Owen Sheers Workshop

The Children’s Bookshow allocates four free workshops for schools who attend a related theatre performance.

Poet, playwright and novelist Owen Sheers will visit your school and run an inspiring workshop based on the themes explored in his book Drew, Moo and Bunny Too, which will get your children buzzing about creative writing!

Suitable for:
Years 2, 3 and 4

The children got their books today - they were so excited, we put in the book plates that you gave us, the children even took the books outside during playtime today to share the poems with their friends!!

A teacher in Manchester

What you need to know

Length of workshop:
Approx. 1 hour
Location of workshop:
We will come to your school
Number of children:
Workshops are for a class of 30 children
Suitable for:
Years 2, 3 and 4

Please note, a teacher must be present throughout the workshop

Materials needed

  • Flipchart or whiteboard
  • Pens and paper for the children

Book a related theatre performance to be eligible for one of four free workshops

This workshop is allocated to a school attending a specific theatre performance with 30 or more children; visit the performance page to find out more and book:

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About Owen Sheers

Photo of Owen Sheers

Owen is a poet, author and playwright. Brought up in Wales, as a child he liked playing in the local woods, tree-climbing and playing rugby. He began writing poetry when he was young and this has remained his first love, although he has also written novels, plays and screenplays for TV. He is the co-founder of a new college focused on sustainable futures, and a patron of The Children’s Bookshow! He lives in the Black Mountains in Wales with his two daughters.

More about Owen Sheers

On the day

  • Please inform your school receptionist that our artist will be arriving so they can be welcomed warmly.
  • A teacher must be present throughout the workshop.
  • Make sure that all the materials that our artist has requested are ready and available.
  • Please let us know if any of the children have particular requirements, and ensure that their normal carer is present.
  • The offer of a cup of tea is often greatly appreciated!

Have any questions? Get in touch

Natalie McKie

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

07827 444399