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0-3 Storytelling

Anna Hibiscus’ Song

6 July – 1 Sept Various times | 25 min session

Ages 0-3 | £1 with Day Pass | Booking is essential

Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa – amazing Africa – and this morning she feels so happy, she thinks she might pop! What is she going to do with all that happiness?

An interactive 0-3 storytelling performance based on the book by Atinuke and Lauren Tobia.

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Join the brilliant doodlers, awesome authors and super-illustrators from Arena Illustration for a whole day of scribbling pirates, mysterious curses and obscure aliens. These three talented illustrators will be sharing their stories and demonstrating their skills all day, finishing off with pens at the ready for a head-to-head in a DRAW OFF.

The passionate Arena Illustration team based locally in Stratford, represent top children’s book talent. Find out more about them here: http://arenaillustration.com

Illustration Takeover Day with Adam Stower

27 July | 11.30am | Ages 4+

Free with Day Pass | Booking is essential

Crowns at the ready, beards brushed, King Coo is in the building. Author and Illustrator Adam Stower will entrance young book worms with a reading from his latest book, King Coo and the Curse of the Mummy’s Gold, as the mystery unfolds Adam will demonstrate how to draw some of the crazy characters from his series. An event suitable for curious minds and book worms alike.

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This event, and entry to Discover, is free for Newham Residents.

Illustration Takeover Day with Jonny Duddle

27 July | 1pm | Ages 4+

Free with Day Pass | Booking is essential

Hoist the main sail and get ready to embark on the piratical adventure of a lifetime with real-life pirate Jonny Duddle, creator of The Pirates Next Door. Hear tales of the high seas and watch illustrations appear before your very eyes ….The perfect event for little pirates to get to grips with doodling – Arrrh! 

This event, and entry to Discover, is free for Newham Residents.

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Illustration Takeover Day with Simon Bartram

27 July | 2.15pm | Ages 4+

Free with Day Pass | Booking is essential

Celebrate the anniversary of the historical moon landing with everyone’s favourite Bob, Man on the Moon. Author and Illustrator Simon Bartram will enthral and delight young audiences with storytelling and drawing demonstrations… you  may even need to get your brain boxes whirring to help Simon create an amazing, mind boggling alien moon creature. An event suitable for avid explorers, don’t forget to wear your gravity boots! 

This event, and entry to Discover, is free for Newham Residents.

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Illustrator Takeover Day – Draw-Off 

27 July | 3.45pm | Ages 4+

Free with Day Pass | Booking is essential

In an epic battle: Adam Stower, Jonny Duddle & Simon Bartram – 3 of the countries funniest and most talented illustrators armed with nothing but a pen, will compete in a MEGA DRAW-OFF! Cheering voices and clapping hands at the ready to power the clap-o-meter as the audience crown the day’s BEST DOODLER. 

An event suitable for all ages, come prepared with a mind filled with bonkers creative ideas to challenge the illustrators’ drawing ability!

This event, and entry to Discover, is free for Newham Residents.

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Science Adventures with Coppice Theatre

29 July | 11.15am | Ages 5+

Free with Day Pass | Booking is essential

In their top secret lab, the science fictionaries are trying to create the Ultimate Book of Science Stories! They are searching for the fizziest, flashiest, most marvellous science adventures, using experiments to make sure only the top tales make it into the Ultimate Book! Using specially designed interactive technology, storytelling, puppets and music, join them on their quest and get involved with some highly interactive storytelling!

This event, and entry to Discover, is free for Newham Residents.

Storytelling with Tom Percival 

30 July | 11.15am | Ages 4+

Free with Day Pass | Booking is essential

Most of the time Ravi can control his temper but, one day, he lets out the tiger within … Being a tiger is great fun at first – tigers can do ANYTHING they want! But who wants to play with a growling, roaring, noisy, wild tiger who won’t share or play nicely? Ravi is about to discover something very important about expressing his feelings and making amends.  Tom Percival’s books are the perfect springboard for conversations about mental and emotional health, positive self-image, building self-confidence and managing feelings.

This event, and entry to Discover, is free for Newham Residents.

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Storytelling with Sade Fadipe

31 July | 11.15am | Ages 3-7

Free with Day Pass | Booking is essential

Join Sade Fadipe to explore her book A Fun ABC. Sade will take us through the bouncy rhyming style of the story in a creative workshop whilst exploring the fantastic sights of life in Africa with real African artefacts. Make your own ABC bookmark and create your own stories with the author.

This event, and entry to Discover, is free for Newham Residents.

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Storytelling with Daisy Hirst

1 Aug | 11.15am | Ages 4+

Free with Day Pass | Booking is essential

Join author and illustrator Daisy Hirst to hear about the adventures of Natalie and Alphonse. In Alphonse, There’s Mud on the Ceiling! they hear strange noises coming from a cupboard in their flat: is it lions, or the heating? Or bears? Natalie and Alphonse decide there should be a wild beasts’ jungle cave in their cupboard: what other extraordinary places might we find in everyday spaces? After get a chance to make your own wild cupboard scenes with paper pop-ups!

This event, and entry to Discover, is free for Newham Residents.

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Storytelling with Fabi Santiago 

7 Aug | 11.15am | Ages 4+

Free with Day Pass | Booking is essential

Join Fabi Santiago, author-illustrator of the hilarious Daisy and Bear for a fun-filled storytime and crafts session. Daisy loves the cinema, but Bear has never been and all sorts of trouble unfolds when they get there! Find out how Fabi made Daisy and Bear before getting stuck into your own crafty projects.

This event, and entry to Discover, is free for Newham Residents.

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Musical Storytelling with Helen McDonald

8 Aug | 11.15am and 2.15pm | Ages 4+

Free with Day Pass | Booking is essential

Join singer Helen McDonald and Future Groove for a journey though time, introducing little ears to the world of jazz music. Travel through jazz rhyme and storytelling to meet the Jazz Queens of eras gone by from Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday to Nina Simone in this celebration of the joy and talent of the great female jazz singers.

This event, and entry to Discover, is free for Newham Residents.

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Storytelling with Matt Carr

9 Aug | 11.15am | Ages 4+

Free with Day Pass | Booking is essential

Join Matt Carr, author-illustrator of the rib-ticklingly funny space adventure Rocketmole for an out of this world story time and art session.  Armstrong the mole wants to go to the moon, but his friends think it’s an astronomically bad idea. Help Matt design a rocket for Armstrong and learn cool facts about moles and the moon along the way!

This event, and entry to Discover, is free for Newham Residents.

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Storytelling with Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola

10 Aug | 2.15pm | Ages 4+

Free with Day Pass | Booking is essential

Join author and illustrator Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola for an out-of-this-world event about their brand new picture book Look Up! Find out all about Rocket, a science-mad chatterbox who is going to be the greatest astronaut, star-catcher, space-traveller that has ever lived… she just needs to get everyone around her to look up from their phones and up at the stars! So, get ready to look up from your screens and enjoy a lively event full of storytelling, fun facts and top drawing tips from this exciting debut duo.

This event, and entry to Discover, is free for Newham Residents.

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Storytelling with Pip Jones

12 Aug | 2.15pm | Ages 4+

Free with Day Pass | Booking is essential

Meet Pip Jones, creator of inventor extraordinaire Izzy Gizmo! Izzy Gizmo’s inventions are marvellous, magnificent… and often malfunction. Izzy loves nothing more than making new creations and testing her imagination to the limit. So join Pip as she challenges kids to find their inner Izzy and design the most incredible invention yet!

This event, and entry to Discover, is free for Newham Residents.

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An Exhibition of Latvian Illustrators

14 – 25 Aug | Ages 4+

Free with Day Pass | Drop in

Have you ever wondered why horses are a symbol of freedom? Are horses everywhere the same? 

Our Summer exhibition features beautiful artwork from The Horse – Latvian Authors and Illustrators Catalogue. A collection of magical stories based around the theme of horses inspired these stunning illustrations. 

We are lucky to have some of the illustrators featured in the exhibition visiting us for craft events. Learn how to make picture books, paper aeroplanes, shadow puppets and more. 

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Paper Plane Making with Gundega Muzikante

15 Aug | 11.15am | Ages 4+

Free with Day Pass | Booking is essential

Illustrator Gundega Muzikante will teach you to fold your own paper planes. Fill them with your very own imaginary creatures and take them on their first test flight.

Gundega Muzikante is one of the artists featured in our summer exhibition The Horse – Latvian Illustrators showcase.

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Shadow Puppet Making with Gundega Muzikante

16 Aug | 11.15am | Ages 4+

Free with Day Pass | Booking is essential

Illustrator Gundega Muzikante teaches you to create magical paper puppets to use in your very own shadow theatre show.

Gundega Muzikante is one of the artists featured in our summer exhibition The Horse – Latvian Illustrators showcase.

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Drawing Workshop with Anna Vaivare

19 & 20 Aug | 11.15am | Ages 4+

Free with Day Pass | Booking is essential

There are so many different homes and different inhabitants. In this workshop we will discover different kinds of houses, learn about their parts and create new ones. How do neighbours who are not alike live together and how to behave at your friends house when it’s nothing like yours? This will be a drawing workshop with elements of a game.

Anna Vaivare is one of the artists featured in our summer exhibition The Horse – Latvian Illustrators showcase.

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Picture Book Making with Mārtiņš Zutis 

22 & 23 Aug | 11.15am (both days) | Ages 4+

Free with Day Pass | Booking is essential

 

Create the first draft of your very own picture book, with Latvian illustrator Mārtiņš Zutis. Learn how to create a beginning and end, and make up your very own story character.

Mārtiņš Zutis is one of the artists featured in our summer exhibition The Horse – Latvian Illustrators showcase.

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Swish with Moulded Theatre

31 Aug | 1.15pm and 3.15pm | Ages 0-5

Free with Day Pass | Booking is essential

Swish, swoosh, splosh! Welcome to the Ocean! Come and join the fun with Dotty, Blue and Olive on the reef – and help them watch out for the strange orange Tangle and other mysterious things that keep appearing in the ocean. Featuring puppetry, Makaton and plenty of audience interaction, Swish is a playful multisensory exploration of life underwater and the positive ways in which we can reduce plastic in the ocean.

Swish is suitable for complex needs audiences and groups.

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All of our events are accessible and SEN friendly, if you or the child attending have any specific requirements or questions please contact us before your visit:

020 8536 5555 or bookings@discover.org.uk