Children set to join in University of Leicester's 80th Anniversary Celebrations
MAGIC MOMENTS: As part of University's 80th anniversary celebrations, children are to share award-winning author's world of fiction [story]
are being invited to the University of Leicester as part of its 80th anniversary
author Chris d'Lacey, a member of the University's staff, will share his
experiences of the world of fiction at the special event on May 25.
event, featuring a combination of slides, audience participation and talk is
also likely to appeal to 'big kids' out there!
who operates the confocal microscope at the University, said: "The talk is
strictly informal and everybody is welcome.
It will be funny (hopefully!), and probably quite daft in places.
I've been described in the past as doing stand-up for kids!"
hopes the event will be both amusing and informative, showing young children the
face behind his popular and greatly admired books, which include the Carnegie
short-listed book, 'Fly, Cherokee, Fly'.
of the talk will promote his new book 'The Salt Pirates of Skegness' which is
due out shortly and is aimed at children around the age of eight plus. This will
involve the audience dressing up as some of the wild and wacky characters in the
story and enacting scenes from the book.
will also be sharing humorous anecdotes, such as the creation of the original
book cover for 'The Fire Within'. One
Christmas, far too many years ago to remember, Chris was forced to photograph a
toy squirrel in a tree opposite the University in order to create the cover of
his book. This piece of imaginative
photography will be one of many slides that Chris will be showing during the
energetic enthusiasm for his work and his infectious personality are guaranteed
to make this event a roaring success.
talk will take place on Saturday, May 25 from 2-3pm in the Ken Edwards Building.
Children large and small all welcome to attend.
is one of a number of events being staged to mark the historic year for the
University. More details on: http://www.le.ac.uk/press/university80th.html
For more information, please contact Chris d’Lacey on 0116 2523019
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