Iwstoryfestival2022

DRAW AN EXPLODING CAT AND COME FACE-TO-FACE WITH THE GRUFFALO AT THIS FEBRUARY’S IW STORY FESTIVAL

Organisers of the IW Story Festival have confirmed that a live festival will go ahead this February half term, on 25th and 26th February.

Learn to draw an exploding cloud cat, help create a brand new mythical race, draw a fantasy map, meet a woman who lives in a dustbin and come face-to-face with the Gruffalo.

This will all be possible in sessions held by Laura Ellen Anderson, Sarah McIntyre, Philip Reeve, Kieran Larwood, Rhubarb Theatre Company and Axel Scheffler.

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Tickets are now on sale from the festival’s venue, Quay Arts.

Ian Whitmore of Quay Arts says:

“Quay Arts are delighted to be able to host the 2022 IW Story Festival. There are so many wonderful authors and events programmed and we can’t wait to have the building filled with families enjoying themselves, getting inspired and feeding their imaginations in our fully accessible venue. All event tickets are bookable via www.quayarts.org.”

Festival organiser Elspeth Giddens says:

“We are so delighted to put on a live festival again this year, and we’re so excited about the programme we’ve put together.

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“We’ve got world-famous author and illustrator Axel Sheffler; live theatre; award winning national and local writers; and lots of hands-on creative activities for children and families to enjoy.

“For two years, opportunities for children have been severely limited – they have missed out on so much – which is why we’re so excited to be back with a live event this year”.

In 2021, due to COVID restrictions, the IW Story Festival ran a very successful online event, attracting 2,853 views not just from the Isle of Wight, but from the rest of the UK, and places as far-flung as the Netherlands, Trinidad and Tobago and the USA.

For more information about the festival, visit https://www.iwstoryfestival.com.

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