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A Gruffalo! What’s a Gruffalo? World famous children’s book illustrator shares his skills at Mini Literature Festival (in Bradford)

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Gruffalo co-creator Axel Scheffler will be leading a Mini Literature Festival for West Yorkshire school pupils at (12.30pm, Bradford Grammar School, 18 April).

Axel Scheffler, who brought to life one of the world’s best-loved monsters, will be leading a Mini Literature Festival for West Yorkshire school pupils to celebrate a new 2.1 million library at Bradford Grammar School (BGS).
Axel Scheffler, co-creator of ‘The Gruffalo’, will visit BGS on Monday 18 April to open the new library and take part in a day of Gruffalo-related activities including ‘festival workshops’.

Simon Hinchliffe, Headmaster at Bradford Grammar School, said: “We are thrilled that Axel will be opening our new library and the unique opportunity this gives for our pupils to get creative with the help of such an experienced children’s book artist.”

The workshops will include arts and crafts tips, reading sessions, making art displays for the classroom, a LIVE drawing workshop by Axel himself, where he will show pupils his very own techniques, and a book signing.
As part of the ‘Mini Literature Festival’ Axel will also be joined by award-winning sculptor and writer, Anthony Padgett, renowned poet and best-selling children's writer Nick Toczek and children's writer Saci Lloyd, author of the Carbon Diaries.

The collective will also run a series of exciting workshops with pupils from Years 2 to 13 (6 to18 year olds) including poetry recitals, open mic sessions, talks about their work, careers and life experiences and Q and A sessions throughout the afternoon.

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