2018 › Stafford
Neal Layton Performance
How did it go?
Neal Layton started his performance by saying a personal hello to each of the 8 schools attending his Bookshow event at the Stafford Gatehouse Theatre - which the children and teachers loved! The enjoyment continued as Neal talked about illustrating John Hegley’s brilliant story Stanley’s Stick, and showed the children live how he makes a simple collage picture. He described the process of writing and illustrating his wonderful book The Tree in accessible, fun language. His performance was wonderfully varied - with lots to look at and listen to, and plenty of audience participation.
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- The Stafford Gatehouse, Stafford, ST16 2LT
- Wednesday 26th September
- 10:30 am
- Approx. 1 hour
- Age range:
- 1, 2 and 3
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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 A Climate in Chaos and how you can help was published by Wren and Rook in 2020.
In Praise of The Tree
“Just 51 words elevate our thinking and leave us with a sense of hope.”
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