Neal Layton Workshop

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.

In this lively and fun workshop children will have the opportunity of working creatively with Neal Layton.

Suitable for:
Years 1, 2 and 3

The children were really pleased to have their own copy of Stanley’s Stick. They enjoyed the workshop and the opportunity to ask Neal questions. They enjoyed meeting “a real live author”.

St John’s Primary Academy

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 1, 2 and 3

Please note, a teacher must be present throughout the workshop

Materials needed

  • Flipchart or whiteboard
  • Pens and paper for the children
Stanley's Stick cover

Each child attending a workshop will receive a FREE copy of Stanley's Stick 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 Neal Layton

Photo of Neal Layton

Neal was born and raised in Chichester, West Sussex and whilst growing up spent much of his time playing in the dirt, making homemade catapults and drawing pictures. Although gaining a place to study science at University, he went to Art College instead studying BA Graphic Design at Newcastle, and MA Illustration at Central Saint Martins. His latest picture book The Tree was published by Walker Books in 2016.

More about Neal Layton

Previous workshops with Neal Layton

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

Liz Neville

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

07866 311486