Dragons and Knights: Author and Illustrator Elys Dolan takes you on an epic quest!

18th June 2017, 14:30 - 15:15

Dragons and Knights: Author and Illustrator Elys Dolan takes you on an epic quest!

Workshop recommended for ages 7+


Do you have what it takes to become a heroic knight? In this event leading children’s author and illustrator Elys Dolan will take you on a special Knighthood Training Academy. Draw your own heraldic shield, create your own trusty sidekick and design your own armour. By the end of the event you will have earned a certificate to prove you are a fully licensed knight!

Elys has written lots of bonkers books for children, which have been shortlisted for The Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, and nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. You’ll be one of the first to hear all about Elys’ brand new book Knighthood for Beginners, which follows dragon Dave and his trusty steed – an eccentric goat called Albrecht - in their quest for knighthood. GASP as he jousts with Sir Gnasty, DUCK as he tries to pacify brawling peasants, and CHEER as he finally wins his Special Knight's Hat! You’ll get to ask Elys questions during a Q&A, followed by a book sale and signing.

 

Tickets include a £2 discount on Knighthood for Beginners from our bookshop. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult, children ages 8+ can attend the workshop alone but an adult must remain on site. Admission is not required for this event, although a day ticket must be purchased to view the rest of the Visitor Centre. 

Venue: Seven Stories

Seven Stories, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 2PQ