda. We’re seeking volunteers to come and help Stanley find Fred in this wonderful illustrator’s fantastic new picture book.

Big Draw Challenge with Sarah McIntyre, Martin Brown, Rob Biddulph and Jonny Duddle
11.30am-12.30pm 6-11 years
Four of the country’s best children’s illustrators, Sarah McIntyre, Philip Reeve, Rob Biddulph, and Jonny Duddle, go head to head to draw your suggestions in a fun interactive session with lots of audience participation!

The Jolly Roger’s Pirate Adventures Jonny Duddle
1.30-2.30pm 4-7 years
Yo Ho Ho! Meet the author of The Pirate Cruncher and The Pirates Next Door series and hear him read from his hilarious books. Join in with live drawing and help Jonny to draw the perfect pirate and give an exclusive reading from his brand new book, The Pirates of Scurvy Sands, before it’s published.

Lesser Spotted Animals Martin Brown
1.30-2.30pm 7-11 years
The Horrible Histories illustrator invites you to explore the world of lesser spotted animals, ranging from the numbat to the zorilla. Discover these unusual creatures that you never knew you needed.

Sunk! Rob Biddulph
3-3.45pm 3-6 years
Join the awardwinning author of Blown Away and Odd Dog Out in a brand new adventure and learn how to draw his most endearing characters.

Tickets: (not including Horrible Histories)
Children: £5 per individual event Day Ticket: £15 for the day Adults: £3 per event Adult Day ticket: £10 for the day

To book tickets call 01789 207100 


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