A chance to meet the new Children’s Laureate, Lauren Child, as she talks about her best-loved characters including Ruby Redfort, Clarice Bean, Huber Horatio, Bartle Bobton-Trent and her latest Charlie and Lola book – A Dog with Nice Ears. You’ll find out about how she creates her books and why ‘staring into space’ can be such an inspiration. There’ll be time for questions too! Lauren’s books will be on sale and there will be a book signing afterwards. Please note, this show is recommended for children over 9 but there will be activities for smaller children in the cafe whilst the show takes place (must be accompanied by an adult).
Children aged 9-16: £6.50 off
Registered disabled: £6.50 off
*Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fee. Fee-free booking for White Rock Friends; Groups of 8+, please call 01424 462288 to buy fee-free
Benjamin Zephaniah and The Revolutionary Minds
Hastings Storytelling Festival presents Benjamin Zephaniah; pioneering dub poet, writer, social commentator and music maker.
The recipient of multiple honorary doctorates and author of many books for children, teenagers and adults, Benjamin has teamed up with renowned producer, The Sea (Toots & The Maytals, Rodney P, Massive Attack, The Wailers, Buju Banton) to create the incredibly timely album, Revolutionary Minds, which explores the political and economic corruption, global warming, rampant racism and fascist patriarchy of today’s world.
The five strong band provides rich, upbeat, hypnotic dub rhythms for Benjamin’s vocal and lyrical mastery. Backing vocalist, Amy True, is an artist in her own right – fast becoming one of the UK’s most influential lyricists.
Revolutionary Minds is a soundtrack for the modern revolutionist; it will make you feel empowered, hopeful, galvanised to make a difference and make you dance; it’s a dub thing.
Concessions: £3 off
Under 16: £13
(Additional booking fees apply, please call 01424 462288 to buy fee-free)
Programme subject to change.