What is he up to?

A World Inside a Book: Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures

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Explore the world of Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson in the UK's first immersive exhibition of their collaborations together! Children can explore mini-worlds brought to life from their favourite books including The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, Stick Man, Tiddler and many many more. There is also a more traditional exhibition alongside showing Axel's original artwork and sketches.

How can I find out more?

Where?

Discover Children’s Story Centre, 383-387 High Street, Stratford, London, E15 4QZ

What age group?

Age 0 - 8, older children welcome

Oxford Blackwells Booksigning

Axel will be reading some stories and then signing books!

How can I find out more?

Where?

Westgate Oxford Queen Street, Oxford, OX1 1PE

What time?

2:00pm - 3:30pm

South Ken Kids Festival 2018

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OPENING EVENT: NEVER STOP DRAWING FOR EUROPE

After the sensational exhibition Drawing (for) Europe held at the Institut Français last Spring, Axel and guests will be officially opening this year’s festival with some special live drawing followed by a discussion.
Thursday 22nd November, 6pm

DRAWING TRIO: AXEL SCHEFFLER, TOR FREEMAN AND RONAN BADEL

Watch Axel draw live with fellow illustrators Tor Freeman and Ronan Badel. Help their characters become friends and go on brand new adventures with them!
Saturday 24th November, 12.30pm

How can I find out more?

Where?

L'Institut Francais, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT

Diamond Jubilee Gardens FREE events 2018

12.30pm; 2.30pm; 4.30pm
These 40-minute sessions see Axel reading and drawing from the bestselling The Gruffalo, and also from his brand new Pip and Posy book, The Christmas Tree.

It’s Christmas time and Pip and Posy are busy decorating the tree. But the strange thing is that, every time Posy goes out of the room, when she returns, there’s one less decoration on the tree. Eventually, there are NO decorations left AT ALL...

After each session, Axel will sign and draw in the children’s books, new or old. Limited to one book per child.

Children’s Bookshop The Alligator’s Mouth will be present at the event where additional books can be purchased and arrangements made to have them signed by Axel, for collection a week later.

How can I find out more?

Where?

Diamond Jubilee Gardens, Twickenham Riverside

How much is it?

Free, but donations welcome

Southbank Zog & Friends Show with Julia Donaldson

Join Axel and author Julia Donaldson, the UK’s number one picture book pair, for the ultimate festive sing-along show for families – with songs, stories and live drawing.

Julia and Axel will celebrate some of the much-loved stories that they have created together, including Zog, The Highway Rat and The Gruffalo.

Books are sold by Foyles after the show, and Axel and Julia will be signing them – with appearances from the costume character of Zog.

How can I find out more?

Where?

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London

What time?

11:00am - 12:00pm

How much is it?

£15 Adult, £7 Child

What age group?

6+