Autumn performances 2024 › Coventry

SF Said performance

We're very excited that SF Said, award-winning author of Tyger and Varjak Paw will be performing for the first time for The Children's Bookshow at Warwick Arts Centre. In this interesting and interactive performance, SF Said will be talking about his life as an author, his passion for reading for pleasure, what inspires him, and how he came to write his best selling books. With plenty of opportunity to ask questions about SF's life and work, this event is sure to get children fired up about books and reading!

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

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

Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL
Tuesday 5th November
11:00 am
Approx. 1 hour
Age range:
Years 5 and 6

SF Said

SF Said is an award-winning author. He was born in Lebanon but has lived in London since he was two years old. His debut novel, Varjak Paw, won the Nestlé Smarties Prize, and has been translated into 14 languages. SF's latest novel, Tyger, has also won several awards and he has described it as "his best book yet". SF has judged major UK book awards and is a dedicated champion of reading for pleasure, and writes passionately about children’s books and all things connected to them.

Praise for Tyger

Beautiful and compelling

The Guardian Best Books of the Year


Listen to SF Said talk about his inspiration for Tyger

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.

Still have questions? You can find our FAQs here.

Have any questions? Get in touch

Katy Webster

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

07904 068084