We were delighted to welcome multi-award-winning, bestselling writer and artist and Waterstones Children’s Laureate LAUREN CHILD, to open the Festival in a Factory 2019. In a lively and engaging session in conversation with The Sunday Times’ Children’s Books editor Nicolette Jones, the inventive and creative mind behind beloved children’s book characters Clarice Bean, Ruby Redfort and Charlie and Lola, shared her inspiration and advice with a room full of very enthusiastic local school children.
One of today’s most innovative and highly regarded writers and artists, Lauren’s books are loved the world over, winning multiple awards, including the acclaimed Kate Greenaway Medal. She is the renowned creator of the Charlie and Lola characters who appear in their own Bafta-winning television animation, as well as an accomplished novelist. Lauren’s latest book, Hubert Horatio: How to Raise Your Grown-Ups, focuses on boy genius millionaire Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent. Join Lauren at the Factory for a fun talk for children and adults alike for our opening Festival event.