Spoken word & Live literature
Workshops & Activities

The Great Race - Chinese New Year

Part of Imagine Children's Festival

Hear stories about The Great Race and the Chinese Zodiac, and celebrate Chinese Year, with Christopher Corr in an interactive workshop.

Find out how long ago in ancient China there were no years, days, hours – no way of measuring time at all – until the Jade Emperor decided that all the animals in his kingdom should compete in a race to earn their place in the sky.

Christopher shows you how draws the animals in his book and helps you create your very own zodiac animal.

Christopher Corr is an established author/illustrator whose many books have won him international acclaim. He studied at the Royal College of Art, and he now lives and works in London as an artist and tutor at Goldsmiths University. Folk art and colour are key inspirations in his work.

Dates & times

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Royal Festival Hall
Foyle Pavilion, Level 3, Blue Side


£6 Child (includes one accompanying adult)
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
£6 Child (includes one accompanying adult)

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Age recommendation
For ages 6 – 8

A ticket admits one child to participate in the workshop and one accompanying adult. Each child must be accompanied by an adult at all times.