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About The Event
CREATIVE CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP: The King Who Banned the Dark, with author-illustrator Emily Haworth-Booth Ages 6+
‘There was once a little boy who was afraid of the dark. There’s nothing so unusual about that. Most children are afraid of the dark at one time or another. But this little boy was a Prince, and he decided that when he became King, he would do something about the dark. He would ban it.’ So begins Emily Haworth-Booth’s beautifully-drawn, funny, subversive and illuminating picturebook about a silly leader and the brave act of rebellion that makes him see the light.
In this fun and interactive workshop for ages 6+, children will learn how to make their own illustrated story books inspired by Emily’s picturebook, The King Who Banned the Dark. Using the theme of ‘fears’ (in a fun way!) as a starting point, Emily will guide the children in planning their own stories, revealing along the way the tips and tricks she uses to structure and plan her own books. Children will leave with a blank folded book in which to draw their finished artwork at home.
Emily Haworth-Booth is the 2019 Greenwich Book Festival’s illustrator-in-residence. She is an author-illustrator and educator with a passion for dogs and direct action! You will find both of these in her acclaimed debut children’s picturebook The King Who Banned the Dark, which has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Books Prize, the Little Rebels award and the Read It Again! Picture Book award. Emily is currently working on her second picturebook, alongside a long-form graphic memoir about climate change, chronic fatigue syndrome and romantic comedies. When not writing, drawing or having a nap she teaches courses on comics, graphic novels, drawing and illustration at the Royal Drawing School in London and does civil disobedience with Extinction Rebellion. instagram@emilyhaworthbooth
This event will be held in the Clore Learning Space on the first floor of the Visitors Centre at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London. All children taking part in the workshop must have a valid ticket. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult but the accompanying adult does NOT need a ticket.