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.

See Lauren Child on Newsround to celebrate 100 years of women’s votes 

Lauren Child at the Children's Laureate announcement

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.

More events will be added as they are confirmed!

You might also like

Events you might like

See what's going on

Check out all the latest events from BookTrust and others which we think you might be interested in.

Lifetime Achievement Award

2018 winners: Helen Oxenbury and John Burningham

Learn more about our award, which we give every year for outstanding achievement in children's literature.


Find your next book

Use the Bookfinder to find the perfect book for you, your family and friends.