Henley Literary Festival 2017
Oct
6
12:30 PM12:30

Henley Literary Festival 2017

Join the award-winning author and illustrator Rob with his new book, Sunk! Our favourite Penguin is back and on a brand-new journey, sailing the seven seas with pirates, treasure and friendship. There will be live drawing and a chance for you to get creative as you learn to draw some of your favourite characters from this unexpected adventure.
Duration 45 mins | Age 3+

Tickets £6

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Children's Books Ireland International Conference
Sep
23
11:30 AM11:30

Children's Books Ireland International Conference

  • Lighthouse cinema, smithfield (map)
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Rob Biddulph Goes Adventuring with Chris Judge

In Rob Biddulph's award-winning picture book Blown Away, a penguin goes on an adventure. Similarly, Chris Judge's Beast overcomes his lonliness to undertake a quest and find companions. Join these two picture book creators to talk about adventure and the sense of home in children's books.

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Culture Night at Hodges Figgis
Sep
22
5:00 PM17:00

Culture Night at Hodges Figgis

Lucy Cousins and Rob Biddulph will be decorating our Window on Culture Night and you can help them by providing the most out of the world suggestions to illustrate! From 5pm until 7.30pm. We are also delighted to have Performance Poet and Author Joseph Coelho in our Store entertaining everyone at 6.30pm.

This Event is in association with Children's Books Ireland and there will be a CBI Book Doctor on call for all of your emergency literary needs! So make sure Hodges Figgis Bookshop is part of your Culture Night Trail on Friday 22nd September!

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"Are You Sitting Comfortably?" with Rob Biddulph at the Edinburgh Book Festival
Aug
13
10:00 AM10:00

"Are You Sitting Comfortably?" with Rob Biddulph at the Edinburgh Book Festival

ALL AGES

FREE ADMISSION (Book in advance)

Start your day with a magical trip into the world of words with one of our Festival authors. Stories, poems, songs or rhymes may feature in this free event suitable for children of all ages. Appearing today: Rob Biddulph.

Tickets go on sale at 8:30am on Tuesday 20 June.

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Kevin Public Launch Event
Aug
8
2:00 PM14:00

Kevin Public Launch Event

HarperCollins and I are pleased to tell you about the public launch event for my brand new book 'Kevin'. It's from 2pm next Tuesday (8 August) at the fabulous Discover Children's Story Centre in Stratford, London E15. And you're all invited! 

Join me as I read the story, tell you about it's origins and show you how to draw Kevin himself. There'll also be activities and stickers and stuff. Entrance is included in your day ticket (there's so much fun stuff to do there - if you haven't taken the kids before you really should make a day of it) but pre-booking is essential. 

Hope to see you there...

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Rob Biddulph at Shakespeare's Globe
Jul
28
1:30 PM13:30

Rob Biddulph at Shakespeare's Globe

Telling Tales is The Globe's Family Literary Festival, celebrating the fun of storytelling. 

Join us for a weekend long festival celebrating the joy of storytelling. From tales told by candle light in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse to talks with leading children’s authors and practical workshops, there is something for everyone!

Rob Biddulph is an award-winning author and illustrator, who lives and works in London. His first book was the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize-winning Blown Away, starring Penguin Blue. Come and hear about his latest book Sunk! full of pirate penguin adventures, and learn how to draw Fred the Bear from GRRRRR.

Friday 28 July 2017, 1.30pm

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe

Tickets: £8

Running Time: 1 hour

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Foyles Storybox 2107
Jul
23
2:00 PM14:00

Foyles Storybox 2107

Join Rob Biddulph, the bestselling and award-winning author/illustrator for a fun story and draw-along session as he brings his stories to life. 

Listen as Rob talks about creating picture books, his best-loved characters and his latest picture book Sunk! 

Rob’s first picture book, Blown Away won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. His second, GRRRRR! was nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway medal and his third, Odd Dog Out, won the BSC Festival of Literature Picture Book Award. 

The event is suitable for children aged 4+.

THIS EVENT IS FREE but you will need to reserve tickets.

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Aylesbury Whizzfizzing Festival
Jul
1
2:15 PM14:15

Aylesbury Whizzfizzing Festival

  • Market Square Aylesbury, England, HP20 United Kingdom (map)
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Penguin Blue and his friends from Blown Away are back in a new adventure, and this time they're pirates. While sailing the seven seas in search of treasure, Captain Blue and his friends are unexpectedly sunk. But with a shipwreck to explore and a mysterious stranger on a desert island to meet, they might still find some treasure after all. 

Join the award-winning author of Blown Away and Odd Dog Out in a brand new adventure and learn how to draw his most endearing characters.

Aimed at children aged 3 to 6

Part of the Aylesbury Whizzfizzing Festival - inspired by Roald Dahl, a day long celebration of children's literature. For more information about the festival visit www.whizzfizzfest.org

Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

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Odd Dog Out at The Alligator's Mouth
Jun
30
4:00 PM16:00

Odd Dog Out at The Alligator's Mouth

As part of Independent Booksellers Week, author/illustrator Rob Biddulph will be giving a storytime and activity session around his award-winning Odd Dog Out, a wonderful picture book about daring to be different. Rob's books, including Blown Away and Grrrrr!, are firm favourites here and we have helped organise one of his visits to a local school. We're pleased to welcome him to the shop and sure this will be a very fun event.

Ideal 3+ yrs, £5 per child (redeemable against Rob Biddulph books)
RSVP and pre-pay in the shop or over the phone

More details here

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HAY FESTIVAL: PANEL EVENT FT ROB BIDDULPH, LEIGH HOBBS, EMMA LEWIS AND BRITTA TECKENTRUP
May
31
2:30 PM14:30

HAY FESTIVAL: PANEL EVENT FT ROB BIDDULPH, LEIGH HOBBS, EMMA LEWIS AND BRITTA TECKENTRUP

Wednesday 31 May 2017, 2.30pm • Venue: Starlight Stage

The children’s radio show, Down the Rabbit Hole comes to Hay live. Four top illustrators will be talking about their favourite books from the Greenaway Medal’s history, the illustrators who have inspired them, and the power of pictures in children’s books. The event will include live-drawing and the chance to share your own favourite illustrated books.

Price: £5.30

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Hay Festival: Sunk!
May
31
10:00 AM10:00

Hay Festival: Sunk!

Wednesday 31 May 2017, 10am • Venue: Starlight Stage

Penguin and his friends from Blown Away are back in a new adventure, and this time they’re pirates. While sailing the seven seas in search of treasure, Captain Blue and his friends are unexpectedly sunk. But with a shipwreck to explore and a mysterious stranger on a desert island to meet, they might still find some treasure after all. Join Rob Biddulph for story-telling and drawing.

Price: £5.30

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Greenwich Book Festival
May
27
2:00 PM14:00

Greenwich Book Festival

  • University of Greenwich Festival Lecture Theatre, Queen Anne Building (map)
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Rob Biddulph is the bestselling author-illustrator of the Waterstones Prize-winning Blown Away, GRRRR!, Odd Dog Out and the recently-published Sunk!, which revisits Blown Away’s Penguin Blue to send him off on a swashbuckling pirate adventure. Previously he was art director of the Observer Magazine, NME, Uncut and Just Seventeen. Join Rob for a fun session of live drawing, story-telling and interaction. 

AGE: 3-6yrs

The event is held in the Festival Lecture Theatre of Queen Anne Building, it will run from 14.00-14.45 and will be followed by a book signing. All attendees, both adults and children, are required to have purchased a ticket under the General Admission category. All children should be accompanied by an adult.

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Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival BIG DRAW CHALLENGE
Apr
30
11:30 AM11:30

Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival BIG DRAW CHALLENGE

Big Draw Challenge with Sarah McIntyre, Martin Brown, Rob Biddulph and Jonny Duddle

Four of the country’s best children’s illustrators, Sarah McIntyre, Philip Reeve, Rob Biddulph, and Jonny Duddle, go head to head to draw your suggestions in a fun interactive session with lots of audience participation!

Stratford Arthouse
6-11 years
Tickets £5 or £15 day ticket

To book tickets call 01789 207100
Tickets on sale 10am 1st February

 

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Cardiff Children's Literature Festival
Apr
2
2:00 PM14:00

Cardiff Children's Literature Festival

Words & Pictures with Rob Biddulph

Venue:  Cardiff Castle Undercroft

Time: 2.00

Age: 4+

Language: English

Ticket price: £4

By day Rob is the award-winning art director of the Observer Magazine. By night he makes up silly stories for his three daughters, and draws pictures to go with them.

He lives and works in London, and his first book was the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize-winning Blown Away, starring Penguin Blue. Come and hear about his latest books, Odd Dog Out, and Sunk!

Supported by Harper Collins Children’s Books

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The National Trust Children's Book Festival 2017
Mar
26
11:30 AM11:30

The National Trust Children's Book Festival 2017

  • Knole Park Sevenoaks, Kent - TN15 ORP (Sat Nav Postcode TN13 1HU) (map)
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Rob Biddulph is a bestselling author and illustrator whose first picture book, Blown Away, won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. Hear about Rob's endearing characters Penguin Blue and the Odd Dog Out and see him bring them to life. Rob will sign books in the marquee in Green Court after the event. Books by all festival authors will be available to buy at Knole's bookshop.

Knoll Park, Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 ORP (Sat Nav Postcode TN13 1HU)

Tickets £5

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FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival
Mar
25
2:00 PM14:00

FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival

Ahoy there mateys! Come and meet Rob Biddulph, creator of favourite picture books Blown Away, Grrrrr! and Odd Dog Out. 

Rob will read from his brand new book Sunk!, which stars Penguin Blue in a swashbuckling new pirate adventure. He’ll do some live drawing too, and there’ll be a chance for the audience to get creative. 

Rob won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize with his first children’s book Blown Away, written when he was the art director of the Observer magazine. He’s now a full-time author and illustrator for children and a regular on prize lists.

Tickets £7

Age 3 - 6

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Sunk! launch event
Mar
12
12:30 PM12:30

Sunk! launch event

For the launch of my fourth book Sunk! I will be doing a free event at Waterstones Piccadilly branch in central London, and YOU'RE ALL INVITED! Please come along (bring the kids) on Sunday 12 March at 12.30pm for some stories, some drawing, some pirate hat-making and some signing. It'll be lovely to see you if you can make it.

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The Biggest Book Show On Earth 2017
Feb
27
10:30 AM10:30

The Biggest Book Show On Earth 2017

I am very excited to be part of World Book Day's Biggest Book Show on Earth for the second year in a row. This time I'm off to Glasgow to speak to over 2000 kids. This is the line-up: Cressida Cowell, Sir Chris Hoy, Lydia Monks, Frank Cottrell Boyce and, er, me. Gulp. Anyway, if it's anything like last year it should be a lot of fun. And quite noisy.

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Rob Biddulph at Hay Winter Weekend 2016
Nov
26
2:30 PM14:30

Rob Biddulph at Hay Winter Weekend 2016

Event 17 • Saturday 26 November 2016, 2.30pm • Venue: HAY CASTLE

The winner of the 2015 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize introduces the characters in his new picture-book story about a dog who just doesn’t fit in. All she wants is to mix with the other dogs but she always seems to be whistling a different tune or dancing to a different beat. Listen to Rob talking about creating picture-books with animal themes and watch him draw some of his best-loved characters.

5+ years

Price: £5.00

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Rob Biddulph at STREAM 2016
Nov
5
1:30 PM13:30

Rob Biddulph at STREAM 2016

  • Streatham Hill & Clapham High Preparatory School (map)
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STREAM returns for the third year with a fantastic line up of authors and events and will be held at Streatham & Clapham High School, London SW16. Join best-selling author, illustrator and designer Rob Biddulph with his latest book Odd Dog Out, which follows his award winning Blown Away and GRRRRR!

It’s a dog’s life in the big city... but one dog doesn’t quite fit in. It’s lonely being the odd dog out, when all she wants to do is find her place in the world. She’s willing to go to the other side of the world to look for it… but it might take a different kind of journey for her to discover that maybe where she’s meant to be is right back where she started…..

Ages 3+

Booking has opened and venues are filling fast.  Book now to avoid disappointment!

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