2019 › Bristol

Past event

Viviane Schwarz Performance

How did it go?

Built in 1766, Bristol Old Vic is the oldest continuously working theatre in the English speaking world, so we were very pleased to have our performance with author and illustrator Viviane Schwarz there. The auditorium is beautifully decorated with gold cornicing and green seats, and was a real treat to behold.

Viviane delighted 500 children and their teachers from seven of Bristol's schools with her watercolour painting and quirky storytelling. Viv told the audience how she got the ideas for her lovely book How to Be on the Moon, and how she went about making the illustrations. The children particularly enjoyed making up a story to go along with Viv's freestyle illustrations - it was about a Nut Museum and its squirrel visitors!

Viviane Schwarz Workshop

Viviane visited 4 schools in the Bristol area to run workshops with a class of children. Viviane helped her groups create a giant class picturebook, collaborating in pairs to plan and create a story through pictures.

Each child taking part in the workshop received a book to take home and keep.

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Bristol Old Vic, King Street, Bristol BS1 4ED
Wednesday, 13th November 2019
10:30 am
Approx. 1 hour
Age range:
Years 2 and 3

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Viviane Schwarz

Viviane Schwarz makes books, comics and games. She was born in Germany and studied American Literature and Linguistics at Bonn university before moving to England and studying illustration at Falmouth College of Arts. She has written and illustrated over a dozen picture books and a graphic novel as well as designing games and interactive installations.

Praise for How to Find Gold

Schwarz’s illustrations are truly lovely, from the simple lines of the characters to the stunning double spreads of the discovery itself. This story celebrates the imagination, play and adventure – children (and adults) will be behind Anna and Crocodile all the way.


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