Book Event


Big Panda & Tiny Dragon

Workshop - Talk and Draw Along

Saturday 24th September, 10.30-11.30am

William Morris Tent


The globally bestselling author and Bookfest's artist in residence, James Norbury, will lead an illustration workshop based around the characters from his book Big Panda and Tiny Dragon.

Drawing on his time spent working The Samaritan's, James creates a touching tale of the enduring power of friendship. Part of James’ talent, alongside his beautiful artwork, is to convey messages of deep meaning in a way that feels light. James will teach the group his iconic techniques and style while also introducing his forthcoming book The Journey.

James will be staying at BookFest throughout the day, drawing Big Panda and Tiny Dragon’s responses to our Festival so keep an eye out for him!

‘...the drawings have the charm of Winnie-the-Pooh, the captions have the depth of ancient proverbs’ The Guardian

Tickets are required for both adults and children (aged 2+).

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