Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival
Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival
Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival

Ask the Laureate


UK Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell

Date: Thursday March 23rd
Venue: Pavilion Theatre
Time: 11.00am - 1.00pm (Please arrive at 10.30am to be seated)
1 hour event, 1 hour signing
Cost: €3 per ticket (2 teachers free per class)
Age: 3rd to 6th class

This is an amazing opportunity for your students to meet Chris Riddell, the UK Children’s Laureate and discover the inspiration behind his stories and art. Students can ask him questions such as ‘Where do you get your ideas?’ and Chris will draw an answer live, giving the audience an insight into the Laureate’s world. The lucky students he picks may even get to take their doodle-answers home with them!

Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children’s Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. His books have won a number of major prizes, including an unprecedented three CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children’s Book Award 2013. Other books include the bestselling Ottoline series, The Emperor of Absurdia, and, with Paul Stewart, the Muddle Earth books. Chris lives in Brighton with his family.

There will be a pop-up bookshop on site and Chris will sign his books after the event and meet young readers.