Spring performances 2022

Digital event

Past event

Catherine Rayner's live digital performance

How did it go?

What a wonderful morning we spent with Catherine Rayner broadcasting to 10,000 children and teachers in over 400 schools all around the UK to celebrate the joy of reading on World Book Day. It was such a treat to listen to Catherine talk about her work, read her charming stories, and watch her draw Arlo the lion and Abigail the giraffe live. Thank you to everyone who came. Happy World Book Day!

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Thursday, 3rd March 2022
11:00 am
Approx. 45 minutes
Age range:
Years 1 and 2

How do digital performances work?

We will broadcast direct into your classroom, using the online platform Crowdcast. You can watch the digital event on the whiteboard in your classroom. There is lots more guidance at the bottom of this page - click the button below!

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Catherine Rayner

Award winning author and illustrator Catherine Rayner was born in Harrogate and now lives in Edinburgh. Much of her inspiration for her illustration comes from her pets, but the vision for her first picture book, Augustus and His Smile came from watching the tigers at Edinburgh Zoo! Her book, Arlo The Lion Who Couldn't Sleep shortlisted for the 2021 Kate Greenaway Medal and her latest title, Five Bears will be published in June 2022.

Praise of Sylvia and Bird

“Catherine Rayner has a marvellous gift for capturing the souls of animals in a few, rich washes of colour.”

Helen Brown Daily Telegraph

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