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Workshops & Performances

A series of workshops and performances by award winning authors and illustrators

Wednesday 1 February

  • Rashmi Sirdeshpande & Rikin Parekh - Yes You Can, Cow! for ages	4+
    Rashmi Sirdeshpande & Rikin Parekh - Yes You Can, Cow! for ages	4+
    Sun, 04 Feb
    Station Hall
    04 Feb 2024, 14:00 – 14:45
    Station Hall, Railton Rd, London SE24 0JW, UK
    Meet a little Cow with a BIG fear. She's the star of stage show Hey Diddle Diddle but she's TERRIFIED of the grand finale. She doesn't think she can jump over Moon! Join us to see if she can finally find her courage and follow her dreams with a teensy bit of help from YOU!
  • Rachel Chivers Khoo - The Wishkeeper's Apprentice for ages 6+
    Rachel Chivers Khoo - The Wishkeeper's Apprentice for ages 6+
    Sun, 04 Feb
    198 Contemporary Arts and Learning
    04 Feb 2024, 13:30 – 14:15
    198 Contemporary Arts and Learning , 198 Railton Rd, London SE24 0JT, UK
    Have you ever wondered where wishes go? Discover the world of wishkeepers and magical storytelling with Rachel Chivers Khoo. Packed full of audience interaction from a magical wishfulness gauge to a wish-popping toaster, will you unlock the secret to making wishes come true?
  • Gareth P Jones - Fairytale Musical Mash Up! for ages 3+
    Gareth P Jones - Fairytale Musical Mash Up! for ages 3+
    Sun, 04 Feb
    Station Hall
    04 Feb 2024, 13:00 – 13:45
    Station Hall, Railton Rd, London SE24 0JW, UK
    A fresh take on classic fairytales, packed with jokes, actions and messages of empowerment. Get down with disco-dancing gorilla, CinderGorilla, strut with Snowy White and the cat-walk cats of Purry Tale Lane… and let down your ears with the long-eared rabbit Rabunzel.
  • Viola Wang - Hello? for ages 4+
    Viola Wang - Hello? for ages 4+
    Sun, 04 Feb
    198 Contemporary Arts and Learning
    04 Feb 2024, 12:00 – 12:45
    198 Contemporary Arts and Learning , 198 Railton Rd, London SE24 0JT, UK
    Inspired by Viola’s book, Hello! we will learn how to "make friends" – literally! using a 3D model-making kit prepared by Viola.
  • Ross Montgomery - Spellstone for ages 8+
    Ross Montgomery - Spellstone for ages 8+
    Sun, 04 Feb
    Station Hall
    04 Feb 2024, 11:30 – 12:15
    Station Hall, Railton Rd, London SE24 0JW, UK
    Evie's world is turned upside down when she discovers that the city she lives in is filled with hidden magic. Can she discover her powers before the evil sorcerer Vale gets his hands on the Spellstone? A session about how we can take ordinary things and make them extraordinary in our own stories.
  • Ken Wilson-Max - Catch! for ages  4+
    Ken Wilson-Max - Catch! for ages  4+
    Sun, 04 Feb
    198 Contemporary Arts and Learning
    04 Feb 2024, 10:30 – 11:15
    198 Contemporary Arts and Learning , 198 Railton Rd, London SE24 0JT, UK
    Join Ken Wilson-Max as he shares the story of Catch! using words, drawings and paint. However hard she tries, Kiona cannot catch anything. But Mum knows there is a very special something that Kiona can catch! Catch! is a joyful picture book about the little loving things that make a difference.
  • Erika Meza - To The Other Side for ages 4+
    Erika Meza - To The Other Side for ages 4+
    Sun, 04 Feb
    Station Hall
    04 Feb 2024, 10:00 – 10:45
    Station Hall, Railton Rd, London SE24 0JW, UK
    To The Other Side is the story of a journey; one that many children around the world are starting this very instant. What would you do if you were in their shoes? Through masks and creatures inspired in the Mexican culture, you will design your very own alebrije to colour and take home.
  • Sam Sedgman	- Clockwork Conspiracy for ages 7+
    Sam Sedgman	- Clockwork Conspiracy for ages 7+
    Sat, 03 Feb
    Station Hall
    03 Feb 2024, 15:30 – 16:15
    Station Hall, Railton Rd, London SE24 0JW, UK
    The Clockwork Conspiracy is a whodunnit set inside Big Ben on the night the clocks go back, packed with rooftop chases, cryptic clues, and out-of-this-world science. Hear the amazing real-life stories that inspired Sam's new adventure, and discover the secrets of the most famous clock in the world.
  • PRIZE GIVING with Sam Sedgman
    PRIZE GIVING with Sam Sedgman
    Sat, 03 Feb
    Station Hall
    03 Feb 2024, 15:00 – 04 Feb 2024, 15:30
    Station Hall, Railton Rd, London SE24 0JW, UK
    Congratulations on entering the Stepping Into Stories Competition! Join Sam Sedgman, bestselling author of mysteries and adventures, to find out whether you’ll be heading home with a prize and celebrate all the children who have taken part in our competition this year.
  • Kelechi Okafor - Strong Like Me for ages 4+
    Kelechi Okafor - Strong Like Me for ages 4+
    Sat, 03 Feb
    Station Hall
    03 Feb 2024, 14:00 – 14:45
    Station Hall, Railton Rd, London SE24 0JW, UK
    Join writer and social commentator Kelechi Okafor for an inspirational event based on her heart warming debut picture-book Strong Like Me. A story about finding your own ways to be strong, discovering your power and championing yourself.
  • Xavier Leopold	- Art For The Heart for ages 7-12
    Xavier Leopold	- Art For The Heart for ages 7-12
    Sat, 03 Feb
    198 Contemporary Arts and Learning
    03 Feb 2024, 14:00 – 14:45
    198 Contemporary Arts and Learning , 198 Railton Rd, London SE24 0JT, UK
    Discover the joy of expressing your feelings through art in this motivational and interactive workshop for children, based on illustrator and author Xavier Leopold’s creative journal Art for the Heart. Xavier will help you learn how to use art to become more self-aware and build confidence.
  • Gabby Dawnay - 5 Minute Nature Stories for ages 5+
    Gabby Dawnay - 5 Minute Nature Stories for ages 5+
    Sat, 03 Feb
    Brockwell Greenhouses
    03 Feb 2024, 13:30 – 14:15
    Brockwell Greenhouses, Brockwell Park, London SE24 9BJ
    5 Minute Nature Stories encourages children to explore and enjoy the interconnectedness of nature and the wonder of science behind each story. This session in Brockwell Greenhouse aims to spark curiosity by looking around at the wonders of Nature in the park with nature-inspired writing and drawing.
  • Gavin Puckett - Frank The Unicorn Alpaca for ages	7+
    Gavin Puckett - Frank The Unicorn Alpaca for ages	7+
    Sat, 03 Feb
    Station Hall
    03 Feb 2024, 13:00 – 13:45
    Station Hall, Railton Rd, London SE24 0JW, UK
    Gavin Puckett introduces us to Frank the Alpaca. Frank lives in a petting zoo and feels like he doesn’t fit in until he discovers a book about unicorns . . . and wakes up to a horn on his head! Then one day he performs a daring rescue where he comes to see that he is perfect just the way he is.
  • James Catchpole - You're So Amazing!	for ages 4+
    James Catchpole - You're So Amazing!	for ages 4+
    Sat, 03 Feb
    Station Hall
    03 Feb 2024, 11:30 – 12:15
    Station Hall, Railton Rd, London SE24 0JW, UK
    James Catchpole introduces his picture book, You’re So Amazing!, a story featuring Joe, who has one leg. When people meet Joe, they often treat him as Amazing Joe or Poor Joe. But can’t he just be . . . Joe? You’re So Amazing! offers a funny, warm informative take on abled responses to disability
  • Mariesa Dulak - There's a Tiger on the Train for ages 4+
    Mariesa Dulak - There's a Tiger on the Train for ages 4+
    Sat, 03 Feb
    198 Contemporary Arts and Learning
    03 Feb 2024, 10:30 – 11:15
    198 Contemporary Arts and Learning , 198 Railton Rd, London SE24 0JT, UK
    Hop on board an extraordinary journey down to the sea! In this epic train adventure a tiger boards the train, along with a jungle of other animals - all without dad even looking up from his phone! Join Mariesa for a roarsome event full of fun and imaginative activities
  • Frann Preston-Gannon - The Eco Family Book for ages 3+
    Frann Preston-Gannon - The Eco Family Book for ages 3+
    Sat, 03 Feb
    Station Hall
    03 Feb 2024, 10:00 – 10:45
    Station Hall, Railton Rd, London SE24 0JW, UK
    Join illustrator Frann Preston-Gannon for an interactive storytime and drawing workshop. Frann will read from her new book, The Eco Family, and will get kids drawing pictures inspired by the nature of Brockwell Park
  • The Magic Bookmark - Family Panto for all ages
    The Magic Bookmark - Family Panto for all ages
    Fri, 02 Feb
    Station Hall
    02 Feb 2024, 16:00 – 17:00
    Station Hall, Railton Rd, London SE24 0JW, UK
    Join "everyone's favourite pantomime dame," (Metro) Mama G, on a brand new panto adventure for the whole family! Families are sure to love this storytelling show full of panto fun, interaction, song and dance, puppetry, and some of the finest picture books currently on the market!
  • Nikita Gill - These Are The Words for Secondary Schools
    Nikita Gill - These Are The Words for Secondary Schools
    Fri, 02 Feb
    Virtual Event
    02 Feb 2024, 14:00 – 14:45
    Virtual Event
    Reclaim your agency. Discover your power! From international poetry sensation, Nikita Gill, comes her highly anticipated YA debut, These Are the Words, an empowering, feminist and beautifully illustrated poetry collection exploring all the things Nikita wished someone had told her when she was young

Thursday 2 February

  • Rashmi Sirdeshpande & Rikin Parekh - Yes You Can, Cow! for ages	4+
    Rashmi Sirdeshpande & Rikin Parekh - Yes You Can, Cow! for ages	4+
    Sun, 04 Feb
    Station Hall
    04 Feb 2024, 14:00 – 14:45
    Station Hall, Railton Rd, London SE24 0JW, UK
    Meet a little Cow with a BIG fear. She's the star of stage show Hey Diddle Diddle but she's TERRIFIED of the grand finale. She doesn't think she can jump over Moon! Join us to see if she can finally find her courage and follow her dreams with a teensy bit of help from YOU!
  • Rachel Chivers Khoo - The Wishkeeper's Apprentice for ages 6+
    Rachel Chivers Khoo - The Wishkeeper's Apprentice for ages 6+
    Sun, 04 Feb
    198 Contemporary Arts and Learning
    04 Feb 2024, 13:30 – 14:15
    198 Contemporary Arts and Learning , 198 Railton Rd, London SE24 0JT, UK
    Have you ever wondered where wishes go? Discover the world of wishkeepers and magical storytelling with Rachel Chivers Khoo. Packed full of audience interaction from a magical wishfulness gauge to a wish-popping toaster, will you unlock the secret to making wishes come true?
  • Gareth P Jones - Fairytale Musical Mash Up! for ages 3+
    Gareth P Jones - Fairytale Musical Mash Up! for ages 3+
    Sun, 04 Feb
    Station Hall
    04 Feb 2024, 13:00 – 13:45
    Station Hall, Railton Rd, London SE24 0JW, UK
    A fresh take on classic fairytales, packed with jokes, actions and messages of empowerment. Get down with disco-dancing gorilla, CinderGorilla, strut with Snowy White and the cat-walk cats of Purry Tale Lane… and let down your ears with the long-eared rabbit Rabunzel.
  • Viola Wang - Hello? for ages 4+
    Viola Wang - Hello? for ages 4+
    Sun, 04 Feb
    198 Contemporary Arts and Learning
    04 Feb 2024, 12:00 – 12:45
    198 Contemporary Arts and Learning , 198 Railton Rd, London SE24 0JT, UK
    Inspired by Viola’s book, Hello! we will learn how to "make friends" – literally! using a 3D model-making kit prepared by Viola.
  • Ross Montgomery - Spellstone for ages 8+
    Ross Montgomery - Spellstone for ages 8+
    Sun, 04 Feb
    Station Hall
    04 Feb 2024, 11:30 – 12:15
    Station Hall, Railton Rd, London SE24 0JW, UK
    Evie's world is turned upside down when she discovers that the city she lives in is filled with hidden magic. Can she discover her powers before the evil sorcerer Vale gets his hands on the Spellstone? A session about how we can take ordinary things and make them extraordinary in our own stories.
  • Ken Wilson-Max - Catch! for ages  4+
    Ken Wilson-Max - Catch! for ages  4+
    Sun, 04 Feb
    198 Contemporary Arts and Learning
    04 Feb 2024, 10:30 – 11:15
    198 Contemporary Arts and Learning , 198 Railton Rd, London SE24 0JT, UK
    Join Ken Wilson-Max as he shares the story of Catch! using words, drawings and paint. However hard she tries, Kiona cannot catch anything. But Mum knows there is a very special something that Kiona can catch! Catch! is a joyful picture book about the little loving things that make a difference.
  • Erika Meza - To The Other Side for ages 4+
    Erika Meza - To The Other Side for ages 4+
    Sun, 04 Feb
    Station Hall
    04 Feb 2024, 10:00 – 10:45
    Station Hall, Railton Rd, London SE24 0JW, UK
    To The Other Side is the story of a journey; one that many children around the world are starting this very instant. What would you do if you were in their shoes? Through masks and creatures inspired in the Mexican culture, you will design your very own alebrije to colour and take home.
  • Sam Sedgman	- Clockwork Conspiracy for ages 7+
    Sam Sedgman	- Clockwork Conspiracy for ages 7+
    Sat, 03 Feb
    Station Hall
    03 Feb 2024, 15:30 – 16:15
    Station Hall, Railton Rd, London SE24 0JW, UK
    The Clockwork Conspiracy is a whodunnit set inside Big Ben on the night the clocks go back, packed with rooftop chases, cryptic clues, and out-of-this-world science. Hear the amazing real-life stories that inspired Sam's new adventure, and discover the secrets of the most famous clock in the world.
  • PRIZE GIVING with Sam Sedgman
    PRIZE GIVING with Sam Sedgman
    Sat, 03 Feb
    Station Hall
    03 Feb 2024, 15:00 – 04 Feb 2024, 15:30
    Station Hall, Railton Rd, London SE24 0JW, UK
    Congratulations on entering the Stepping Into Stories Competition! Join Sam Sedgman, bestselling author of mysteries and adventures, to find out whether you’ll be heading home with a prize and celebrate all the children who have taken part in our competition this year.
  • Kelechi Okafor - Strong Like Me for ages 4+
    Kelechi Okafor - Strong Like Me for ages 4+
    Sat, 03 Feb
    Station Hall
    03 Feb 2024, 14:00 – 14:45
    Station Hall, Railton Rd, London SE24 0JW, UK
    Join writer and social commentator Kelechi Okafor for an inspirational event based on her heart warming debut picture-book Strong Like Me. A story about finding your own ways to be strong, discovering your power and championing yourself.
  • Xavier Leopold	- Art For The Heart for ages 7-12
    Xavier Leopold	- Art For The Heart for ages 7-12
    Sat, 03 Feb
    198 Contemporary Arts and Learning
    03 Feb 2024, 14:00 – 14:45
    198 Contemporary Arts and Learning , 198 Railton Rd, London SE24 0JT, UK
    Discover the joy of expressing your feelings through art in this motivational and interactive workshop for children, based on illustrator and author Xavier Leopold’s creative journal Art for the Heart. Xavier will help you learn how to use art to become more self-aware and build confidence.
  • Gabby Dawnay - 5 Minute Nature Stories for ages 5+
    Gabby Dawnay - 5 Minute Nature Stories for ages 5+
    Sat, 03 Feb
    Brockwell Greenhouses
    03 Feb 2024, 13:30 – 14:15
    Brockwell Greenhouses, Brockwell Park, London SE24 9BJ
    5 Minute Nature Stories encourages children to explore and enjoy the interconnectedness of nature and the wonder of science behind each story. This session in Brockwell Greenhouse aims to spark curiosity by looking around at the wonders of Nature in the park with nature-inspired writing and drawing.
  • Gavin Puckett - Frank The Unicorn Alpaca for ages	7+
    Gavin Puckett - Frank The Unicorn Alpaca for ages	7+
    Sat, 03 Feb
    Station Hall
    03 Feb 2024, 13:00 – 13:45
    Station Hall, Railton Rd, London SE24 0JW, UK
    Gavin Puckett introduces us to Frank the Alpaca. Frank lives in a petting zoo and feels like he doesn’t fit in until he discovers a book about unicorns . . . and wakes up to a horn on his head! Then one day he performs a daring rescue where he comes to see that he is perfect just the way he is.
  • James Catchpole - You're So Amazing!	for ages 4+
    James Catchpole - You're So Amazing!	for ages 4+
    Sat, 03 Feb
    Station Hall
    03 Feb 2024, 11:30 – 12:15
    Station Hall, Railton Rd, London SE24 0JW, UK
    James Catchpole introduces his picture book, You’re So Amazing!, a story featuring Joe, who has one leg. When people meet Joe, they often treat him as Amazing Joe or Poor Joe. But can’t he just be . . . Joe? You’re So Amazing! offers a funny, warm informative take on abled responses to disability
  • Mariesa Dulak - There's a Tiger on the Train for ages 4+
    Mariesa Dulak - There's a Tiger on the Train for ages 4+
    Sat, 03 Feb
    198 Contemporary Arts and Learning
    03 Feb 2024, 10:30 – 11:15
    198 Contemporary Arts and Learning , 198 Railton Rd, London SE24 0JT, UK
    Hop on board an extraordinary journey down to the sea! In this epic train adventure a tiger boards the train, along with a jungle of other animals - all without dad even looking up from his phone! Join Mariesa for a roarsome event full of fun and imaginative activities
  • Frann Preston-Gannon - The Eco Family Book for ages 3+
    Frann Preston-Gannon - The Eco Family Book for ages 3+
    Sat, 03 Feb
    Station Hall
    03 Feb 2024, 10:00 – 10:45
    Station Hall, Railton Rd, London SE24 0JW, UK
    Join illustrator Frann Preston-Gannon for an interactive storytime and drawing workshop. Frann will read from her new book, The Eco Family, and will get kids drawing pictures inspired by the nature of Brockwell Park
  • The Magic Bookmark - Family Panto for all ages
    The Magic Bookmark - Family Panto for all ages
    Fri, 02 Feb
    Station Hall
    02 Feb 2024, 16:00 – 17:00
    Station Hall, Railton Rd, London SE24 0JW, UK
    Join "everyone's favourite pantomime dame," (Metro) Mama G, on a brand new panto adventure for the whole family! Families are sure to love this storytelling show full of panto fun, interaction, song and dance, puppetry, and some of the finest picture books currently on the market!
  • Nikita Gill - These Are The Words for Secondary Schools
    Nikita Gill - These Are The Words for Secondary Schools
    Fri, 02 Feb
    Virtual Event
    02 Feb 2024, 14:00 – 14:45
    Virtual Event
    Reclaim your agency. Discover your power! From international poetry sensation, Nikita Gill, comes her highly anticipated YA debut, These Are the Words, an empowering, feminist and beautifully illustrated poetry collection exploring all the things Nikita wished someone had told her when she was young

Friday 3 February

  • Rashmi Sirdeshpande & Rikin Parekh - Yes You Can, Cow! for ages	4+
    Rashmi Sirdeshpande & Rikin Parekh - Yes You Can, Cow! for ages	4+
    Sun, 04 Feb
    Station Hall
    04 Feb 2024, 14:00 – 14:45
    Station Hall, Railton Rd, London SE24 0JW, UK
    Meet a little Cow with a BIG fear. She's the star of stage show Hey Diddle Diddle but she's TERRIFIED of the grand finale. She doesn't think she can jump over Moon! Join us to see if she can finally find her courage and follow her dreams with a teensy bit of help from YOU!
  • Rachel Chivers Khoo - The Wishkeeper's Apprentice for ages 6+
    Rachel Chivers Khoo - The Wishkeeper's Apprentice for ages 6+
    Sun, 04 Feb
    198 Contemporary Arts and Learning
    04 Feb 2024, 13:30 – 14:15
    198 Contemporary Arts and Learning , 198 Railton Rd, London SE24 0JT, UK
    Have you ever wondered where wishes go? Discover the world of wishkeepers and magical storytelling with Rachel Chivers Khoo. Packed full of audience interaction from a magical wishfulness gauge to a wish-popping toaster, will you unlock the secret to making wishes come true?
  • Gareth P Jones - Fairytale Musical Mash Up! for ages 3+
    Gareth P Jones - Fairytale Musical Mash Up! for ages 3+
    Sun, 04 Feb
    Station Hall
    04 Feb 2024, 13:00 – 13:45
    Station Hall, Railton Rd, London SE24 0JW, UK
    A fresh take on classic fairytales, packed with jokes, actions and messages of empowerment. Get down with disco-dancing gorilla, CinderGorilla, strut with Snowy White and the cat-walk cats of Purry Tale Lane… and let down your ears with the long-eared rabbit Rabunzel.
  • Viola Wang - Hello? for ages 4+
    Viola Wang - Hello? for ages 4+
    Sun, 04 Feb
    198 Contemporary Arts and Learning
    04 Feb 2024, 12:00 – 12:45
    198 Contemporary Arts and Learning , 198 Railton Rd, London SE24 0JT, UK
    Inspired by Viola’s book, Hello! we will learn how to "make friends" – literally! using a 3D model-making kit prepared by Viola.
  • Ross Montgomery - Spellstone for ages 8+
    Ross Montgomery - Spellstone for ages 8+
    Sun, 04 Feb
    Station Hall
    04 Feb 2024, 11:30 – 12:15
    Station Hall, Railton Rd, London SE24 0JW, UK
    Evie's world is turned upside down when she discovers that the city she lives in is filled with hidden magic. Can she discover her powers before the evil sorcerer Vale gets his hands on the Spellstone? A session about how we can take ordinary things and make them extraordinary in our own stories.
  • Ken Wilson-Max - Catch! for ages  4+
    Ken Wilson-Max - Catch! for ages  4+
    Sun, 04 Feb
    198 Contemporary Arts and Learning
    04 Feb 2024, 10:30 – 11:15
    198 Contemporary Arts and Learning , 198 Railton Rd, London SE24 0JT, UK
    Join Ken Wilson-Max as he shares the story of Catch! using words, drawings and paint. However hard she tries, Kiona cannot catch anything. But Mum knows there is a very special something that Kiona can catch! Catch! is a joyful picture book about the little loving things that make a difference.
  • Erika Meza - To The Other Side for ages 4+
    Erika Meza - To The Other Side for ages 4+
    Sun, 04 Feb
    Station Hall
    04 Feb 2024, 10:00 – 10:45
    Station Hall, Railton Rd, London SE24 0JW, UK
    To The Other Side is the story of a journey; one that many children around the world are starting this very instant. What would you do if you were in their shoes? Through masks and creatures inspired in the Mexican culture, you will design your very own alebrije to colour and take home.
  • Sam Sedgman	- Clockwork Conspiracy for ages 7+
    Sam Sedgman	- Clockwork Conspiracy for ages 7+
    Sat, 03 Feb
    Station Hall
    03 Feb 2024, 15:30 – 16:15
    Station Hall, Railton Rd, London SE24 0JW, UK
    The Clockwork Conspiracy is a whodunnit set inside Big Ben on the night the clocks go back, packed with rooftop chases, cryptic clues, and out-of-this-world science. Hear the amazing real-life stories that inspired Sam's new adventure, and discover the secrets of the most famous clock in the world.
  • PRIZE GIVING with Sam Sedgman
    PRIZE GIVING with Sam Sedgman
    Sat, 03 Feb
    Station Hall
    03 Feb 2024, 15:00 – 04 Feb 2024, 15:30
    Station Hall, Railton Rd, London SE24 0JW, UK
    Congratulations on entering the Stepping Into Stories Competition! Join Sam Sedgman, bestselling author of mysteries and adventures, to find out whether you’ll be heading home with a prize and celebrate all the children who have taken part in our competition this year.