16th, 17th & 18th February 2023

Create, Inspire, Imagine.

Watch out for our 2023 headliners

Axel Scheffler

Axel Scheffler reading and drawing.

Axel will be reading some of his classic stories, like The Gruffalo and The Smeds and The Smoos, and drawing some pictures in this lovely family event. You can even get a book signed!

Axel Scheffler was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1957. He studied history of art in Hamburg, before moving to the United Kingdom to study illustration at Bath Academy of Art in 1982. Since then he has worked as a freelance illustrator in London. He is best known for the children’s books he has illustrated through his partnership with author, Julia Donaldson. Together they created The Gruffalo, which has sold over 14 million copies, in 85 countries throughout the world. He lives in London.

Sat 26th Feb 11.30am