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Draw-along with author and illustrator

Draw-along with award-winning author and illustrator

21 April 2017

Nick Sharratt is once again returning to North Lincolnshire to provide a brilliant opportunity for children and young people to take part in the ‘Big Draw-Along’ at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe on Wednesday 26 April.

Last year’s Big Draw-Along with Nick, an award-winning author and illustrator, was a massive success.

During the interactive and fun session, Nick will talk about his life as an author and illustrator, where his inspiration comes from and answer questions.

He will also treat the audience to readings from some of his favourite stories, but best of all, everyone who attends gets to join in the fun and take home their very own versions of some of Nick’s most famous characters as he carefully guides you on how to draw like Nick.

There will two sessions from 10am to 11.30am and 1.15pm to 2.45pm.

Any schools who haven’t booked on and are interested in attending should contact Emma Wilkinson at emma.wilkinson@northlincs.gov.uk or call 01724 297932 to book.

Tickets cost £3 per person. There are no restrictions this year on how many children and young people each education setting can bring, so you can bring your entire school if you wish! It is suitable for children aged two and above.

If you are already booked, don’t forget to bring enough clip boards, pencils and paper for all your pupils – and staff.

This event ties in with the council's drive to engage children in a lifelong love of reading, in recognition of the importance of literacy for achieving successful outcomes in life.

Cllr David Rose, cabinet member for Children, Families and Learning, said:

“It’s a real delight to have Nick Sharratt returning to North Lincolnshire and holding the Big Draw Along again. Last year’s event was brilliant and we received lots of positive feedback from the schools who took part. I’m sure it is going to be just as popular this year, if not more.

“Nick has a wealth of experience so this is a great opportunity for children and young people. They will be able to get involved in interactive activities and speak to Nick about how he got to where he is today.

“If you haven’t already booked your tickets, make sure you don’t miss out and book yours today.”

Nick Sharratt

Nick Sharratt is a British illustrator and author of children’s books, and was chosen to be the official illustrator for World Book Day 2006. Sharratt has illustrated around 200 books, including over 40 books by award-winning author Jacqueline Wilson, among them The Lottie Project, Little Darlings and The Story of Tracy Beaker which was the most borrowed library book in the UK for the first decade of this century. The books on which they have collaborated have sold more than 30 million copies in the UK and sales of picture books illustrated by Nick exceed nine million.

Nick Sharratt launched North Lincolnshire Council's Words Count Project in 2015.

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First Published:21 April 2017