2019 › London

Past event

Jessica Souhami Performance

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Jessica Souhami Workshop

In her workshops, Jessica Souhami will give children the opportunity to create their own picture book. The children will learn about the role of the “spread” in a picture book, and how to create suspense with pictures and text. Jessica is very interested in how stories travel around the world, and also how a story moves on a journey through a book. Children will take their characters on their own journey through a story and, in doing so they will create their own, original picture book.

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Venue:
Shaw Theatre, 100-110 Euston Road, London NW1 2AJ
Date:
Wednesday, 9th October 2019
Time:
10:30 am
Duration:
Approx. 1 hour
Age range:
Years 2, 3 and 4

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Jessica Souhami

Before she became a writer and illustrator, Jessica was a puppeteer. She made shadow puppets and, together with her puppet company Mme Souhami and Co., she travelled around the country bringing to life some of the stories that people have been telling one another for hundreds, and even thousands, of years. In the early 1990s Jessica stopped touring. She still wanted to tell stories but now she wanted to do it through books. Her first book was called The Leopard’s Drum, a story from West Africa. She went on to retell fantastic tales from around the world in her books including Rama and the Demon King, King Pom and the Fox, and Honk! Honk! Hold Tight.

Praise for The Leopard's Drum

The illustrations are outstanding. Adapted from characters created for [Jessica's] own travelling puppet shows, they startle and enchant like shadow puppets in a live performance.

The Independent


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