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Top Draw

Part of Imagine Children's Festival

Pens, felt tips and pencils at the ready!

Journey with us on an ink-filled day of illustration and storytelling.

Join storytellers and illustrators Gary Northfield and Sav Akyuz and draw your way through fantastical lands and tongue-twisting characters to arrive at the big picture.

Gary Northfield has been writing and drawing comics since 2002, working with esteemed magazines, such as The Beano, The Phoenix Comic, National Geographic Kids and The Dandy. He has also had many books published, including Julius Zebra: Bundle With The Britons and Rumble With The Romans.

Sav Akyuz is the award winning Children’s Book Illustrator of I am Bear and Bear Moves’. Akyuz is also a storyboard artist – a job which involves drawing TV commercials before they are filmed.

Dates & times

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Royal Festival Hall
The Clore Ballroom, Level 2



need to know

Age recommendation
For ages 5+

Access information
This workshop is British Sign Language interpreted (BSL).

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