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Family events set to spark festive joy in Wallsend

Saturday 25 November:

Holly Sterling

10am – 11am

Wallsend Customer First Centre (in the library)

Meet award-winning author and illustrator Holly Sterling for a super Christmassy illustration workshop. Gain an insight into her creative processes and hear all about her sources of inspiration. She will also be introducing you to her latest book, Ballet Kids, which follows the first in the series, Karate Kids. And of course, you will have the opportunity to create your very own ideas and artwork, full of the sparkle and joy of Christmas!

Free event, just turn up.

Saturday 2 December:

Special Appearances from The Gruffalo

Wallsend Market area, Forum Shopping Centre

Appearances on the hour, at intervals between 11am – 3.30pm

Lucy Farfort

11am – 12pm

Wallsend Customer First Centre (in the library)

Join Lucy’s ‘In Our Hands’ creative workshop. After a talk and book reading, Lucy will invite you to re-create yourself as a character in a book. Through a drawing session, you’ll design a character based on you, who has the ability to change or to improve something in the world. Through this empowering workshop, children are encouraged to view themselves as tools for change!

Free event, just turn up.

Christmas Crafts & Children’s Characters – the Frozen Sisters

10am – 1pm

Wallsend Customer First Centre (in the library)

Look out for some special guest appearances from the Frozen Sisters – say hello and have your photo taken. Enjoy some Christmas crafts too.

Free event, just turn up.