Autumn performances 2024 › Ipswich

Ele Fountain performance

We're very excited that award-winning author, Ele Fountain, will be coming to the New Wolsey theatre this autumn. In this interesting and inspiring performance, Ele will be talking about her life as an author, share her top writing tips and explain how she came to create Wild, her page-turning adventure about the destruction of the rainforest. With readings from the book, and plenty of opportunity to ask Ele questions about her life and work, this brilliant event is not to be missed!

"What a fantastic event with Ele, and a great workshop at school too!"
Librarian, Blue Gate Fields Junior Schools, London

Every child attending this performance will receive a **FREE** copy of _Wild_ to take home and keep! cover

Every child attending this performance will receive a FREE copy of Wild to take home and keep!

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, IP1 2AS
Thursday 17th October
11:00 am
Approx. 1 hour
Age range:
Years 5 and 6

Ele Fountain

Ele Fountain is an award-winning writer of contemporary fiction with recurring themes of family, identity and hope. Her books have sold to 12 countries worldwide and been nominated for more than 30 awards. Before writing, Ele worked as an editor in children’s publishing where she was responsible for launching and nurturing the careers of many prize-winning and bestselling authors. She speaks regularly at schools and literary festivals. Ele lives in Hampshire with her husband, daughters, lots of spiders and a stripy ginger cat that thinks he is a tiger.

Praise for Wild

Riveting... expertly crafted

Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week

Book tickets for an event and receive two free books for your classroom

How to book tickets

Free Workshops!

The Children’s Bookshow will allocate four free in-classroom workshops to schools attending this performance with 30 or more children. Book tickets for this event to have a chance of being chosen to receive this fantastic opportunity.

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We feel it is so beneficial for our children to have the opportunity to meet authors and to hear them talk about their work. The children themselves are so enthusiastic about reading after these events that we feel they are an invaluable contribution towards our children becoming both skilled readers and lovers of reading.

A teacher in Liverpool

The details

  • Please arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the start of the performance, so that you have enough time to find your seats and and use the bathroom. Our start times are strictly governed by the theatres that we work with and by the start and end times of the school day. If you are unavoidably delayed, please get in touch with your Children’s Bookshow contact as soon as possible.
  • Depending on the time of the performance, you may want your children to bring a packed lunch. (Please contact the theatre directly to check if there is a suitable space.)
  • Parking facilities vary from theatre to theatre; please check the theatre website for details.
  • Please contact the theatre directly for risk assessment information.
  • Please ensure your children have visited the bathroom before the show starts, or ask them to wait until after the performance ends. A constant stream of children getting up to go to the toilet is very distracting for our performers and other members of the audience.

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Have any questions? Get in touch

Liz Neville

Your contact for this performance is Liz Neville, she will be happy to answer any queries you have:

07866 311486