Catharina Valckx

The Children’s Bookshow allocates four free workshops for schools who attend a related theatre performance. Each child participating receives a free book to take home and keep.

Catharina will come into your school and work with a class of 30 children getting the children to produce their own creative pieces.

Suitable for:
Years 2 and 3

The children got their books today - they were so excited, we put in the book plates that you gave us, the children even took the books outside during playtime today to share the poems with their friends!!

A teacher in Manchester


What you need to know

Length of workshop:
Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes
Location of workshop:
We will come to your school
Number of children:
Workshops are for a class of 30 children
Suitable for:
Years 2 and 3

Please note, a teacher must be present throughout the workshop

Materials needed

  • Flipchart or whiteboard
  • Pens and paper for the children

Each child attending a workshop will receive a FREE book to take home and keep!


Book a related theatre performance to be eligible for one of four free workshops

This workshop is allocated to a school attending a specific theatre performance with 30 or more children; visit the performance page to find out more and book:

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About Catharina Valckx

Photo of Catharina Valckx

Catharina Valckx was born in 1957 in The Netherlands but moved to France when she was young and lived in a small village in the suburbs of Paris with her four sisters. Since 1997 she has written over 30 books for children including Bruno and Zanzibar and in 2011 she was nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

More about Catharina Valckx

Previous workshops with Catharina Valckx

On the day

  • Please inform your school receptionist that our artist will be arriving so they can be welcomed warmly.
  • A teacher must be present throughout the workshop.
  • Make sure that all the materials that our artist has requested are ready and available.
  • Please let us know if any of the children have particular requirements, and ensure that their normal carer is present.
  • Check that the free books accompanying the workshop have arrived. These books are for the children to take home and keep, and they may like to ask nicely for them to be signed.
  • The offer of a cup of tea is often greatly appreciated!

Have any questions? Get in touch

Julia Bayton

Your contact for this performance is Julia Bayton, she will be happy to answer any queries you have:

Email
julia.bookshow@gmail.com
Phone
07980 570975