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Picture a Story: Celebrate and Investigate

Everyone is welcome at this industry event

Calendar Icon 7 Dec 2023
Age Rating IconAges 13+
Clock Icon105 minutes

Looking to break into the children’s book illustration market? Join us at our Picture a Story Festival’s Celebrate and Investigate evening.  

Publisher and author-illustrator Ken Wilson-Max will host a panel of guests exploring what’s hot in the children’s illustration book world, along with offering expert market advice. Agents Lucy Craig and Becky Wilson from the Plum Agency will be joined by award-winning illustrators Steve Antony and Bridget Marzo.

Take the opportunity to view the stunning Picture a Story gallery exhibition in the company of many of the illustrators whose work is on display, and to mingle with our panel guests.

Doors open | 6:30pm
Panel discussion | 7:15pm-8:15pm

This is event is one of several this season supporting the Picture a Story exhibition. Other events include an in-schools and virtual education programme and The Big Art Event series of activities on Saturday 9 December.

Picture a Story: Celebrate and Investigate is hosted by Children’s Writers and Illustrators for Stories and Literacy’s (CWISL).

All seating is unreserved. Find out more about how to find usaccess and some FAQs about your visit. If the event is sold out, you can join our waiting list and we will get in touch if any tickets become available.

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Connected Events

The Big Family Art Event

Sat 9 Dec | 11am-3.15pm | Various ages | Tickets £7

Join us for an interactive art and literature experience that explores the bright and imaginative world of visual storytelling through live drawing and storytelling sessions, interactive song-based shows, stimulating creative workshops and lots of opportunities to join in.

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Picture a Story

14 September-22 December 2023

A vibrant exhibition that shines the spotlight on the creative and innovative world of children’s book illustration. Colourful, diverse, wry and amusing, Picture a Story brings together a collection of stunning and evocative work by published author-artists from a range of genres and styles for babies to older children.

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School Encounter Workshops

As part of the exhibition, we are offering local schools across Tower Hamlets a series of encounter workshops and online activities with authors and illustrators.

This is in addition to our usual gallery trail for children, schools and community groups to support young people in gaining Arts Award Discover and Explore.

For further information, please contact Androulla on 020 7709 8908 or androulla@halfmoon.org.uk

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