Where can you see Waterstones Children’s Laureate Lauren Child?

Lauren Child has a number of events coming up and we’ve pulled them together here.

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Children's Laureate Lauren Child

15 September 2018, London

See Lauren at the Royal Academy Festival of Ideas discussing art and joy in children's books from 11:30am-12:30pm - find out more here. You might also be interested in two animation workshop by Gemma Burditt, inspired by Lauren Child's illustrations and taking place from 10am-12.30pm and 1.30-4pm (find out more about those here).

21 September 2018, 7-9pm, Belfast

Lauren will visit Queen's University Belfast for the first time as UK Children's Laureate in this special BookTrust Northern Ireland event. She'll be joined by Bruce Ingman and Myra Zepf for a lively discussion on creativity chaired by Mare-Louise Muir, in a 16+ event. If you are interested in attending this free ticketed event, please register your interest with lucy.lewis@booktrust.org.uk.

22 September 2018, 2pm, Derry

Come along on to the Verbal Arts Centre Derry to hear Two Laureates in Conversation in this special BookTrust Northern Ireland event. Lauren will be joined by Laureate na nÓg Sarah Crossan to discuss their roles, books and creativity with Julia Eccleshare. This event will be of interest to teachers, students of art and literature, librarians and creatives; if you want to attend the free ticketed event, which is suitable for 14+, please register your interest with lucy.lewis@booktrust.org.uk.

23 September 2018, 10.25am, Dublin

Lauren Child and Laureate na nÓg Sarah Crossan will speak about the power of imagination and dreaming in children's literature in this event chaired by Julia Eccleshare MBE at the Children's Book Ireland Conference 2018 held in Dublin's Light House Cinema. Click here to book tickets.

28 September 2018, 5pm, Bath

Lauren will open the Bath Children's Literature Festival with a very special event at the Guildhall today - she'll be talking all about the magic of writing and illustration and the importance of staring into space and allowing yourself the room to be creative (you can find out more and book tickets here). If you're sticking around in Bath, there will also be a Charlie and Lola storytime hosted by Devon Black on the following day - get the details here.

15 October 2018, 7-9pm, London

Head to the House of Illustration in London for their Daydreaming and Creativity event! Lauren will be joined by Jessie Burton and Angela Barrett as they talk about their work in an event hosted by Nicolette Jones. Angela and Jessie have recently collaborated on The Restless Girls – a reworking of The Twelve Dancing Princesses by the Brothers Grimm. Find out more about the event here.

23 October 2018, 5.30pm, Newcastle

Lauren will give a talk about creativity and the importance of staring into space at Newcastle University's Curtis Auditorium - it's all part of the institution's Insights Public Lectures series. It's in association with BookTrust and Seven Stories, plus admission is free and there's no need to book (though it is first come, first served). Get all the information you need here.

Meet Lauren Child on her book tour

Lauren will be heading across the country in October and November to celebrate her new book Hubert Horatio and her delicious new illustrated version of Mary Poppins, both published by HarperCollins. Here's where you can meet her:

  • 5 October, 4.30pm, York: Signing at Waterstones, 15 Coney Street - details here
  • 6 October, 10.30am, Harrogate: Signing at Waterstones, 15 James St - details here
  • 6 October, Chester: In conversation with Waterstones Chester at the Storyhouse Theatre - details here
  • 7 October, 10.30am, Sheffield: Family event at Off The Shelf Festival - details here
  • 7 October, 3.30pm, Manchester: Family event at Manchester Literature Festival - details here
  • 24 October, 10.30am, Newcastle: Public event at Seven Stories - details here
  • 2 November, 6pm, Putney: In conversation event and signing at Waterstones Putney - details here
  • 3 November, 11am, Muswell Hill: Public signing at the Muswell Hill Children's Bookshop, 29 Fortis Green Road - details here
  • 3 November, 4.30pm, Chorleywood: In conversation event with the Chorleywood Bookshop at the Junction, Christ Church - details here
  • 4 November, 11am, Walthamstow: Public signing at Waterstones, Selbourne Walk Shopping Centre - details here
  • 4 November, 3pm, Dulwich: In conversation event at Alleyns School, Townley Road with Village Books, Dulwich - details here 
  • 10 November, 2pm, London: In conversation event at the Lydia Manford Gorvey Lecture Theatre, V&A Museum - details here

More events will be added as they are confirmed!

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