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    Escape with Jacqueline Wilson

    Sun 20 Feb, 3pm
    Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Family & young people
    £12
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    Children's Author,  Jacqueline Wilson
    James Jordan

    The bestselling children’s author reveals how she created her most-loved characters and introduces her new books in a talk.

    Join us for an afternoon with Dame Jacqueline Wilson and discover how she started her writing career, as well as hearing about her new books, The Runaway Girls and The Primrose Railway Children.

    Former children’s laureate and author of more than 100 books, Wilson is one of Britain’s bestselling children’s authors.

    Known for characters like Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather, she has legions of loyal fans both in the UK and throughout the world.

    Rachel Dean, the illustrator of The Primrose Railway Children is also taking to the stage. A lifelong fan of Wilson’s, this is the first book of hers she has illustrated.

    Dean has illustrated numerous books including Aisha Bushby’s Moonchild series and B is for Ballet, a non-fiction picture book produced in collaboration with the American Ballet Theatre.

    Dean works both digitally and traditionally in gouache to create vivid scenes and lively, engaging characters. She is inspired by the natural world, particularly when visiting the gorgeous national park and beach on her doorstep near Liverpool.

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    Age recommendation

    For ages 8 – 12

    This event is British Sign Language interpreted (BSL).

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    Dates & times

    Sun 20 Feb, 3pm
    Approximate run time: 60 mins.
    Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.

    Price

    • Adult £12 Child £9*
    • Concessions 25%**


    * Excludes £3.50 booking fee.

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