Spoken word & Live literature

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Part of Wintertime

Author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler read and live illustrate their children’s classic, Stickman. Former Children’s Laureate and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, and illustrator Axel Scheffler will share one of their most loved books this Winter festival.

Enjoy songs and storytelling with Julia and live illustration from Axel followed by the award-winning animated film of Stick Man on the big screen.

Julia and Axel are signing books after the event and there is an opportunity to meet Stick Man himself.

Please note that the post-event signing takes place in the Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall with books and other Stick Man merchandise available for purchase from Foyles Books on Level 2 of Royal Festival Hall.

Due to demand signature requests are kindly limited to one book per child.

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BSL Interpretation & Speech-to-Text Transcription
This performance is British Sign Language-interpreted and Speech-to-Text transcribed.

Concessionary access tickets and specific seating requirements can be arranged through our free Access Scheme.

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