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Alexis Deacon Performance

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Alexis Deacon Workshop

In this fun and interactive session Alexis Deacon will collaborate with the children to create their own work that can then be shared with the class. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to work closely with one of the best illustrators for children working today.

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Venue:
Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DE
Date:
Thursday, 3rd October 2019
Time:
10:30 am
Duration:
Approx. 1 hour
Age range:
Years 1, 2 and 3

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Alexis Deacon

Alexis Deacon has always loved to draw and has been keeping sketchbooks since he was a small child, when he would often move from playing games with toys into drawing stories about them.

Alexis started work on his first picture book, Slow Loris, while studying illustration at the University of Brighton. He spent many hours in a zoo sketching a slow loris and then created the story of the creature's secret life after the visitors had gone home. Alexis' second book, Beegu, about a lonely baby alien trying to find its mother on Earth, was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Alexis Deacon may well be Burningham's heir apparent . . . Deacon's poignant and understated text is brilliantly served by his illustrations, which carry distant reminders of some of the best illustrators of the last 100 years and yet still remain uniquely his own.

Dinah Hall, The Sunday Telegraph


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