Theatre performances autumn 2021 › London

Past event

Michael Rosen Performance

How did it go?

What a day of booky happiness! The Children's Bookshow patron and children's poetry legend, Michael Rosen, appeared TWICE at The Shaw Theatre in London, his first live performances since his recovery from Covid. The crowd roared, clapped and cheered as he appeared from behind the grand red velvet curtain and took to the stage. It was so inspiring, joyful and emotional to watch Michael perform classics such as Hand on the Bridge, No Breathing, Don't Kvetch and the children's all time favourite Chocolate Cake! As ever, Michael made everyone laugh but also think, and gave countless tips on how to start writing your own poems.

At the end of each performance the Bookshow team handed to each child a gift - their very own copy of Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy, illustrated by Quentin Blake to take home and keep. That was over 750 books to children from 13 schools! Wonderful.

Rachel Rooney Workshop

Rachel Rooney has run workshops for all age ranges and abilities, both as a teacher and as a children’s poet.

At the beginning of the session, Rachel will introduce herself and then read a couple of her poems. Then the class will work on creating a group poem followed by individual writing.

Towards the end of the session there will be the chance to read and share some of the work created during the workshop and ask Rachel questions.

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FREE copy of *Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy* for every child attending this performance! cover

FREE copy of Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy for every child attending this performance!

Shaw Theatre, 100-110 Euston Road, London NW1 2AJ
Friday 1st October
10:30 am
Approx. 1 hour
Age range:
years 3, 4, 5 and 6

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Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen wrote his first poems when he was twelve, and he has been writing ever since. He loves words, and especially loves talking to children and adults about how we can play with them. He has written many poetry and books for children and adults alike.

One of our most popular writers - the champion for every bored, overdrilled, tested-to-tears pupil in the land

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