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April 2016

Clangers, Bagpuss & Co at The V&A

11 April, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 17 April, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
The V & A Museum, Cromwell Road
London, SW7 2RL United Kingdom
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Come and meet Bagpuss, see the Soup Dragon and behold Noggin the Nog. Oliver Postgate’s voice and Peter Firmin’s puppets shaped the childhood memories of millions since they started collaborating in the 1950s. As well as telling the story of Bagpuss and The Clangers, the exhibition will go behind the scenes of some of their other creations; Pogles Wood, Noggin the Nog and Ivor the Engine. Come into the world of Smallfilms to discover original puppets, sets and filming equipment. See…

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Book to Film, Publicity Strategies, Social Media, Book Launch

11 April, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
SocietyM London Bankside at CitizenM Hotel London Bankside, 20 Lavington Street
London, SE1 0NZ United Kingdom

Co-founder of The Author School, Helen Lewis is the director of a leading book publicity firm, boasting years of experience working directly with authors, self-publishing companies, traditional and indie publishers, in the UK, US, Australia and Europe. Helen will guide you through The 'dos' and please 'do nots' of launching your book How to use Twitter to help your brand How to engage with people on Facebook to promote your book  How to get publicity  Why national media coverage still works…

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Jungle Book, The (3D) (PG)

15 April, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 17 April, 2016 @ 10:00 pm

Director: Jon Favreau Starring: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walkern, Luipta Nyong'o, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson In this Walt Disney remake based on Rudyard Kipling's book, Mowgli, an abandoned child raised by wolves, has his peaceful existence threatened by the return of the man-eating tiger Shere Khan (George Sanders). Facing certain death, Mowgli must overcome his reluctance to leave his wolf family and return to the "man village." But he is not alone on his quest: Aided by Bagheera…

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March 2017

Book to Film, Publicity Strategies, Social Media, Book Launch

13 March, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
SocietyM London Bankside at CitizenM Hotel London Bankside, 20 Lavington Street
London, SE1 0NZ United Kingdom

The Author School, co-founder Helen Lewis is the director of a leading book publicity firm, boasting years of experience working directly with authors, self-publishing companies, traditional and indie publishers, in the UK, US, Australia and Europe. Founders Helen and Abiola Bello are The Great British Entrepreneur Finalists 2016. They will guide you through The ‘dos’ and please ‘do nots’ of launching your book How to use Twitter to help your brand How to engage with people on Facebook to promote…

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Masterclass: Teletubbies At 20

13 March, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly
London, Greater London W1J 9LN GB
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Teletubbies

A panel discuss the creative collaboration behind the BAFTA-winning series and how it is reaching new audiences as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. The iconic children’s programme has been a huge global phenomenon, from winning a BAFTA for Pre-School in 1998 to its recent nomination for Pre-School Live Action in 2016. Panel includes: -          Billy Macqueen, Executive Producer, Darrall Macqueen -          Kay Benbow, CBeebies Controller -          Nick Chee Ping Kellington, Actor (Dipsy) -          Steven Denure, President and COO, DHX Media Moderated…

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The potential of personalised e-reading for the new generation

16 March, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The UCL London Knowledge Lab, 23-29 Emerald Street
London, WC1N 3QS United Kingdom

This event, held at UCL IOE (London Knowledge Lab), invites children’s app designers, book publishers and game designers, as well as teachers, professionals and parents/caregivers, to discuss personalisation in children’s digital books. Personalisation involves the use of children’s own images, voiceovers, artwork (e.g. drawings) and texts. The ubiquity of handheld digital technologies and dramatic rise in the use of tablets among preschoolers, have led to a heightened commercial interest in personalised tablet and smartphone digital books for 3 to 5-year-old…

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The Heartstone Odyssey at Docklands Museum

18 March, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Museum of London Docklands, No 1 Warehouse W India Dock Road
Canary Wharf London, E14 4AL United Kingdom

It’s set to be an afternoon of magic and mystery as legendary actor, Sir Derek Jacobi, sets in motion the next  London stage presentation of ‘The Heartstone Odyssey’, at Docklands Museum, a tale about a band of talking mice, astronomers who live at a Royal observatory, a young woman, Chandra, and their many friends on a quest to retrieve the enchanted Heartstone that is the spirit of their community. One fragment of the magical gem, broken in India around 200…

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Where’s Wally? Fun Run

19 March, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Clapham Common, Windmill Drive London SW4 9DE United Kingdom + Google Map

Walk, jog or run 5 or 10km dressed as Martin Hanford's red and white striped shirt wearing character for the National Literacy Trust's Where's Wally? Fun Run. Taking place on Clapham Common for the first time, the fun run is suitable for runners and walkers of all abilities - there's even a 1K for under 12s. Further fun for kids includes rides and free races in the festival area and, for the first time this year, everyone who takes part…

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April 2018

Paddington Celebrates 60 with the Book Fairies

14 April, 2018 - 15 April, 2018

A Bear Called Paddington was first published in October 1958, with exquisite illustrations by Peggy Fortnum, and went on to become one of the best-known children’s books of all time. To celebrate 60 Years of our favourite marmalade-loving friend, London Book & Screen Week will collaborate with Book Fairies, in partnership with Harper Collins, to distribute Paddington books across the capital - look out for the little bear around London on Sunday 15th April!

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February 2019

Picture Book Storytime

13 February, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Waterstones Greenwich, 51 Greenwich Church Street
London, SE10 9BL
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Come in with your little ones to enjoy a picture book reading in our children's section! Sit down and relax while your little ones discover a picture book or two with our storytelling bookseller. Free entry, just come on in!

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March 2019

Beatrix Potter’s Art: ‘Drawn with Design’

11 March, 2019 - 17 March, 2019
The V & A Museum, Cromwell Road
London, SW7 2RL United Kingdom
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As a young girl Beatrix Potter showed keen design skills. This display tracks the development of Potter's artistry by showcasing examples of her childhood sketches and domestic projects alongside her adored, famous illustrations that came later.

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Cats on the Page

11 March, 2019 - 17 March, 2019
The British Library, Knowledge Centre, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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Cats and their capers are celebrated in rhymes and stories familiar to us from childhood. Whether raising a smile, solving a crime, wreaking magical havoc or even performing in theatre, cats take centre stage in this free exhibition. Exuberant and playful? Or more mysterious and threatening? Cats come to life in books, manuscripts and artwork to captivate and inspire. Renew your acquaintance with familiar favourites including Mog, Winnie and Wilbur, and T S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, while meeting…

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the adventures of Mog the Forgetful Cat.

11 March, 2019 @ 10:10 am - 10:40 am
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An event every day that begins at 10:10 am, repeating until 17 March, 2019

Discover Children’s Story Centre, 383 - 387 High Street,
London, E15 4QZ United Kingdom
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An immersive exhibition of the world of Judith Kerr’s creatures. Saturday 16 February – September 2019 Open every day, times vary. £1.50 (£1 Annual Pass holders) in addition to your Day Pass. We strongly advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment. “Suddenly there was a ring at the door… The Tiger said, ‘Excuse me, but I’m very hungry. Do you think I could have tea with you?’” Join The Tiger for tea and hear the tale of his surprise visit to Sophie and her…

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Christopher Paolini in conversation

11 March, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Waterstones Piccadilly, 203/206 Piccadilly W1J 9HD
London, United Kingdom
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Christopher Paolini, bestselling author of Eragon, will be in Manchester to discuss his new collection of stories based in the world of the Inheritance Cycle: The Fork, The Witch, and the Worm. A wanderer and a cursed child. Spells and magic. And dragons, of course. Welcome back to the world of Alagaësia. Paolini's latest volume features three original stories set in the world of Alagaësia, interspersed with scenes from Eragon's own unfolding adventure. It includes an excerpt from the memoir of the…

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Angie Thomas: On the Come Up

12 March, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd
London, SE1 8XX
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£15

The bestselling author of The Hate U Give presents her second novel, an homage to hip-hop and the power of storytelling. On the Come Up is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; of the struggle to become who you are and not who everyone expects you to be; and of the desperate realities faced by poor and working-class black families. Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of…

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Storytime for Children

14 March, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Nomad Books, 781 Fulham Road
London, SW6 5HA
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Nomad Books offers a Storytime for Children every Thursday at 4pm. We will choose several picture books aimed for children ages 3-6 and read them aloud. No need to book. Just drop in!

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Rug Rhymes

15 March, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
National Poetry Library, Level 5, Blue Side, Royal Festival Hall
London, SE1 8XX
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Free

Under-5s and their carers are invited to this short session of nursery rhymes, poems and rhyming stories. Join the National Poetry Library puppets, Federico and Firebird, on their poem rug to find out what rhymes with rug! Afterwards, you have the opportunity to look at and borrow books from our ever-growing children’s collection.

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BAFTA Kids Preview: Night Zookeeper

16 March, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9LN
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New animated series for Sky Kids inspired by BAFTA-nominated learning resource, Night Zookeeper, which encourages children to design and write about magical animals. Night Zookeeper is a primary teaching resource and was nominated in 2015 at BAFTA’s Children’s Awards.  The website is used in schools across the world to inspire children to invent their own magical animals and write stories about them.  The 10 part animated series has invited children across the UK to join in the creation of the…

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Baltic View presents: film screening The Little Comrade

17 March, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent St
London , W1B 2UW United Kingdom
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£7 – £12

The Little Comrade (  feature, 2018, 98') by Moonika Siimets is one of Estonia's most successful and award-winning films in recent years. The film is based on autobiographical novels " Comrade Kid" and "Grown-Ups and Velvet and Sawdust"  by Leelo Tungal published in Estonia by Tänapäev Publishers between 2008 and 2018. Leelo Tungal ( b. 1947) is one of Estonia’s most significant and best-loved children’s authors, poets and lyricists. In 2019, Tungal was awarded  the Estonian State Cultural Prize, which…

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