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  • October Half Team Creative Writing and Cartoon Workshops

    October Half Team Creative Writing and Cartoon Workshops

    27 Oct 2014 00:00

    Making a myth: The Prince of Nubia - Monday 27 October, 10 am to 4pm

    Samira Hepburn uses group discussion and improvisation allowing children to create a myth based around a few lines of a lost fable found on a broken stone tablet. A magical beggar arrives at the palace of an evil king, determined to reform his selfish ways.

    Together we work on describing and setting the character, writing effective dialogue, using similes and metaphors and structuring a plot. Every child will leave the session with their own complete version of the story. Suitable for ages 7-11 years.


    10 places. Tickets £45 each


    Venue: The Vintage Shed, Alleyn Park Garden Centre, West Dulwich SE21 8ES


    Write your own fantasy story with Margaret Bateson-Hill - Tuesday 28 October

    Three story-writing workshops by Margaret Bateson-Hill for those who love fantasy and using their imagination. Suitable for ages 7-11 years.

    Workshop 1: The Day I Met a Dragon 10am – 11.30am


    Use all your senses and create your very own dragon. Then write a story about the moment you meet your dragon. Will this be the end of you or the start of a wonderful friendship?

    Workshop 2: My secret self 12 noon – 1.30pm


    Do you have a secret self? Discover your secret self by filling in your very own secret self fact file. Then write a story about the moment that you discover just how amazing you really are!

    Workshop 3: Through the Portal 2.30pm – 4pm


    What sort of portal will you discover and where will it take you? A shabby door down a deserted alleyway or a whirling, shimmering vortex of invisible energy? Are you brave enough to open the door? Go on, pull the lever!

    10 places per workshop. Tickets £15 for each workshop


    How to make an awesome comic! - Wednesday 29 October

    Neill Cameron’s work has regularly appeared in the weekly children’s comic The Phoenix since 2011. Neill will guide you through every aspect of the comic making process. Find incredible ideas, turn them into amazing stories and create your own, truly awesome comic. All you need is your brain, a pencil and some bananas! Choose from one of three sessions:


    10.00 – 11.30 am, 12 noon – 1.30 pm or 2.30 – 4 pm


    10 places per workshop, tickets £15 per session


    Cartoon Drawing Workshop: Can’t draw, Can draw! with Mik Brown -Friday 31 October

    Mik Brown’s creative cartoon workshops are for those looking to gain confidence in their drawing skills – you’ll be amazed at what you can produce!


    10.00am – 11.30am Creative cartoon workshop for ages 7-9 years


    12 noon -1.30pm Creative cartoon workshop for ages 10-14 years


    2.30pm – 4pm Developing your drawing skills. Ideas, inspiration and advice for those who enjoy drawing but are keen to develop their skills. For ages 7-14 years


    10 places per workshop, tickets £15 each



    These events will take place at The Vintage Shed, Alleyn Park Garden Centre, West Dulwich, London SE21 8ES


    You can book for all events from http://dulwichliteraryfestival.co.uk, by phone on 02086701920 or in person from Dulwich Books, 6 Croxted Road, West Dulwich, London, SE21 8SW


    For information on other forthcoming events including: Sarah Waters, Antony Beevor, Chris O’Dowd, Laura Bates and more visit www.dulwichbooks.co.uk


  • Chris O’Dowd & Nick Murphy Book Signing at Dulwich Books 5pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

    Chris O’Dowd & Nick Murphy Book Signing at Dulwich Books 5pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

    28 Oct 2014 17:00

    Following their sold-out talk, comedian/ writer Chris O’Dowd and director Nick Murphy will be signing copies of their book ‘Moone Boy’ at Dulwich Books.


    To guarantee your chance to meet Chris and Nick queue tickets are available which include a copy of ‘Moone Boy’ and a ‘Moone Boy’ poster. Places can be booked from http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/dulwich-books-1098418481, via telephone on 020 8670 1920, via email: dulwichbooks@yahoo.co.uk or in person in the bookshop. 


    This event will be held at Dulwich Books on Tuesday 28th October at 5pm.

    Dulwich Books, 6 Croxted Road, West Dulwich, SE21 8SW 0208 670 1920 
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  • Local Author Book Launch: Christopher Bowden ‘The Green Door’ - Thursday 23rd October 2014

    Local Author Book Launch: Christopher Bowden ‘The Green Door’ - Thursday 23rd October 2014

    23 Oct 2014 00:00

    Dulwich Books invites you to join us in celebrating the launch of ‘The Green Door,’ the fourth book from local author Christopher Bowden.


    The Green Door: Clare Mallory has a Victorian mourning locket with the photograph of a girl and a curl of her hair. When Clare loses the locket in a fortune-teller's tent her quest to find it draws her into a dark episode of the family's past and the true circumstances of the girl's untimely death at Danby Hall, her Norfolk home. The locket has been taken by the fortune-teller herself, sensing a troubled history and danger ahead. But her attempts to understand the warning signs release forces long held at bay. Events of the past seep into the present until the reappearance of a man who vanished from Danby Hall in 1887 threatens not only her life but Clare's too. “It was lying on the rug with the chain curled round. It must have come off when the girl had grabbed her hat and basket and marched off with barely a word. As soon as she picked the thing up she had felt it and once she had prised it open there was no doubt at all.”


    Christopher Bowden lives in south London. His three previous novels are ‘The Red House,’ ‘The Blue Book,’ and ‘The Yellow Room’ - the first published in 2007.


    “Draws the reader in immediately and has all the elements of an intriguing mystery. In short, a page-turner. The heroine, Clare, is engaging and Madame Pavonia a suitably exotic yet credibly mundane fortune teller, and throughout there is a nice balance of the chillingly supernatural with a sharply-observed contemporary England peopled by vividly painted characters - some lovely idiosyncratic touches and descriptions.” - Shena Mackay, author of The Booker Prize shortlisted ‘The Orchard on Fire.’


    Christopher was recently interviewed by ‘Dulwich on View,’ which can be read here: http://dulwichonview.org.uk/2014/09/16/the-green-door/


    This is a free event open to everybody, which will take place at 7.30pm on Thursday 23rd October 2014.For more information please contact Dulwich Books on 020 8670 1920 or email dulwichbooks@yahoo.co.uk.


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