Author/Illustrator Event

pug hug with zehra hicks

Pug is desperate for a hug. But however hard he tries to hug the other animals, he can't get a hug from anyone! Cat doesn't like hugs, Rabbit is too busy munching carrots and hamster is just too quick!

Maybe Croc will give Pug a hug . . . or does he have other ideas?!

A sweet and funny tale about finding the perfect hug for Pug!

A pug-tastic storytime and craft event from author and illustrator Zehra Hicks.

Running Time – 45 mins plus signing

Age – 2-7 years

Author/Illustrator Event

how to draw dinosaurs

A workshop with James Wilkins, creator The Queen & Mr Brown stories.               


Dinosaurs engage the imagination of children like no other creature. Draw your own fantastic dinosaur along with James, whether it is a timid, peaceful, plant eating creature or a savage, meat devouring monster that makes the earth tremble.


James Wilkins studied painting in Chelsea College of Art and has worked in animation and as strip-cartoonist in London, Germany and Greece. In The Queen and Mr Brown early reader picture books, published by the Natural History Museum, he has created a fictional world that moves between Buckingham Palace, the Natural History Museum and the outposts of the animal kingdom.


Running Time – 1 hour including signing

Age – 3-8 years

Author/Illustrator Event

under the great plum tree with sufiya ahmed

An unlikely friendship between Miss Bandari and Mr Magarmach forms when the pair meet under the great plum tree, deep in the heart of India. Mr Magarmach is old and his hunting days are over but Miss Bandari loves hearing his stories as they munch plums together. One day their friendship is tested but with courage, trust and forgiveness they discover that living happily together tastes just as sweet as Miss Bandari's golden plums.

A beautiful interactive storytime with Sufiya Ahmed complete with puppetry and craft activities all themed on this lovely indian story.

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