Talk: In Conversation with Lauren Child, Children's Laureate

Image Credit: Lauren Child. Photography courtesy of DC Imaging

Peninsula Arts -Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, PL4 8AA

01752585050
peninsula-arts@plymouth.ac.uk
https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/talk-lauren-child

Saturday 12 May 2018
14:00 - 15:30
Admission Fee: £5 / £4 / Children under 18 free / Free to Plymouth University students via SPIA
Booking recommended
Online or by phone

Children’s Laureate Lauren Child, MBE explores the magic of reading and writing with some of her best-loved characters including Clarice Bean, Ruby Redfort, and Charlie and Lola.

Child is one of today’s most highly regarded writers and illustrators for children and young teenagers. Her Charlie and Lola series for 2-5-year-olds was made into a BAFTA award-winning television show, while her Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort detective novels sparked the imagination of young teenagers. Appointed Children’s Laureate in 2017, she says her mission is to get children excited about reading.

Multi-award winning, bestselling writer and artist, Lauren's first two books were published in 1999– I Want a Pet and Clarice Bean, That’s Me, and she won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in 2000 for I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, the first of her Charlie and Lola picture books. Lauren published her first Clarice Bean novel in 2002 – Utterly Me, Clarice Beanwhich has since sold over 6 million copies worldwide.

In 2008 Lauren launched UNESCO’s ‘My Life is a Story’ Campaign for their Programme for the Education of Children in Need, and was named a UNESCO Artist for Peace in 2008, before being awarded an MBE for Services to Literature in 2010. 

 

Ticketing information: Super Saturday Offer:  For an additional £2, on top of your normal ticket price, you can purchase a Super Saturday ticket to see Freaky Friday and also attend the Children's Laureate event.

Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult 

 

These events are presented by Plymouth Festival of Words, a partnership between Literature Works, the literature development agency for the South West, Peninsula Arts, University of Plymouth and Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives. Growing out of Plymouth International Book Festival, the Festival of Words celebrates words in all their forms including literature, poetry, theatre and more.

Look out for details of the 2019 Festival by following @PlymWordFest on Twitter, @PlymouthFestivalofWords on Facebook or visit www.plymouthfestivalofwords.co.uk.

Back to events

Other Events

Groundwork: Steve Rowell, Points of Presence

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Eastern House, Old Cable Lane, Porthcurno TR19 6JX

Thursday 21 June 2018 – Monday 01 April 2019

Materiality: Provisional States

Hestercombe Gallery, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8LG

Saturday 10 November 2018 – Sunday 24 February 2019

What do you collect? Handkerchiefs

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Queen Street, Exeter, Devon EX4 3RX

Tuesday 15 January 2019 – Sunday 07 April 2019

Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network

Supported by: