Spring Performances 2023

Digital event

Yasmeen Ismail's live digital performance

Yasmeen Ismail is an award-winning author and illustrator of many joyful and colourful picture books, such as Time For Bed Fred and Would You Like A Banana. In this live digital event on World Book Day, Yasmeen will be talking about what it's like to be an author and illustrator, reading her stories, and drawing too. You might even get the chance to ask Yasmeen a question!

Friday, 3rd March 2023
11:00 am
Approx. 45 minutes
Age range:
Years 1, 2 and 3
£10 for a single log-in, £30 for 5 log-ins, £50 for 10 log-ins

How do digital performances work?

We will broadcast direct into your classroom, using the online platform Crowdcast. You can watch the digital event on the whiteboard in your classroom. There is lots more guidance at the bottom of this page - click the button below!

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Yasmeen Ismail

Irish-born, Bristol-based Yasmeen Ismail is an award-winning author, illustrator and animator. After graduating from art school in Dublin, Yasmeen moved to London where she worked in advertising, animation, short films, before realising her passion for creating colourful energetic children's books.

Praise for Time for Bed, Fred

Somehow, one look at Ismail's shaggy dog, Fred, is enough to make readers grin...

Publisher's Weekly


In this video, Yasmeen talks about how she goes about developing characters for her books

The details

  • We will broadcast direct into your classroom, using the online platform Crowdcast. You don't need an account, just click on the How to Book button above and follow the link to register and pay for the event.
  • Our digital events can be watched on the whiteboard in the classroom. You can find a quick reference guide for the optimum Crowdcast experience here. It will take you through some simple and more advanced setting tests which should be done on all the computers that will be connecting to the event to make sure that you will be able to hear and see properly. This is easier than it might sound!
  • We are charging a £10 fee for a single login, £30 for 5 logins, or £50 for 10 logins. You can either use a single login for one class, or you could use it to broadcast onto your hall whiteboard to several classes. There’s no limit to the number of logins a school can buy and we think our multiple login deals are really good value (for example, 5 classes of 30 children accessing a live digital author performance for £30 = 20p per child!!!). Please note - you will not be able to use the same login for several computers.
  • During the live event there will be a 'chat' function available on Crowdcast where you will be able to comment.
  • There will be the opportunity for teachers to ask questions using the 'Ask A Question' button on Crowdcast. We cannot guarantee that all questions will be answered during the event, but we'll do our best!
  • Security disclaimer: the event will be password protected and available only to those who have registered directly. However, please note we cannot be held responsible for any views, questions or comments written in the chat.

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