20 Years in Illustration: In Conversation with Lauren Child at Seven Stories


Join Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children's Books this October when they welcome award-winning author and illustrator, Lauren Child for an exclusive event celebrating her career. She was the tenth Children's Laureate from 2017 - 2019 and to mark 20 incredible years of writing and illustrating, Lauren will be sharing experiences and highlights of her career to date with Sarah Lawrance, Joint Chief Executive Officer of Seven Stories.

Lauren Child is best known for the incredibly popular Charlie and Lola and Clarice Bean books and has won numerous awards since her first books were published in 1999, including the Greenaway Medal.

Drawing Words, the exhibition Lauren curated during her laureateship to celebrate illustration as an art form, will be open for viewing from 5pm. A drinks reception and booksigning will take place in the Bookshop following the conversation.


Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Day Admission£7.70 per ticket type
Child Day Admission (4-16yrs)£6.60 per ticket type
Concession Day Admission£6.60 per ticket type
Event Tickets£5.00 per person per day
Family Day admission from£23.10 per ticket type
Toddler Day Admission (1-3yrs)£2.50 per ticket type

Tickets £5 per person. Each ticket includes one complimentary drink in the bookshop. This event is suitable for children aged 12 + to adults.



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