Yasmeen Ismail Workshop

The Children’s Bookshow allocates four free workshops for schools who attend a related theatre performance.

This workshop will be a fun, hands-on creative experience for the children participating. Yasmeen will introduce herself, and start by reading a story. Then all the children will use paper, pens, glue and glitter to make their own favourite picnic foods which will be shared with the whole class at the end of the session on a big picnic blanket!

Suitable for:
Years 1 and 2

The Bookshow with Yasmeen was absolutely brilliant! The children all wanted to be in the afternoon session and felt very inspired to draw and write. They loved getting their own book - I think this was a real highlight for them!

Teacher, Wavendon

What you need to know

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

Please note, a teacher must be present throughout the workshop

Materials needed

  • Flipchart or whiteboard
  • Pens and paper for the children
  • Coloured pencils or crayons
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Any fun crafting materials you have to hand - string, coloured, paper, glitter etc

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 Yasmeen Ismail

Photo of Yasmeen Ismail

Irish-born, Bristol-based Yasmeen Ismail is an award-winning author, illustrator and animator. After graduating from art school in Dublin, Yasmeen moved to London where she worked in advertising, animation, short films, before realising her passion for creating colourful energetic children's books.

More about Yasmeen Ismail

Previous workshops with Yasmeen Ismail

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.
  • 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