Autumn performances 2023 › Hull

Past event

Alexis Deacon performance

How did it go?

Acclaimed picture book author and illustrator, Alexis Deacon, captivated a huge audience of 1000 children and their teachers at Hull New Theatre. Assisted by some fantastic levels of audience participation, Alexis thrilled and inspired the children with his ability to turn simple shapes into quirky characters. Alexis performed firm favourites including Beegu and Croc and Bird and we were treated to an exclusive debut of his brand new book too. Children left at the end of the show with smiles on their faces and their very own copy of A Place to Call Home. Lovely!

Alexis Deacon Workshop

Alexis also visited 4 local schools, working with groups of children in the classroom on collage and colour.

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Every child attending this performance will receive a **FREE** copy of _A Place to Call Home_ to take home and keep! cover

Every child attending this performance will receive a FREE copy of A Place to Call Home to take home and keep!

Hull New Theatre, Kingston Square, Hull , HU1 3HF
Monday 16th October
10:30 am
Approx. 1 hour
Age range:
Years 1, 2 and 3

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Alexis Deacon

Alexis Deacon has always loved to draw and has been keeping sketchbooks since he was a small child, when he would often move from playing games with toys into drawing stories about them.

Alexis started work on his first picture book, Slow Loris, while studying illustration at the University of Brighton. He spent many hours in a zoo sketching a slow loris and then created the story of the creature's secret life after the visitors had gone home. Alexis' second book, Beegu, about a lonely baby alien trying to find its mother on Earth, was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Alexis Deacon may well be Burningham's heir apparent . . . Deacon's poignant and understated text is brilliantly served by his illustrations, which carry distant reminders of some of the best illustrators of the last 100 years and yet still remain uniquely his own.

Dinah Hall, The Sunday Telegraph

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